URBANA — A free viewing of the HBO documentary, "Journey into Dyslexia," is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the auditorium of the Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St.
The documentary profiles students and adults with dyslexia — difficulty with language skills, especially reading — who share their experiences of struggling in school and then succeeding in life.
Academy Award-winning filmmakers Alan and Susan Raymond use the film to examine the complexities of this differently structured brain and debunk myths and misperceptions about dyslexia.
Among the adults with dyslexia featured in the film are consumer advocate Erin Brockovich; Ben Foss, inventor of the Intel Reader; Steve Walker, New England Pellet founder and CEO; micro sculptor Willard Wigan; and Dr. Carol Greider, 2009 Nobel laureate in physiology and medicine.
"Journey into Dyslexia" originally aired on HBO2 on May 11, 2011.
There's no cost and you can bring your own snacks. RSVP, including your name address and the number of people attending, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Continuing Professional Development Units credits are available through ROE School Works.
The showing is sponsored by the Illinois Branch of the International Dyslexia Association along wtih Urbana Area LEAP Group.