PLAAY on the Move with GoBabyGo at Cleveland State is promoting mobility in young children through a unique multidisciplinary project housed in the new Center for Innovation in Medical Professions. Together with families and researchers around the world, CSU faculty and students are developing low-cost, high-impact technologies ranging from battery-powered, ride-on cars for infants to hands-free harness systems for children and adults.
Independent mobility is critical to development, especially from 6 months to 3 years of age when typically developing children move toward their interests, learn from their environment and form important neurological pathways. However, 6% to 9% of children have impairments that restrict mobility. By reducing the barriers to independence through assistive technologies, CSU clinicians can augment physical capabilities and optimize participation in play or leisure activities for age-appropriate development.
PLAAY on the Move
Where children of all abilities come to play in Cleveland!
CSU faculty and community partners utilize low-cost technologies to help minimize barriers that once limited a child’s participation:
- promotes independence and access for young children with mobility and sensory impairments in the community;
- provides a play/leisure experience while facilitating fun, freedom, fulfillment, and friendship for children of all ability levels;
- exposes children of all ability levels to new, engaging, and enriching activities in the community;
- offers movement and sensory experiences while encouraging children to think and socialize with friends!
All PLAAY on the Move events are free but registration is required.
Children's Museum of Cleveland
3813 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115
Sunday, May 20 (11am - 12 pm) >Registration Coming Soon
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109
Friday, June 22 (10 am - 12 pm) >Register Here
Friday, July 27 (10 am - 12 pm) >Registration Coming Soon
Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106
Saturday, August 5 (10 am - 12 pm) >Registration Coming Soon
- Partners across Northeast Ohio put children with motor and sensory impairments in the driver's seat for social experiences and enrichment activities outside of home or school.
- Volunteers work with the CSU team to build racecars, tracks and harnesses tailored to each child’s therapeutic goals and fulfill the universal need for independence, exploration and play.
- Sponsors help ensure any family can access these resources, participate in CSU programs and benefit from our services - regardless of income or ability.
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The first car in 2018!
The MetroHealth System
Department of Nursing Education
Child Life and Education
In the News
WOIO: Adaptive toys, equipment helping special needs children gain independence (December 23, 2016)
Crain's Cleveland Business: Cleveland State research explores childhood mobility (June 4, 2016)