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Henry Winkler's Visit Highlights Learning Disability

  • Press Release- Friday, March 1, 2013

    henry winklerActor, director, producer and author Henry Winkler will visit Cincinnati on April 24 to speak at A Springer Celebration! 2013. At the annual fundraising event supporting Springer School and Center in Hyde Park, Winkler will reflect on his difficulty in school, his diagnosis of dyslexia at age 30, and his advocacy efforts for children with learning disabilities.

    Winkler has directed his advocacy toward making changes in the educational system and informing parents and teachers about learning challenges. His mission meshes with Springer’s mission to empower students with learning disabilities to lead successful lives.

    “Springer empowers students through its day school,” says Springer’s Center Director Barbara Hunter, “and also through its outreach programs for students, parents and professionals.” This summer the center will offer Adventures in Summer Learning, 2- and 4-week programs for students entering grades 1 through 8 that prepare them for success in the following school year.

    Two summer programs for professionals will offer training in Executive Dysfunction and ADHD, and in reading instruction for students with diverse learning needs. For more information, visit www.springer-ld.org or call 513 871-6080 ext. 402.

    For information on Henry Winkler’s visit, go to www.springer-ld.org/celebration_2013 or call 513 871-6080 ext. 213.