Special Needs Car Seat Program

The MMI Special Needs Car Seat Program is designed to assist families with children with special needs who are in need of a safe way to position their child in a car seat, booster or harness while being transported in a vehicle. Our “Child Safety Seat” specially trained and certified therapists will determine with family input which seat most appropriately meets their child’s positioning needs.

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Our guiding principles

We realize that every child/dependent and family has unique transportation and positioning needs that are not always met with standard child safety seats or boosters.

Every child/dependent is required by federal law (LB 42) to be safely positioned while traveling in a car or bus.

Team collaboration between families and their child/dependent, technicians, insurance companies and health professionals is key.

View our Special Needs Car Seat Program brochure.

What to expect at a car seat evaluation appointment

A full car seat evaluation at MMI requires a referral from a primary care physician and insurance authorization. An additional 1 or 2 sessions will be required to properly fit the car seat to the child/adult and to educate/train the family/caregivers on correct placement and positioning of the seat.

Our hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Scheduling flexibility may be available to address specific families’ needs.

At your appointment, expect:

MMI accepts all forms of insurance and works with your insurance provider to maximize your benefits. To ensure insurance coverage for PT visits, the following is required: