In the name of Allah; the Merciful; the Compassionate - بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be with you - السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
I am looking for a restraint for Muja's wheelchair to fit in our vehicle. At the moment Muja is using a child car seat when travelling in the car for her safety. Her wheelchair is pushed into the van using a foldable ramp which I bought at River Abilities. I can't leave her on the wheelchair because it doesn't have a wheelchair restraint in the van. Sometimes if I don't bother to put down the ramp I just fold the wheelchair and store in the boot. It is good that Muja's wheelchair is fold able.
Muja's van needs to be modified for a wheelchair access, but it would be the next project due to restricted budget. I have found a nice external wheelchair lift from Tieman Industries and asked a quote. Insha Allah when Muja receives a fund which Therapy Focus is applying, we can proceed. So now we are waiting patiently. I hope it won't be long.
The best place to go when you are searching for disability equipments is Independent Living Centre WA. I got this site from Sue from TCCP Sleep Solution who helped me to manage Muja sleeping problem when we were their client. There is a section where you can search equipment catalogue by clicking the top left side of the site.
From my search I found quite a few. There are Q_Straint Restraints System, Unwin Quattro four point wheelchair restraints system and NMI Restraints System. I have looked at these products at few places and asked for quotes. I was surprised at the figures they gave but once I heard that when dealing with special needs your spending would always be in thousands not hundreds.
I have not decided which one yet because I am waiting for another qoute but I like the AMF Brun Protektor Restraints System.