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Henry was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 10 months and was told by his doctors that he would never walk, talk or stand on his own. With the assistance of the Conductive Education Center of Orlando and their conductive education programs however, Henry was able to prove his doctors wrong.

The following video created on November 16, 2017 demonstrates how within just a few weeks, conductive education helped Henry stand up on his own. His story is relevant because it proves that this type of education does in fact grant children with cerebral palsy more control of their bodies by building new neural connections in the brain.

Stories like Henry’s demonstrate the importance of raising awareness on conductive education and provides satisfaction by knowing that it does in fact helping these amazing kids gain independence and work towards becoming their best self!

For more information on Henry and CECO Super Heroes visit: www.cecosuperheroes.org

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Learn more about CECO: Conductive Education Center of Orlando, and how they make a difference in the lives of those with cerebral palsy!

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A man born with cerebral palsy, John Quinn, shares his story of how he achieved his dreams of joining the NAVY despite his disability. Throughout this incredible TEDx event, Quinn encourages others to not let anything get in the way of reaching their goals.

Quinn talks about how he didn’t let doctors prevent him from joining the NAVY. “They said, ‘Mr. Quinn, we don’t know what’s wrong with you, but we don’t want somebody like you in the NAVY. Go home.” When he couldn’t pass the physical, he practiced every single day for a year until he was able to increase his strength and improve his performance. He kept his cerebral palsy a secret, passed the physical with flying colors, and served in the United States NAVY for twenty years.

Quinn’s influential speech about triumph promotes inclusion among those with disabilities and shows others how, as a society, we can overcome labels and find our worth.

To learn more about cerebral palsy and offer support, visit CECO: Conductive Education Center of Orlando.

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“I fall all the time!”

Matthew Struthers, an individual with cerebral palsy, gives us an insight into the life of a person with a disabled body and a perfectly enabled mind.

On June 5, 2017, he shared his story at Berklee College of Music in during a TED Talk in order to show people that cerebral palsy disables a person physically, but does not make them incapable individuals.

Many people have the misguided notion that folks with cerebral palsy are unable to think for themselves and conceive their own ideas simply because they are physically disabled. With this talk, Matthew hopes to change people’s perspectives on motor disabilities by using his unique first-hand experiences and letting others know that the sky is the limit if you believe it.

This notion ties into Unique Minds’ values because we to believe that individuals with this disability can reach for the stars with a positive mentality. Like CECO and Unique Minds, Matthew wishes to motivate individuals with cerebral palsy and encourage their growth.

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(Rochester, MI- 2015) Marina Morris, a woman born with cerebral palsy, won’t let her disability define who she is. In her inspirational TED Talk at Oakland University, Morris shares her own touching story, while encouraging others to find theirs.

“Everyone has a 60 second story. I’ve found mine, and want to share the steps I took to creating it and what my story is. Because, ultimately when you find yours, you’ll realize just how big of an impact you can have on your own life and the lives of those around you. Are you ready?”

She developed the concept of the ’60 second story’, a way of promoting others to come up with their own personal story, through answering 5 simple questions.

Morris’ powerful talk gives courage and inspiration to those who are looking to find their own self-discovery.

To provide support and hope for those with cerebral palsy, visit CECO: Conductive Education Center of Orlando, a nonprofit organization who offers an educational approach for those with motor disabilities like Marina.

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“I have cerebral palsy. I shake all the time,” Maysoon Zayid announces at the beginning of this exhilarating, hilarious talk presented by TEDWomen at the annual conference in San Francisco on December 4, 2013. “I’m like Shakira meets Muhammad Ali.” With grace and wit, the Arab-American comedian takes us on a whirlwind tour of her adventures as an actress, stand-up comic, philanthropist and advocate for the disabled.

Early in her acting career, Maysoon Zayid realized she’d get a lot more stage time if she showed off how funny she was. As she states, “It became very obvious to me that in the United States of America, a fluffy ethnic disabled chick was never going to get a job unless she did stand-up.” Don’t think Zayid is fishing for sympathy though. She makes it very clear that through comedy and confidence, Cerebral Palsy is not stopping her from living her dreams and making a positive difference in the world!

To provide support and learn more about Cerebral Palsy, please visit CECO: Conductive Education Center of Orlando

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Unique Minds PR is proud to be partnering with CECO, a local nonprofit transforming the lives of children with motor disabilities. Check them out here: https://www.ceco.org/Home.aspx

 

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