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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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Laugh out loud

Ever have one of those laugh or cry moments? Tourette Syndrome can be frustrating, overwhelming, maddening, etc., but it can also be funny or silly. I’ve had people ask me this question soooo many times and I’m thinking: Where do… Continue Reading

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“Why me?” doesn’t exist for my youth ambassadors

Don’t ever believe that Tourette Syndrome will prevent your child from achieving great things. Last year, I wrote about my son and oldest daughter with Tourette Syndrome. I mentioned that my daughter was diagnosed at age 11 and never asked… Continue Reading

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A family history: Mother not discouraged by Movement Disorder

Surprise!  I feel as if I have been hit by a ton of bricks.  With my family history, I should not have been so stupefied by the following events.  Let me start by saying that I have always wondered how… Continue Reading

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Son battles hard, functions flawlessly under duress

My family and I have been experiencing  some extra stress over the past few months. As many people know, life can get more and/or less complicated at any given moment — especially in families with Tourette Syndrome. My updated story… Continue Reading