Four children treated at The Warren Center, a nonprofit agency providing professional evaluations, therapy services, and support to children with developmental delays and disabilities, recently received the gift of custom ride on cars ahead of Christmas from generous donors at EPAM Systems.
Four children with motor impairments who are clients at The Warren Center now have a new way to become mobile this holiday season. Thanks to a generous donation of ‘Go Baby Go’ adaptive cars from EPAM Systems, the ride-on cars, like those found at toy stores, have been adapted specifically for each child to use as part of physical or occupational therapy. The designs were specifically tailored to each child with feedback from therapists at The Warren Center.
This is the first time EPAM has donated Go Baby Go cars to four families in the DFW area. They hope to create more for The Warren Center kids in the future. Each car took about a few hours to design. What makes them adaptive is the protective tubing around the back, a button on the steering wheel a child can press to make the vehicle go, and a seat belt. A parent also gets a remote control so they can control the car. The car has lights and a radio that plays music, too. A sibling of one of the donation recipients said, “thanks to this gift, he can now finally play with his younger brother.”
The Warren Center is a nonprofit agency providing professional evaluations, therapy services and support to children with developmental delays and disabilities. The center serves over 1,000 children each week as well as their families. Services include speech, occupational and physical therapy; developmental services; and nutrition as well as family education and support. The Early Childhood Intervention Program serves the entire northern half of Dallas County in 48 ZIP codes. Founded in 1968, 2018 marks The Warren Center’s 50th anniversary. For more information, please visit https://www.thewarrencenter.org or follow The Warren Center on Facebook and Twitter.