Film on neurodiversity is topic for discussion at Landmark College

PUTNEY — Landmark College will host filmmaker Krys Kornmeier on Wednesday, Oct. 17, for an evening dedicated to the discussion and celebration of neurodiversity.

At 7 p.m., in the Greenhoe Theater, Fine Arts Building, Kornmeier's film Normal Isn't Real: Succeeding with Learning Disabilities and ADHD will be shown.

The 72-minute documentary will be followed by a panel discussion consisting of Kornmeier and neurodivergent members of the college faculty and student body. Landmark College Center for Neurodiversity Director Solvegi Shmulsky will serve as moderator.

According to a news release, 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.

The 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.

Prior to the screening, a special reception begins at 6 p.m. in the atrium of the Nicole Goodner MacFarlane Center for Science, Technology & Innovation. Audience members can enjoy refreshments while conversing with Kornmeier and members of the college community.

The entire evening is free and open to the public, but those who wish to attend should email an RSVP to [email protected] to help the college plan seating and refreshments.

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