CECO serves the population of children and adults diagnosed with cerebral palsy, spina bifida or other similar physical motor disabilities. We also serve the Parkinson’s population in our Senior community.

About 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 connections needed to learn a skill. Conductive Education resembles an integrated approach of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Special Education and Social Education. The developmental accomplishments of Conductive Education’s first participants had never been seen before. Since that time, parent-driven initiatives have advanced the spread of this methodology. Today, Conductive Education centers are widely available in the UK, Israel, Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong, many of which are funded by their governments. 40% with co-occurring intellectual disability

Ceco Families Far and Beyond

Statistics and demographics

  • Small staff-to-student ratio ensures needed support for every participant
  • 85% of CECO students met their individual goals in the past program year
  • 40% of CECO’s students travel or relocate from out-of-state (25%) or abroad (10%) to participate in programs
  • 98% of our students receive the McKay Student Scholarship, Gardner funding or other financial aid

  • 75% of CECO families live on $45,000 a year or less
  • 35% of families we serve moved to Central Florida to enroll children in CECO’s programs
  • Over half (58%) of the children identified with CP could walk independently with early intervention services