GoBabyGo @ IU is transformative for children in the community with motor and cognitive developmental delays by providing adapted battery-powered cars and four-wheelers to help these kids move in their environment at no cost to the families.
IU Doctor of Physical Therapy students in collaboration with students from the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology and community volunteers use vehicles and funds donated to us to supply our design teams with the tools necessary for the custom builds.
DPT students evaluate children and work with their families to custom design the vehicles to meet each child's specific physical therapy goals.
If you have questions about GoBabyGo @ IU, please email PT, DPT.
34cars have been custom built and delivered to families since 2015.
9families are on the waiting list, and the list keeps growing!
200number of student hours spent on evaluation, design, and building and customizing cars.
GoBabyGo!: Long-Term Outcomes and Value of Modified Ride on Cars for Children with Disabilitie
GoBabyGo!: Long-Term Outcomes and Value of Modified Ride on Cars for Children with Disabilities
IU DPT Students Megan Siergiej and Mackenzie Wilson, along with Dr. Peter Altenburger researched the impact and value of GoBabyGo on current and former participants from IU and around the nation and created a poster for presentations.
We can't do this on our own
Help us to transform the lives of more children by supporting this program. We need donations to provide more kids with their own ride-on cars.
Each car costs approximately $300-$400 and is completely free for the children and their families.
By supporting GoBabyGo @ IU, you can make a difference for children with cognitive and motor developmental delays.
We are so grateful for the friends, family, and alumni who continue to support GoBabyGo @ IU through their time, expertise, and resources. We couldn't have impacted the lives of over 30 families without you.