Author: <span class="vcard">jtconnelly@rollins.edu</span>

With a focus on treating kids with Cerebral Palsy in America, it sometimes puts adults battling the illness on the wayside. Fortunately CECO Orlando has developed an adult based program treating patients with Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, and other motor disabilities.

Many adults living with Cerebral Palsy no longer have the support of their families and might be left with little to no resources to support themselves. CECO has developed this program to help those adults with little to no resources and meets with them a few times per week. The programs goal is to provide the patients with more tools to help operate on their own in day to day life. In addition to the program helping them develop more tools, there is a sense of community set up that helps them immensely. Being an adult with Cerebral Palsy can make it very difficult to make friends and be overall happy.

The Conductive Education of Orlando(CECO) is changing the lives of patients of all ages and is making a difference in the local community. If you would like to visit their cite, click the hyperlink attached to CECO.

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It is very important for nonprofit organizations to have a functional Facebook page. It can make the big difference in the amount of funds and awareness brought to your organizations. Here are the five tips to take into consideration for your next post.

 

Tip 1- Use Videos

 

The use of quick, concise, and entertaining video content, has become a big part of social media today. It is very important for nonprofit organizations to use videos because it allows the current and potential donors to get a better look of what’s actually going on.

 

Tip 2- Show Transparency

 

Showing transparency would include posts of behind the scenes and more personal posts about the employees and work done by the organization. Using this tactic helps because it gives donors a sense of comfort because they know what’s going on.

 

Tip 3- Celebrate Milestones

 

Although this seems like an easy and non-important action to do, it is very important because it lets your donors know that their money is working. If you can show that their money is actually working, it will motivate them to contribute more to the cause.

 

Tip 4- Donation Sign Up Link

 

This is a big part to growing donations. If you link your page to donate on videos and pictures being posted, it promotes Facebook users to that second go donate. You don’t want people to want to donate and have the feeling they will do it later, but never follow through.

 

Tip 5- Giveaways

 

Giveaways can be very helpful because you are giving people something for their money. It also promotes people to visit your page, while giving them a sense that they are part of your organization and community.

 

 

 

 

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Sam Berns, a motivational speaker diagnosed with Progeria stated, “Acknowledge your mentors and your community, because they are a very real aspect of every day life.” In this TedX Mid-Atlantic Conference presentation in Washington from October 2013, Sam outlines the road map to living with a healthy philosophy.

Not only is it important for the average person to live with a healthy viewpoint on life, but it is especially important for those that struggle with a disability. Sam’s sentiments perfectly align with the goals of Conductive Education Center of Orlando, which is to educate and support people living with a disability. One of the statements is important for the CECO to teach is “Be ok with what you ultimately can’t do, because there is so much you can do.” Through education and support, we can make a change in the world.

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