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A big thank-you to one of our volunteers!

Today, on the last day of the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada’s Volunteer Month, we’d like to thank the thanker. In addition to being a Trek Coordinator and member of the TSFC’s National Board of Directors, Sherri Brayshaw-Spencer (pictured above… Continue Reading

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New Jersey nonprofit gives access to experts online

Families living with neurological and learning disorders don’t have to travel far to interact with leading experts. They can do it from the comfort of their living room through the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders’ (NJCTS)… Continue Reading

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Beyond the diagnosis

I will be syndicating the posts from my blog, Tics & Tats, here on TSParentsOnline. If you want to know more about me and my connection to Tourette Syndrome, just click on my name for my bio! Or visit Tics… Continue Reading

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Some schools actually ARE good

Corey is doing well in his new school. He’s got lots of friends and an excellent teacher. When I dropped him off on his second day, the counselor stopped me to tell me if I want an IEP and 504… Continue Reading

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Supporting Students with TS+, Part 2: School Strategies for TS, ADHD, Aggression & Sensory Processing Challenges

For parents of children with exceptionalities like Tourette Syndrome, OCD, ADHD and mood disorders, classroom strategies are a very popular topic. Parents are eager to understand how their child’s education team can help remove roadblocks to learning, but it is… Continue Reading

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Why is my child mean?

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

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List of all upcoming and archived webinars, including April 23 on Tourette Syndrome & developmental disabilities

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Tourette Syndrome & Developmental Disabilities April 23, 2014 Presented by Lawrence W. Brown, MD Tourette Syndrome is defined solely by the chronic presence of motor and verbal tics. But large epidemiological studies have clearly demonstrated that the… Continue Reading

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Supporting Students with TS+, Part 1: Key Terms

For parents of children with exceptionalities like Tourette Syndrome, OCD, ADHD and mood disorders, classroom strategies are a very popular topic. Parents are eager to understand how their child’s education team can help remove roadblocks to learning, but it is… Continue Reading

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State testing can be a pain

You can follow me and my son Corey on our Ticsplosion Facebook page. This is our first post on TSParentsOnline since September 2013, but we are happy to be back! So the boys have state testing coming up and the… Continue Reading

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New Canadian rock band features members with TS

Say hello to Pariah. They’re a young, ambitious Canadian rock band, and two of their members happen to have TS. A five-piece ensemble, Pariah hails from Mississauga and Oakville, and they all love to write music, record and perform. The band… Continue Reading