February 19, 2015: 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 children and adults with neuro-motor disabilities like 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 lifelong 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, Conductive Education 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 19, 2015 Conductive Education Day in Michigan.