Month: May 2012

Not all doom and gloom!

In these days of financial difficulty it is good to see that some centres are hoping to expand their services and their premises.  The PACE Centre in Aylesbury, Bucks (UK) is planning to acquire new premises to extend their early years services and training operation.

http://www.bucksherald.co.uk/news/local-news/pace-plan-early-years-centre-1-3805561

The local paper reports:

The centre would allow PACE to consolidate its existing Early Years services onto one site and provide expansion space in response to the continuing growth in demand for its services.
It will also provide training facilities to allow PACE staff to develop and extend their skills to similar organisations around the country
A decision by the local planning department will be made later this month.

Royal support for 8th World Conductive Education Congress

A welcome message by Princess Ursula of Bavaria has been posted on the 8th World Conductive Education Congress website expressing support for Conductive Education. She is the patron of FortSchritt in Niederpöcking and calls for the support of  parents and professionals in the development of funding for training and development of Conductive Education in Germany to be expressed at the Congress in Munich and says :
The 8th World Congress on Conductive Education which will take place in Munich in 2013 – after Gothenburg and Hong Kong – is a unique chance to demonstrate presence in the public in a transnational way. We hope to increase the acceptance and to create a strong pressure group for the conductive education by panel discussions with politicians and representatives of public health insurances and cure associations.

Your personal commitment will be most important. Please take the time to visit the 8th World Congress on Conductive Education in Munich and bring in your demands as a person concerned or as parents

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It will be interesting to see how much response this gets and how many parents and professionals do attend the confrence in October 2013. In the past these congresses have tended to include mostly people working in the field of Conductive Education, of which only a few were parents running centres and services.

A wider audience may encourage wider discussion.

News from New Zealand

The latest newsletter, March 2012,  from the New Zealand Foundation for Conductive Education is now up on their website and also on  docstoc.com

http://www.conductive-education.org.nz/Newsletter.pdf

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/119853066/From-Dave-Ching-Conductive-Education-Coordinator

As usual it contains information about the Foundation’s activities, reports from the CE centres and what is going on on Conductive Education. It is good to see that conductors are very involved in the running of the organisation as well as doing their ‘day jobs’ .
Also included is information about the CE Awareness Week due to start on 21st May.  I wish them good luck!