National Conductive Education Day
National CE Day 2019
National Conductive Education Day will be on Thursday, February 21st, 2019. Last year, we encouraged centers to get involved on social media using the hashtag, #ICAN to promote the hard work their participants were doing. We had over 10 centers participate and share their photos on social media, including the ACENA facebook page. We would like to continue to build this momentum in 2019.
This year’s National CE Day theme is “Stand Up for CE”. All of our participants have goals they are striving towards. In order to show the power of CE and the potential of the people we work with, we encourage centers to hold their own “Stand Up for CE” event on February 21st.
How it works:
1.Send out an email to your participants and families. Use the example below or create your own
Example Paragraph for Clients & Supporters:
At “your centre” we work with a wide variety of people with neurological motor disorders. Everyone has their own unique skillsets and goals that they are working towards achieving. While working together in a group the clients can all be working on the same activity, but each client can be working on individualized, specific goals.
We have designed our Stand Up for Conductive Education event to reflect the way we tailor the tasks for our client’s by differentiating the way that each client will work on standing up to reflect the current skills they are working on. For example; one client might be working on increasing their balance and safety so they will be working on standing up with minimal support to challenge their stability, another client could be focusing on improving their strength and stamina so their activity would reflect this by working on increasing the volume or duration of the exercise.
Set a goal for yourself or your child that you can work on in class over the next month that you can achieve by National CE Day on Thursday, February 21st. Talk to your conductor about working toward this goal in class and on National CE Day, you will have the chance to ‘Stand up for CE’.
2. Connect with interested participants to encourage them to set a goal they can work toward over the next month while in class.
3. Document or video the achievements of your participants. Share the pictures on social media using the hashtags #ICAN and #StandUpforCE
4. Follow ACENA and other CE centres on social media so that you can like and share their posts and photos! Let’s create some momentum and spread awareness of CE
5. Send your photos and videos to the Director of Advocacy, Olivia Doerkson at firstname.lastname@example.org . ACENA will work toward putting together a video compilation of different centres across North America participating in Stand Up for CE so be sure to send us yours!
Other ways to get involved and spread awareness of CE: