National Speaker Comes to Bay Area April 13th

Headstrong Community: There is a great speaker coming to the Bay Area and I would strongly encourage people to make it there early for this talk. I will be there for sure and hope to see you there.

Eric McGehearty is an outstanding artist whose work reflects his experience as a dyslexic person. He has been chosen as a national representative of Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D), the largest community of LD people, and gives an outstanding talk. This is a great session for adults with LD like me who want to hear a leader in the community, as well as for parents who want inspiration and teacher who are interested to know more about the insider view on dyslexia and learning disabilities of all kinds. It should be a great night and hope you can attend.

Ben Foss

DETAILS
Council for Exceptional Children Student Chapter
San Francisco State University
Presents the First Annual
C.E.C. Spring Seminar
Dyslexia: Forwards and Backwards
April 13, 2009
Caesar Chavez Student Center, Rosa Parks B, 6:30 PM
San Francisco State University
Keynote Speaker Eric McGehearty
Eric McGehearty has his Masters of Fine Art from University of North Texas and has shown his art work nationally in venues such as: The John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, The Museum of Fine Art at Florida State University and at the Piedmont Arts Museum in Virginia. In the field of public art McGehearty’s project in Fort Worth was recognized by the Americans for the Arts as one of the forty best projects in 2007. Eric is an inspirational speaker sharing his struggles and successes as a dyslexic. His art work reflects his difficulties reading and helps audiences see in to the world of print disability. In 2009 his sculpture will be included in the Armory Show in New York and in a one person show at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas TX.
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Jaimi Groothuis, West Nuance Education, Nuance Communications, Inc.
Laurel Sarmento, Cambium Learning Technologies
Stacey Kayden, Laney College

Eric McGehearty with a recent installation. He speaks in the SF Bay Area April 13th.

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