Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Different is the New Normal

The movie, Different is the New Normalis coming out on PBS this month but can already be viewed on the PBS website. Click the movie title to go to the website.

I am forever grateful that my son is growing up in a generation where people talk about their disabilities and help bring awareness to others.

As a mom of a child with Tourette Syndrome, I am so thankful for another mom who shares her story. I cried. I laughed. I smiled. I nodded. It felt so good to feel like someone else gets my life. Thank you Robin Small. Thank you. This will be a gift to so many families. 

Thank you Ariel Small for your courage. You helped me see the courage of my own son who is just beginning his journey. I am so proud to be his mom. So proud.

If you know anyone with Tourette Syndrome, please watch this movie. The following is a trailer. 

Watch Different is the New Normal on PBS. See more from THIRTEEN Specials.


  1. Thank you for sharing this movie Kim. I will share it with others.

  2. I'm so happy that you liked the documentary. We've spent the last four years working on this to validate and document a small glimpse of the struggles these kids and all kids with challenges go through.

    1. Thank you, Robin, for leaving a comment here! I am honored. I am so thankful for son's courage to share his story. I have also encouraged friends who have kids with other disabilities to watch this movie. Your story helped me so much and can help all of us know that we are not alone as we parent a child who moves through life with special needs. Thanks again. And may this movie change lives and empower those with Tourette Syndrome to walk tall and with hope.

  3. What a powerful movie! I am new to Tourette syndrome but I'll share it with others when I find someone who has this syndrome.