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Mayor Provenzano raises flag for Learning Disabilities Month

2,000 more flags planted at the Public Library representing all students who have been identified with a learning disability within English school boards and Sault College
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LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION OF SAULT STE. MARIE

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The Learning Disabilities Association of Sault Ste. Marie’s flag was raised this afternoon at the Civic Centre.

Mayor Christian Provenzano was on hand to officially mark October as Learning Disabilities Awareness Month in Sault Ste. Marie.

Earlier in the day, volunteers planted nearly 2,000 at the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library representing the total number of students who have been identified with a learning disability within both the English school boards and Sault College.

These flags can be seen at the library until the end of the month. As part of Learning Disabilities Awareness Month, the organization is hosting a free movie night on Oct. 19, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

This event will feature the documentary The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia and will take place in the community room at the SSM Public Library.

“People with learning disabilities have a lot to contribute to our community,” says Matt Trainor, chair of the Learning Disabilities Association of Sault Ste. Marie’s Community Advisory Committee.

“With their creative strengths and above average intelligence, some simple support can see them excel in their educational pursuits and eventually find meaningful employment.”

The Learning Disabilities Association of SSM is proud to have Elissa and Kayle Trozzo as our honourary co-chairs of Learning Disabilities Awareness Month. Elissa and Kayle are sisters and attend St. Basil’s Catholic Elementary School.

“People with learning disabilities are as smart or smarter than average students. Just because we have a learning disability doesn’t mean that we can’t learn.” said Elissa Trozzo, honorary co-chair of Learning Disabilities Month. “We just learn in a different way,” added Kayle Trozzo.

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