Tuesday, 27 May 2008

‘Pivotal pilot program’ for United States

Family’s ambitious goal

Robert Kurz and Anna Helm Kurz are parents of seven-years-old Sixten, and live in Bowie, Maryland just outside Washington, DC. In all their experience of working with ‘physicians, experts and educators’ they have been most encouraged by Conductive Education and consider CE too effective and important not to be made an option for the tens of thousands of children who might benefit.

They have created Sixten’s Foundation Inc., a non-profit organization, to secure the personnel, equipment and other support needed to increase the understanding, acceptance and accessibility of Conductive Education in public schools. They aim to encourage public school systems to adopt and Conductive Education for children likely to benefit, and report being close to launching a ‘pivotal pilot program that will serve as the catalyst for similar programs nationwide’.

Sixten's Foundation is a 501 ( c )(3) charitable foundation (pending).

The goal is to persuade public school systems to adopt Conductive Education programs so that children with cerebral palsy have a better chance at a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.

The Foundation promises regular updates of its website, which is designed to function as a blog to encourage comments on what it is doing:

http://www.sixtensfoundation.blogspot.com/
http://www.sixtensfoundation.org/

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