It just shows what determined parents can do. Three mothers from central Oregon have managed to raise funds and get a conductor for a summer camp for a month in Bend, Oregon. This has resulted in a substantial report in their local newspaper, The Bulletin, looking at their efforts, their children and the CE situation in North America.
I have not seen such a long piece for quite a while and it will be interesting to see if it sparks off further interest and reporting in Oregon.
Recently I discovered online, the Conductive Education Resource Library catalogue of the Jockey Club Marion Fang Conductive Learning Centre, SAHK .
This lists a substantial amount of material on CE and associated subjects held by SAHK (previously the Spastics Association of Hong Kong), some of which -I think! – is new to me. It is hard to be sure as details of some items are basic, but I hope to follow up on these. Up until then I was only aware of two libraries (at the Peto Institute and the Foundation for Conductive Education) with collections of a reasonable size. The published literature of CE is small (but growing) and unpublished items far outweigh these in number, therefore it is very difficult to keep track,obtain copies and raise awareness of ALL that there is.
Are there any other collections whose contents lists are so freely available? Are there any other organisations or even individuals starting or hoping to start a library?The two libraries I mention are not so accessible because one catalogue is up on a Hungarian language website http://libsrv.peto.hu/F and the other, the National Library of Conductive Education catalogue is not available on the internet. Perhaps there could be a way of working together to share what we have.
I hope to post here lists of new additions to the National Library regularly to keep people up to date.
and not just the regional papers covered this:
The regional TV programme Midlands Today report can be seen at
Other items include a community award to a centre in Leicestershire
A fundraising effort to send a child to centre in County Durham
A centre in New York, Standing Tall has been named as a charity partner for the NY marathon by NIKE
Not all search engines produce the same results so its worth checking others such as Acoona
and Yahoo http://uk.news.yahoo.com/
and it is possible to set up an alert to your email in-box from some search engines, e.g. Yahoo, Google when items are posted or even blog postings from Google!