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2014 Tourette Syndrome Conference in Atlanta, GA

Monday, September 9th, 2013

BCTF Conference

Tourette Syndrome Conference

February 8, 2014

Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Perimeter Marriott Hotel

www.TouretteSyndromeConference.com

 

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

A conference for individuals with Tourette Syndrome, teachers, parents of kids who have Tourette Syndrome, psycologists, psychiatrists, therapists, social workers, counselors, physicians, neurologists, health care professionals, nurse practitioners and more!

Come learn the latest and greatest from our team of professionals that will be presenting:

** Be inspired by the story of Brad Cohen.

** Learn the latest treatments from highly acclaimed Yale University’s Dr. James Leckman. 

** Take in the newest ideas of CBIT (Cognative Behavior Therapy) from Texas A&M’s Dr. Doug Woods.

** Hear the educational strategies for the classroom from Sheryl Pruitt.

** Advance your knowledge on the behaviors you are dealing with as Leslie Packer shares.

** Learn more about your parental rights as we talk about IEP’s and 504 Plans.

** And of course the best part of all, you will have a chance to meet others who have TS or deal with TS.  Network and share with others who have been dealing with the same issues as you!

You can attend for as low as $99!

See the agenda, speakers, and location on the website.

*All those who register will receive a free copy of the Hallmark Hall of Fame DVD, Front of the Class.

For more information and to register now, visit the website:  www.tourettesyndromeconference.com

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July is “National Make a Difference to Children Month”

Friday, July 19th, 2013

THE POWER OF ONE

For National Make a Difference to Children Month, I ask you to remember my story, then go out there and pay it forward to help other children who could use your help.

Growing up, people didn’t believe in me and people didn’t want to give me a chance because I was different. I had Tourette Syndrome. What they didn’t know, was their actions gave me the fuel to overcome my disability and go on to become an award winning elementary school teacher and make a difference in the life of children across the United States.

Every time someone said, “Brad can’t do it,” I proved them wrong!

Here are eight ideas that helped me find success and they can help you make a difference in the life of a child near you.

1) The Power of One: Be that ONE person who makes a difference in the life of a child. When everyone else turns away and says “I can’t help that kid,” step up and prove them all wrong and support that child when nobody else will.
2) Keep that Positive Attitude: Show that child that even during the toughest times, keep your head up and look for the positive side of the situation.
3) Show You Care: Put your Ipads down and turn off your cell phones. Listen to what the child is saying and encourage them to be the best they can be.
4) Embrace their Passion: Help that child emerce themselves in whatever they love to do most. Enjoy the moment.
5) Help them Follow their Dreams: Learn what they love to do and help guide them towards success. Don’t allow anyone to take away a child’s dream. That dream may give them hope in life.
6) Focus on their Strengths, not their Weaknesses: Yes, some children have bigger weaknesses than others, but there is no need to remind children of this. Step up and look at the positive things the child is able to do.
7) Show Perseverance: Explain to children not to make excuses because one excuse will lead to the next. Model for them a “never-give-up” attitude. Show them they can do it.
8) Celebrate: When all else fails, celebrate like there’s no tomorrow. It doesn’t matter how big or small the celebration may be, just enjoy life and all the great things the child has to offer.

Cheers

Front of the Class Will Air Two Times This Weekend

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Front of the Class will be on The Hallmark Movie Channel this weekend two different times.

Friday, March 29th at 6pm (EST)
Saturday, March 30th at noon (EST)

Check local listings to confirm.

Be sure to look for my cameo appearance with my wife right after the orchestra concert when I’m getting up from my seat and heading to the stage. You’ll see us in the background as some of the teachers in the room.

That scene took about 8 hours to film. It was a long day, but the director said, that was the one scene he had to get right to make the movie really be successful.

You be the judge! Did they get it right?
Enjoy watching Front of the Class! It’s my favorite movie of all time and I hope it will become your favorite too.

Cheers,
Brad

Click Here to buy Front of the Class Now!

Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month: A Conversation with Brad Cohen and Kid Author Dylan Peters

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

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The call with Brad Cohen and kid author Dylan Peters will be on Saturday, June 12th at noon/EST and will last 1 hour. Learn how children can become advocates for themselves and how one boy decided to not only tell his classmates, but tell the world about TS through his book, Tic Talk: Living with Touretre Syndrome, A 9-year-old boy’s story in his own words.  

Feel free to email us questions to read during the call. The conference call is free to the public.

E-mail us and ask for calling numbers and access codes for the conference call. When you email us, an auto-respond email will be sent to you with instructions: tsawareness@bradcohentourettefoundation.com

You can also click here to learn more about TS Awareness Month

Feel free to share this information with anyone who may be interested. Education about Tourette Syndrome will continue to make a difference for those who live with the condition daily. This event is sponsored by The Brad Cohen Tourette Foundation. Thanks for the support of Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month!

Cheers, Brad

Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month: A Conversation with Brad Cohen and author Sheryl Pruitt

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

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The call with Brad Cohen and educational consultant/author Sheryl Pruitt (Teaching the Tiger) on Thursday, June 3rd at 7pm/EST will last 1 hour. Learn about the co-morbid conditions that go along with Tourette syndrome as well as other education strategies for the classroom. Feel free to email us questions to read during the call. The conference call is free to the public.

E-mail us and ask for calling numbers and access codes for the conference call. When you email us, an auto-respond email will be sent to you with instructions: tsawareness@bradcohentourettefoundation.com

You can also click here to learn more about TS Awareness Month

Feel free to share this information with anyone who may be interested. Education about Tourette Syndrome will continue to make a difference for those who live with the condition daily. This event is sponsored by The Brad Cohen Tourette Foundation. Thanks for the support of Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month!

Cheers, Brad

Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

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Join Brad Cohen during Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month for some conference calls with guests to create awareness for Tourette Syndrome. This series is titled “Talking Tourette with Brad Cohen and Guests.” Brad will be speaking with the following people on these dates:

May 17th 7pm/EST Brad’s mother, Ellen speaking from a mother’s point of view
May 25th 7pm/EST Jimmy Wolk, actor from Front of the Class -get the inside scoop from the movie
June 3rd 7pm/EST Sheryl Pruitt, author and educational specialist on Tourette syndrome-learn more about the co-morbid conditions of TS and educational strategies in the classroom
June 12th noon/EST Dylan Peters, author of the book Tic Talk speaking from a child’s point of view on advocacy

Click here to learn more about TS Awareness Month

E-mail us and ask for calling numbers and access codes for the conference calls: tsawareness@bradcohentourettefoundation.com

Each call will last 1 hour. Feel free to email us questions to read during the call. All four conference calls are free to the public.

Help us spread the word about this event to help create more awareness for Tourette Syndrome. This event is sponsored by The Brad Cohen Tourette Foundation. Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month is from May 15 – June 15 2010. Join us on Facebook too by clicking here!

Cheers, Brad

Hallmark Channel Now Featuring Front of the Class

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

What do Martha Stewart and Front of the Class have in common?

They will both be featured on the Hallmark Channel! The first viewing will be on Saturday, April 3rd at 9:00pm/est. Look for reruns to continue throughout the year.

Feel free to spread the word to those who missed it the first few times. This is your chance to learn more about Brad Cohen and Tourette syndrome. Check out Jimmy Wolk, Patricia Heaton, Treat Williams, Dominic Scott Kay and so many other wonderful actors as they help the world discover that dreams can come true!

Get updated on Brad’s new foundation too. The Brad Cohen Tourette Foundation is up and running. Sign up on this website for updates.

If you like the movie, be sure to check out the award winning book too. It makes for a great present to educators or anyone looking for an inspirational story. Buy the book or DVD now!

Cheers, Brad

Just a Reminder!

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Today, I had a little girl email me a simple question: How do you live with Tourette syndrome….with all the people saying stuff?

She went on to tell me she received the movie Front of the Class, and it was the best thing she got for Christmas.

It was just a simple reminder that kids are still figuring out the game of life. So with that, I remind everyone what has helped me overcome the challenges of living with Tourette syndrome. I hope these ideas help others move forward to follow their dreams.

1) Keep that positive attitude
2) Focus on your strengths…….show the world what makes you shine
3) Educate everyone who will listen and tell them about Tourette syndrome and the challenges you face
4) Never give up……every time someone tells you that you can’t do something, prove them wrong! Show them not only can you do it, but you can do it better than others
5) Surround yourself with people who believe in you
6) Don’t make excuses, because the first excuse will lead to another, after another, after another
7) Find your passion in life and go for it
8 Last but not least……….Don’t let Tourette syndrome win! Don’t allow any of your weaknesses in life get the best of you!

While we are talking about Tourette Syndrome, you can help support the National Tourette Syndrome Association by clicking on the link below and vote to help them win $1 million in the Chase Community Giving Contest. Spread the word. Each person gets five votes and be sure to place one with TSA. Thanks for the support!

http://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/charities/744837

Don’t forget, Front of the Class will be on CBS the evening of February 6, 2010.

You can also learn more about the Brad Cohen Tourette Foundation, Inc at www.bradcohentourettefoundation.com

Cheers, Brad

It’s Time to Share the BIG News!

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

News Flash

From Front of the Class to Front of the Nursery!

For all of you who have followed me over the years, I have very exciting news to report. My wife, Nancy, is pregnant! We are expecting “Baby Cohen” to arrive around March 26th. Words can not express how excited we are to start our family with children.

For so many years, I have been an educator and worked with children. It has been so rewarding. But it was also nice to return those children to their parents each night. But now I’ll have my own that I won’t need to return to someone each night. As many people keep reminding us, life is about to change. And that doesn’t scare me one bit.

I’m ready for the challenge just like I have been ready for every other challenge in my life. Nancy and I both have great role models in our parents, my brother and the many friends and family who have kids. We are ready to embrace the idea of having a child with open arms and take it one day at a time. I know Nancy will be a great mother!

Nancy and I thank you for all the support as we enter the next chapter of our lives.

Cheers
Brad

Camp Twitch and Shout Featured on CNN

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Camp Twitch and Shout and Brad were featured on CNN on June 13, 2009.

Learn more about Camp Twitch and Shout at www.camptwitchandshout.com

Cheers, Brad

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Testimonials
"Brad Cohen is a walking billboard for the idea of living positively. He is like a cold drink on a hot day--refreshing, energizing, and likely to put a smile on your face."
Tim Shriver - Chairman of Special Olympics

"I have observed the magic of Brad Cohen in the classroom. He has turned Tourette Syndrome into an asset, and his life into inspiration."
Senator Johnny Isakson, Georgia

"Brad Cohen's story is a triumph of hope, determination, will and relentless good humor."
Peter J. Hollenbeck, Ph.D., Professor and
Associate Head of Biological Sciences,
Purdue University


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