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World Cerebral Palsy Day will be celebrated on every continent!
Green is the official World Cerebral Palsy Day colour, so let’s all wear a green ribbon or a green shirt at our events.
in memoriam Ferenc Székely
The conductor Ferenc Székely died on 19 August 2013 at the age of 81 years.
We shall say good-bye to our beloved colleague on 20 September 2013 from 14.00 o’clock in the lecture room in the Institute building on Villányi út. First we shall see a film on Ferenc, then Éva Feketéné Szabó, director of the Institute of Conductive Pedagogy, and the conductor László Kocsis, with whom Ferenc found comfort in his last years, will give their eulogies. An informal discussion in the assembly hall on the first floor will follow.
At 17.00 o’clock a memorial mass will take place in St. Imre church on Villányi út.
Everybody is invited.
Ferenc will live on in our hearts.
Sehr geehrte Mitarbeiter,
Der Konduktor Ferenc Székely ist in seinem 81. Lebensjahr am 19. August 2013 verstorben.
Von unserem lieben Kollegen werden wir am 20. September 2013 ab 14.00 Uhr im Hörsaal in unserem Gebäude auf der Villányi út Abschied nehmen. Erst wird ein Film über Ferenc vorgeführt, dann werden Éva Feketéné Szabó, Direktorin des Instituts für Konduktive Pädagogik und der Konduktor László Kocsis, an wem Ferenc in seinen letzten Jahren festen Halt fand, einen Nachruf halten. Darauf folgt ein informelles Gespräch in der Aula am ersten Stock.
Um 17.00 Uhr findet in der Hl. Imre Kirche auf der Villányi út eine Gedenkmesse statt.
Alle werden gern erwartet!
Ferenc lebt in unseren Herzen weiter.
On behalf of the management of the Pető College and of its Practice Education Institute we express our sincere thanks for the well-meaning inquiries and the support we have received following media releases in connection with the name of the Pető Institute in the past few months.
In the current situation, as always before, all our efforts are concentrated on our mission: the conductive development of those in our care and the training of our students.
In the interest of solving the problems we have been facing since 2005, we shall resume previously initiated consultations with the competent authorities; we have the supportive cooperation of the government.
In our present announcement we distance ourselves from and protest against any representation of the difficult situation of the Pető Institute as hopeless and critical, be it in Hungary or abroad.
Franz Schaffhauser PhD
Im Namen der Leitung der Pető-Hochschule und des von ihr getragenen Praktikumsinstituts bedanken wir uns für das wohlgemeinte Interesse und die Unterstützung, die wir nach den in Zusammenhang mit dem Namen des Pető Instituts in den vergangenen Monaten veröffentlichten Pressemitteilungen erhalten haben.
In der aktuellen Situation, wie früher auch immer, setzen wir all unsere Kraft für unsere Berufung, nämlich die konduktive Förderung unserer Betreuten und die Ausbildung unserer Studenten ein.
Im Interesse der Lösung unserer seit 2005 bestehenden Probleme setzen wir bereits begonnene Konsultationen mit den zuständigen Behörden fort; wir genießen die unterstützende Kooperation der Regierung.
In der vorliegenden Ankündigung distanzieren wir uns davon und protestieren dagegen, dass die schwierige Situation des Pető Instituts sowohl in Ungarn als auch im Ausland als unlösbar und kritisch dargestellt wird.
Dr. Franz Schaffhauser
Drawing and Painting Competition
The András Pető Institute of Conductive Education and Conductor Training College and The International Pető Association invited children and youth receiving or having received conductive education to participate in a Drawing and Painting Competition.
Deciding on prizes proved to be a pleasant but at the same time difficult task for the jury. A huge number of valuable pieces of art had been submitted from different parts of the world. Winners were selected in three age groups and categories. For the list of winners please see the attachment.
Winners’ names will be formally announced in the 8th World Congress on Conductive Education which is to take place from 9 to 12 October 2013 in Munich.
Those who are unable to attend or request postal delivery in writing will receive their prizes by mail.
A part of the pieces of art sent in for the contest will be on display in exhibitions, on the Internet and also in printed form. We are also planning to arrange a travelling exhibition among the facilities of the member organisations.
Conductive Summer Programme 2013
Dear Parents and Applicants,
This summer the Pető Institute is planning to run its Summer Programme in Budapest again. In order to estimate the demand and promote planning, we address you and many other parents with this letter.
If you intend to participate in the 2013 Summer Programme, we request you to complete and return the enclosed application form by 31 May 2013 latest.
For families, whose child has not yet had conductive education at our Institute:
For applicants who not yet had conductive education at our Institute:
In order for us to decide whether it would be worthwhile for you to travel such a long distance to visit our Institute we would kindly request that you send us copies of your child's/ your brief, original neurological and orthopaedic reports and birth history (if appropriate, in case adults) in English, German or Hungarian language. We also need a detailed description of the child's present mental and motor condition or you present status if you are adult.
Please send your application to us. Once we receive these documents, we should be able to give you an assessment date at our Institute.
Please send your application to us.
Fax number: +36 1 224-1523
1539 Budapest, P. O. Box 683,
Should you have any further question, so please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Eszter Daróczy,
Thank you for your co-operation.
Director of the Summer Programme
Information Courses in 2013
5-day course comprising theoretical lectures and practical demonstrations, recommended for physiotherapists, educators specialising in early development, nurses, teachers, integration teachers, therapists and special education teachers from Hungary and abroad.
Dates: 15 – 19 April 2013; 11 – 15 November 2013
Hári Mária Jubileum
On 6th October 2011 we are going to commemorate Dr. Hári on the 10th anniversary of her death.
In the remembrance we would like to present photos, archive records and personal stories in order to complete and share the image that we have of her.
In anticipation of your contribution and with best regards,
Julia Horvath PhD
Department of Conductive Pedagogy
The Principle and Aim of Conductive Education
Our mission is to show individuals suffering from injuries to the central nervous system and their families the way to a full life and to make society aware of the opportunities to help.
Physician and educator Andras Pető developed his conductive education system after World War II, in 1945. His method opened up a new path for the rehabilitation of children and adults whose motor impairments originate from damage to the central nervous system. His approach was first taught and practised in the predecessor of the Institute now named after him. Conductive education is based on the idea that despite the damage, the nervous system still possesses the capacity to form new neural connections and this ability can be mobilised with the help of a properly guided teaching and learning process. That is the reason why Professor Pető called his method "conductive" (Latin origin).