GoBabyGo@IU is ...
GoBabyGo@IU is a chapter of the GoBabyGo program started by Cole Galloway from the University of Delaware.
IU students and alumni participating in GoBabyGo@IU make a difference every day for children with cognitive and motor developmental delays.
Our mission is much the same: we seek to provide cost-effective therapeutic assistive devices for children in the community with motor and cognitive developmental delays.
GoBabyGo@IU is completely donor-funded and managed by students.
We can't do this all on our own - we accomplish this goal with the help of a lot of people. These include:
- staff of the Wayne Township MSD to provide evaluation and treatment of our kids in the school;
- collaboration with students from the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology who build the vehicles; and
- IU DPT students who use PT skills and knowledge to effectively identify and evaluate developmental delays as well as effectively treat them.
- we use vehicles and funds donated to us to supply our design teams with the tools necessary for the custom builds;
- we custom design the vehicles to meet each child's specific physical therapy goals; and
- the modifications can be very complicated: installing induino boards to modulate the acceleration, extra kill switches and governing the speed for safety, and providing switches with modifiable difficulty to allow for progression.
If you are interested in donating now, click here.
If you would like to contact us for more information, check out our Facebook page HERE.