I am a mother of a 7-year-old daughter, Siena, who has multiple disabilities. She has Asperger’s, anxiety disorders, language problems, a tic disorder (which now needs to be changed to Tourette’s), sensory issues, etc., and as a result we have a lot of challenges to deal with.
We love her dearly, and my husband and I spend as much time as possible helping her, which of course is difficult as we are both working full time. I am a licensed clinical social worker who provides counseling. Siena is currently receiving help in occupational therapy (OT) and an ongoing social skills group.
The school has refused to help, so we are battling that as well! I am sure these are issues and themes that many parents can relate to! I do not have to much history with TS. Siena has had tics since a young age, and now they keep recycling and have increased in amounts and duration and types. I am newer to this area, so I need to gather more information myself!