Archive for the ‘Tourette Syndrome Conference’ Category

Help Support Kids with Tourette’s at our Tourette Foundation Casino Night on June 4th

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

Postcard Casino NightCome out and have a fun time as we raise money to support the programming needs for children with Tourette Syndrome across the United States.


June 4, 2016

Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Hotel


Casino Night Fun

* Play Blackjack, Roulette, Texas Hold’em, Craps and More

* Dinner, Cash Bar, Silent Auction and Raffle


For more information, visit



6:30-7:00pm Cocktails and Cash Bar Open

7:00-7:30pm Welcome by Brad Cohen and Highlights of the Foundation

7:30-10:15pm Casino Open and Dinner Served

10:15-10:30pm Casino Closed and Raffle Begins

2016 Atlanta Tourette Syndrome Conference-June 4th-SAVE THE DATE!

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

2016 Atlanta Tourette Syndrome Conference


SAVE THE DATE: June 4, 2016

Breaking Down The Barriers

We’re ready to GO BIG TIME!!!!! Please plan on joining us!

Parent’s/Educator’s Track

Adults with TS Track

Children’s Conference for kids ages 5-17 years old

More information coming soon:

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!!!

Atlanta Tourette Syndrome Conference- June 6th Save the Date

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015


The 2015 Tourette Syndrome Conference in Atlanta, GA on June 6, 2015

Join us on June 6th, 2015 in Atlanta, GA for the 2nd Annual Brad Cohen Tourette Foundation Tourette Syndrome Conference as we continue to “Break Down the Barriers” and educate teachers, parents, adults with TS, and all those who work with people who have Tourette Syndrome.

This year we will be celebrating Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month and attending the Atlanta Braves Baseball game. This will be a great way to socialize with other families who support children with Tourette Syndrome.

Our goal this year is to create a conference that is more affordable for the entire family to attend. This year we are inviting children ages 5-17 to attend the children’s track as we focus on social skills, bullying, advocacy and a sense of community so the kids see they are not alone. We will also have a track for adults with TS so they can have plenty of time to socialize and address appropriate topics for the group.

At the one day conference, hear about the latest treatments in the TS community, hear educational strategies for the classroom, learn about TS behaviors, learn about Parential Rights and IEP’s/504 Plans, learn more about OCD, ADHD, Executive Functioning and the associated behaviors and learn more about social skills that can help your kids.

Excellent Speakers: Justin Bachman, Sue Conners, Sheryl Pruitt, and more!

Save the date and plan to join us in Atlanta, GA to learn more about Tourette Syndrome!

Don’t miss this amazing event! Help us spread the word!

Check out last years great event:


Atlanta Tourette Syndrome Conference a Success!

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Watch this short video that shares some highlights from the 2014 Atlanta Tourette Syndrome Conference.

Over 120 people attended from 17 different states and 3 different countries.
We thank all of our sponsors, speakers and those in attendance for making this weekend a huge success!

Click here to check out our wonderful sponsors for this event!

For more information about the conference, visit

Atlanta Tourette Syndrome Conference

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

BCTF Conference

Register Today for the premier education event on Tourette Syndrome in the Southeast:
“Breaking Down the Barriers”, Friday February 7th and Saturday, February 8, 2014 in Atlanta GA
  • CEUs and CMEs through Emory University
  • 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 from Texas A&M’s Dr. Doug Woods.
  • Hear the educational strategies for the classroom and the impact of behavior with
    Sheryl Pruitt, M.Ed., ET/P and Leslie Packer, Ph.D.

Friday, February 7th 6:00-9:00 PM and Saturday, February 8, 2014
8:00 AM  to 5:00 PM

Marriott Atlanta Perimeter Center
Atlanta, Georgia
Hotel & Travel: 
We have negotiated a discount hotel room rate for the weekend. Click here for Travel & Hotel information. 


For information on individual sessions and speakers click here.


Discounts available for certain people. 

We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta.


Friday Night Dinner with the Speakers!

Friday, February 7, 2014!


Join us for:
“An Evening to Learn About the Latest Findings on Tourette Syndrome:”
“Dinner with the Speakers”, Friday, February 7, 2014 in Atlanta GA
  • We welcome all Doctors and Professionals to attend this wonderful opportunity!
  • Learn the latest treatments from highly acclaimed Yale University’s Dr. James Leckman.
  • Take in the newest ideas of CBIT from Texas A&M’s Dr. Doug Woods.
  • Dinner will include a surf and turf plate for all in attendance. Wine will be included for the night.  
  • CMEs and CEUs through Emory University.  
  • You are welcome to bring your spouse for the evening, too.  

Dinner: Dinner with Leckman and Woods 
Marriott Atlanta Perimeter Center
Atlanta, Georgia


This dinner is part of a larger conference “Breaking Down the Barriers”

Friday, February 7, 2014
6:00 PM AM  to 9:00 PM

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



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:

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"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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