Send Children with Cerebral Palsy to School

by CON NOSOTROS, A.C.
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Send Children with Cerebral Palsy to School
Send Children with Cerebral Palsy to School
Send Children with Cerebral Palsy to School
Send Children with Cerebral Palsy to School
Send Children with Cerebral Palsy to School
Send Children with Cerebral Palsy to School
Send Children with Cerebral Palsy to School
Send Children with Cerebral Palsy to School
Send Children with Cerebral Palsy to School
Send Children with Cerebral Palsy to School
Send Children with Cerebral Palsy to School
Send Children with Cerebral Palsy to School
Send Children with Cerebral Palsy to School
Send Children with Cerebral Palsy to School
Send Children with Cerebral Palsy to School
Send Children with Cerebral Palsy to School
Send Children with Cerebral Palsy to School
Send Children with Cerebral Palsy to School
Send Children with Cerebral Palsy to School
Mexican traditions from home
Mexican traditions from home

There was a time when society acted as if it had the right to abandon, forget, deny and look pitying at people with cerebral palsy. Nonconforming, as a society we seek humanity among ourselves. Since its inception in 2001, the School of Conducted Education has maintained a task to contact, accompany, monitor learning and educational routines for children and youth with Cerebral Palsy. During the pandemic, the school's priority was for students at the ConNosotros Educational Center to continue in activities that strengthen them for their processes of motor, cognitive, and social physical development. During confinement, students with cerebral palsy at our school have gained from being present in life, despite the disability they live in. We made every effort to ensure that everyone had an instrument of connectivity and access to data to prepare for their zoom sessions, remote connectivity to continue the school. We resort to tablet loans, data purchases, direct advice to families, assembly of special furniture for education conducted for each child in their home, activities where with due precautions, they were carried out by the team of teachers. Some families got support from neighbors, family, and friends to connect, getting tablets, laptops, or cell phones on loans. Two teachers visited families who struggled to open sessions, place the device, operate the microphone and zoom room camera, among other situations, as remote connectivity requires necessary technical knowledge that is sometimes very new knowledge for many adults (students and family members) at school. On the other hand, with the necessary permanence and presence of relatives we have achieved that the formation of families and connectivity for 95% of students. We still have two families who, due to work schedule issues, have found it difficult to maintain their children's connection and we are looking for a possible way. The School of ConNosotros carried out a very important event assigning to the loan to each family a set of furniture and special instruments to carry out the routines of education conducted Furniture Peto. This fact allowed us to achieve the following achievement: families have been intensely involved in facilitating the learning of targeted education, a very specific model of work. The Association Council also made a financial effort, because free-zoom sessions only last an hour and families had to re-enter, causing chaos. The Council of the association decided to acquire a zoom domain for ConNosotros and all the inherent activities. The sessions are now two to three hours a day. All students gather in the zoom portal, recognizing themselves as school members and the teacher who manages divides groups by school grades. Each teacher works and then joint activities are carried out. A new way of living together has begun. It is important to note that we are a civil association that maintains contact with government authorities for special education in the state of Morelos. And at the last meeting we realized that we are the only school that has daily sessions with its students, talking about students who follow special education programs. 2020 has been declared a year of great challenges. Acts of presence. Because of the social estinement we have not managed to carry out extracurricular activities. However, imagination and the desire to open the world to new perspectives through Education Conducted do not stop. We program and carry out a series of weekly Webinars in which we invite specialists, participated the teachers, students and friends of Con Nosotros, analyzing various processes in which the association has participated: art, theater, inclusive education, all as part of the model of Education Conducted as axis. These webinars were conducted via Zoom and broadcast on Facebook Live, thus making an appearance at the commemorations of World Disability Day and World Cerebral Palsy Day. We participated in the December Giving Tuesday donation campaign, which allowed the team to join on a day of constant presence through social media. With a program of activities teachers, students and friends of Con Nosotros, we were present encouraging to make donations through social networks. Donations came slowly, but it was exciting to admire the coordinated work and will that everyone added up to. We also perform the raffle of a TV Screen to get resources. The School needs everyone's support to continue. In Con Nosotros, A.C., many efforts have been made to ensure that the word learning takes on new and very satisfactory dimensions. Thank you for thinking differently, for thinking ConNosotros!

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A celebrar la vida!
A celebrar la vida!

Por ahora, los alumnos de la escuela se quedan en casa.

En Con Nosotros, nos adherimos a las medidas del gobierno federal para contener la pandemia.

Nuestros valientes estudiantes han mantenido una actitud positiva y participativa. Las familias brindan el apoyo y acompañamiento para que su hijo asista a las clases vía zoom y retome sus ejercicios de Educación Conducida en el preámbulo a la habilitación del movimiento.

Todos los estudiantes matriculados en la escuela que continúan el programa académico brindado por el Ministerio de Educación Pública, han mantenido la asistencia constante a las actividades vía zoom. Los estudiantes realizan el trabajo escolar, las asignaciones y los ejercicios académicos de forma independiente. Las madres juegan un papel importante, ya que además de apoyarlas en la conectividad, acompañan a sus hijos en la preparación de su trabajo. Además, en cuanto a las rutinas de ejercicios de habilitación del movimiento, en la escuela Con Nosotros decidimos que cada familia tendría un kit de mobiliario e instrumentos necesarios para realizarlos. Por lo tanto, las familias aprenden y monitorean el progreso de sus hijos para permitir el movimiento.

Estudiantes universitarios de psicología de la Universidad La Salle de Cuernavaca, iniciaron las prácticas profesionales voluntarias con los diferentes grupos de estudiantes de la escuela. De manera lúdica, han abierto espacios de expresión emocional a los estudiantes y les han brindado herramientas a ellos y a sus familias para manejar el estrés y la ansiedad en sus hogares. Estamos muy agradecidos por esta participación. Vemos los resultados y sabemos que los alumnos han ganado confianza para realizar sus actividades desde casa.

Surge un reflejo entre nosotros. La pandemia dejó en claro que quedarse en casa puede ser muy productivo. Muchas personas con parálisis cerebral viven en casa resignados a su destino, a la suerte de vivir en un mundo en el que el mundo no los ha incluido por las limitaciones de su cuerpo. Ahora con la pandemia, vemos que la niñez, la adolescencia y la juventud serán capaces de superar el aislamiento y producir activamente en la sociedad, aportando sus sueños y creatividad en este mundo que nos exige a todos para existir.

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Home Conductive Education School
Home Conductive Education School

March started with the necessary preparations to promote the online “Little by Little” donation campaign. We made calls to explain the mechanism and contacted all donors. We had our first COVID case at the beginning of social distancing in Mexico, March 17. Fortunately, this writer experienced moderate symptoms of fever and cough, without hospitalization. For this reason, the team working throughout the association worked tirelessly on the “Little by Little” campaign. It was a confusing stage for everyone, as a quarantine imposed a suspense that no one expected. We did not have financial success, but in return we had the joy of knowing that we were a communicated team and with great will to continue despite this situation.

Proposals to follow up on students in social distance began to emerge. Efforts were made so that everyone, teachers and students, had the necessary connectivity. Some laptop computers of the association were assigned to shelter in their homes, since some students and some teachers do not have their own computer equipment.

During a hundred days of quarantine, students have received their classes remotely. In constant communication they were organized in two ways for follow-up: a weekly program of video meetings by group or class; and on the other hand, each teacher was also responsible for two or three students for day-to-day follow-up, with personalized messages, calls or video meetings. With education programs conducted at home, the movement's enabling exercises and academic homework plans were assigned in a personal way according to their grade level with the curricular adaptation, based on the needs of each student.

The academic group, meanwhile, have held daily meetings and constant work to delve into the model of care in special education. Carrying out readings and collective analysis of novel texts, reworking their monitoring instruments for students (Adapted Curriculum Programs and the Psychopedagogical Reports of each student) They have attended conferences on multiple topics: inclusion, human rights, special education, disability, neuroscience. Proof of the professional responsibility of our team of teachers!

Latest News We had our two student graduation event! One from Preschool and one from Primary. A beautiful event for a great job.

This work has kept enough spirits for connectivity. However, the emotional footprint is noticeable in the students, who yearn to return to their workspaces. Our sharing was intense. The team of teachers is concerned that while activities are performed at home, the movement enablement process will either roll back or slow down. It is noted that the students are losing skills that they had already achieved. Despite the efforts of the accompanying family members, their own emotions and financial difficulties weigh too heavily and much energy is required for the work of the conducted education. The wills of people with cerebral palsy require environments that strengthen that will. This is a time of great trial for everyone, the more so for this vulnerable childhood.

Concern grows and we see an adverse picture. We had a guitar concert in May for the “Ensamble Scherzino”. As well as a "Paella contest". Both events had to be canceled which has meant a strong blow to the sustainability of the association. Will the School remain open in the return of this pandemic?

At the Educational Center With Us, we have the necessary authorization to use photos and names of the students. Even so, we never use their last names in public documents. Thank you very much!

The importance of learning to use Tec
The importance of learning to use Tec
Joy for finishing primary education
Joy for finishing primary education
Joshua receives preschool education
Joshua receives preschool education
Unity to maintain the will
Unity to maintain the will

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In the School of Conducted Education renew energy in January 2020. We begin with the reinstatement of the students who had been operated by the ULZIBAT intervention. The teachers incorporated all medical recommendations into the routines. Carefully but with great joy the boys and girls were happy to return to their school. 

As part of the celebration of Dia de Reyes on January 6, we left Roscas and the workers of the Cuernavaca district of Banco Santander delivered gifts to the children. It was a very happy day for everyone!
La Salle University in Cuernavaca incorporated us as a professional practice scenario for its psychology students. We consider it a great support for all the implications that work with people with disabilities requires. We receive six university students.
The Universidad del Valle de Mexico also sends Physical Rehabilitation students to support work with children.
From the University of Augsburg we receive a volunteer from the Social Work career. Many people add up and with it, collective construction is encouraged!

At school, boys and girls receive their training with routines every day in the first two hours of the day. They make their breakfast routine, in which everyone is enabled to eat independently. Subsequently by age group, they receive or develop their academic learning.

On January 15, students visited the Dinosaur exhibition at the Papalote Museum for children. They were moments of fun and discovery. Faces of fear and learning. Most importantly, the coexistence between children with and without disabilities with which they coincided.

In January everything has flowed very well, until at the beginning of January we received great news.

The School of Conductive Education was invited by the Los Pinos Cultural Center to the First Days for Inclusion. We were invited to present the theatrical work "The Voices of Suki", assembly that the students have prepared since 2019. And also to present an Exhibition with the works of art in acrylic that they made in their workshop "Better to be wrong" in October November 2019 and that appear in Con Nosotros''s Calendar  2020. Then the routine sessions at school changed from 10 to 11:30 hrs of three weeks were dedicated to carry out the rehearsals for the work and the preparations for assembly of the exhibition.

So on February 23 the school moved to present these activities to the CCLos Pinos in Mexico City. Nerves and joyful discovery of new places filled the faces of children. That is priceless. Excellent presentation of the work. A montage with all dignity and a day in which the efforts were reflected in a life that in a conducted way, allows us to live in dignity.

Of course we celebrate Friendship Day! On February 14, the niche of solidarity and love that is our school was interwoven once again with an exchange of gifts.

We have a concern: Katy, a 13-year-old girl, has stopped going to school. Her mother can only bring her once every three weeks. Katy arrives with her books waiting to receive academic instructions from the teachers. We are waiting to find the best solution for this problem, since there is no one who can bring the girl more often to continue her studies.

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Location: JIUTEPEC, MORELOS - Mexico
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Maria del Rosio Garcia
JIUTEPEC, MORELOS Mexico
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