Outgrowing the Child Neurologist: Transition in Tourette Syndrome

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adulthood may come naturally, but it takes years of preparation. There are many challenges and barriers facing adolescents with any neuropsychiatric disorder. But there are also practical solutions that can lead to optimal success for youth with Tourette syndrome.

Lawrence W. Brown, MD is Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. He is past president of the Child Neurology Foundation and founding chairman of its initiative to develop tools for successful medical transition. Dr. Brown is director of the Pediatric Neuropsychiatry Program (PNP which he started 25 years ago in collaboration with Dr. Tony Rostain to scientifically and comprehensively address the needs of children with neuropsychiatric problems. Since then, together and individually, they have worked tirelessly with this population.

In the current year Dr. Brown is on sabbatical where he completed editing the volume on neurology transition and continues to work on projects directed at transition of youth with neuropsychiatric disorders and intellectual disability as well as a new initiative adapted from an internationally successful program to help teenagers with Tourette syndrome and other neurological disorders to express their feelings through writing.

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