IDA-GA Outreach Event The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia - Suwanee, GA
Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
This event is free and open to the public. Please register to reserve your seat.
Event: Showing of director James Redford’s acclaimed 2012 HBO film, The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia. After the film, a panel of local professionals with dyslexia will share how they have used their gift to enable them to do powerful things in their profession. Hear from inventor and entrepreneur Patrick Whaley who is a graduate of Georgia Tech and CEO and founder of Titan Tech as well as Dave Ronne, creative director and leader of a team of dreamers, filmmakers, visual artists, musicians, and song writers at 12 Stone Church. Come join us for an evening of hope.
The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia provides personal and uplifting accounts of the dyslexic experience from children, experts and iconic leaders, such as Sir Richard Branson and financier Charles Schwab. Directed by James Redford, the film not only clears up the misconceptions about the condition, but also paints a picture of hope for all who struggle with it. Shining a spotlight on the latest scientific and psychological research, the film also highlights the work of Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz, co-founders and co-directors of the Yale Center of Dyslexia and Creativity to illuminate the hidden origins and implications of dyslexia. Proving that dyslexia is a neurological issue and not a character flaw, The Big Picture beautifully illustrates that while the condition is an obstacle, it also carries some unique advantages, and ultimately can be overcome.
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The International Dyslexia Association - GA Branch (IDA-GA)
The International Dyslexia Association - Georgia Branch (IDA-GA) is a non-profit, scientific and educational organization which was formed to increase public awareness of dyslexia. Our members are educators, psychologists, physicians, individuals with dyslexia, and parents who have dealt with learning disability issues within local public and private schools. With its approximate 300 members, the Georgia Branch provides an information and referral hotline, community outreach activities, the Dyslexia Dash 5K Run/Walk, yearly conferences, teacher training workshops, and e-newsletters. IDA encourages teachers to train in multisensory, structured language instruction which is now referred to by IDA as Structured Literacy. Visit www.idaga.org for more information and to sign up for the IDA-GA mailing list.