What does CECO stand for? 

The Conductive Education Center of Orlando (CECO)

Where can I find CECO? 

CECO is located at 931 S. Semoran Blvd., Suite 220, Winter Park, FL 32792

What is Conductive Education? 

Conductive Education was developed in the late 1940s by Hungarian professor András Pető, whose methods are based on the premise that individuals with motor disorders not only need treatment for medical conditions but often also face significant learning problems that require special education. Conductive Education combines these two elements, physical and cognitive learning through active participation and repetition needed for these students to make the neurological connections needed to learn a skill.

How do I find the right school for my child with special needs?

Set up a visit with a school that may fit your child’s needs. Areas of needs can include communication, cognitive, physical, social interaction, etc. As an example, at CECO we focus on neurological developmental disabilities like, but not limited to Cerebral Palsy and Spina bifida.

What makes Conductive Education unique? 

Conductive education is a learning method for individuals with neurological motor disabilities, like but not limited to Cerebral palsy, which integrates an intensive and motivating approach to the development of gross and fine motor skills, mobility and balance, flexibility and motion, social skills, communication, and speech – allowing individuals to maximize their physical independence and strength. Conductive Education is based on the idea that despite the damage to the nervous system, it still possesses the capacity to form new neural connections. Combining Conductive Education with special education, essential academic and daily life skills are taught. Through Conductive Education, CECO allows individuals to build confidence while becoming self-reliant to the best of their ability. Teaching self-care and problem-solving skills with a positive attitude – individuals with special needs learn to do what was thought impossible at CECO.

Is it a therapy? 

Conductive Education is not therapy, it is a learning approach that combines occupational, physical, and speech therapies with special education to teach students with neurological motor disabilities essential academic and daily life skills.

What funding options are accepted for the tuition?

CECO accepts McKay, Family Empowerment (formerly Gardiner), and CDC Plus Scholarship Funding. CECO also offers Financial Aid to those who qualify. Ask about our Scholarship Opportunities.

What’s the student/staff ratio?

Most of CECO’s programs offer a one to one student to staff ratio, due to the complexities of Conductive Education and the care needs for many of our students.

Why is the group setting so important in Conductive Education programming?

The group setting provides opportunities for program participants to learn from each other, motivate one another, and practice social interactions.

What types of programs does CECO offer?

CECO offers nine diverse programming options for individuals of all ages. From our Youngsters Program to our Adult Full Day and Parkinson’s Wellness Programs, Conductive Education is accessible to all ages.

Does CECO offer summer camp?

Yes! CECO offers a fun and educational summer camp, focused on Conductive Education, which implements an intensive physical, social-emotional, and cognitive program for individuals with motor disabilities, like but not limited to Cerebral palsy and Spina bifida. With families travelling from all corners of the globe to attend programming, CECO is proud to offer programming options for all ages from early childhood through adulthood.

Does CECO provide transportation?

Unfortunately, CECO does not provide transportation options for families attending programming. However, our Enrollment Team has many resources regarding local housing and transportation agencies to fulfil your needs.