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Our journey begins

Well, our journey began just after my daughter Ally’s 9th birthday in February 2009. It came in the form of an e-mail from her 3rd-grade teacher, who was writing to inform me that over the last few weeks my daughter… Continue Reading

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A messy situation

It’s been two weeks since I posted? Really? How did that happen? Oh, yeah: My patience was buried in the kids’ bedroom under their shared space. My sanity was buried under Stink’s desk. And somewhere along the line I permanently… Continue Reading

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Conditional Corner: The end of an OCD era

Conditional Corner is a series that runs Fridays on TSParentsOnline. All stories, including this one by Vrinda Pendred, were originally published at Conditional Publications. When I was 11, my father went on holiday to Mexico City and brought back too… Continue Reading

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Ask Dr. Ticcy: How do I support the caregiver of a person with TS?

Dr. Ticcy is a pseudonym for the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada National Office, which draws on information from experts across Canada and beyond to answer questions from the TS community. Please send your questions to tsfc@tourette.ca with the salutation… Continue Reading

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Well, it’s not Autism

Well, there is no indication of Autism disorder, and Dr. Fisch also believes there’s no evidence of ODD or mood disorder — that it’s just a culmination of the TS, OCD, ADHD and anxiety bringing on frustration that he doesn’t… Continue Reading

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Webinar originally slated for April 24 rescheduled for May 1

The increasing saturation of technology in our culture is both a blessing and a curse – especially when it comes to its use among children and teenagers. The next New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) Wednesday… Continue Reading

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“On Fire” — a new novel about a girl with Tourette

Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada member Dianne Linden is the author of a new YA-adult crossover novel, “On Fire.” The character Matti Iverly, one of the narrators in the book, is based largely on the life experiences of Erika, a… Continue Reading

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Anger and hope, all in one day!

Looking over Corey’s school records, even from before we moved to Missouri, and everything up until this year is great. Grades are awesome. Then all of the sudden, this year things just plunged downhill, right when his Tourette went full… Continue Reading

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Conditional Corner: We are all neuroatypical X-Men

Conditional Corner is a series that runs Fridays on TSParentsOnline. All stories, including this one by Vrinda Pendred, were originally published at Conditional Publications. OK, who watched X-Men 3: The Last Stand and felt like, in many ways, it was… Continue Reading