Joe and Vicky Raymond founded the Conductive Education Center of Orlando (CECO) in 2001 to improve and enhance the quality of life for their son, Joseph, and other children with motor disabilities and their families. Joseph was born three months premature with Cerebral Palsy and other complications. After exploring programs and therapies to help Joseph, the Raymond’s discovered Conductive Education, a program taught in Budapest, Hungary. Conductive Education uses a technique that drastically improves mobility and independence for children with motor disabilities, helping them reach their full potential. CECO began with 1 conductor and 5 students and has grown to serve over 1,000 children from across the globe in the past 13 years.
RVR continues to support CECO as volunteers and donors. Joe serves as Chairman of the Board. This year Drew Bernstein was recognized as Volunteer of the Year for his organization and leadership of the Night Golf Event, the CECO Golf Classic, as a Next Steps Breakfast Table Captain and a CECO Ambassador.
“Drew has been an integral part in spreading the word about CECO to others in the community and bringing new faces to the school. We greatly appreciate Drew’s dedication to CECO’s mission and heartfelt commitment to the growth of CECO.” Rosene Johnson, Executive Director of CECO.
The mission of CECO is to enhance the independence of children with motor disabilities, such as Cerebral Palsy, through Conductive Education, a holistic individualized program incorporating physical, social, and educational elements in a group setting. CECO offers programs that address the unmet academic and therapeutic needs of children with motor disabilities by focusing on integrating motor therapy into a life-skills building curriculum to increase the independence of these children. A very unique aspect at CECO is that we feature a one-to-one student to staff ratio, individually tailored developmental plans and comprehensive quarterly skills evaluation. http://www.ceco.org