Second Annual Learning Differences Seminar

The Hamilton Institute Presents its Second Annual Learning Differences Seminar: Film screening of “The Disruptors” and follow-up discussion

“The Disruptors” is being lauded as the first definitive, comprehensive documentary film on ADHD, one of the most commonly diagnosed, and widely misunderstood neurological conditions in the world today.

Over seven million US children, and over 23 million adults are diagnosed with ADHD. “The Disruptors” provides an inside look at five families currently living with this condition. The award-winning film also hears from the nation’s top experts on ADHD, and spotlights a small army of high-profile, game-changing personalities about their ADHD, as they testify to the challenges as well as the “super skills” they have leveraged to achieve great success.

A quote that reads, "Taking away this stigma that comes along with things that are neurological is a real sea change that needs to happen." from the director of the documentary, The Disruptors.

Date, Location, and Cost:

  • Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 6pm
  • The Whitaker Building (Hamilton) on The Wheeler School’s Providence campus (216 Hope Street)
  • This is a hybrid event that participants can attend either in person or remotely. Virtual attendees will receive links to both watch the film and to participate in the follow-up discussion with Hamilton faculty and other attendees.
  • $20 registration is required for any participants who are not a member of the Hamilton and Wheeler community (select “Hamilton Institute Conferences 2023” in the registration portal, and at the time of registration, be sure to select either in person or virtual, depending on your preference).
  • Members of the Hamilton and Wheeler community should email to register for free.


  • 6pm – Film screening
  • 7:30pm – Discussion and Q&A with Hamilton Faculty members –
    • Bill McCarthy, Head of The Hamilton School at Wheeler
    • Zach Edson, Middle School Faculty at The Hamilton School
    • Pam Levanos, Academic Support and Upper School Faculty