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Go Baby Go at Cleveland State

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GoBabyGo is promoting mobility in young children through a unique multidisciplinary project housed in CSU's Center for Innovation in Medical Professions. Together with GoBabyGo families and researchers around the world, CSU faculty, students and community partners are developing low-cost, high-impact technologies ranging from battery-powered, ride-on cars for infants to hands-free harness systems for older adults.

Every GoBabyGo car is tailored to a specific child’s therapeutic goals and helps fulfill the universal need for independence, exploration and play. Collaborations with partners and sponsors across Northeast Ohio help ensure any family can access GoBabyGo resources, participate in our programs and benefit from our services, regardless of income or ability. 


Support Go Baby Go!

We invite you to support GoBabyGo at Cleveland State through a gift to CSU Foundation. Every dollar of your contribution goes directly to helping GoBabyGo racers move toward the finish line:
Racing Fan
Racing Fan ($25): Your donation as a Racing Fan provides racers with a fun activity when they visit the GoBabyGo Lab and track to practice driving their modified ride-on car and walking in our hands-free harness system!   
BroadcasterRacing Broadcaster ($50): Your donation as a Racing Broadcaster provides racers with one hour of track time in the GoBabyGo Lab to practice their driving skills and walking in our hands-free harness system!
FlagmanFlagman ($75): Your donation as a Flagman supports a one-hour group session in the GoBabyGo Lab to practice driving skills and walking in our harness system while building friendships with fellow racers!
Pit CrewPitCrew ($100): Your donation as the Pit Crew will purchase additional supports to help one racer sit independently in a modified ride-on car or adapt a harness to walk hands free.
Pit Crew CoachPit Crew Coach ($500): Your donation as the Pit Crew Coach allows the GoBabyGo team to complete the basic sitting, steering and driving modifications to a ride-on car for one racer!
Head MechanicHead Mechanic ($1000): Your donation as the Head Mechanic allows the GoBabyGo team to complete the modifications to TWO ride-on cars along with a pass for a private tour of the GoBabyGo Lab and track. 
Crew ChiefCrew Chief ($5000): Your donation as the Crew Chief allows the GoBabyGo team to complete the modifications to TEN ride-on cars at Cleveland State or a location of your choosing. 
Graphics: Brittany Draving

CSU Donate Today

Giving to GoBabyGo is easy!

Choose: "Other"
Write-in: "GoBabyGo"
Mail a Check:
c/o GoBabyGo Advancement
College of Sciences and Health Professions
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, SR 353
Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2214
Please note GoBabyGo in the memo line
Contact Us
You can help by sponsoring a race car for a child with special needs
or contributing to our research, education and community service programs: or 216.875.9801


Engage with GoBabyGo

Sensory Friendly Time


GoBabyGo is putting babies in the driver's seat with the Children's Museum of Cleveland through enrichment activities and social experiences for children and their families outside of home school. Sensory Friendly Time at Cleveland State offers families a fun, safe environment to intact with each other and access race cars, tracks or harnesss systems. Children may bring their own mobility device or test drive one in the GoBabyGo Lab with the CSU team of therapists, engineers and educators. Families: register here for one of our many "Museum without Walls" events this spring. 

Workshops and Demonstrations

Replay for KidsJoin the GoBabyGo team and Replay for Kids for the next hands-on workshop and learn how to make basic modifications to seating, steering and drive systems that match the mobility needs of a special child. Ideal for professionals, community members and families seeking a better understanding of the practical aspects of assistive technologies in early childhood. 

National Interstate Insurance LogoThanks to the National Interstate 
for hosting our latest car building workshop!

Nearly 200 employees and their families helped 
make racecars

   National Interstate Build Workshop



GoBabyGo offers a wide variety of opportunities for students and alumni, therapists, researchers, families, community organizations and corporations. Both one-time activities and long-term projects are available for individuals or groups at all skill levels. To learn more, observe or volunteer with GoBabyGo, or engage with CSU, contact Madalynn Wendland

If you and your baby are interested in participating in our federally-funded research studies, contact


Visit the GoBabyGo Lab

Center for Innovation in Medical Professions
Cleveland State University 
2112 Euclid Avenue, IM 105 
Cleveland, OH  44115

GoBabyGo @CSU 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)

The Plain Dealer: Children gain mobility at CSU's GoBabyGo (April 8, 2016)
CSU Engagement Project: GoBabyGo!
WOIO: CSU hosts GoBabyGo workshop (October 24, 2015)