The Gift: LD/ADHD/High Functioning Autism Reframed Presented by Jonathan Mooney

03/08/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Often students with learning disabilities (LD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) as well as High Functioning Autism (HFA) struggle in traditional school settings. Emerging brain research suggests that many students labeled LD/ADHD/HFA have gifts for creative and visual thinking that go unrecognized in academic environments. As a result, many bright and gifted labeled students spiral in a devastating pattern of academic failure, learned helplessness, and low self esteem.

In this presentation Mooney:

  • Tackles this paradox head-on by outlining research that validates LD/ADHD/HFA as a set of cognitive gifts.
  • Speaks honestly about the systemic and cultural barriers to normalizing these unique learning styles.
  • Empowers parents with applicable strategies to build a positive self-understanding in their labeled student.

Questions? Contact Kathy,

Requests for childcare may also be placed at that site.

Spanish interpretation will be available. Please request by calling Leticia Abajo at 303.882.9816


Event Date: 
03/08/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Event Location: 
Fairview High School Auditorium
1515 Greenbriar
Boulder, CO 80305
United States
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