Go Baby Go Milwaukee is a partnership between Children's Wisconsin and Marquette University's Biomedical Engineering department. The program is dedicated to helping kids with special needs gain more independent mobility through the use of custom motorized cars.
Did you know that insurance often doesn't cover motorized wheelchairs for very young children? They're typically only available for older children. We know that self-initiated mobility is important for a child's overall development and that very young children are in a critical period for developing brain plasticity and learning. That's why the Physical and Occupational Therapy Team at Children's has partnered with the Biomedical Engineering department at Marquette University to create the Go Baby Go Milwaukee program.
Together, the goal to provide a safe option for children with special needs to gain independence can be realized. We want to see the children of Milwaukee with special needs improve their ability to interact with their peers and the world around them. Through the use of miniature motorized cars they can foster confidence, facilitate holistic development and reduce their dependence on caregivers.
Go Baby Go Milwaukee is a partnership between Children's Wisconsin and Marquette University's Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Engineering Center. We are just one branch of many spread throughout the world. Go Baby Go was started by Dr. Cole Galloway at the University of Delaware around 2010. Dr. Galloway and his teammates are passionate about growing the program and safely getting as many children as possible into self-initiated, motorized cars.
Have questions? Please review our frequently asked questions below. If your question is not listed here please email us.
What is the typical age-range of the children to whom you provide a car?
How much does a family need to pay to receive a car for their child?
Do you accept donations?
Are donations/gifts tax deductible?
What if I need a bigger car?
How can I contact Go Baby Go Milwaukee?
I don't live near Milwaukee. How can I get a car?
How do we return our Go Baby Go Milwaukee car so another child can benefit from it?
Will my child's car include a manual?
Yes. We currently have one manual complete. Access the Jeep manual.