Embracing Dyslexia to Debut in San Antonio for Dyslexia Awareness Month

Groundbreaking documentary takes a hard look at dyslexia and its impact on children and parents.

As part of National Dyslexia Awareness Month, Learning Foundations will present a screening of “Embracing Dyslexia” on October 28th at 6:00 P.M. at the Alamo Drafthouse Stone Oak. Director Luis Macias will introduce the film, and answer questions along with a panel of dyslexia experts following the documentary.

“We were frightened for him because he was shutting down on every level.  He felt so frustrated, so stupid, so unworthy and incapable.  And that word ‘dyslexia’ changed everything for him.” Says LeAnn Harbaugh, a parent featured in the film.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an estimated 15-20% of the U.S. population has some degree of dyslexia, which affects reading, writing and spelling.  Millions go undiagnosed and do not receive the appropriate intervention through their school.

The film is a moving exploration of dyslexia from the perspective of parents, adult dyslexics and experts on dyslexia.  “Embracing Dyslexia” explains the difficulties faced by dyslexics, the shortcomings of our current educational system and the available options for parents of dyslexic children.

The screening will serve as a fundraiser for Marin’s Mission for Dyslexia and Standing Strong for Dyslexia; two local non-profits whose mission is to raise awareness and provide resources to families of dyslexic children and teens.

Learning Foundations is a learning and diagnostic center in San Antonio and Executive Producer of the film.  We provide testing and specialized tutoring for children and teens with ADHD and Dyslexia.

If you would like more information about how to get tickets, please contact Rafael Scarnati at (210) 495-2626 or email rafael@learningfoundations.com.

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