Young Adult
 

Adult Program

The Need

Since 2001, CECO has been providing hope for families that have been searching for the place where the impossible IS possible. CECO offers a special needs private school kindergarten through 12th grade, summer camp, early intervention ages 6 months to 4 years old and walking challenge program.  CECO is proud to now offer programs for Adults. 

Conductive Education is a unique, holistic educational approach to help children and adults with Cerebral Palsy and other motor disabilities achieve their greatest level of independence through physical and cognitive activities.  Adults living with Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Parkinson’s and effects of Stroke can benefit from the conductive education approach. 

The Conductive Education system was originally developed for Adults in Hungary by physician and educator András Petö after World War II in 1945. His methods were based on the idea that despite damage, the nervous system still possesses the capacity to form new neural connections, which ability can be mobilized with the help of a properly guided, active learning process.

The objective of Conductive Education is not to directly change a certain disability but to integrate and coordinate various functions. It would be unrealistic to expect individuals with motor disabilities to coordinate various functions if practiced separately and to see them operating these functions in a complex and integrated way. 

Studies over the past decade have shown approximately 764,000 children and adults in the U.S. with cerebral palsy (www.cerebralpalsy.org).

The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation estimates that more than 400,000 people in the United States have MS.

The CDC states from 2002-2006 an estimated 1.7 million people sustain some type of TBI annually.

The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation estimates approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease each year, and this number does not reflect the thousands of cases that go undetected.

The American Heart Association estimates approximately 795,000 people have a stroke every year and that stroke is a leading cause of disability. 

The Conductive Education Center of Orlando Responds

The Conductive Education Center of Orlando, Inc. (CECO) is the second largest conductive education center in the United States in which now offer weekly Part-Time Adult conductive education sessions.  The center consists of 14,500 square feet of space for services outfitted with 7 spacious classrooms with specialized equipment designed to promote learning from childhood, adolescence, young adulthood through adulthood. 

Our Mission

The Conductive Education Center of Orlando, Inc. (CECO) elevates the independence of children and adults with motor disabilities through conductive education, a holistic individualized program incorporating physical, social and educational elements in a group setting.

Part-Time Adult Conductive Education Classes- Registration NOW OPEN

To schedule a center tour and/or complimentary assessment, please contact Melissa Cleer at 407-671-4687 or by email at mcleer@ceco.org.

Our Conductor will review the assessment details to determine if the adult is a good candidate for conductive education.  If the adult is a good candidate, we will contact them to discuss this further and to set up a hands-on physical assessment. 

Every adult must be assessed by the Conductive Education Center of Orlando Conductor to receive conductive education recommendations to participate in the adult program.  Assessments are done at no cost.  Program openings are provided on a first come basis after being assessed.

Part - Time Program Schedule and Pricing Details

Runs September 12, 2016 through May 19, 2017

Classes are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:00pm – 2:00pm

$35.00 per hour

$210.00 Deposit is due to secure placement

Payment plans are available upon request

Summer Intensive Program

Adult Summer Intensive: 18 years and up Session II: July 10 - August 4, 2017 (no classes Monday July 4)

Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, effects of Stroke and Parkinson’s Outcomes and Priorities

Improve flexibility and communication

Increase muscle strength and endurance

Improve level of motor skill, balance, coordination, fine motor skills

Maintain range of motion 

Daily living skills

Remain active

Reduce the possibility of deformities

Emphasis is placed on learning new strategies to increase range of movement in all parts of the body while applying these to everyday life situations.  To ensure full of range of movement is used in daily activities. 

“Developing stroke care for adults in the community: Rehabilitation through Conductive Education” courtesy of Cannon Hill House Birmingham.


Adult Conductive Education at CECO

Every adult is given the opportunity to have an active role in their individual learning. To achieve success, the program requires the adult to have the ability to understand basic instructions and the desire to actively participate.  While working toward individual goals, it is important to participate in a small group of peers, motivating and encouraging each other to meet their goals.  Each adult receives a different type of facilitation with the goals of learning independence, experiencing success and discovering their maximum potential.  A daily routine is developed to give the adult the structure, continuity and the order for the activities.

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