The national Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc. is very excited
to announce the official DVD release of the Hallmark Hall of Fame
movie, Front of the Class
, the true story of a young man's struggles with and triumph over Tourette Syndrome (TS) to become an award-winning teacher.
The DVD is available exclusively at
Hallmark Gold Crown Stores nationwide. If the store nearest you does
not have the DVD in stock, they will be able to order it for you.
Unfortunately, the DVD is not available for online purchase or from TSA.
Nearly 12 million people watched the CBS premiere of Front of the Class
December 7, 2008, based on Brad Cohen
's award-winning book, "Front of
the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had." This
poignant film is an accurate and inspiring depiction of this much
misunderstood neurological disorder. The adult Brad is played by Jimmy
Wolk (The Spiral Project
) and young Brad is played by Dominic Scott Kay
(Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End
). Patricia Heaton
(Everybody Loves Raymond
) and Treat Williams
) play Brad's parents. The DVD also features special "making-of" extra footage.
TSA highly encourages all schools across the country to include
this film as part of their curriculum to help students learn not only
about TS, but also to foster an understanding and acceptance of all
those living with any disability. To that end, TSA has created an
accompanying Teacher's Guide
for educators to utilize in their classrooms. The Teacher's Guide is available, at no charge, on the TSA website here
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