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Film festival highlights disabled adults [Letter]

Commentator Kalman R. Hettleman makes a number of excellent points regarding the tremendous potential of those living with intellectual and physical disabilities ("Disabled students aren't as disabled as you think," Oct. 7).

While Mr. Hettleman is speaking specifically about children and their potential to learn, we believe adults are underestimated too. At The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region, we have an opportunity every single day to witness people with disabilities achieving things sometimes even their own families never dreamed possible.

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness month, which makes this the perfect time to learn more about the incredible potential and successes of people living with disabilities. We encourage anyone interested in seeing this first-hand to attend our upcoming Sprout Film Festival on Nov. 14 at Harford Community College's Edgewood Hall.

For a $10 admission fee, attendees will have the opportunity to view a series of entertaining short films from around the world that will shatter many of the stereotypes about people living with disabilities. It is our hope that those attending the film festival will walk out with a new understanding that there really are no limits as to what this extraordinary group is capable of.

Shawn Kros, Aberdeen

The writer is executive director of the Arc Northern Chesapeake Region Inc.

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