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'Go baby Go!'; Local agency gives two toddlers sweet rides

The Resource Exchange
Posted at 4:01 PM, Oct 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-03 18:47:26-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — The baby on board is now in the driver's seat!

Thanks to The Resource Exchange, and a small team of engineers, therapists, and UCCS volunteers, two toddlers were given luxury cars to put in their parents' garage!

Saturday, two miniature cars, designed to give mobility to toddlers with developmental delays ,were assembled at The Resource Exchange in Colorado Springs.

"Many of these children have never moved on their own. They have been pushed in a stroller or carried," explained Julie White, the Marketing Coordinator for TRE. "We use these vehicles to give them that independence.

The agency works with speech pathologists and therapists to tailor the vehicle to a child's specific needs. Parents can use the cars as learning tools to help with the child's motor and social skills.

"Their kiddos give so much back to them in the form of smiles and responses, and it's such a beautiful thing to see relationships being fostered," said Jill Cimino, a Speech Pathologist.

Due to COVID-19 the agency can only give away two cars at a time. TRE also has an early intervention team that helps identify families in the area who qualify for the cars.

They're hoping more families will look into this program. For more information, click here.