Thursday, 23 July 2015

US – BRIDGEHEADS HAVE DUG IN

And are consolidating

It may be hard now to think that there was a time when people in Conductive Education around the world would ask 'When will the Americans come in?'

Some of the early bridgeheads that followed in the US are still extant, and are expanding.

Gaitway was one of these. It was founded in 1998 by grandparents David Rhea and Mary Hare, in Tucson, Arizona, and has just announced new expanded premises in Ahwatukee Foothills to serve Phoenix year-round. The state part-funds the program, remaining costs being met by fundraising.

This new 4,000-square-foot facility will be open for business in September. It is hoped that this is just the beginning.


Another recent US development

Earlier this month the ADU (the Adventist University of Health Sciences) in Orlando, Florida, announced that this September the first students will be admitted to a new conductor-training course:


This conductor-training is being arranged in conjuction with CECO (the Conductive Center of Orlando), another longstanding centre, founded in 2001 by parents Joe and Vicky Raymond.


Reference

Hurtado, A. (2015) Conductive Education therapy for motor disabilities coming to Ahtwatukee, Ahtwatukee Foothills News, 22 July


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