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Making sure all kids get a turn behind the wheel: adapted toy jeeps for children with disabilities

Posted at 5:22 PM, Apr 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-12 15:04:40-04

EAST AURORA, N.Y. (WKBW) — It was a project that took nearly three years to get underway.

Fisher-Price collaborated with GoBabyGo! to help parents adapt toys to their children who have unique needs.

The groups brought in students from Central Connecticut State University to modify Power Wheels toy cars for eight families from Western New York.

It was a two-day project where teams customized and tailored vehicles to each child’s needs, from steering mechanisms to safety harnesses.

All of the children go to test drive their new cars and even take it on a spin through a car wash, coffee shop, etc.

Eight cars were donated to WNY families, but Fisher-Price says it's donated more than 10,000 across the world and US since beginning its partnership in 2014.