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Dylan Brady, left, and his fraternal twin Cody (Credit: Heather Walsh)

Dylan Brady, left, and his fraternal twin Cody play music in the yard of their Sea Cliff home. (Jun. 29, 2013)

Trumping Tourette

Sea Cliff teen Dylan Brady talks of tics, bullying to demystify disorder.

Dylan Brady, a Sea Cliff ninth-grader speaks to
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Dylan Brady, a Sea Cliff ninth-grader speaks to fifth-grade students at Glen Head Elementary School about Tourette syndrome. Brady, who has been diagnosed with Tourette syndrome, is a Youth Ambassador for the National Tourette Syndrome Association. (May 28, 2013)

Dylan Brady of Sea Cliff employs a role-reversal
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Dylan Brady of Sea Cliff employs a role-reversal exercise with fifth graders at Glen Head Elementary School to demonstrate the effects Tourette syndrome can have. Brady was diagnosed with a mild form of the disorder. (May 28, 2013)

Dylan Brady, a Sea Cliff ninth grader, tells
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Dylan Brady, a Sea Cliff ninth grader, tells fifth grade students at Glen Head Elementary School about what it is like to have Tourette Syndrome. Brady advocates for himself and others with the disorder by educating peers and younger children about Tourette's and teaches them tolerance and sensitivity. (May 28, 2013)

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Glen Head Elementary School fifth graders read about
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Glen Head Elementary School fifth graders read about Tourette Syndrome as Dylan Brady, a Sea Cliff ninth grader, speaks about what it's like to live with the disorder. (May 28, 2013)

Dylan Brady, left, 14, Youth Ambassador of the
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Dylan Brady, left, 14, Youth Ambassador of the Long Island Tourette Syndrome Association plays music with his fraternal twin Cody in the front yard of their home in Sea Cliff. (Jun. 29, 2013)

Left, Dylan Brady, 14, of Sea Cliff, Youth
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Left, Dylan Brady, 14, of Sea Cliff, Youth Ambassador for the Long Island chapter of the Tourette Syndrome Association, accompanies his fraternal twin Cody, in a music session at home. (Jun. 29, 2013)

Dylan Brady, left, and his fraternal twin Cody
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Dylan Brady, left, and his fraternal twin Cody play music in the yard of their Sea Cliff home. (Jun. 29, 2013)

Dylan Brady, 14, of Sea Cliff, Youth Ambassador
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Dylan Brady, 14, of Sea Cliff, Youth Ambassador for the Long Island chapter of the Tourette Syndrome Association, was diagnosed with Tourette's 18 months ago. From left, first row Dylan Brady, second row, his mother, Nancy Brady, sister Bridgette Brady, Adin Dill, third row, brother Cody, cousin Emma Nelson, grandmother Sandy Barrett, forth row, father John Brady, cousin Tyler Henderson, uncle Nevin Henderson and aunt Tammy Nelson. (Jun. 29, 2013)

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Dylan Brady, 14, center, Youth Ambassador for the
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Dylan Brady, 14, center, Youth Ambassador for the Long Island chapter of the Tourette Syndrome Association, poses with his family before a 5k run to raise money for organization. From left, his mother Nancy Brady, sister Bridgette Brady, father John Brady and his fraternal twin Cody Brady. (Jun. 29, 2013)

Dylan Brady, 14, plays the drums and sings
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Dylan Brady, 14, plays the drums and sings in his home in Sea Cliff. On the left are his cousins, Emma Nelson, Tyler Henderson, and his fraternal twin brother Cody Brady on bass. (Jun. 29, 2013)

Dylan Brady, 14, of Sea Cliff is a
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Dylan Brady, 14, of Sea Cliff is a Youth Ambassador for the Long Island Tourette Syndrome Association. He was diagnosed 18 months ago, and since then has become a advocate teaching tolerance, understanding and sensitivity. (June 29, 2013)

Dylan Brady, left, and his fraternal twin brother
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Dylan Brady, left, and his fraternal twin brother Cody Brady, 14, perform during a family fun day benefit for the Long Island chapter of the Tourette Syndrome Association in Lindenhurst. (June 15, 2013)

Dylan Brady, left, and his fraternal twin brother
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Dylan Brady, left, and his fraternal twin brother Cody Brady, 14, perform during a family fun day benefit for the Long Island chapter of the Tourette Syndrome Association in Lindenhurst. (June 15, 2013)

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Dylan Brady, 14, of Sea Cliff, speaks at
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Dylan Brady, 14, of Sea Cliff, speaks at Glen Head Elementary School about what it is like to live with Tourette sydrome. (May 28, 2013)

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