A branch of RESMA that focus on car seat safety has started a new program to help parents with special needs children.
As part of its Point of Impact program, REMSA is loaning out car seats built for children with temporary special needs, as well as letting parents try out their seats to fit children with more permanent needs.
"It is very overwhelming because there are so many options. And they're overwhelmed already because they're dealing with a child who had a special need," says Vickie Fisher.
REMSA says it hopes the new program will help parents save time and money. To be eligible, parents or caregivers must complete a pre-contact/referral form from Point of Impact or health care provider. Upon completion, a transportation assessment appointment will be made.
REMSA says due to the high cost of special needs car seats - as much as $700 per seat - Point of Impact is unable to donate these car seats at this time, but says it will assist in locating the seats to be ordered.
To sign up just call Fisher at 858-5700 extension 6226.