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One of my Tourette’s pet peeves

One of my pet peeves is labeling mild/moderate/severe as if it’s an issue of “you’re mild, be thankful it isn’t worse” or “you’re severe, oh I feel so bad for you.” The issues of Tourette’s are much more complex than… Continue Reading

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Life beyond Tourette’s

There IS life beyond Tourette’s. Take a look at all these amazing people …It speaks to the possibility it can be done. Except maybe a ninja but there is some debate on whether the deficits in stealth are cancelled out… Continue Reading

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Tourette awareness shirts at InkToThePeople

I thought I’d try out inktothepeople.com as a way to make Tourette awareness items more available. I’ve started with some running shirts as a great way to be seen at awareness run/walk events, and I’ve made them available in styles… Continue Reading

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Cars need Tourette’s stickers on them

Anytime I go anywhere, I can almost guarantee that I will see cars with autism stickers. I have never seen anyone with a Tourette’s sticker. These magnets are my attempt to start changing that and get Tourette’s awareness visible. They… Continue Reading

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When “Let’s Talk” hits home

I know there will be those who point out that Tourette’s itself is a neurological disorder and not a “mental illness,” but the fact is that when you add in the co-occuring disorders like OCD and anxiety, and the stress… Continue Reading

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Please support the “What Makes Us Tic” documentary project

A good documentary for educating about Tourette’s. With support it, could become a great documentary. A lot of people either haven’t, or have only heard stereotyped references to it like “the swearing disorder.” Tourette Syndrome (TS) is actually a neurological… Continue Reading

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Suppression: There are good days and bad days

It can be difficult to hear someone point out that your tics seem better because there is so much more to Tourette’s than what others can see. It’s the nature of Tourette’s to have symptoms wax and wane; there are… Continue Reading

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I’m just like anyone else

When people look at me what they see may not be “normal,” but despite my difference I am just like anyone else. SHARE THIS POST

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Goal for 2014: MORE TOURETTE AWARENESS!

My goal for the new year is to encourage more people to actively promote Tourette awareness. It’s easy to look around for someone else to do the big awareness projects, but awareness doesn’t need to be big projects. If we… Continue Reading

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Support Camp Twitch and Shout!

While I am not personally involved in Camp Twitch and Shout I am a huge supporter. I know teens who have been campers, adults who have volunteered and parents who have sent their children. All have such great things to… Continue Reading