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CECO Awarded $250,000 in Transformational Grants from Orange County



We are excited to share that CECO has been awarded $250,000 in grant funding from Orange County, Florida to expand and enrich educational and early intervention programming for individuals with neurological motor disabilities, like cerebral palsy and spina bifida.

Two of CECO’s programs have been selected as part of the 2022-2023 Grants Cycle for expanded funding, our Early Intervention Summer Camp Program and our Innovative Individual Programming. Orange County’s investment in these programs recognizes the need for continued enrichment of the programming options available for children with neurological motor disabilities, and highlights CECO’s continued footprint here in the community as an expert in the disability programming space.

CECO's Early Intervention Summer Camp program for children ages birth to 5 years old seeks to fulfill this crucial community need by providing an intensive program centered around the pillars of conductive education in a fun environment over the course of summer break, when access to educational programs is even further limited. This program provides parents the opportunity to learn techniques and strategies to maximize their child's abilities by utilizing the conductive education methodology, a unique program methodology that develops physical, social, and cognitive skills for individuals with a variety of neurological and motor disabilities. Furthermore, the program will help participants develop communication, socialization, and physical skills that serve as the foundation for healthy development.

Orange County grant funds will also support the expansion of CECO’ Innovative Individual Programs. This program provides parents the opportunity to acquire techniques and strategies to help their children develop and learn. This program is founded on the principles of the conductive education methodology and promotes physical, social, and cognitive development of children with a variety of neurological and motor disabilities. This hourly program with flexible scheduling opportunities, virtual options, and attention to each child's individual needs is an innovative approach incorporating technology in order to support learning and development on an individualized level.

Costs associated with programs like CECO's Early Intervention Summer Camp and Innovative Individual sessions mean that many lower-income families don't have access to critical and transformative programming to set their child up for success. CECO and Orange County are working to change this, by providing the opportunity for children experiencing disabilities to attend a transformational program at no cost to them. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about this program, please click below or reach out to our Admissions Team.

These grants will open the door for so many new families to experience Conductive Education and CECO’s approach to programming in an environment that aims to celebrate each individual’s unique abilities.


If you'd like to learn more about how you or your business can support the growth and sustainability of CECO's programs to ensure continued impact, send me an email at sgranville@ceco.org or call 407-671-4687.


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