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Elementary School Students Help Build Tiny Cars for Children With Limited Mobility

Written By: Sabrina Williams | November 21, 2018

Elementary school students helping build car

Orlando Health team member helping student with car pieceBeep! Beep! Orlando Health, UCF Go Baby Go!, and Orange Center Elementary STEM Magnet Program students recently formed an automotive assembly line to adapt motorized cars for children with special mobility needs.

The UCF Go Baby Go! event, held Friday, November 16, 2018, at Orange Center Elementary School featured a workshop for parents to join the organizations and the elementary school to help customize and decorate tiny cars to help their children zoom along the road to independence and exploration. Once the tailor-made cars were complete, the little drivers raced under a checkered flag.

During the event, 200 elementary students, 11 Orlando Health team members, and 17 UCF students and faculty, participated and volunteered to individualize the cars.

Friday’s event was Orlando Health and UCF Go Baby Go!’s first car build with Orange County Public Schools.

The goal of the UCF Go Baby Go! program is to provide children mobility, participation, and a means for exploration which is critical for child development. The modified ride-on cars can be incorporated into home, community, therapy or hospital settings.

More photos on the Go Baby Go Vimeo page.

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