UW Go Baby Go!

Go Baby Go!

The Big, Bold Vision 

All children have the right to self-initiated mobility for play, learning and exploration, and engagement with friends and family. For many children with disabilities, this doesn’t happen how or when it should. Often this is due to ongoing stigma about disability and the use of powered mobility devices like wheelchairs, and a lack of affordable, child-friendly mobility devices that limit access to full participation in family and community life. The UW Go Baby Go mobility and socialization project works to challenge outdated and harmful perceptions of disability and technology, and address inequities by providing customized, child-friendly mobility devices (such as ride-on cars) for young children with disabilities at no cost to families.

Access to self-initiated mobility leads to a cascade of other developmental skills for children.

Access to self-initiated mobility leads to developing relationships with others.

Most importantly, access to self-initiated mobility leads to empowerment and self-determination, to creating one’s own identity and narrative about disability and diversity, and ultimately to participate in shaping equitable communities.

Help us ensure that all children experience mobility, socialization and learning!!