A $2,500 grant from the Plainville Community Fund at Main Street Community Foundation will support the new “Go Kid Go” program, a collaborative initiative to help students with special needs in Plainville schools, according to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maureen Brummett.
The Go Kid Go program began last winter as an outgrowth of the “Go Baby Go” program that brings together faculty and staff from Central Connecticut State University, Plainville High School and the Middle School of Plainville each year to design and modify battery powered toy cars for toddlers with special needs.
At last year’s “Go Baby Go” event, a dialogue began about how the group could also assist older students with special needs in town by making custom modifications to equipment that they use in order to make their lives more comfortable and increase the students’ independence.
From that initial conversation, the “Go Kid Go” team was formed and work began in the spring to support Plainville High School sophomore Alexis (Lexi) Charbonneau, who uses a motorized wheel chair.
The project team initially built a custom desk for Charbonneau’s use at school, and is currently working on some adaptations to her wheel chair to allow her to access her school materials more easily throughout the day.
-- Press Release