DISABILITY SEATING WORKSHOP SERIES

Photo of baby in rear-facing car seat.

Free Disability Seating Workshop

As Queensland’s leading Type 1 Fitter training organisation and NDIS provider, we have over 40 years of experience in problem-solving seating solutions for children and adults with special needs or medical conditions.

Funded by Transport and Main Roads, Kidsafe Qld is touring regional Queensland (May-June 2022) with a series of hands-on workshops and opportunities for NDIS consultations.

 There is no cost to attend the workshop so come with questions like:

Are Australian standard seats able to be used instead of specialty seats?

When do you use a postural VS a behavioural harness?

 

Register your interest to secure your place.

Feel up-skilled and empowered

Keeping on top of the latest research or best practice for using child car restraints is difficult enough – so meeting the challenge of seating individuals with complex medical or behavioural conditions takes a team. Kidsafe Qld is here to help you navigate the options and be a trusted resource when it comes to problem-solving transport options.

“It was an absolute pleasure to have Susan and Rosanne from Kidsafe come and present to our team of 22 Occupational Therapists. The session was informative and engaging. Our team felt upskilled and empowered by the end. We appreciated seeing so many examples of equipment and getting some hands-on experience of how to use them, and when. We look forward to working with the team from Kidsafe in the future.”

Bryony van Hoffen
Senior Occupational Therapist
O.C.C Therapy

Common questions and what the workshop will cover

Kidsafe Qld’s disability seating  workshop not only covers the Qld Road Rules and AS/NZS 4370:2013 (Standard for restraint of children with disabilities or medical conditions in motor vehicles) – but we also discuss topics such as:

  • Restrictive practices or enabling devices.
  • When to use and how to modify Australian Standard child restraints
  • When do you need a prescriber’s certificate 

Workshop dates and locations 2022

30 May Bundaberg 10am – 12pm
Venue: Bundaberg Occupational Therapy, 298 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg, QLD 4670

31 May Gladstone 11:30am – 1:30pm
Yaralla Sports Club, Cnr Wood & Bell Street, Barney Point, QLD 4680

1 June Rockhampton 10:30am – 12:30pm
The Edge Conference Room, 102 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton, QLD 4700

2 June Mackay 11am – 1pm
Shamrock Hotel, 165 Nebo Road, Mackay, QLD 4740

3 June Townsville 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Rydges Townsville, 23 Palmer Street, Townsville, QLD 4810

7 June Cairns 1pm – 3pm
The Reef Hotel Casino, 35-41 Wharf Street, Cairns City, QLD 4870

15 June Sunshine Coast 10:30am – 12:30pm
Manuka Board Room, The Hive Business Space, Kon-Tiki Business Centre, Tower 2, Level 1, 55 Plaza Parade, Maroochydore QLD 4558

16 June Gold Coast 10:30am – 12:30pm
Southport CSI, 154A Scarborough Street, Southport, QLD 4215

17 June Ipswich 10:30am – 12:30pm
North Ipswich Reserve Corporate Centre, 43 The Terrace, North Ipswich, QLD 4305

Register for the workshop and express interest in consultation via the link below.

Who are we?

Kidsafe Queensland is a not-for-profit, non-government organisation with a vision for a safer world for our kids at home, at play and on the road. For more than 40 years, we have been keeping kids out of hospital by teaching parents and caregivers how to prevent injuries with evidence based, practical safety advice. We have travelled the safety journey with over 20,000 Queensland families and the conversation always starts when baby arrives.

Booster seats, specialty child car restraints and more

We offer a wide range of child car restraint products for hire and to buy, including booster seats, home safety products and more. Browse through our online store.

Kidsafe Queensland is also the national distributor for Mobility Engineering postural and behavioural harnesses. We are a registered provider of services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Find out more about our Disability NDIS Services.