Ciara's Story

Ciara was born 2 months early and needed to be resuscitated due to the toxic prenatal environment she endured. She spent a month in the NICU, a month in a medical shelter, and then 3 months in foster care before she was placed with us. Ciara is an amazing little girl! Despite her medical challenges, she always has a bright smile on her face. As the youngest of 6 kids, she is spoiled rotten! We began Conductive Education when she was 3 years old. We lived in Illinois at the time. It would have been a deal-breaker for us to move to Florida if there wasn’t Conductive Education available. 

Ciara began by attending CECO for summer camp and after school. Vicky Raymond was always asking me why I didn’t bring her to CECO for school, but her pre-school and elementary school programs were good, and it was convenient for us, as working parents, to have her ride the school bus. When she reached middle school, we began to feel like she was being warehoused. The final straw was when she had an unexplained thumb print on her arm (from school staff) followed by a teacher’s aid being overheard speaking negatively about her to another aid in front of the entire class. We were done with public school and enrolled her in CECO full time. Since being there she has made tremendous strides in her physical, cognitive, and social skills. It is such a relief as a parent to leave my child every day with people who not only teach her, but actually LOVE her! The dedication of the CECO staff to our kids goes above and beyond their job descriptions.  A special thank you to Vicky Raymond for planting the seed in my head to enroll her! CECO is doing a truly amazing job with our truly amazing child.  ~Margot Logan