Sounding off about vocals: A real term for this irritation!

Those of you with tics who have written to me often say that your noises bug you. Those of you without TS but who live with it say the sounds can drive you batty. I have nothing but sympathy for… Continue Reading


Oxytocin and attachment

A couple years ago, I began researching bonding, attachment and oxytocin. Oxytocin is a powerful hormone that is necessary for bonding and attachment.  It is often called the “love” molecule.  My son with tactile sensory sensitivity as well as TS… Continue Reading


‘Twas the night before TicMas…

…And all through the house My Stinker was squeaking A bit like a mouse It wasn’t too bad, but it did make me pause That I’d sure like a gift from dear old Santa Clause One for myself cause’ I’m… Continue Reading


Acupuncture to the rescue: Tics reduced!

Keeping this short as I’m at work, but had to say that Stink is seeing relief already from one treatment of acupuncture last week. I am so relieved. Energy down, vocals almost gone, still major eye rolling and head shakes/head… Continue Reading


Top 13 TS Moments of 2013

2013 was a big year for the TS community both in Canada and internationally. Here’s the TSFC’s list of the biggest TS moments of 2013. Do they match yours?   13. Former Idol Contestant James Durbin Releases First Single from Second… Continue Reading


I spy new science on tic relief

Everyone in my group is kind of freaking out about tics, including me. Not sure if it’s Christmas or the weather or just stress from school, but they are in high gear. As a background, most of us have kids… Continue Reading


Emotional dysregulation: Just like regular kids, but only moreso!

Ken Shyminsky, a former vice president of the Greater Toronto Chapter of the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, draws upon his personal experiences as an teacher and student with Tourette Syndrome to help children with TS and related disorders. He… Continue Reading


South Jersey family hit hard by Tourette Syndrome throws support behind NJ Walks for TS program

Lori Theodoropoulos has been through a lot with her now 28-year-old daughter, also named Lori. The younger Lori was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at age 6, has been asked to leave support groups because of the invasiveness of her tics… Continue Reading


NJCTS’ School In-Service Program gets big boost from record NJ Walks for TS at Mendham turnout

When the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) launched the NJ Walks for TS program in 2010, it had the vision of the New Jersey Tourette community assembling en masse to promote awareness and advocacy for… Continue Reading


Skating in circles, not getting dizzy

Sunday after church we took the kids ice skating. For those of you who live in beautiful wintry wonderlands, picture a frozen pond surrounded by snow capped trees and cardinals. For those living in the city, like us, picture a… Continue Reading