Special Needs Transportation in Iowa | Blank Children's Hospital

UnityPoint Clinic - Express

180 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Ave., Ste. 2
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

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Urgent Care - Ankeny

3625 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Suite E
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

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Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

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Urgent Care - Urbandale

2901 86th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

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Blank Children's Hospital

Special Needs Transportation Resources 

The Statewide Special Needs Child Passenger Safety Program is generously funded by the Iowa Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau and located at Blank Children's Hospital. In Iowa, approximately 50 Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians have received additional education on Special Needs Transportation and safe travel for all children.

Our program offers:

1. Access to resources including navigating the insurance process
2. Current, accurate information on safe travel
3. Assistance with proper use and installation of car seats
4. A respectful, open-minded, non-judgmental environment

Who can we help? We provide services, recourses and information to parents/guardians/caregivers, social services, PT/OT/Rehab Therapists, Healthcare Providers, etc.  

Contact us:
Marigrace Porcelli, CPST
Iowa Special Needs Child Passenger Safety Coordinator
Blank Children's Hospital
1200 Pleasant Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
515.241.6293
marigrace.porcelli@unitypoint.org

Additional Resources:

National Center for the Safe Transportation of Children with Special Health care Needs
800.755.0912
http://www.preventinjury.org/Special-Needs-Transportation

Special Needs Restraints-Distributor Contact Information:
Prevention Alternatives
David Shinn
517.927.7731
shinn@comcast.net

Child Source
866.483.7530
www.child-source.com

Hospital-Based Special Needs Transportation Program Presentation
SN Presentation CPS Tech Update 2011.pptx

Iowa Special Needs Technician Database (July 2018)
This database provides a listing of certified technicians across the state who have completed the 2-day special needs training and can assist with special needs child passenger safety