Thursday, 13 November 2008

Unite

You have nothing to lose
You have a world to gain

There have been many forces driving the internationalization of Conductive Education – within which the politicisation of parents coalescing around their common local cause, has been both a vital product and a motor.

Yesterday’s posting on James Forliti’s blog from British Columbia says it all.

Still here...

Our last blast of CE ended mid-August, and everything seems to have gone so quiet. Being a parent of a kid with CP kind of automatically shuts the whole world out anyway, but I'm holding out for bigger things to happen. Just want to say thanks to Lori-ann, Darcy, Deb, Nicole, and Roxy for reminding me that it's still worth pursuing. We're arranging a small "demo" of CE for a local school board. Even more importantly, there is a small group of parents who are standing up for CE, and they're not ashamed to say it!

I realize now more than ever, that none of us set out to be political; but the situation calls for it. When the professionals never ask about what this CE thing is, and years go by, and you're still wondering who is going to see what you're seeing for your child. Well, I guess we just gotta take it to them, in every sense of the phrase. It's time to set up a BC Conductive Education Association, or the art will never take root here. Parents have to coalesce, just a few to start.

I can't do this any longer on my own.


Forliti, J. (2008) Still here… Conductive Education on Canada’s West Coast, 12 November 2008
http://zsippzsupp.blogspot.com/2008/11/still-here.html

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