Ian Kee is a Conductive Education® student who is making great strides towards improved mobility and independence.
Ian has mild cerebral palsy and his parents were told that he could be five years old before he learned to walk independently. Since beginning CE, Ian has made remarkable progress.
Progress in action: a timeline
Ian is born seven weeks early.
Ian is diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age 17 months.
Ian attends a Conductive Education program for the first time.
Ian attends Conductive Education for the second time; takes 50 steps unaided in the classroom.
July 2009 to Present
Ian attends another three sessions of Conductive Education. Progresses to independent walking both inside and outside the classroom.
March of Dimes received a cheque in the amount of $507.58. from the Peel District School Board in lieu of gifts for the retirement party of Lynda Kee - grandmother of Ian Kee. "to honour the remarkable work (we) have done with Ian"
- Mhairi (Vari) Watson | Senior Conductor of Conductive Education (July 2012)
What's next for Ian?
Now almost four years old (2010), Ian has made astonishing progress.
His mobility and confidence has blossomed. His future looks bright.
Thanks to his own hard work and the support of March of Dimes Canada Ian continues to learn his way to independence.
Ian’s success was only made possible by the kind support of people like you. Please now help us reach out and transform more lives through Conductive Education.
"I believe strongly that so many people with a neuro-motor physical disability have the potential to make tremendous strides in overcoming the challenges of their disability through Conductive Education®," says Mhairi Watson, Senior Conductor of the program. "Our long-term goal is to expand the CE program and make it available to everyone who can benefit from it."
Conductive Education® requires a tuition fee from participants despite March of Dimes Canada subsidizing three-quarters of the program costs. With your generous support, we can continue to offer this very important program.