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Oct 03, 2016

Director to Attend CREC's Screening of "Dislecksia: The Movie"

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Event: Director to Attend CREC’s Screening of “Dislecksia: The Movie”    
Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Theater of the Performing Arts
359 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106

Summary:

A screening of “Dislecksia: The Movie” will be followed by a question and answer session with movie director Harvey Hubbell on October 12 at the Theater of the Performing Arts in Hartford.

During the event, which is sponsored by Whole Foods Market, Hubbell will share his story of growing up as a child with dyslexia and will explore the complex issue of learning differences.

Dyslexia is classified as a learning disability under state and federal special education law, and it is characterized by one’s impairment to read, write, spell, and in severe cases, speak. In Connecticut, Public Law 14-39 helps to ensure that students with specific learning disability/dyslexia are identified early and that they receive appropriate instruction. CREC is helping this effort by offering new professional development services for educators, including a specific learning disability/dyslexia consortium, workshops on the topic, and several literacy services for struggling learners.

This October 12 special event, made possible by CREC’s Technical Assistance and Brokering Services and the CREC Foundation, will help mark National Dyslexia Awareness Month by creating awareness of specific learning disabilities/dyslexia, and it is also a way to launch CREC’s new professional development opportunities.

Tickets to “Dislecksia: The Movie” are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Sponsored tickets are available.

For more information, or to purchase tickets to the movie screening, visit www.crec.org/movies. Visit www.crec.org/tabs for more information about professional development opportunities provided by CREC’s Technical Assistance and Brokering Services.

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