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ADHD – Another Day Having Discussions

I used to read that the “co-morbid” conditions of T.S. were far more frustrating than the tics themselves. As defined, co-morbid means the annoying other conditions that make you want to poke your eyes out with ice picks the simultaneous presence… Continue Reading

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Tip #1 to Limit Tics: Reduce Electronics

In this article, I wrote a list of 20 things I’m doing to manage tics. I broke the list down into simple changes/habits vs. more technical. Because it’s Christmas and I have so much to do that pretty sure I’ll… Continue Reading

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I Don’t Know

As parents how many times a day do we hear, “I don’t know”? “I don’t know why I don’t write down my assignments.” “I don’t know why I didn’t turn in my assignment.” “I don’t know where I put my… Continue Reading

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What disabilities, disorders or conditions qualify for an IEP?

The following are listed as qualifying conditions, disabilities, or disorders for an Individualized Education Plan, or IEP.  The important thing to remember for any IEP is that the condition MUST affect a child’s educational outcome.  If they are brilliant and… Continue Reading

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52 Weeks of TS: Week 29

EDITOR’S NOTE: Every Tuesday, noted Tourette Syndrome advocate Troye Evers shares his “52 Weeks of TS” blog journal with the TSParentsOnline community. In cased you missed any of the first 28 weeks, you can read them here. For more information about… Continue Reading

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52 Weeks of TS: Week 22

EDITOR’S NOTE: Every Tuesday, noted Tourette Syndrome advocate Troye Evers shares his “52 Weeks of TS” blog journal with the TSParentsOnline community. In cased you missed any of the first 21 weeks, you can read them here. For more information about… Continue Reading

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School meetings: How to make them easier

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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Cresskill School District raises more than $900 for NJCTS through Jeans Day

The Cresskill School District participated in the first annual Tourette Syndrome Awareness Day on Friday, May 16, in recognition of Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month.  The goal was to raise awareness and educate the entire student body and Cresskill faculty about… Continue Reading

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52 Weeks of TS: Week 5

EDITOR’S NOTE: On Tuesdays over the next year, noted Tourette Syndrome advocate Troye Evers will share his “52 Weeks of TS” blog journal with the TSParentsOnline community. In cased you missed the first four weeks, you can read them here. For… Continue Reading

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Send my child to a Tourette camp?

EDITOR’S NOTE: This blog is about camps for Tourette Syndrome children. For anyone living in the New Jersey/New York Metro area, Camp Carton is taking place July 14 to 20 in Rhinebeck, N.Y., for kids with TS ages 10 to… Continue Reading