Plainville High School students, along with middle school students and students from Central Connecticut State University, refurbished and adapted toy cars for nine toddlers with special needs on Saturday morning.

Organizers said the "Go Baby Go" program was founded three years ago.

Parents said they are grateful that the students took the time out of their weekend to help out.

Trumbull parent Linda Minishi said her child "has been through so much in the past two years" and that this event "is another positive thing for him to kind of get going and act like a typical 2-year-old."

Technology education teacher at Plainville High School, Mark Chase, said events like these really hit home and that "it touches you in the heart."

Chase said "it is such a warming thing and to see the kids have some independence and actually have the opportunity to get out and do some driving on their own."

Physical therapists from Connecticut Children's Medical Center were also involved in helping the students modify the cars.

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