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Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month: TS is Not a Punchline

It’s Tourette Syndrome awareness month, and I’d like for you to share my family’s film about our TS journey. Let me tell you why. I am not a YouTube expert. But, as a media and communication scholar, I do know… Continue Reading

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Looking for that perfect Mother’s Day Present? The best gift is the right words to uplift a TS caregiver.

Eryn with her son Andrew

By Eryn Travis I never intended to start a doctoral program, and, certainly, never expected that focus to be about communication and media representation related to Tourette’s Syndrome. Yet, just like receiving a “surprise” TS diagnosis for my son, here… Continue Reading

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What do you choose?

A new school year is a new beginning.  In our house, there’s a combination of excitement and anxiety right about now.  We’re coming off the high of a breakthrough summer for both Maddie and Max who spent 7 weeks at… Continue Reading

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Going to battle alone

Hello, my name is Candy. I am the mother of three kids and my oldest son, 23 years old, has ADD. My daughter, 16 years old, is doing great in school. And my youngest is 9 1/2 and he has ADHD and… Continue Reading

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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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Looking for wisdom from other TS parents

A few weeks ago, my 10 year old son started having continual vocal and motor tics from morning till night. I found the accelerated process from one day to the next of the tics appearing very overwhelming and frightening. I… Continue Reading

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Mothers Tell Stories…

And so here’s mine. It seems as if the moment my kid hit 13 the teens hit full force. The defiance, the arguing, the overall surliness. And, well, if I’m being honest, I thought it was going to be one… 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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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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NJ Walks for TS Honorary Committee Welcomes Congressman Leonard Lance

Congressman Leonard Lance (R-7) continues his support of NJ Walks for TS at Mendham by joining the event’s Honorary Committee. The 6th annual 5K walk/run at Mendham Borough Park is a day of advocacy, awareness, acceptance, and action. NJ Walks… Continue Reading