New Documentary on Tourette Syndrome to Premier Thursday, September 15th

September 13, 2011 by  
Filed under Advocacy, Event

The Brad Cohen Tourette Foundation sent out this announcement:

Different is the New Normal will premier on Thursday, September 15th at 8pm (EST) on THIRTEEN (WNET, public television in NY) and then again on Saturday, September 17th at 3:30am (EST)

It will air on Tuesday, September 20th at 10 pm (EST) on NJTV (public television in NJ) then again Thursday, September 22nd at 4 am (EST), Sunday, September 25th at 5 am (EST) ) and Sunday, September 25th at 11 pm (EST), Tuesday, September 27th at 10:30 pm (EST) on WLIW21 (public television in metropolitan and suburban NYC and NJ)

After the broadcast, it will be on this website for a limited time: http://watch.thirteen.org/

The one hour film is about the life of Chicago native Ariel Small, a teen with Tourette Syndrome who inspires others living with TS to be the best they can be. American Idol star James Durbin makes an appearance as he discusses how he has overcome TS himself. This show is informational, educational, and an honest portrayal of what life is like for someone with TS. Follow one kids journey to be normal and accepted by others and how he became empowered to educate the world about TS.

Different Is the New Normal captures the pain and frustration many parents and their children experience,” said Neal Shapiro, WNET’s President and CEO. “Ariel’s inspirational story provides an uplifting perspective to this often misunderstood disorder, and will inspire everyone who watches this film to think about people as individuals, not as labels.”

Just like my story, Ariel Small will show America that just because a person has TS, we don’t have to allow TS to win. This inspirational show is nicely done and without a doubt will help others understand what living with TS is all about. I give it two thumbs up and after viewing it, I think you do the same.

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