TROY hosting screenings of ADHD documentary in Troy, Dothan

Audrey Bentley, a Michigan State student who struggled with learning disabilities, is one of the subjects of the documentary

Audrey Bentley, a Michigan State student who struggled with learning disabilities, is one of the subjects of the documentary "Normal Isn't Real."

In observance of Learning Disabilities Awareness Month in October, the Southeast Alabama Regional Inservice Center is hosting screenings of the documentary “Normal Isn’t Real: Succeeding with Learning Disabilities & ADHD” at Troy University’s Troy and Dothan campuses.

The first screening takes place Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 5:30 p.m. in Claudia Crosby Theater at the Troy Campus, while the second screening takes place Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 5:30 p.m. in Sony Hall at the Dothan Campus.

The screenings are free and open to the public.

The film features the stories of four young adults with Learning Disabilities (LD)/Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (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,” said Robin Bynum, Director of the Southeast Alabama Regional Inservices Center at TROY. “The screening will be followed by a panel discussion of services provided for students with disabilities by the Alabama State Department of Education, local school systems and universities.”

The film’s primary goal is to help young people struggling with ADHD and LD reach their full potential.

“Their odds for success increase dramatically when they have the support of their parents, teachers and community members,” the film’s website states. “These stories can … change how the public, families, teachers, employers and often the people with LD and ADHD themselves view these issues.”

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