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Some links and some hard times at school

Hi everyone, I wanted to post a couple of links that I found online and also put on my Tic Tic Boom page on Facebook. I think you’ll find them very useful. Enjoy! Praising Children for Their Personal Qualities May… Continue Reading

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What is a rage episode?

The following is the first in a three-part series first published on the blog of the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada. Neurological storms, rage episodes, rage attacks, explosive rage — it has many names. Regardless of the term, they describe… Continue Reading

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Make the choice to move ahead no matter what

Thanks to everyone who has checked in on me. It’s been kind of a crazy couple weeks around here. I was really sick with an exhausting chest cold. Stink had his 10th birthday party. It was my birthday last week.… Continue Reading

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I’m a finalist for best special needs book!

OMG!!! I’m a finalist for best special needs book!!! “Brynn’s Bizarre Behavior” has been selected as a finalist for “Favorite New Special-Needs Children’s Book” in the About.com Readers’ Choice Awards. The poll is up now at, so please vote for… Continue Reading

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A healthy, functioning son is worth more than a mound of medical bills

I am writing in response to the article, “Medical Bills Bankrupt Families of Mentally Ill Children,”  which is a topic poignant to my family at this time.  For the past few weeks, I’ve been checking our mailbox every day, making… Continue Reading

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Tourette movies for parents to watch with their kids

Big thanks to RuthieP from A Little Bit Different: Tourette Syndrome for posting these TS movie suggestions for kids to watch with their parents: Phoebe in Wonderland (Available on Netflix instant play) (Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OCJi6_lxAQ) Front of the Class (Available for… Continue Reading

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Marc Elliot talks about his book, his life, Tourette and more

Marc Elliot has spoken to hundreds of groups and organizations, reaching out to more than 100,000 individuals in the United States and internationally. At the age of 26, Marc has now found a way to use his own story, his… Continue Reading

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Retreat Weekend for New Jersey Tourette Syndrome families

The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders’ (NJCTS) yearly Family Retreat Weekend has been a source of fun, inspiration, learning and encouragement to individuals with TS and their families for nearly a decade. Many memories have been… Continue Reading

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Teen years are tough

Being a teenager is hard enough, factor in the early 80s and not much info on the subject of Tourette — and the snarky way the media has depicted TS — and growing up was a huge recipe for disaster.… Continue Reading

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Looking for answers? Why not try a webinar?

In 2008, the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) launched its monthly Wednesday Webinar series, which draws an audience from 48 states and nearly 20 countries. The series, offered at no cost to participants, features online… Continue Reading