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Documentary Film Raises Awareness of LD and ADHD

  • Press Release- Tuesday, September 24, 2019

    In observance of both Learning Disability Awareness Month and ADHD Awareness Month in October, Springer School and Center is partnering with Cincinnati Children’s to bring a new documentary film to Cincinnati for an exclusive one-time screening.

    Normal Isn’t Real: Succeeding with Learning Disabilities and ADHD features four successful young adults sharing their stories of coming to terms with their learning disability and struggles with ADHD. These candid portraits take the viewer into the subjects' daily lives; showcasing their talents, venting their frustrations, and employing the strategies they use to manage their challenges and utilize their strengths. They come from diverse backgrounds, and their journeys are as unique and varied as the careers they have developed. They have all become experts on themselves and what they need to succeed.

    The primary goal of the film is to help young people struggling with ADHD and learning disabilities to reach their full potential. Their odds for success increase dramatically when they have the support of their parents, teachers and community members. Students in middle school, high school and college are encouraged to attend, as well as parents, teachers, therapists, employers and young people with LD/ADHD who are transitioning into the workplace.

    The screening of the film by award-winning filmmaker Krys Kornmeier will happen on October 3, 2019, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Cincinnati Children’s Sabin Auditorium, 3333 Burnet Ave. A panel discussion featuring Springer alumni will follow the screening. Visit www.normalisntreal.com to view a trailer of the film and www.springer-ld.org/normalisntreal for more information and to register. Tickets are $10.