Supporting Conductive Education

The Jordan Klausner Foundation was Founded in Memory of Jordan Klausner

Jordan Hamilton Klausner was born on May 12, 1993. Due to complications at birth he lost substantial body control as a result of cerebral palsy. During his life he displayed great courage and determination to overcome his disabilities in an effort to freely and openly participate in social and educational endeavors. Most of all, Jordan was a very bright and happy child who brought smiles to all who knew him. It is in this spirit that the Jordan Klausner Foundation recognizes there is a substantial benefit to individuals and society by appropriately and comprehensively educating children with disabilities.

Jordan received conductive education from age two until his untimely death on December 16, 1997. During this time he worked diligently to improve his body control and communication. Despite his disabilities, he was a child who was full of enthusiasm, joy, and appreciation for life.

 

Jordan we miss you.

Jordan Klausner Foundation

Our Services

 
 

Jordan Klausner Foundation

a 501(c)(3) public charity based in Gainesville, Florida and providing the following services to the North Central Florida:

  • Assist families with finding Conductive Education opportunities for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities.
     

  • Educate children with disabilities and their families on the civil rights afforded to them by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
     

  • Provide assistance, counseling, and advocacy for developing appropriate education plans.
     

  • Assist with finding appropriate adaptive equipment.
     

  • Provide assistance in obtaining appropriate government or private funding services.
     

  • Provide legal counseling and services when appropriate.

Conductive Education

is an educational approach aimed at helping children with motor disorders, especially cerebral palsy, LEARN to overcome problems of movement and speech as a way of enabling them to live more active and independent lives.

We assist families with finding Conductive Education opportunities for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities.

 

Underlying Principle of Conductive Education: 

 

EVERYONE is capable of learning when provided an  APPROPRIATE education.

  • Conductive Education is aimed at helping children and adults with neuromuscular disabilities LEARN to overcome problems of movement and speech, as a way of enabling them to live more active and independent lives.
     

  • Conductive Education aims to increase confidence, motivation, and general well being through management and participation in a wide range of social and personal situations.
     

  • Conductive Education consists of a holistic educational approach that integrates body movement with congnitive development.
     

  • Among children, Conductive Education is most often provided to those with cerebral palsy.
     

  • Among adults, Conductive Education is provided to those with strokes, head injuries, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease.

DONATE OR VOLUNTEER

 

DONATE

Jordan Klausner Foundation relies on the kindness of the Gainesville Community. All donations will benefit children with neuromuscular disabilities and every dollar counts. 

VOLUNTEER

The Jordan Klausner Foundation is organized and run entirely by volunteers. Please contact us about volunteering opportunities. Please be aware that we must do a background check on all of our volunteers.

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