Special Needs Manual


Children ride safely in vehicles when they are properly restrained, depending on age and size, by car seats, booster seats, or safety belts.  Some children have certain medical or behavioral conditions that require the use of specialized child safety restraints.

Why We're Different | Car BedCar beds may be used by newborns with...

  • Low-birth weight (born weighing less than 5 pounds)
  • Respiratory complications
  • Spina Bifida
  • Conditions that require them to lay flat

Car SeatWhy We're Different | EZ-On VestSnug Seat Hippo Seats and Modified E-Z-On vests may be used by children with...

  • Hip-spica casts
  • Halo Traction
  • Certain orthopedic conditions
  • Conditions that require them to lay flat  (Modified EZ-On vest only)

T - Car SeatLarger Medical Seats may be used by older or larger children with...

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Severe behavioral disorders requiring specialized restraints
  • Complex medical issues



Children's Hospital of Illinois
Special Needs CPS Resource Center
(press #1 for questions or requests)

(Main location)
Children's Hospital of Illinois
530 NE Glen Oak Ave.
Peoria, IL  61637

(Satellite Site)
La Rabida Children's Hospital
6501 S. Promontory Dr.
Chicago, IL  60649