Friends of Different Learners is an independent organization of parents, staff, and community members dedicated to maximizing the potential of Birmingham Public School students with different abilities.

All Friends meetings are FREE and open to everyone!

2016-17                     MEETING SCHEDULE


Dyslexia and Reluctant Readers


Best practices for Inclusion


Griffin Claw Brewing Company: Friends Night Out

JANUARY 5, 2017

Able Act and Special Needs Trusts


The Cyber World: The Power and the Peril: Electronics Addictions and our children


Camp & Resource Fair + Micro Businesses at *Groves High School Commons


Reading Books with Friends

APRIL 13  

Employability, Job Training and Life Skills

MAY 4   

Appreciation Celebration at *Birmingham Covington School

JUNE 1   

Wrap Up 2017 & Plan 2018!

Meeting and Location Information

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month (with a few exceptions - see schedule).
  We start with a brief business meeting followed by the guest speaker and topic presentation.  Informal networking opportunities are available after every meeting to share ideas about how to help our different learners and to learn from each other.

Meetings begin at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

Birmingham Covington School (BCS)
1525 Covington Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI  48301
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Dyslexia and Reluctant Readers

October 6, 2016

7:00 p.m.

Staff Development Room

Birmingham Covington School (BCS)

1525 Covington Road • Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301

Please join us for a screening of “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia” directed by James Redford followed by a panel discussion about children who may be struggling with learning to read. You will meet families who are navigating the education system with dyslexia and learn about some warning signs and other factors that may be impeding reading success. You will come away with some next step suggestions if you think your student may be a reluctant reader. There will be time for questions and a chance to renew past acquaintances and meet new Friends.

For more information contact Jane Konoya at 248-497-2706 or