The RePlay Ride-On program follows in the footsteps of the University of Delaware’s Go Baby Go program, in which ride-on cars (like Power Wheels) are adapted for children with disabilities so that the foot pedal is replaced with a more accessible option.  An example is a large plate switch on top of the steering wheel that the child can push to make the car go.   These adaptations also involve installing safety supports like a seatbelt, trunk support and any needed side rails. These cars allow the child to experience independent movement, which has been shown to increase cognitive skills and improves socialization.

In Northeast Ohio, we assist with the Go Baby Go program at Cleveland State University in Cuyahoga County.   RePlay for Kids’ provides some of the volunteers and technical expertise for this program, and are also involved in designing electronic and mechanical additions to increase the safety and expand the capability of these cars.  We have also modified ride-on cars at some of our toy adaptation workshops in Medina and Summit Counties, and have held “RePlay Ride-On” workshops in Lorain and Mahoning Counties.

You can read more about our RePlay Ride-On activities in the following reports:

Elyria Chronicle-Telegram: “Volunteers give children mobility

Mahoning Valley Vindicator: “Workshop provides physically challenged kids with toy cars


If you are interested in partnering with us, or finding out about adapting ride-on cars, contact us!

Child in Adapted Ride-On Car
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RePlay for Kids does not provide warranties for the repaired or modified devices. RePlay for Kids uses standard engineering practices to repair and modify devices. However, repairs and modifications made by RePlay for Kids will most likely void any existing warranties on the device. It is the responsibility of the supplying organization to ensure that the devices are used in the proper manner and with proper supervision. RePlay for Kids volunteers will NOT repair or modify any AC powered device, medical equipment, or wheelchairs.
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