Brad Cohen: An Inside Look at a School Leader with Tourette Syndrome

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About The Guest(s): Brad Cohen is an educator, author, and motivational speaker. He has Tourette Syndrome and has dedicated his career to advocating for individuals with disabilities. Brad has written a book called “Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had,” and his story has been made into a movie. He has also worked as a mascot for the Atlanta Braves.

Summary: Brad Cohen, an educator with Tourette Syndrome, shares his experiences and insights on working with individuals with disabilities. He emphasizes the importance of understanding and acceptance, dispelling misconceptions about Tourette’s, and providing support for students with neurological disorders. Brad also discusses his own journey as an educator and the impact he has made in the lives of others.


Key Takeaways:

  • Misconceptions about Tourette’s include viewing it as a behavior problem and assuming individuals with Tourette’s are disabled.
  • Educators should educate themselves about Tourette’s and communicate with students to understand their needs.
  • Tourette’s can be influenced by emotions and stress, leading to increased tics in certain situations.
  • It is crucial for educators to believe in students with Tourette’s and provide them with opportunities for success.
  • Families of children with disabilities should educate others, focus on strengths, and promote self-confidence.

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