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Conductive Learning Center Summer Camp Comes To An End

CLC students shine in their final performances, making parents and teachers proud.
CLC student having fun in costume

CLC student having fun in costume

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Upcoming Events:

Let CLC board members Chip Behler and Andy Behler mix you a drink! Please join CLC for a special Guest Bartender Night at Olive's Restaurant & Bar on Wednesday September 25th from 6-9pm. 20% of all purchases will benefit Conductive Learning Center.

 

Join CLC on Tuesday, October 15th at Thousand Oaks Country Club for An Evening of Celebration. The evening will include a silent and live auction with unique, exclusive items and experiences, along with dinner and cocktails. Tickets are $125 a person and all proceeds from the event help children with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and traumatic brain injury obtain a greater level of independence. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the office at (616) 575-0575.

Parents watched with pride as their children performed fun and educational skits at Kretschmer Recital Hall on the Aquinas College campus in early August. The performances served as the final event for Conductive Learning Center's (CLC) five week summer camp. Students at CLC live with cerebral palsy, spina bifida and other motor challenges. For these children, the end of summer performance represents one more step toward independence. 

During CLC’s summer camp, groups of children, similar in age and physical challenges, gain mobility and functional daily living skills within a group atmosphere of fun learning. Each age group examines a specially selected topic and curriculum while working toward the next level of independence. This summer’s topics included pop culture through the decades, a night at the museum, and let’s go camping. Through these topics, students learn about history, news worthy events, and other educational themes, all while working to increase their mobility. Students also enjoy swimming activities at the Michigan Athletic Club.

The final performances serve as a culminating event for all the hard work students, families, and Conductor teachers put into the summer camp program. Shelly Jepson, CLC parent of Alyssa age 10, remarked "The CLC summer performance is more than just a play. It is a yearly tradition which allows our children the opportunity to showcase their skills, their pride, their independence, their smiles, and their cute costumes! The creativity and commitment that our Conductors and children display during these performances is amazing. It makes me proud to be a CLC parent every year."

Conducive Learning Center serves children age’s birth to 26 and is based on the Conductive Education principals developed in 1945 in Hungary by Dr. Andras Peto. The method is an intensive, multi-disciplinary approach to education. It is unique in that it is performed in a group setting, so children can motivate each other to reach their individual goals while bonding and forming new friendships. CLC also has a unique relationship with the International PETO Institute in Hungry, alowing PETO Conductors to travel to CLC and work as part of a team along side local graduates from the Aquinas POHI Program.

CLC runs in four week session throughout the year and is always looking to serve more local children with motor disabilities. CLC currently has a scholarship program for new local families. Local families can enroll their child for a no cost trial four week session. A scholarship program for subsequent sessions is available and will be allocated based on a sliding scale, to assist families with Parent Fees. Inquiries can be directed to [email protected]

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