It's hard to believe it's time for the March Edition of Second Saturdays in Downtown Tucson! The weather is going to be wonderful...as is our non-profit guest of the month!
Gaitway Conductive Education is a non profit that focuses on children and adults in our community with motor skill problems. Our dear friends' son attends the school and that's how we learned about them. Their mission:
Improve the quality of life for children and adults with motor disabilities caused by cerebral palsy, spina bifida, traumatic brain injury, stroke or other conditions by developing motor skills through Conductive Education.
So - what is conductive eduction? From their website, "Conductive Education programs utilize the fact that, despite neurological damage, the central nervous systems has the capacity to form new connections. By learning and repeating tasks and specific movements, the brain builds new pathways to send messages to muscle groups. The produces an increased ability to learn, a feeling of independence and improved social interaction."
We're looking forward to learning more from Tammy, Denise and the rest of the crew from Gaitway this weekend and we sure hope that you'll stop by while you're out and about in Downtown!
For more information about Gaitway, visit their website and, if you're so inclined, a donation will go a long way to their mission!