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Ask Dr. Ticcy: Should I monitor my other son for signs of TS?

Dr. Ticcy is a pseudonym for the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada National Office, which draws on information from experts across Canada and beyond to answer questions from the TS community. Please send your questions to tsfc@tourette.ca with the salutation “Dear Dr. Ticcy.” Dear… Continue Reading

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The “perfect” ending to the school year

One of the biggest internal struggles that parents of special needs children face is when…and how far…to “push” your child. Your goals are usually the same as any other child…to be happy, make friends, have others in their lives who… Continue Reading

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Instructional tools from Social Thinking: A Teacher’s Review

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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Please support the “What Makes Us Tic” documentary project

A good documentary for educating about Tourette’s. With support it, could become a great documentary. A lot of people either haven’t, or have only heard stereotyped references to it like “the swearing disorder.” Tourette Syndrome (TS) is actually a neurological… Continue Reading

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Coprolalia, Part 2: Coping with Coprolalia

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

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Support for young people

NOTE: Please welcome Tourettes Action, an advocacy group based in the United Kingdom, to TSParentsOnline. Below is some information they have for parents to give their children who struggle with TS. Most people with Tourette Syndrome (TS) are diagnosed as… Continue Reading

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Resources for teaching children about their disorders?

What are your favorite resources for teaching children about their own Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder, etc.? The boy is getting bigger and asking bigger questions about himself. I see him starting to identify with and use… Continue Reading

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We Connect Now takes individuals with disabilities to the next level

We Connect Now is a website and nonprofit organization dedicated to uniting people on issues which affect people with disabilities, with a particular emphasis on college students, higher education and employment. We are often asked, “What’s next for We Connect Now?”… Continue Reading