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School giving me a very hard time about a 504 plan

Seated at the center of a half-circle desk, I try to adjust my posture to fit. This is impossible — I am sitting in a chair made to accommodate a 5-year-old. I am 5-foot-8, and my knees form a peak… Continue Reading

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Saving for Brain Balance — no obligation to buy!

Stink’s tics are still pretty yukky. I’ve decided to go full bore and save for Brain Balance. This is the one time I will mention here that I am accepting donations for this. Please don’t feel obligated give me a penny.… Continue Reading

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Cool T-shirt ideas for Tourette Syndrome and Asperger’s

EDITOR’S NOTE: Please welcome KielM to TSParentsOnline. She is the author of the Momma Has Monsters blog, and she will be blogging here from time to time now as well. Sometimes I think this would all be a little bit… Continue Reading

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Help me cure the one thing I hate about having Tourette

Having Tourette has definitely made my life different. It’s hard to be “normal” when I’m always drawing people’s attention for the weird sounds I make or the odd behaviors that I just can’t stop doing. I avoid a lot of… Continue Reading

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“Tourette Syndrome: The Facts” video translated into Chinese

Hello, I’ve decided to make a Chinese translation of my Tourette Syndrome: The Facts video that I debuted last month. A big thanks to Ben Smith, who is my nephew and a preacher who has taken up Chinese to continue… Continue Reading

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Channeling energy, not suppression, can help Tourette Syndrome

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following post was entered on our Facebook page the other day. It’s from the leader of an online community called Collectively Conscious, who has Tourette Syndrome and associated disorders such as ADHD. I would just like to share that I,… Continue Reading

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My 9-year-old son is becoming his own advocate

Jaden was diagnosed at 4. Last year at age 8, I finally broke it to him that the reason he made these noises, etc., was because he has Tourette Syndrome. After the natural reaction of crying and self-loathing, he immediately… Continue Reading

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My son’s “Tics and Tourette” speech went really well!

In my last post, I talked about how my son, Stink, had a big speech in school about Tourette Syndrome. The speech went really well. With the dry-erase board in the picture above reading “Tics and Tourette,” the speech went… Continue Reading