What are the criteria that allow one person to soar intellectually, while another struggles? What are the lines that measures who will succeed and who will just get by? Is your child outside the norm because he learns differently? According to Jonathan Mooney, there’s no such thing as normal and that to really live, every person must find their own special way of keeping on.
This free event will begin at 7 p.m. March 3 in the auditorium at Glenbard West High School, 670 Crescent Blvd. in Glen Ellyn.
Labeled “dyslexic and profoundly learning disabled,” Mooney did not learn to read until he was 12 years old. Despite his early struggles, Mooney went on to graduate with honors from Brown University and has established himself as one of the foremost leaders in learning disable/attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder disabilities, and alternative education through his activism and published works.
This best selling author of “Learning Outside the Lines” and “The Yellow Bus” also is an internationally celebrated speaker who seeks to empower individuals to embrace their differences, move beyond labels and overcome their obstacles
With heart, humor and easy to follow strategies, Mooney takes us on his inspiring and painful journey, which motivates students to persevere and take control of their education to find true success.
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