Conductive Education – Changing Lives #WATWB

The #WATWB was created as a mission to negate the overwhelming negativity that has been present in our social media streams. For every negative news story in the world, there are plenty of positive, uplifting stories that show hope, compassion and the resiliency of everyday people who face insurmountable challenges. Our hope is to share heartwarming stories that lift the human spirit.

The last Friday of every month bloggers will share their stories led by six co-hosts, this month’s co-hosts are Peter Nena, Eric LahtiInderpreet Kaur Uppal Roshan Radhakrishnan , Emerald Barnes and Lynn Hallbrooks.

Conductive Education® is a community rehabilitation program offered through March of Dimes Canada whose mission is to maximize the independence, personal empowerment, and community participation of people with disabilities.

This program is important to me as my husband, and I have a friend who had a stroke and with the help of this program has been able to lead an almost normal life. He was paralyzed down one side and spent many months in hospital and rehabilitation. It has been several years, and he is now able with the help of a cane or walker to get around. He is seventy-three and still plants a vegetable garden every year, and made a great little patio with low walls and beautiful flower garden. He attends several functions always cooking a dish to share. He is a positive and caring man and a joy to be around. He not only looks after his garden but when the occasion arises, he is willing to help others who are less fortunate than he is.

Conductive Education® (CE) is a program that combines physical rehabilitation and education to help children and adults with neurological motor disorders or who have had a stroke or brain injury. Conductive Education works on the brain to change the body. Participants are taught skills and techniques to help them overcome the challenges of their disability – they learn how to apply these strategies to their everyday life, becoming more independent.

Check out this video….

Designed specifically for people with neurological motor disorders, Conductive Education offers an alternative group setting approach to rehabilitation for people living with:

·        Cerebral Palsy

·        Spina Bifida

·        Multiple Sclerosis

·        Stroke

·        Parkinson’s

·        Acquired Brain Injury

For information on The March of Dimes or any of their programs ~ Please visit

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4 thoughts on “Conductive Education – Changing Lives #WATWB

  1. hilarymb

    Hi Professor Owl – what a great organisation to read about … and I can quite understand how much they may help. The brain is an incredible organ … I watched my mother who had had major strokes get some use of things back … luckily she was able to talk …but remained bed-ridden. She was exceedingly positive and we were lucky … so I read up about the brain and learnt it can recover a fair amount … as you say not fully perhaps but enough to be able to live independently.

    Muscles learn and adapt as too the brain … Conductive Education … sounds a wonderful organisation for all sorts of peoples who need some form of help … wonderful – thanks for sharing with us … cheers Hilary

  2. I didn’t know that this organization still existed, let alone what they’re doing now. I collected dimes for them when I was a child. The video is fascinating and their approach to individualized, yet group, education is smart. Thanks for sharing this information here.

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