Tip #3 to Reduce Tics: Limit Artificial Flavors

Greetings from TicVille: Yes, despite my big hopes that Taurine was the magic elixir that was going to eliminate all tics, twitches and noise, they are back. Turns out… crazy as this is going to sound…. that MY KID HAS… Continue Reading


Happily Ticked Off — The Book, Part 4: Chapter 1

At long last, here is Chapter 1 of my book “Happily Ticked Off” for you to read if you’re interested. I hope to share more with you on this book’s progress, my writing progress and my kid’s crazy life in… Continue Reading


New Jersey nonprofit gives access to experts online

Families living with neurological and learning disorders don’t have to travel far to interact with leading experts. They can do it from the comfort of their living room through the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders’ (NJCTS)… Continue Reading


Laughing about your Tourette

This blog entry is written by Steve Colle, a volunteer with the TSFC Calgary Resource Unit and coordinator of the 2014 Calgary Trek. This blog entry originally appeared on an online forum about TS. You can join the official TSFC Forum by clicking here.… Continue Reading


Camp Carton offers sleepaway opportunity for kids with TS ages 10-12 in Tri-State Area

Well-known sports radio personality Craig Carton has Tourette Syndrome (TS) – an inherited, misdiagnosed, misunderstood neurological disorder characterized by tics. Two of his children have TS, as well. And to Carton, that’s reason enough to launch Camp Carton this July… Continue Reading


Hey! You have other kids, you know!

As many of you readers know, I have a little girl I refer to as Pip. She’s a year behind Stink in school. She pretty much worships the ground her brother walks on. This includes not wanting to give up… Continue Reading


Using positive language for success

One of the first words we learn as children is “No”. We learn the meaning of “No” early in our development.  It’s a quick and easy instruction. “No” is simple and used regularly – especially with toddlers because it is… Continue Reading


My Story: “One Twitch At A Time” part 3

Here’s the continuation of my story, which I posted on here last week and started on my One Twitch At A Time page on Facebook. But PLEASE BE WARNED, I TALK ABOUT DRUG USE & DRUG ABUSE IN THIS PART,… Continue Reading


How to support your child’s learning at home through organization, structure and routine

Ken Shyminsky, a former vice president of the Greater Toronto Chapter of the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, draws upon his personal experiences as an teacher and student with Tourette Syndrome to help children with TS and related disorders. He… Continue Reading


Memory strips

Memory strips are essential teaching tools to assist students who need support with memory recall, organization, making good behavioral choices and using self-regulation strategies. Typically, students who have difficulties with attention because of ADHD, ADD and Tourette Syndrome will benefit… Continue Reading