14th to 19th March 2022 is Conductive Education Awareness Week and National Down’s syndrome Awareness Week. As Footprints Conductive Education Centre in Nottingham supports children with neurological conditions and children with genetic disorders such as Down’s syndrome, they hope to raise awareness and highlight the benefits of this holistic learning programme.
Conductive Education can be used throughout a person’s life and is traditionally beneficial for people with cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, MS, stroke and acquired brain injury. It focuses on potential and ability rather than an individual’s disability. Children and adults with neurological and mobility impairments can learn to perform the daily tasks that people with typical development experience through early intervention and repetition.
Footprints is an established registered charity currently supporting 63 children. Footprints CEC can have an extraordinary impact on the children, their parents or caregivers who attend specialist group sessions, and their families.
A parent said:
Footprints have been our constant lifeline for the last 6.5 years. They have never accepted the limiting diagnosis we received and have only ever had a positive outlook on what we can achieve when we all work together with E at the forefront of every decision. They are a wonderful organisation that genuinely cares. Since starting, our daughter has gained so much, and I have made lifelong friends who help me through tough times. We are so thankful to have them!
Make a difference by donating to Footprints on JustGiving at https://bit.ly/3MQH7vU