Vermont Early Mobility: a trio of images. First, a parade of toddlers moves along the cracked sidewalk in front of a school, the last toddler in line riding a power mobility aid. Next, a chubby white toddler with pink-framed glasses and a pink snowsuit sits happily in a power mobility car parked inside a classroom. Finally, a toddler bundled into a red snowsuit, goggles and wooly hat gasps in delight as they drive a power mobility chair over concrete.

Vermont Early Mobility provides ways for families and medical teams to explore and access early mobility options with very young children. 

We identify and work with local teams to create an inventory of adapted mobility devices, customize them for specific power mobility needs, and make them available to children in all areas of Vermont.

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We believe that current research, information, and support should be available to all families and teams in VT who would like to explore mobility options for their young children.

All children learn from being able to move and be included within their home, school, and community. Having a way to move by themselves increases a child’s visual skills, cognitive and sensory-motor development, social and play opportunities.

Movement also gives children the ability to explore and learn by making choices for themselves.

 

Funding

The Vermont Early Mobility Project is a project of UVM’s Center on Disability and Community Inclusion with funding support from the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP) through the University of Vermont Medical Center.