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Atlanta Tourette Syndrome Conference: June 6th

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

The Brad Cohen Tourette Foundation is honored to host the upcoming Atlanta Tourette Syndrome Conference! We look forward to you joining us!

“Breaking Down the Barriers Conference”

June 6, 2015
Atlanta, GA


Ramada Plaza Atlanta Capitol Park Hotel

Our goal is to break down the barriers that individuals with TS, OCD, and ADHD face at home, school and in social settings.

Justin Bachman, Sue Conners and Sheryl Pruitt

Conference Agenda for Parents, Educators and Professionals

Agenda for Saturday Conference

Arrival and Registration


Welcome by Brad Cohen then Keynote Speaker Justin Bachman: Living Loud: Can You Hear It?


Speaker – Sue Conners – Tourette Syndrome and OCD Awareness


Lunch Provided


Speaker – Sue Conners – Parental Rights for IEP’s and 504 Plans


Speaker – Sheryl Pruitt – Can’t Find It? Can’t Remember It? Executive Dysfunction and It’s Impact on Memory


Speaker – Q & A Panel with Parents

Agenda for Children’s Conference

Children ages 5-17 will have the opportunity to hear Brad Cohen and Justin Bachman speak. We will be addressing Bullying Issues, Advocacy Issues and Social Skills Issues. Children will have fun with entertainment provided and have a chance to socialize with peers during lunch! Siblings are welcome to participate.

*Children will be supervised in a room across from the adults. Should they be unable to participate in the program, we will notify you to come support our staff and help your child take a break from the action.

8:00-8:30 Arrival and Registration

8:30 -9:30 Brad Cohen and Justin Bachman (Living Loud)

9:45-11:15 Social Skills Program

11:15-12:00 Lunch

12:00-1:00 Magic Show

1:00-2:00 Advocacy Training with Justin Bachman and Tommy Molter (Georgia TSA Youth Ambassador)

2:15-3:15 Bullying Issues

3:15-4:00 Closing

Agenda for Adults with TS Conference

We plan to provide adults with TS an opportunity to break out in their own space to have conversation during parts of the day. Adults are welcome to participate in the main sessions also.

8:30 -9:30 Brad Cohen and Justin Bachman (Living Loud)

9:45-10:15 Introductions among adults

10:15-11:15 Discussion among adults on your topics of interest. Determined by the group

11:15-12:30 Lunch

12:30-2:00 Improv with Darin Bush discussing life with TS, ADHD/ADD, OCD and more!

2:15-3:15 Sheryl Pruitt and Executive Dysfunction Behaviors

3:15-4:00 Follow-up conversations among adult group

Agenda for Atlanta Braves Baseball Game

Tailgating and Socializing with other Families and Friends in Hotel Parking Lot

Bring your own tailgate chair if possible. Food will be provided. This will be a BYOB event if interested.


Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates at Turner Field
(Hotel is walking distance to Turner Field)

Check out videos and photos from last year’s conference!

Learn more about the Atlanta Tourette Syndrome Conference by clicking HERE!!!

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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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