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Go Baby Go at Cleveland State

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CSU 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 from 6 months to 3 years of age - typically developing children move toward their interests, learning from their environment and forming 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.



Test drive a race car or harness system with the CSU team!
All GoBabyGo events are free but registration is required.


Children's Museum of Cleveland

Children's Museum of Cleveland
3813 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH  44115

IM Building

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


Join Us!

GoBabyGo offers a wide variety of opportunities for students, alumni, therapists, researchers, families and community organizations
  • 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. 
Contact Dr. Madalynn Wendland to learn more
about one-time activities and long-term projects for individuals or groups at all skill levels.


Support Go Baby Go!

You can help support GoBabyGo at Cleveland State through a gift to CSU Foundation. Every dollar of your contribution goes directly to helping children 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

The first car in 2018! 

GBG Metro
Thank you!
The MetroHealth System
Department of Nursing Education
Child Life and Education



Visit the GoBabyGo Lab

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