Please join us for a very special screening of
Normal Isn’t Real
Succeeding with Learning Disabilities & ADHD
SPEDCO is delighted to host a screening of the film, NORMAL ISN'T REAL: Succeeding with Learning Disabilities & ADHD. The film features the stories of four young adults with LD/ADHD issues sharing their journeys to success in work and school, and the strategies they use to manage their challenges. The film is being shown around the country to strong reviews and is full of hope, inspiration and real life examples of how people with LD and ADHD have become experts on themselves and what they need to succeed.
We hope you & members of your staff can join us.
Please RSVP for one of our screenings.
February 5th / 12:30pm / Scera Theater / Orem, UT
February 5th / 4pm / Transition Institute Utah Valley Convention Center / Provo, UT
February 6th / 10am / AISU - American International School Of Utah / Murray, UT
February 6th / 6pm / Jean Massieu School of the Deaf / SLC, UT
February 7th / 11am / Park City High School / Park City, UT
February 7th / 6pm / Weilenmann School of Discovery / Park City, UT
Meet the Subjects
Audrey Bentley / Student at Michigan State University
Audrey was an angry little girl, frustrated that she could not comprehend what her classmates seemed to learn so easily. A talented athlete, Audrey gave up on academics and focused on getting into college on a soccer scholarship.
When an injury destroyed that option, Audrey had to face her multiple learning disabilities, anxiety and ADHD, seek the help she needed to succeed, and find another way to pursue her love of athletics. Along the way, Audrey discovered she was a very bright young woman.
Dave Cole / Sculptor
Dave Cole was diagnosed with severe ADHD in second grade. As a teenager Dave became addicted to drugs and alcohol, dropped out of school, and lived on the streets. His journey to sobriety, an Ivy League education, and an accomplished career as an internationally recognized sculptor illustrates both the difficulties and possibilities that are often inherent with LD and ADHD.
LeDerick Horne / Poet, Advocate, Motivational Speaker
When LeDerick was in first grade his mother was told he had a learning disability. Despite his mother’s best efforts to help him, LeDerick knew his work fell far short of his abilities and in high school he contemplated suicide. Determined to realize his potential, LeDerick found ways to face his challenges and graduated with honors from college.
Today he is a successful advocate, speaker, and poet who is determined to help young people embrace their own challenges and let go of their shame.
Nicole Vaiani /
Master Colorist, Salon Owner
Nicole was a confident happy child until early problems with reading and writing robbed her of her self- confidence. It wasn’t until Nicole enrolled in a technical high school that she discovered an area that she not only enjoyed but also excelled in- cosmetology. Today Nicole's salon turns out 400 beautiful people a week.