February 18, 2016: Conductive Education Day

WHEREAS, Conductive Education (CE) was developed over sixty years ago in Hungary by Dr. András Peto; and,

WHEREAS, CE is a unique teaching system that maximizes the independence and mobility of people with neuromotor impairments, for example stroke survivors and those with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, acquired brain injuries, Parkinson’s disease and spina bifida; and,

WHEREAS, CE operates from a core belief in neuroplasticity, the lifeline ability of the brain to reorganize neural pathways based on new experiences and on the premise that no matter how severe the disability, people can learn and improve when they are motivated; and,

WHEREAS, CE has the potential to make a significant, life-changing impact on the mobility and independence of close to 9 million people in Canada and the United States; and,

WHEREAS, Conductive Education helps individuals learn their way to independence;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim February 18, 2016 as Conductive Education Day in Michigan.