Wednesday, 19 July 2017

PAF: SUMMER IN TRANSYLVANIA

Project in neighbouring country


Reported in the newspaper Magyar Kurir, a summer experience for children and adults kicked off on 10 July in the Romanian town of Alba Iulia (Gyulafehérvár in Hungarian), under joint sponsorship of the local Caritas charity.

Initially 21 adults with late-onsetting conditions and 27 children were to be served, with possibility of admitting more as and when further conductors became available.


Magyar Kurier is a Catholic news portal. The Pető Institute has featured quite often in its pages:


The reasons behind these out-of country programmes may be complex. Certainly, however, they are bringing experiences of Conductive Education to populations that might never even have heard of it, to a degree rarely if ever seen anywhere else in the world:


As an aside...

This is another example of the rarely questioned assumption within Conductive Education that work with adults means work with adults who have  late-onsetting conditions, in this specific instance exemplified specifically as Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis.

Why not also adults of any age, who have early-onsetting conditions? Like cerebral palsy for example?




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