Children

Tommy’s Story

Tommy and I first started attending NICE for weekly sessions when Tommy was about 9 months old. The conductors warmly welcomed us to the group and have been a huge source of advice and support ever since.

Thank you to all conductors and support staff working at NICE – please keep going! Your hard work, enthusiasm, commitment and passion to support our children’s development are appreciated more than you know and we couldn’t do it without you!

Tommy’s mum and dad

Amirah’s Story

Amirah was born 12 weeks premature. She then spent 12 weeks in hospital, along with her twin sister Aminah. After coming home, we discovered that Amirah was not as active as her sister. After an MRI scan, it was revealed that Amirah had a bleed on the brain that affected movement on the left side of her body. She was diagnosed with quadriplegia cerebral palsy.

We have seen her develop self-belief with a can do attitude.

Spencer’s Story

Spencer was born 10 weeks early alongside his identical twin, Ellis. Spencer was diagnosed with Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy as a result of his prematurity. Spencer is unable to walk or stand unaided but can crawl and uses his walker to move around. 

Spencer now attends the nursery at NICE and it is safe to say he adores it. He walks in smiling and does not look back.

Spencer’s mum

Darcy’s Story

Darcy contracted septicaemia and bacterial meningitis at 12 days old but fought back incredibly hard from full mechanical ventilation and multiple organ failure. As a result of the infection he suffered, he went on to be diagnosed with obstructive Hydrocephalus, quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and Global Developmental Delay.

NICE is our safe space, a place we can rely upon for its well qualified staff, their incredible expertise and genuine, deep care for our child.

Darcy’s mum

Adult

Elaines’ Story

My name is Elaine and I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 1988 but it was thought that I had probably had it for 10 years before that. I have Primary Progressive MS which, fortunately for me, has progressed very slowly.

Without doubt, the support of Conductive Education enabled me to continue a fairly normal life with MS.

Elaine

Chris’ Story

I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) in 2013 and I now realise that I had had it for some time previous to that date. In the last 8 years my wife and I have made it our business to find out all we can about the illness and to try different treatments that are put forward as a help for people with PD.

Conductive Education (CE) offered me a whole ‘life map’ to follow that gave control back to me and shifted the power balance away from PD and back to me.

Chris

Katie’s Story

My name is Katie, and I am a Primary School teacher and a mother of three children. I went to work with a headache and as the day went on the headache got worse. […] However, during my stay at hospital, I suffered a stroke.

I now take everything day by day.

Katie

Anil’s Story

Anil is a remarkable individual who has been living with cerebral palsy since birth. Despite his condition, he has always been determined to lead a fulfilling life.

I would like to say a huge thank you to all the conductors, students and participants in the group for their encouragement and support.

Anil

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