Questions about ignorance in the workplace

The following questions and comments were recently posted by a parent to the Facebook wall of the NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS).

Has anyone here ever felt it difficult explaining to co-workers the difficulties of having Tourette and the emotional/physical backlash that comes along with it? Has anyone ever had a co-worker who was completely ignorant and insensitive to the plight of someone with Tourette? Has anyone here ever felt completely mentally exhausted from constantly having to explain the social behavior of someone with Tourette?

I know I have. I have experienced all of this. Part of me wants to let it go … yet the other part feels a great injustice has occurred at my job. :(

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