Monday, October 13, 2014

Free online webinar: GoBabyGo: Power mobility for children with disabilities

The Utah Assistive Technology Program (UATP) 
will present a FREE online interactive training, 
“GoBabyGo: Power mobility for young children,” 
on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. MST.

Kids just want to have fun, and GoBabyGo wants to make sure that all kids have that opportunity.  

Cole Galloway assists a child in GoBabyGo car
Cole Galloway assists a child in their GoBabyGo car.

Launched in 2006 by pediatric researcher and designer Cole Galloway, GoBabyGo collaborates with engineers and fashion designers, and parents and grandparents, to provide mobility to kids who have trouble moving on their own.

What started as custom robot-driven devices, then later developed into modifying off-the-shelf toy race-cars, GoBabyGo provides mobility for children with crawling and walking problems, empowering them to be part of the action at home, in the daycare center and on the playground.

By joining our webinar you will learn how to convert your own power toy car into a mobility device to promote play, exploration, and socialization. 

Kevin Christensen graduated from the University of Utah in 2013 with a Masters in Occupational Therapy. Currently, he works at the Utah Center for AssistiveTechnology (UCAT) as an Occupational Therapist and Assistive Technology Specialist. UCAT has been leading the way on the GoBabyGo project for Utah. Kevin primarily specializes in adaptive driving, seating & positioning, and workstation ergonomic assessments.
In order to participate, you will need a computer with high-speed Internet access.

RSVP: If you are interested in joining please RSVP by Monday, Oct. 27th. Contact Storee Powell via email, or call 435-797-7412. Participant instructions will be emailed to you.

If you are a screen reader user, or need any other accommodations in order to participate in the training, please contact UATP Program Director Sachin Pavithran at 435-797-6572 or, no later than Friday, Oct. 24th to make arrangements to participate via phone. Please feel free to pass on this information to anyone that you think might be interested.

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