Project at Wichita State University customizing toys for kids with disabilities

Published: May. 7, 2016 at 12:33 PM CDT
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The GoBabyGo project began this spring when students in the College of Engineering partnered with Beth Watkins, a speech language pathologist at Rainbows United.

Students took a ride-on car off the shelf, and modified it so three-year-old Jocelyn could drive it around. Jocelyn has a form of dwarfism that leads to clubbed feet, making it difficult for her to walk. The GoBabyGo project is now helping Jocelyn get around on her own.

"most three-year-olds are walking, moving themselves, Jocelyn hasn't had that privilege. With this, she will and all the learning that comes from being able to do that herself," Watkins said.

The students have created two cars this semester. The project was so successful, that the group plans on doing more builds in the future. If you'd like to donate to the project, the group says you can donate on their website.