2011 Art and Special Education Symposium

Breaking the Silence What People with Disabilities Have Been Waiting to Tell You.

November 12, 2011

David Flink, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Project Eye-To-Eye is the keynote speaker for our third annual symposium.

David Flink and Jonathan Mooney, author of “The Short Bus” founded Eye-to-Eye, which is a national mentoring program that matches college and high school students acting as tutors, role models and mentors, with elementary, middle, and high school students with LD/ADHD to empower them and to help them find success.  Like many who are eventually diagnosed with dyslexia, David Flink’s first exposure to the treatment of this learning difference was on the cold linoleum floor outside his 5th grade classroom. He existed for a year in this reading group of one where his teachers, although often well intentioned, did not teach David fundamental reading skills but instead, shame. Though struggling through much of his pre-college education, David eventually found success in school and once at Brown University, decided he needed to transcend his past experiences and attempt to empower others who might be encountering similar difficulty in school. Hence, he became one of the founding creators of Project Eye-To-Eye.

Published on November 12th, 2011