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Looking for guidance and support for my newly diagnosed son

My 12 year old son was diagnosed with Tourette in early 2015. He experiences mostly physical tics. He also deals with ADHD, OCD, some anxiety but mostly ODD. We live in a remote area with little to no support on… 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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The Birthday Cake: Lessons from Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

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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Our new normal: Parenting our child with Tourette, ADHD, OCD & ODD

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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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 an teacher and student with Tourette Syndrome to help children with TS and related disorders. He also has… Continue Reading

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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

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Help! We need to relocate to Denver for our Tourette son

Corey has Tourette Syndrome Plus. The plus means he has co-morbid disorders accompanying the TS. He has OCD, Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, ODD, anxiety and mood disorder w/ bipolar features. His former school could not facilitate his needs, causing him… Continue Reading

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Conquering back-to-school anxiety, part 2: Causes

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part 2 of a three-part series on back-to-school anxiety by the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada. Part 1 was published on Friday, and part 3 will be published on Wednesday. As always, in order to understand how to combat the problem,… Continue Reading