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Special Events : “Who Cares About Kelsey?”Date: Monday, April 24, 2017 — 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMLocation: PACER Center - Map and AddressDan Habib’s film “Who Cares about Kelsey?” tells the story of Kelsey’s transformation from a defiant and disruptive “problem student” to a motivated and selfconfident young woman. Along the way, critical figures in her personal and educational life shape her coming of age, and play important roles in an education revolution that’s about empowering— not overpowering—youth with emotional and behavioral challenges. Includes Q & A with a PACER advocate.
Special Events : Understanding Depression and How to Develop Skills Needed to Help Your ChildDate: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 — 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMLocation: PACER Center - Map and AddressParenting a child with mental health challenges can be incredibly difficult at times, but there are skills parents can learn to help their child heal, recover, and prevent recurrences of depression. Child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Read Sulik, who speaks nationally about children’s mental health, will lead this interactive workshop for parents and professionals.
Special Events : The Paradox of Dyslexia: Slow Readers and Fast ThinkersDate: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 — 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMLocation: Bloomington - Map and AddressDrs. Sally E. Shaywitz, M.D., and Bennett A. Shaywitz, M.D., co-directors of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, will speak about the paradox of intelligent individuals who have difficulty reading. They will discuss screening, diagnosis, evidence-based interventions, and new educational approaches. The Drs. Shaywitz will talk about the importance of recognizing the abilities of children with dyslexia, including examples of people with dyslexia who are at the very top of their career fields. The event costs $20. Copies of Dr. Sally Shaywitz’ award-winning, best-selling book, Overcoming Dyslexia, will be available for purchase, and she will sign copies after the presentation.