Go Baby Go!

Posted on June 11, 2019 by admin


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State Representative Stephanie Cummings recently joined Kaynor Technical High School students, faculty and administrators to celebrate the donation of another group of customized, motorized vehicles for children with special needs.

The yellow Ford F150 or black GMC Sierra pickup trucks, which began as normal battery-powered toy cars for toddlers, have been adapted by Kaynor Technical students to match each child’s individual medical needs and donated to the children as part of Kaynor’s “Go Baby Go” program. The students make sure car seats and medical equipment will fit, and each child’s physical ability is factored into the design. Go Baby Go is a national, community-based research, design and outreach program that provides modified ride-on vehicles to special needs children from birth to age 3.

A grant from the Torrington Chapter of Unico National was used to purchase the vehicles and adaptation materials that were needed to modify the cars, and allowed both Oliver Wolcott and Kaynor Technical High Schools to participate and modify the special vehicles.