North America

Newspaper article on Conductive Education

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

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.

North America Conductive Education Awareness Day

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.

Changes at ACENA

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

Conductive Education Newsletters

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–Winter-2014.html?soid=1115767549498&aid=tybPmT-7f4o

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..


Conductive Education Day in North America 2013

ACENA has announced the date for next year’s Conductive Education Day in North America. This is 21st February.

ACENA says:

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

North America Conductive Education Awareness Day 2011

I have left it a week to make sure all items have been spotted but if I have missed any, do let me know.

It is a shame that there has not been many, even less than last year and only a couple of centres dominate those reports – see below.
Announcement of the Day
Susie wished everyone a good day on her blog
Information about the day’s activities for Conductive Education Learning Center
Announcement of the day made in the Fall 2010, newsletter from March of Dimes
Television coverage in Michigan
Newsletter of the Conductive Education Center in Orlando, Florida, announces the Day
Anne Wittig posts a blog wishing all a good Awareness Day and reports her attempts to get the media interested.
Statement about the Day on Peto Institute website

If anymore come in I will add them to the list and blog it.

North America Conductive Education Awareness Day 2011

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.

Conductive Education Awareness Day – how did it go?

Conductive Education Awareness Day in North America took place on Thursday 25th February. I posted a blog before this with links to the few mentions I had found in the Internet.

How did it go?

Well, I have found a few more links after searching today. No doubt a Thursday was chosen for the ‘Day’ as it would be good time of the week to get coverage in the media, but not as much materialised as was hoped, I imagine, but perhaps there will be more appearing over the next few days or so.

Most of the links below refer to Grand Rapids, and just one to the Pittsburgh center. As more than 40 centers were taking part this must be very disappointing.

There are videos and references to Grand Rapids Conductive Education learning center at,Item,36028862151892290.html

Various links to these TV items plus a radio interview can be found at
Lists a number of links re the Awareness Day

Mention of CE awareness Day amongst other campaigns.
This had a picture ( no longer accessible) and some text you have to register to read.
A parent, whose child appeared in one of the TV reports blogs the event.
Press release by March of Dimes, Canada
Mention in Pittsburgh TV report of Steps to Independence center.

I hope these links will still be ‘live’ when you try them as I have found that some e.g. the North West Signal piece, have already been taken down.

If there are others not included in this list, please let me know and I will add them.

Conductive Education Awareness Day

Thursday 25 February has been designated Conductive Education Awareness Day in North America by ACENA (Association for Conductive Education in North America), see

which states:

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.,1607,7-168-25488_54480-231631–,00.html

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.