Today I found a link to a newspaper article in the Chorley Guardian.
This newspaper is local to The Legacy Rainbow House centre in Cheshire UK http://www.thelegacy-rainbowhouse.com/
and published this article for Conductive Education Awareness Week earlier this month.
Articles like this do not appear very often these days as it is not as easy as it used to be to get Conductive Education into the news, so its a big feather in Legacy Rainbow House’s cap and I hope the article will be uploaded on to the centre’s website so it is easier to read.
I have been checking for any reports in newspapers for Conductive Education Awareness Day in North America in February and also Awareness Week in the UK. I am sorry to say that this is the only item I found for either event and I know that lots of activities were planned in both cases.
There may be others that I have missed, so please let me know if you know of any.
This Awareness Day took place on 19 February and a pack of helpful information for those wishing to participate was advertised on ACENA’s website at
and some centres and Facebook pages mentioned the Day and their activities, e.g.
Over the past week I have been unable to find any reports of these events, or any others, in the media. No features, photos, or articles have been found. Perhaps there are some which have not made it to the Internet and therefore not shown up in my searches.
Perhaps they will feature later so I will check again next week and let you know if I find anything.
It is Conductive Education Awareness Day in North America tomorrow, 20 February, and I have received today a circulated letter from the Association for Conductive Education in North America (ACENA) with an announcement. This organisation was originally set up for those working in Conductive Education, but today I discover that it now has new categories of membership for “parents, CE participants and all program staffers”.
Membership involves payment of a fee.
As stated benefits include:
- Gain access to a broad network of Conductive Education professionals
- Vote on all ACENA topics
- Hold elected office or serve on subcommittees
- Participate in annual conferences or workshops at ACENA discounted rates
- Receive valuable information on CE, including Program and Practice Manuals
- Receive annual statistical report on CE in North America
- Post or view employment opportunities on the ACENA website
A good move to involve all those who have an interest in Conductive Education and its development and this list includes receiving lots of information.
Anyone wishing to find out more should go to http://acena.org/
Every now and again I get sent the latest newsletter from a CE organisation which helps keep me up to date.
I had one from the New Zealand Foundation for Conductive Education recently and as always this was full of information about developments in New Zealand. This can be seen at
A few days ago I received the latest newsletter from ACENA and this can be found at
The format of this has been updated and includes an overview of training courses in Conductive Education, report on the World Congress and a report on the status of Conductive Education in North America.
Access to all previous newsletters is also available.
If you produce a newsletter, please do let me know and send me a copy and then I post an up to date list here on the blog..
ACENA has announced the date for next year’s Conductive Education Day in North America. This is 21st February.
The 4th “National Conductive Education Day” will be celebrated on Thursday, February 21, 2013! This day is a great opportunity to increase awareness of Conductive Education and promote your program locally.
Once again this year, ACENA will be offering its members a customizable Campaign Kit. In addition, the kit is one of the new Center Membership benefits. It is designed to help your advocacy work, and includes eight files:
a cover letter from ACENA’s president;
a detailed guide of how to use the campaign kit documents;
templates for a letter to editors, proclamation request, testimonials, and press release; and,
a pamphlet and poster that promotes CE.
Further information can be found at
Today is Conductive Education Awareness Day in North America. Andrew Sutton blogged its imminence earlier this month
and I hope it has gone well for all concerned.
Over the next few days I will be looking for items about it on the Internet, just as I did last year. Most items found then referred to just three centres, so I hope there is more coverage this time, especially accurate and pertinent information.
We will see.
Thursday 25 February has been designated Conductive Education Awareness Day in North America by ACENA (Association for Conductive Education in North America), see
This day will provide CE Centers everywhere the opportunity to focus on their successes, publicize their programs, inform the general public, build legitimacy, gain political support, increase client base, and drive funders to the Conductive Education cause. A CE Awareness Day Campaign Kit that provides customizable press releases, proclamation letters for local and state government, Conductive Education stats and facts, sample advertisements with a common message, and a post-campaign evaluation has been sent to all ACENA members.
I have found several other references to it on the Internet.
There have been other awareness days and weeks in the past which have had a limited effect, so I would love to know how successful this venture proves to be and how many of the 40 centres mentioned in the March of Dimes newsletter used the campaign kit.In the meantime I hope the day is productive, that awareness is raised successfully and Conductive Education is shown to be a wonderful educational system and not just another therapy.