Skills on Wheels

A trainer watches as a Skills on Wheels participant in maneuvering her wheelchair.

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Our background

In 2017, the IU Department of Pediatrics and Riley Hospital for Children joined a collaboration with the Crann Centre in Co. Cork, Ireland. The partnership focuses on finding ways to create synergy between our community-based and academic perspectives for improving lives and care for persons with neuro-physical disabilities. Out of our shared work, Crann introduced our team at IU to the concept of wheelchair skill training for children. Generous philanthropy from the Lilly Family to the Riley Children's Foundation has supported both the creation of the collaboration and the launching of the IU Indianapolis Skills on Wheels program.