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01/10/2013
Jewish Federation’s Opening The Doors Special Education Program, in partnership with Eaton Academy, an independent school for different learners, is proud to announce a community program featuring James Redford, film director, and son of actor Robert Redford at a special movie screening of the HBO documentary, “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia”.   The program will take place on Sunday, February 9, at 7:00 p.m., at Adat Shalom Synagogue, 29901 Middlebelt Road, Farmington Hills, 48334.  This program is open to the public for a $10.00 fee.  There is an additional $10.00 fee for Social Work credits  Advanced registration is strongly advised. Registration the day of the event will begin at 6:30 p.m.

“The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia”,  is an HBO documentary told through college student, and son of James Redford, Dylan Redford.  The film dispels myths while providing personal uplifting accounts, challenges, and triumphs from children, experts and iconic leaders who have dyslexia. The film address’ misconceptions and stigmas while raising awareness and hope for the one in seven people with dyslexia who are“big picture” thinkers.  James Redford will address the audience prior to the movie screening and answer questions at the film’s conclusion.

February Jewish Disabilities Awareness Month (FJDAM) is a month of recognition and commitment to inclusion across North America.  Federation’s Opening The Doors program spearheads our Detroit efforts by working in collaboration with national and community agencies to help raise awareness and understanding, by providing cutting edge programs and resources for educators, parents, teens and mental health practitioners.

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