STAR Special Needs

A STAR Special Needs restraint is shown.

STAR Special Needs offers the same protection as the standard STAR, with extra support accessories to accommodate children with a wide range of special health care needs. The restraint easily adjusts to provide support for children 25 to 105 pounds with torso heights up to 20 inches tall (torso height = seating position base to shoulder).

With its five-point restraint system and extra support accessories, the STAR Special Needs is a convenient, cost-effective solution to keeping children with special needs properly positioned and secured for the ride.


  • Extra support features include an abductor, recline wedge, torso supports, height adjusters, and adjustable headrests.
  • Wraps around any size bus seat with the universal cam wrap system.
  • Meets or exceeds all applicable federal and Head Start safety standards.
  • Installs on both standard FMVSS 222 and 210 seats.
  • Seat pad can be removed and washed without removal of the seat.


  • High and low muscle tone.
  • Decreased head and trunk control.
  • Increased muscle tone in lower extremities.
  • Behavioral conditions such as hyperactivity, autism, and emotional concerns.
  • Developmentally immature.


  • Protects airways.
  • Provides support.
  • Promotes posture and functional positions.
  • Increases comfort.

Upper Torso Control Device

A young girl sits on her school bus seat wearing the SafeGuard Upper Torso Control device.

IMMI, the world’s leading developer of child restraints offers the SafeGuard Upper Torso Control Device, a flexible transportation solution for students with special needs. Four attachment points give comfort and support for children (over 40 lbs.) and adults.   It is purely a positioning device that must be used in conjunction with lap-shoulder seat belts for positioning and protection and should not be used alone.


  • Detachable
  • Easy to store
  • Four points of adjustment for proper fit and enhanced comfort
  • Designed to meet applicable FMVSS standards
  • Designed for passengers over 40 lbs.

Find out more about how it works here!