Mobility Freedom

and Smiles for Our Special Needs Children

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Early Mobility Is Critical For Development

Mobility in children is not just about getting from place to place. It is also about exploring the world in a way that allows for independence and healthy brain development.

Mobile wheelchairs are expensive and are not available to children without the ability to use a mobile chair. This inexpensive alternative helps a child develop essential mobility skills much earlier. A Sunshine Scooter can change a child’s life.

What is
a Sunshine Scooter?

A Sunshine Scooter is a powered, ride-on scooter for special needs children who cannot use a mobile wheel chair. Each scooter is customized to the child’s unique needs.


My name is Tim Emerson. I live in Titusville Florida with my wife Paula. When our beautiful granddaughter, Synnove, was born, we were told she might not survive her many challenges. What we didn’t know at the time, she would teach us more about life and determination than we could have ever imagined. After we retired, we decided to use our time and skills to help special needs children.

Synnove inspired me to help children like her with their development and mobility needs. I saw the possibility of adapting an existing scooter made for small children to fit the needs of children with physical and/or developmental limitations. After developing a prototype, I worked with volunteers with different interests and skills to perfect the Sunshine Scooter. We have been very fortunate to meet wonderful people along the journey to help us with this project. I could not have done this without Hans Berger, Chris Scheidel, Richard Sullivan, Don Calderwood and Jan Thibodeau. I would also like to thank Melinda Brault with Geminye Design Group and Dave Busch for the development and funding of this website.

Today, we work with physical therapists, doctors and volunteers to accomplish our goal of providing mobility to children. We are proud to offer a device that is both fun and teaches critical skills to children who might not otherwise have the experience of control over their mobility.

How are we Funded?

Sunshine Scooters is 100% donation funded.

We are an approved nonprofit and your donations are 100% tax deductible. We accept financial and material donations.

How can you help?

Donate now!

You may also make checks payable to Synnove’s Sunshine Scooters and mail to:

Synnove’s Sunshine Scooters
520 Fairways Drive
Titusville, FL 32780

Join Us

Our primary mission is to provide modified, ride-on scooters for special needs children to use as a powered mobility device for fun and function.

We are fortunate to have a group of volunteers that help fulfill this mission. If you would like to volunteer your time and expertise, please contact us.

Build Your Own scooter

Would you like to build a scooter for your child or become a sponsor by building Sunshine Scooters for children in your area? It’s a rewarding experience!

We supply all the information you need to get started.

Contact us here for more information.

Download Manual

FREquently Asked questions

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  1. Children with mobility impairments or other developmental needs
  2. Children 2 years and up not weighing more than 80 pounds and less than 4 feet tall.
  1. Complete the Synnove’s Sunshine Scooter Application and Waiver.
  2. The quickest way to receive a scooter for a child is to mail the application and purchase the scooter. If you require financial aid, supply the information on the application and we will try to find a sponsor.

Pick-up is in Titusville, Florida. We can ship the scooter for an extra charge on a case-by-case basis. Not all scooters can be shipped.

Scooter Family

A picture is worth a thousand words. Meet the newest members of our scooter family.

Contact us

Do you need more information or would you like to help?

We can Zoom, Facetime, phone or answer by email. Look forward to hearing from you!