The event benefited the Tourette Syndrome Association of Georgia. The guest speaker, Brad Cohen, author of the book “Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had” has been featured on Oprah and in People Magazine as well as other print and electronic media. Hallmark Hall of Fame has produced a movie based on Brad’s book that will air on CBS the evening of December 7, 2008.
Brad shared his extremely interesting story about living with Tourette’s for most of his life and how, after college, when given the opportunity to teach at a Cobb County elementary school, he not only excelled at it, but was named recipient of the Sallie Mae First Year Teacher of the Year Award for the State of Georgia!
To learn more about Tourette Syndrome and Brad, check out their websites by clicking on the links in the above paragraphs. To learn more about A Novel Exhange, contact Dale Israel.
A good time was had by all and here are some of the images from that night.
Dale Israel, Brad Cohen, Tricia Kardon
Brad Cohen and his Wife Nancy
Socializing prior to the book exchange.
Brad telling his story.
The audience listening intensely!
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