Brad and his mother attend a support group for the first and last time.
The script was adapted from the book by Tom Rickman Following his 2006 appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, in 2007 Cohen spoke at a conference after Timothy Shriver of the Special Olympics.
With his mother's help and the support of his school principal, Brad eventually becomes an award-winning teacher.
Thanks to his mother never giving up, Brad is a success story and shares his success with everyone around him.
He helps Thomas with reading and makes an impression on Heather, a girl with terminal cancer.
Another student's father pulls her out of Brad's class as he fears Brad will distract her. After dating her for some time, he invites her over for Thanksgiving back at Ellen's house, where he tells Nancy he loves her, and the feeling is reciprocated.