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Sensory What-egration?: The 411 on Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing Dysfunction

The National Office of the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada (TSFC) received several questions about sensory integration dysfunction (SID), a common co-occurring condition with TS. Just last week, a parent asked a National Office staff member if SID was a… Continue Reading

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10 signs of Asperger’s Syndrome

  Asperger’s syndrome is a neurological disorder in the family of autism spectrum disorders. Because every child exhibits a different set of symptoms, there is no precise checklist of behaviors that must all be present for a diagnosis. Instead, there… Continue Reading

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Supporting Students with TS+, Part 2: School Strategies for TS, ADHD, Aggression & Sensory Processing Challenges

For parents of children with exceptionalities like Tourette Syndrome, OCD, ADHD and mood disorders, classroom strategies are a very popular topic. Parents are eager to understand how their child’s education team can help remove roadblocks to learning, but it is… Continue Reading

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Newbie here, with the story of my son

I am new to blogging, but I came across this site, and I thought maybe I had something to contribute! My son Evan was diagnosed at age 6 in the first grade with TS. He had always had this little… Continue Reading

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WEDNESDAY WEBINARS: December 11 — “Dealing with Holiday Anxiety & Stress”

Over the next several months, the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) will host four brand-new presentations as part of its acclaimed Wednesday Webinar series, which was launched in 2008 and today draws an audience from… Continue Reading

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At a loss with my son’s integrity and not sure he will grow out of it

I have been struggling with my son’s integrity for some time, but as a 15-year-old he has increasingly become more oppositional. It is as if when I tell him not to do something, he will do it  because I put… Continue Reading

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Emotional and sensory support

The conference I attended last weekend was amazing. Four hours of great speakers and information — enough to fill a binder — and I still want to hear more. I learned some valuable information about how a child’s emotional development… Continue Reading

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Advocacy and awareness: Necessities and parts of daily life, part 2

This is the continuation from my post yesterday. Read that one first, if you haven’t yet! 🙂 My son had complex tics when he was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, but those tics subsided once life stresses were reduced and we… Continue Reading

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Advocacy and awareness: Necessities and parts of daily life, part 1

I don’t claim to have life as a mother figured out, especially having a child with neurological challenges. I am guessing other mothers have more patience than I do, but I am certainly not giving in or being too tired… Continue Reading

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At Camp Bernie, there’s no such thing as “bad parenting”

The thing about eating out in public with a child who has Tourette Syndrome and its associated disorders is that it gets a little dicey.  Ok, sometimes a LOT dicey. The first hurdle of the evening when going out to… Continue Reading