"As a parent of a disabled child, it was overwhelming for me to seek out and attend all the services my child needed such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. With Conductive Education, you are really getting the best elements of all of those therapies in one fun class. ...CE has taught my son to do things I never thought possible and the positive and innovative teaching style of the conductors is unsurpassed. I am so grateful to the March of Dimes for championing this program."
Leigh, parent of Harvey
Early Intervention Program, aged 3
"Our daughter, Chenoa, was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy before her second birthday. For Chenoa, Cerebral Palsy made walking impossible. ...Thanks to the amazing work of the entire Team at March of Dimes and their Conductive Education Program, Chenoa is building new connections in her brain, and is slowly beginning to walk. We are so happy and lucky to have the opportunity to work with this special group of Conductors, Teachers, Volunteers, an amazing team all together. Thank you!"
Christina, mother of Chenoa
Early Intervention Program, aged 4
"I have had my son in the CE program for over 5 years. The progress he has made in that time has been amazing. I don’t believe he would have gotten this far with physio alone, or without CE in our lives. I would strongly recommend the program for anyone looking for gross motor, fine motor, independence, balancing and self awareness. A totally beneficial program for my son."
Theresa, mother of Zachary
Sessional programs, aged 11
"I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1988. I have the best medical team you can imagine dealing with disease progression, drug therapy and the relief of severe problems. But no one was there to help me cope with living with MS. ...CE has provided me with strategies that help every day."
"I had a bad stroke in January, 2012 which paralyzed my left side, confining me to a wheelchair. The head CE conductor has trained me to demonstrate my formerly latent ability to move my arm and my leg, turn my body over, and to stand up! This raised my hopes enormously."
"Melissa has cerebral palsy and a cognitive disability. ... As parents we are delighted with the impact conductive education has on Melissa’s well being…both physical and emotional. There is no other activity Melissa participates in that has such a positive impact on her life."
"The CE conductors work extremely hard to maintain professional consistency and are constantly pushing us to make even bigger strides. ...I've benefited in multiple ways from the CE program, physically and emotionally. My supervisor has even noted the difference in my productivity, because of my new fluidity, posture, and balance, since working in the CE sessions at March of Dimes."
"We heard, from a family friend who has a daughter with special needs, about the great works happening at Conductive Education at the March of Dimes. ...Michael has gone through traditional therapy and had reached the point where progress was no longer happening. He began CE and the improvement over the first 10 week session was phenomenal."
"If March of Dimes Canada didn’t provide Conductive Education® I don’t believe I would be where I am today."
"I have been coming to Conductive Education at the March of Dimes for six years because they offer a program for MS. The focus is on improving my skills and changing my poor habits into more successful ones. I am asked to do tasks that are challenging for me. Rather than saying I can't do it, I am learning to say that I cannot do it YET. The staff teach me many strategies to help me achieve my goals. I can then use these strategies in my daily life which helps me to continue my independence, reduce my risks for injury and maintain a positive attitude, in spite of living with MS."
Adult CE participant with Multiple Sclerosis