All Aboard: Special Needs Transit Strollers & Push Chairs for Wheelchair Accessible Buses & Vans
Whether you’re heading to school, work or appointments, children and adults with special needs require the right equipment to travel by bus and van. Like the safety standards that regulate the manufacturing and use of car seats, WC19 (ANSI/RESNA) specifies general design requirements, test procedures and performance requirements for wheelchairs, adaptive strollers, and push chairs that are approved for transport. Transit strollers are secured using the vehicle’s wheelchair tie down system. The standard specifies the strength of permanent securement points and occupant restraint anchorage points on the wheeled mobility equipment. It also provides requirements and information for accessory components, seat inserts, and postural support devices regarding their design and use in motor vehicles. At Adaptivemall.com, we have many pushchairs, adaptive strollers and pediatric wheelchairs that have met these standards.
Finding the Right Transit Stroller to Meet Your Needs.
Crash-tested transit strollers, pushchairs and wheelchairs come in a variety of styles ranging from lightweight, compact folding, umbrella style strollers all the way up to deluxe, multi-position seats that provide comfort, postural support, and convenience for an all-day adventure. There are so many things to consider when you’re shopping. The first, of course, is the specific needs of the individual using the wheeled mobility equipment. Specifically, how much support does she or he require to maintain a well aligned posture. Then you can begin to consider the ways in which the equipment will be used.
Our team of therapists and intervention specialists are more than happy to help you find the right wheeled mobility equipment that’s safe for transport. Many designs can be customized and adapted to unique needs for support. In fact, many designs are highly adjustable to suit the exact measurements of your child or family member today and as they grow. Choose from leading brands like Convaid, Thomashifen, Leggero, and more. Just remember that, with a staff of therapists on hand, we’re always here to help. Adaptive transportation equipment can be somewhat confusing, so we always recommend reaching out to us for advice on sizing questions and anything else you may need help with!