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Being a grandparent to a 15-year-old with Tourette Syndrome is a learning process

I am writing this post because I didn’t want to feel alone in my situation. Being a grandparent to a young boy of fifteen with Tourette Syndrome is a learning process. He has come to live with my husband and… Continue Reading

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Why Your Child with Tourettes Will Be Set for Success

Last year, while I was pregnant, I wrote about some of the thoughts that ran through my head, particularly about the possibility of genetically passing my Tourettes down to my baby. Apparently, I’m not the only one. I’ve had multiple… Continue Reading

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Fifth-grader is Stepping Up Awareness Efforts

An inspiring 10 year old is quickly becoming his own best advocate. Kyle Swords of Pine Brook, NJ, is educating his community about an often misunderstood and misdiagnosed disorder which he faces every day. In kindergarten, he started developing tics… Continue Reading

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The 8 Things This Parent of a Child with Tourette Wants You to Know

As a parent of a child with Tourette Syndrome these 8 things are obvious. Here is my list of what I want folks to know: I have looked into ways of helping my child with tics and each kid is different. Saying it is sugar or video… Continue Reading

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Tourette Syndrome + OCD was exhausting & difficult

It was more than 23 years ago that I was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome. I’ve learned a lot in that time. About myself, about others and most of all, that our relationship with mental health and conditions like TS is far… Continue Reading

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A plea to all parents of special needs kids

EDITOR’S NOTE: This blog entry was originally written to parents in Delaware, but the general theme of it applies to parents everywhere! When I started this blog journey by telling my son’s special education story from a Delaware Charter school, I… Continue Reading

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UPCOMING WEBINAR: February 25 on Sensory Issues at Home & at School

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Making Sense of Sensory Issues – How to manage heightened senses at home and in the classroom February 25, 2015 Presented by Dr. Michelle Miller, Psy.D., a New York State-licensed clinical psychologist who works at Therapy West, a… Continue Reading

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UPCOMING WEBINAR: January 21 on Habit Reversal Therapy

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Creative Applications of Exposure Therapy and Habit Reversal Therapy January 21, 2015 Presented by Dr. Joelle Beecher-McGovern, a clinical psychotherapist at the Child & Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich & Anxiety Group (COTTAGe) in the Department of Psychiatry at… Continue Reading

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UPCOMING WEBINAR: November 12 on getting kids motivated for school

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Getting Kids Motivated for School: Strategies to foster your child/teen’s motivation to achieve in school November 12, 2014 Presented by Dr. Graham Hartke, is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Roseland, N.J. As our schools continue to… Continue Reading

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52 Weeks of TS: Week 25

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 24 weeks, you can read them here. For more information about… Continue Reading