Westport, CT (PRWEB) April 02, 2014
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities will hold its 12th annual benefit, The Sky's The Limit, at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25 at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, celebrating the limitless potential of children with learning disabilities and ADHD. NBC News Correspondent Kate Snow will be the Master of Ceremonies for the second year.
This year, Smart Kids with LD will honor the work of James Redford (the son of actor Robert Redford) and the team responsible for making the acclaimed HBO documentary film, “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia.”
“When I was given the extraordinary opportunity to make a film about understanding dyslexia, the mission was simple: make the movie I wish my family could have seen when my son, Dylan was functionally illiterate in fourth grade,” said Redford, whose son Dylan’s story is told in the documentary.
Karen Pritzker, the film's executive producer, whose daughter Allison Schwartz is featured in the film, will be one of the speakers at the Smart Kids with LD benefit. Dr. Tyler Lucas, a surgeon who struggled with dyslexia as a child, and several members of the Lucas family who appear in the film, will also be in attendance.
One of the evening’s highlights will be the official release of the animated Smart Kids with LD video by Westport producer Robert Williams, created with a grant from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation. The production team, led by Williams, includes the Pulitzer-Prize winning cartoonist and illustrator, Matt Davies of Wilton.
The evening’s honorees include:
About Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc.:
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. is a Westport-based nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering the parents of children with learning disabilities (LD) and attention deficit disorders (ADHD) via its educational programs, award-winning website and blog, and free e-newsletter at http://www.SmartKidswithLD.org. The organization also educates the public about these children’s gifts and talents. Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is an Honorary Board member, and Henry Winkler, Golden Globe award-winning actor, director and author, serves as the organization’s Honorary Chairman.
For more information, visit http://www.smartkidswithld.org.