Our July Speaker was Clare Russell, Marketing Coordinator from the Neuro Connection Foundation (NCF).
Neuro Connection is a rebranded outreach programme to raise awareness for community-based rehabilitation services in the wider Auckland region. They have a contract with the Ministry for Health with some funding from other charitable organisations. They cater mainly for neurological disorders including stroke, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and brain injury amongst other conditions.
Conductive Education is the holistic physical therapy developed by Professor Andras Peto in Hungary to get the brain communicating with body functions by empowering the clients to lead more independent lives. The therapists are all rehabilitation specialist trained in Hungary.
The Foundation is located in Tui Glen Reserve, Henderson. It offers classes suited to individual needs, developing movement skills whilst building confidence by working with specialists in Conductive Education.
Families of clients with neurological disorders are welcome to contact the centre, observe classes and receive a free initial consultation with their specialists.
There is a website www.neuroconnection.org.nz and a quarterly newsletter for those interested.