What is Conductive Education?
What is Conductive Education?

Conductive Education (C.E.) is a special education, not a treatment or therapy. According to Prof. András Pető, the Hungarian founder of this rehabilitation system, the main goal of Conductive Education is an orthofunctioning personality. The precise, scientific meaning of the term orthofunction continuously a subject for debate but it is clear that C.E. aims to enable children and adults to change their physical abilities and performance through a guided approach of problem solving (series of tasks). By experiencing success, they discover that they can find their own solutions to many problems of daily living. The conductor offers clear guidence, support and sense of direction, who takes responsibility for all aspects of physical, intellectual, social and personal development of the children with whom they work.
Carson Street (Special) School
19 Carson Street East Victoria Park
Perth, Western Australia 6101
Ph: 08 9361 7500
Fax: 08 9361 6363
DETAILS: Carson Street School is a government primary education support (special needs) school. It caters for students who have disabilities such that they are not able to fit into the regular system and who require individualised therapy and educational services.
ALBERTA: Calgary
Association for Conductive Education

169 Bridlewood Close S.W.
Calgary, Alberta
T2Y 3N4
Ph: (403) 201-1349
Email: aace@cadvision.com
ALBERTA: Calgary
Alberta Association for C.E.

C/O Jerry Masbanka
169 Bridlewoodclose SW
Calagary, Canada T2W3N4
Tel: (403) 201-1349
Email: Conded@cadvision.com
ALBERTA: Calgary
Renfrew Education Services
2050 21st St. N.E.
Calgary, Alberta
T2E 6S5
Ph: (403) 291-5038
DETAILS: Renfrew Educational Services provides inclusive education for children with special needs and typically developing children from preschool to grade 6. Our Community Services component provides user-pay tutoring and therapy services. In five locations across Calgary, our school programs include individualized programming for all students, plus speech therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and psychology services for children with special needs.
ALBERTA: Calgary
July 9th to August 3rd
Conductive Education Summer Camp 2001
2050 - 21 Street NE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Rhonda Thorne
Ph: (403) 291-5038
DETAILS: We will run two groups:
  • Group 1 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
  • Group 2 - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

  • We can accomodate 24 children. The groups are determined based on the age, ability and tolerance of the children. An assessment with one of our Conductors will determine if this is an appropriate program for a child, and also to insure which one of the groups is appropriate for your child. Our team will include Renfrew staff, as well as Conductors and Conductive Education students from Hungary and the National Institute of Conductive Education in Birmingham, England.
    ALBERTA: Calgary
    August 7 - September 2
    Kamp Kiwanis 4th annual residential summer camp
    At Kamp Kiwanis
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    140 Acres of paradise
    15 minutes west of Calgary on the Elbow River

    Nestor Kelba
    PH: (403) 777-7177
    DETAILS: To provide Conductive Education to children with Cerebral Palsy during a four-week summer camp in a safe, nurturing and holistic manner. The inclusion of the entire family in specific planned activities is strongly supported. The Kiwanis Club of Calgary (Downtown) is offering a Conductive Education Summer Camp again in 2000. The camp will remain residential to foster a sense of community and focus. The Kiwanis Club has made a commitment to continually upgrade the camp facilities. and encouraged.
    B.C: Kelowna
    Hobson House Conductive Education
    200 High 33 West
    Kelowna, British Columbia
    V1X 1X7
    Phone: (250) 860-8622
    Email: tgold@hobsonhousebc.com
    MANITOBA: Winnipeg
    Movement Center of Manitoba

    c/o Pat Locken, Dir.
    148 Redview Drive
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2N3C-8
    Tel: (204) 254-6672
    Email: MCMI@home.com
    ONTARIO: Mississauga
    2610 Constable Rd.
    Mississauga, ON
    L5J 1W2
    Ph: (905) 855-4955
    Fax:(905) 855-8424
    DETAILS: P.A.C.E.operates a school program in partnership with the Bloorview-MacMillan Centre in Toronto, an after-school program in partnership with Erinoak in Mississauga, and organizes annual summer programs in various Ontario locations including Toronto, Mississauga, Niagara Region and Oshawa, with Sudbury in the planning stages.

    To receive an application for our conductive education summer program send your full name, street address, telephone number and email address to: Email:hforrest@mail.concentric.net

    ONTARIO: Toronto
    Ontario March of Dimes & P.A.C.E. in Ontario

    10 Overlea Blvd.
    Toronto,Ontario M4H 1A4
    Fax: 416-425-1920
    DETAILS: Summer Children's English speaking programs throughout Ontario, Canada.
  • 4 week summer camp (July)
  • pecial half-day programs (morning young children - aged 2-5, afternoon adolescents - aged 11-16)
  • SASKATCHEWAN: Saskatoon
    Access Children's Conductive Education Society (ACCESS), Inc

    C/O Laverne Bissky
    418 Quance Avenue
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7H3B4
    Tel: (306) 373-7360
    Fax: (306) 373-4738
    Email: ddziadyk@sc5.sk.ca
    Coldon Welsh School of Excellence in Teaching

    Colin H.Mock FBIM
    The Welsh Initiative for Conductive Education
    PO Box 203 EDO Mount Pleasant Lane
    Cardiff CF23 9YQ
    tel.: 02920 -798101
    fax: 02920 -779106
    DETAILS: Welsh Initiative for Conductive Education/Coldon Welsh School of Excellence in Teaching "Coldon" the Welsh School for Conductive Education is a registered school and provides an education for children who have cerebral palsy.

    The school uses teachers (Conductors) from Hungary and this educational method now delivers both the individual physical and academic needs of the pupils. "Coldon" has grafted the skill of the Hungarian conductive teaching with the national curriculum requirements here in Wales to produce a truly inspired program. The school is operational for 48 weeks per year with the programme starting at 8:30am and finishing at 4:00pm. In its first four years of operation children from 22 countries including the UK. have visited the school.
    Specialisation: All pupils will have the benefit of the following in house consultants and trained professionals:

  • Hungarian trained teacher/conductors:
  • Fully qualified SEN. Teachers:
  • Consultants:
  • Psychologist:
  • Speech & language Therapist:
  • Occupational Therapist:
  • Physiotherapist:
    Percy Hedley Foundation

    Station Road, Forest Hall
    Station Road
    Forest Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE12 8YY, UK.
    Tyne & Wear
    NE12 8YY
    Great Britain
    Ph: 0191 2381301 (direct line)
    0191 2665491 (switchboard)
    Fax: 0191 2668435
    Percy Hedley is a specialist school currently serving the needs of 168 children with cerebral palsy and speech and language impairments aged 3-18 years from across the North East of England. They offer multi-professional team of SSAs, physiotherapists, occupational and speech and language therapists who are directly employed by the school. A qualification in SEN is desirable but not essential.
    The National Institute of Conductive Education

    Cannon Hill House
    Russell Road
    B13 8RD
    phone +44 (0)121 449 1569
    Email: foundation@conductive-education.org.uk
    Conductive Education Centre

    54 Muswell Hill
    N10 3ST
    Tel: (0)181 444 7242
    GLASGOW: Cumbernauld
    The Scottish Centre for Children with Motor Impairments
    1 Craighalbert Way
    Cumbernauld, Glasgow
    G68 0LS
    Tel: 01236 - 456100
    Email: gill@craighalbert.co.uk
    P.O.Box 472
    Sheffield, England
    S11 9YA
    Email: enquiries@paces.org
    Lee Sykes Conductive Education Centre
    Old Mill Road, Southwick
    Sunderland, England
    SR5 5TP
    tel: 0191-516-9991
    Email: sunderland-pace@sunhost.com
    Cerebral Palsy Childrens Charity

    High Street, Clifford
    Leeds, Yorkshire LS23 6HJ
    Ph: 01937 849337
    Fax: 01937 849337
    DETAILS: A a purpose built centre in a small village near Leeds.
    Oakes Park School

    Hemsworth Road
    South Yorkshire
    S8 8LN
    Ph: 0114 2556754
    Fax: 0114 2554533
    DETAILS: Oakes Park is an all age special school for pupils with complex physical and learning disabilities and/or medical difficulties. We have a significant number of pupils with visual impairment. We offer multi-professional team of teachers, care assistants and therapists. Our Nursery Department includes a SCOPE affiliated School for Parents and programmes along the lines of conductive education are integrated into the curriculum for pupils aged 5 to 7 years. The principles of conductive education is followed throughout the school for those pupils for whom it is appropriate.
    H-1047 Budapest, Vasvári Pál u. 29.
    Tel.: (36-1) 390-23-07
    International András Pető Association for Conductive Education ACCREDITATION OFFICE
    (c/o Pető Institute)
    Budapest, Kútvölgyi Budapest, út 6
    1125 HUNGARY
    Tel.:(36-1) 224-1519
    Email: info@mail.peto.hu
    DETAILS: The College prepares its students to provide skilled and creative conductive education for motor disordered children and adults in various age groups. In their studies, conductor students experience a high level of balance between theory and practice. At the College's library, comprehensive collections of conductive education literature as well as video and picture series are accessible. At the beginning, students work under direct supervision of a senior conductor. As they perform increasingly comprehensive tasks, direct supervision is reduced and replaced by an interactive consultation framework. Tuition for Hungarian students is free of charge.
    MOIRA Conductive Education Centre
    III. ker., Kelta u. 3.
    H-1039 Budapest, Hungary
    Phone & fax: +36-1-250-2477
    CONTACT: MOIRA Conductive Education Centre
    P.O. Box 45
    H-2031 Érd 1., Hungary
    DETAILS: MOIRA was founded in 1987. The Conductive Education Centre in Budapest was opened in the September 1991. MOIRA works both in Hungary and abroad, using the Peto method, the new way of teaching (complex rehabilitation) of CP (Cerebral Palsy) children with the following diagnosis: tetraparesis spastica, spastic diplegia, hemiplegia, ataxia, athetosis. It has 10 qualified, experienced conductors who received their diploma from the Pető Institute.

    Ms. Ágnes Borbély (47), the director of MOIRA Conductive Education Centre who received her diploma from the Peto Institute on conductive education, an expert of complex rehabilitation of children with motor disorders and other disabilities.

    The name MOIRA was taken from Greek mythology. The Moirae are the Goddesses of Fate, each one controlling an aspect of the threads of the Destiny of man and gods alike. There are three Moirae, Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos, who control the beginning, the middle and the end respectively. It is also said that Clotho spins the cloth of Destiny, Lachesis weaves and measures it, while Atropos cuts it.

    Lighthouse Trust Summer School
    Contact: Joan Bruton
    Confey Stud, Confey
    Co. Kildare
    Ph: ++35316244543
    Fax: ++35316244543
    DETAILS: An English speaking summer school program lasting 4-5 weeks for children ages 4-13 years of age.
    Inter-America Conductive Education Association

    (serves the United States and Canada)
    P.O. Box 4048
    Roselle Park, NJ 07204 US
    Ph: 800-824-ACEA
    Email: IACEA@worldnet.att.net
    DETAILS: The group is comprised of professionals, parents, and grandparents of people with Cerebral Palsy, and other neurological disabilities. The organization's reach is international and incorporates all of North America.
    Making Strides of Alabama, Inc
    c/o Phyillis Templeton
    2663 Valleydale Rd, PMB 309
    Brimingham, AL 35244
    Tel: (205) 995-1248
    Fax: (205) 980-8848
    Email: Info@making-strides.org
    ARIZONA: Tucson
    Individual Achievements Association of Tucson

    c/o Mrs. Beckie Gibson
    2818 North Campbell Ave #319
    Tucson, AZ 85716
    Tel: (520) 327-0488 (summer prog.)
    Email: beckieconded@aol.com
    CALIFORNIA: San Jose
    Beginning Steps to Independence, Inc
    Conductive Education Center

    c/o Craig Roberts
    P.O. Box 53613
    San Jose, CA 95123-0613
    Tel: (408) 371-5620 (year around program)
    Email: begstep@best.com
    CALIFORNIA: San Bruno
    C.E. Center of Millbrae

    c/o Julie Lucchesi
    539 Maple Avenue
    San Bruno, CA 94066 (4-8 yrs.)
    Tel: (650) 589-5625 (year around program)
    Email: Julielu@home.com
    CALIFORNIA: Montrose
    L.A. Therapy for Children

    c/o Juan & Carmen Duran
    2490 Honolulu Ave, Suite 140
    Montrose, CA 91020
    Tel: (818) 886-8168 (year around program)
    Email: Cduran3667@aol.com
    CALIFORNIA: Redwood City
    The Pops/CECC Inc.

    c/o Ms. Ursula Miller
    1725 Woodside Road, Suite D
    Redwood City, CA 94061
    Tel: (650) 366-2321
    Fax: (650) 366-2325
    Email: POPSCECC@aol.com
    CALIFORNIA: Beverly Hills
    California C.E. Foundation, Inc.

    c/o Quentin Leef, (CCEF)
    12030 Talus Place
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210
    Tel: (818) 882-8712 (year around prog.)
    Tel: (818) 249-0358 (year around prog.)
    Email: Qleef@compuserve.com
    CALIFORNIA: Irvine
    Kids for Conductive Education

    c/o Peggy Tinder
    15 Muir
    Irvine, CA 92620
    Tel/Fax: (949) 552-8748 (year around prog.)
    Email: Kidsforce@kidsforce.org
    CALIFORNIA: Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara, Can-do-Camp for C.E.
    c/o Eric & Stacy Baron
    536 Calle Aparejo
    Santa Barbara, CA 93111
    Tel: (805) 964-8189
    Email: Seebaron@aol.com
    CALIFORNIA: Claremont
    Inland Valley Association For Conductive Education

    c/o Sheila James
    769 Northwest Drive
    Claremont, CA 91711 (year around prog)
    Tel: (909) 621-1125 (older children)
    Email: SMJhere@aol.com
    CONNECTICUT: Trumbull
    Feroleto Children Development Center

    c/o Joan Law
    95 Merrit Boulevard.
    Trumbull, CT 06611
    Tel: (203) 375-6400
    FLORIDA: Jacksonville
    Standing Proud C.E. Center, Inc.

    c/o Debra Easton
    11765 Mandarin Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32223
    Tel: (904) 292-9981
    Tel: (904) 260-0100 Center
    Fax: (904) 292-2144
    Email: seaston@ilnk.com
    GEORGIA: Buford
    The Children's Hope Center

    c/o Donna Shultz
    1590 Island Way
    Buford GA 30519
    Tel: (770) 339-6967
    Email: Rrsshultz@aol.com
    HAWAII: Honolulu
    Conductive Education Center of Hawaii

    c/o Larry Ward
    3810 Maunaloa (summer prog.)
    Honolulu, HI 96816
    Tel: (808) 732-7717
    Email: Cech@pixi.com
    IDAHO: Boise
    UCPI-Jump Start for C.E.

    c/o Sue Sheridan
    1801 North 16th Street
    Boise, ID 83702
    Tel: (208) 388-0792
    Email: PSheri9110@aol.com
    ILLINOIS: Glenview
    Midwest Center For C.E.

    c/o Judy Gillispie
    1545 Waukegan Road
    Glenview, .IL 60025
    Tel: (847) 657-6630 (year around program)
    Fax: (847) 657-8070
    Email: JFG1333@aol.com
    ILLINOIS: Western Springs
    The Center for Independence through Conductive Education

    c/o Pat McGunn
    5250 Wolf Road
    Western Springs, IL 60558
    Tel: (708) 246-9155
    Fax: (708) 246-9107
    Email: chasfred@aol.com
    Boston Area Conductive Education Foundation

    c/o Faye Blacker
    304 Waban Ave
    Newton, MA 02168
    Tel: (617) 332-1632 (year around prog.)
    Email: FSG304@aol.com
    MICHIGAN: Grand Rapids
    Aquinas College

    c/o Dr. Jim Garofalo, Dean of Education
    or Mr. David Dvorak x5467 (summer prog.)
    1607 Robinson Road (three age groups)
    Grand Rapids, MI 49506
    Tel: (616) 459-8281 x5406 (year around program)
    Email: garofv@Aquinas.edu
    MICHIGAN: Romero
    Conductive Education Center of Metro-Detroit

    c/o Cynthia Greer
    153 Pleasant St
    Romero, MI 48065
    Tel: (810) 752-7476
    Email: Cynth@ees.eesc.com
    MICHIGAN: Mount Pleasant
    Great Lakes C.E.- Mount Pleasant

    c/o Cynthia Alwood
    179 East Remus Road
    Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
    Tel: (517) 773-7535
    MINNESOTA: Burnsville
    MN Center For C. E.

    c/o Debbie Thomas
    1947 W. Burnsville Parkway
    Burnsville, MN 55337
    Tel: (952) 736-1490 (year around program)
    Fax: (952) 736-1491
    Email: Info@MNCCE.com
    NEW JERSEY: Westfield
    Association for Conductive Education & Related Services

    C/O Sharon Kay
    845 Village Green
    Westfield, N.J. 07090
    Tel: (732) 441-9448 or (908) 654-8612
    Email: ACERSI@aol.com
    NEW JERSEY: Roselle Park

    c/o Pat Riley, CEO
    P.O. Box 4048
    Roselle Park, NJ 07204-4048
    Tel: (800) 824-2232
    Tel: 908 298-0819 -outside USA
    Email: Cond Ed@IACEA.org
    NEW JERSEY: Westfield
    Association for Conductive Education & Related Services

    C/O Sharon Kay
    845 Village Green
    Westfield, N.J. 07090
    Tel: (732) 441-9448 or (908) 654-8612
    Email: ACERSI@aol.com
    NEW YORK: New York
    Standing Tall Inc.

    c/o Carol Courtadon (summer)
    320 East 72nd Street (ages 4-6)
    New York, NY 10021 (year around prog.)
    Tel: (212) 787-8315
    Email: standingtall@worldnet.att.net
    NEW YORK: Long Island
    Conductive Education Center of Long Island

    91 North Bayview Avenue
    Freeport, New York 11520
    Phone: (516) 377-0591
    Email: samym@aol.com
    NEW YORK: Mamaroneck
    Fund For Conductive Education, Inc.

    c/o Bette Weimersheimer
    8 Jason Lane
    Mamaroneck, N.Y.10543
    Tel: (914) 834-8707 (summer prog.)
    Email: BettiSlim@aol.com
    NEW YORK: Brooklyn Program
    160 Lawrence Ave
    (Principles of C.E.)
    Brooklyn, NY 11230
    NEW YORK: Bronx Program
    c/o Marion Marx
    (Principles of C.E.)
    1770 Stillwell Ave.
    Bronx, NY 10469
    Tel: (718) 652-9790
    NEW YORK: Manhattan Program
    122 East 23rd Street
    (Principles of C.E.)
    New York, NY 10010
    NEW YORK: Staten Island
    United Cerebral Palsy of NYC

    c/o C.E. Program (Principles of C.E.)
    281 Port Richmond Ave
    Staten Island, NY 10302
    NEW YORK: Roosevelt
    UCP- Nassau County

    c/o Ms. Diane Berger, Director
    380 Washington Avenue
    (year around prog - ages 3-8)
    Roosevelt, New York 11575
    Tel: (516) 378-2000 Ext 310
    Email: deeberger@ucpn.org
    NORTH CAROLINA: Fairview
    First Steps Educational Center For Conductive Education

    C/O Susan Calliham
    11 Worley Lane
    Brush Creek Farms
    Fairview, N.C. 28732
    Tel: (828) 628-9250
    Fax: (828) 628-9251
    Email: Shocalli1@cs.com
    NORTH CAROLINA: Pinehurst
    Sandhills Conductive Ed Foundation

    C/O Barbara Levin
    P.O. Box 305
    Pinehurst, N.C. 28370
    Tel: (910) 295-9292
    Fax: (910) 295-3996
    Email: Barbara@scef.net
    OHIO: Cleveland
    North Coast Ohio for Conductive Education

    c/o Joe Mitchel
    5986 Edgehill Dr
    Cleveland, OH 44130-2029
    Tel: (440) 888-2358 (year round prog)
    Email: Sitstraight@email.com
    OHIO: Cridersville
    Northwestern Ohio for Conductive Education

    c/o Darla Gossard
    19670 Graham Rd
    Cridersville, Ohio 45806
    Tel: 419-568-6412 (summer prog)
    Email: SGossard@reynoldselectric.net
    PENNSYLVANIA: Pittsburgh
    Conductive Education of Pittsburgh

    c/o Tina Calabro
    1361 N. Sheridan Avenue
    Pittsburgh, P.A. 15206
    Tel: (412) 361-3997 (summer prog.)
    Fax: (412) 361-0793 (6/21 to 7/21)
    Email: tccalabro@aol.com
    PA: Malvern
    C.E. in the Greater Philadelphia Area
    c/o Eagles Wings

    Barbara Brown
    19 Birch Road
    Malvern, P.A. 19355
    Tel: (610) 687-0333
    Email: BBrown6979@aol.com
    TEXAS: Dallas
    Conductive Education of Dallas, Inc

    c/o Tamala Day
    7001 Kingshollow Drive
    Dallas, Texas 75248
    Tel: (972) 726-0817 (year around prog.)
    Fax: (972) 726-7981
    Email: tamala@airmail.net
    VIRGINIA: Arlington
    Cerebral Palsey Ability Center

    c/o Judy McClimans, Director (summer prog, ages)
    2445 Army-Navy Drive, 3rd Fl (4-6)(7-10)(11-14)
    Arlington, VA 22206
    Tel: (703) 920-0600 (year around program)
    Email: CPAC@cpabilitycenters.org
    VA: Galax
    Conductive Education of Galax

    c/o Jean Felts
    338 Coleman Lane
    Galax, VA 24333 (summer prog.)
    Tel: (540) 236-7897
    Tel: (540) 728-3121
    Email: beef388@yahoo.com
    WASHINGTON: Spokane
    SPICE, Inc

    c/o Dan DeBoise (summer prog.)
    6510 North Div # 410 (6/14 to 8/20/99)
    Spokane, WA 99207
    Tel: (509) 489-1142 (year around prog.)
    Email: Dan4rn@aol.com
    WA: Spokane
    Association for Conductive Education

    N. 4818 Normandie Ave
    Spokane, WA 99205
    Toll Free: 1-800-442-6992
    Email: ssweeney@gonzaga.edu