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Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month: TS is Not a Punchline

It’s Tourette Syndrome awareness month, and I’d like for you to share my family’s film about our TS journey. Let me tell you why. I am not a YouTube expert. But, as a media and communication scholar, I do know… Continue Reading

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Looking for that perfect Mother’s Day Present? The best gift is the right words to uplift a TS caregiver.

Eryn with her son Andrew

By Eryn Travis I never intended to start a doctoral program, and, certainly, never expected that focus to be about communication and media representation related to Tourette’s Syndrome. Yet, just like receiving a “surprise” TS diagnosis for my son, here… Continue Reading

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Emma – A Mom’s Story

I’ve decided to start blogging/journaling my sons Tourette’s journey as a means of therapy for myself and to find others in the same boat. My sons first tics became apparent as soon as he started school, the transition from the… Continue Reading

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Medical Marijuana: What’s the Process?

Today’s guest post is from a TS parent in South Jersey who has done the research into medical marijuana now that TS is a qualifying condition. She’s done the legwork and would like to share it with fellow parents! Hello!… Continue Reading

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Family Retreat – A Parent’s Perspective

About 6 years ago, a few months after our son was diagnosed with TS, we learned about the NJCTS Family Retreat (Camp Bernie).  It sounded like fun but we did not know what to expect.  We are not much of… Continue Reading

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What do you choose?

A new school year is a new beginning.  In our house, there’s a combination of excitement and anxiety right about now.  We’re coming off the high of a breakthrough summer for both Maddie and Max who spent 7 weeks at… Continue Reading

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Our Journey

Recently an old friend from college reached out to me after seeing my first NJCTS blog post. We hadn’t spoken in well over 10 years and we were both surprised by this new common bond we had. Her oldest daughter… Continue Reading

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Worry Free Living Month

In the blink of an eye, the holidays are here again.  The excitement and anticipation this time of year can be particularly challenging for children with special needs and naturally, their parents.  Children are faced with so much stimulation, impulses… Continue Reading

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Who will you be in the face of your child’s differences?

During my yoga practice this weekend, my teacher Jess shared something that got me thinking.  She said that at the end of her pregnancy with her twins, she was up 80 pounds and feeling out of sorts with her body. … Continue Reading

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Facing a new TS, ADHD, OCD & anxiety diagnosis

My name is Vanessa, and my 7 year old daughter, Angelina was recently diagnosed with Tourettes, ADHD, OCD, anxiety, and a possible language processing delay. Her symptoms are on the mild side.  I am new to all this and I… Continue Reading