Families of Alberta for

Conductive Education


Conductive Education began with the revolutionary belief that children with cerebral palsy can learn new skills. This doesn’t sound very revolutionary in the western world at the current time, but in the 1940’s in Hungary it was a new way of thinking. It made Dr. Andras Peto the “Mother Teresa” of children with neuromotor disabilities and a leader in this field. Especially he believed that children affected by these conditions could learn movement and coordination as well as problem solving. He held a special compassion for the children that he worked with, seeing them as a whole person to be healed, not a series of medical problems to be cured. Through his programming, Dr. Peto witnessed these children developing a  sense of empowerment, belonging and worth. Additional information can be obtained at Peto Institute - Hungary

Dr. Peto believed so firmly in what could be done for these children, or rather what they could for themselves, that he devoted the balance of his medical career to the development of the Conductive Education program. To this day his legacy lives on through the Peto Institute in Budapest, which continues to offer Conductive Education programming and to train conductors in his pedagogy.

Despite his success, Dr. Peto and Conductive Education remained in relative obscurity outside of Hungary until two documentaries about the program circulated in the mid-1980’s. One was entitled “Standing Up for Joe” and the other was called “To Hungary with Love”.

Since that time, Conductive Education has been adopted around the world. It has expanded beyond an approach exclusively for children with CP and is now used for children with other conditions such as spina bifida as well adults with conditions such as stroke and Parkinson’s disease.


This video was created by the Young Adults in our RadYAd program and submitted the NCDChild.org conference held in Trinidad on March 20/21, 2014.


The Story of Conductive Education

Hope allows us to move forward. Hope is what FACE offers families
of children with Cerebral Palsy.


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Additional information on the programs can be obtained by emailing your questions.


or by phoning: 587-830-3223

FACE is a registered Canadian Charity.

Contact our Head Conductor Andrea for more information and to arrange for an interview with the Conductors. 

Also visit our RAD YAD and the Programs page for more information on all the exciting initiatives happening at FACE.

Please consider joining these engaging programs that seek to progress independence in everyday activities.

Ongoing Registrations are being accepted for Pre-School, Saturday
& Young Adult Programs

Program Coordinator - Lois Petersen

FACE would like to welcome Lois to our team! Please feel free to contact Lois regarding our regular programs or our Young Adult Program which is new for 2014!