JFCS, in conjunction with the Learning Disabilities Association of Minnesota (LDA), will host a screening of the film “Normal Isn’t Real,” on Sunday, April 28, from 2-4 p.m. in the Community Room at JFCS (5905 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley).
“Normal Isn’t Real” is a series of four mini documentary-style videos featuring successful young adults sharing their stories of coming to terms with their learning disability and ADHD issues. These candid portraits take the viewer into the subjects’ daily lives; showcasing their talents, venting their frustrations, and employing the strategies they use to manage their challenges and utilize their strengths. Viewers leave equipped with insights and tools they might adapt to their own lives, and a large dose of inspiration.
The event is designed for older teens and adults who face these issues, as well as parents, school personnel and others who provide services to them. Following the film screening, there will be a panel discussion featuring professionals from JFCS and LDA. The goal of the event is to raise awareness about the issues addressed in the film, as well as provide information about local resources and supportive services that are available in the community.
There is no cost to attend the event, but registration is required. Please register below. Snacks and drinks will be available. The film has English subtitles for those with hearing impairment and an ELL interpreter will be provided during the introduction and panel discussion.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a donation for JFCS’ partner agency, PRISM Food Shelf and Thrift Shop for Change. PRISM will offer 50-percent-off coupons for its Thrift Shop to attendees of the film screening. For more information on “Normal Isn’t Real,” visit www.normalisntreal.com.