Dr András Pető was born 120 years ago today, on 11th September 1893. He and his institute helped millions directly and indirectly worldwide and transformed the way the world views disability today. The Pető Institute is in great need of help to maintain it's existence.
This petition is for the officials who have the power to take good care of the Pető Institute in Budapest, Hungary and for philanthropists and investors who think it is a worthy cause. This petition was set up for all the children, adults, their families and everyone in management and all staff at the Pető Institute. This petition is from all of us around the world who care and have benefited and are still befitting from the work established by Dr András Pető and those employed who are still earning a living delivering this worthwhile service. Above all else this petition is to preserve Conductive Education at its root, allowing it to be available for future generations.
Show your support and make a difference by signing your name. Thank you very much.
“We now know that the System of Conductive Education is specifically a humanist social education, a complex educational system which takes serious account of emotional and cognitive functions. Many scientist regard it as one of the most outstanding developments of 20th century rehabilitation and education work, since as regards integration, it was far in advance of its time. Pető’s Conductive Education occupies a significant place in the system of education of the 20th century. Pető put his opinions and theories into effect in real life with great precision and their validity was proved by the results which were achieved. His education demonstrated the complex nature of the human organism, and following on from this the programme and system which made use of the connections and interactions reshaped rehabilitation work and in essence laid the foundations of the independent science of conductive education and conductive education collage. For his work professor Pető received several disciplinary warnings, but also -at the end of his life- recognition. “ Mária Hári MD Pető Centenary – Preface (page 4) from Pető András (1893-1993) Budapest, 1994 September AGRO-PRINT Kft 94/156)