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Understanding the 1 in 5 Free Event

  • South Carolina State Museum Columbia, SC (map)


Understood, an award-winning nonprofit resource for parents, is hosting a free forum in Columbia on February 2 to educate, engage and mobilize parents, teachers and professionals for the 1 in 5 children in South Carolina who have learning and attention issues.

The free event, which includes dinner, will include a panel discussion with national and state experts to help parents understand and meet the needs of kids who have learning and attention issues such as dyslexia and ADHD. The event will include updates on major changes in federal education law as well as practical tips to help parents advocate for their child.

Opening remarks: Molly Spearman, South Carolina Superintendent of Education

Panelists include:

  • Kevin Hager, Managing Director, Understood
  • Kim Hymes, Associate Director of Federal Outreach, National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
  • Lyn Pollard, Parent Advocacy Manager, NCLD
  • Analisa L. Smith, President, Learning Disabilities Association of South Carolina
  • Ann Whitten, Vice President, Learning Disabilities Association of South Carolina

Parking: The State Museum has ample free parking on site.


Earlier Event: February 2
Afternoon Reading Clinic
Later Event: February 4
Morning Reading Clinic