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Dec
17
2012

A Personal Account of Living with Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders, Part 3: Quality of Life

his blog article was originally posted on New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome's TS Parents Online Blog and is republished here with kind permis...

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Dec
14
2012

A Personal Account of Living with Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders, Part 2: Treatment

This blog article was originally posted on New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome's TS Parents Online Blog and is republished here with kind permi...

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Dec
13
2012

A Personal Account of Living with Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders, Part 1: Early Life

This blog article was originally posted on New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome's TS Parents Online Blog and is republished here with kind permi...

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Dec
04
2012

@RANDOM at Educator Gala Dinner

Recently, Douglas Coll, one of our National Directors, was invited to be the keynote speaker at the annual gala dinner for the Infundo Ephakemeyo S...

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Nov
27
2012

Guest Blogger Douglas Coll: ‘Sea of No Cares’ Music Event in Toronto

At the Greater Toronto Area Chapter, our focus has recently been on "music as therapy." On November 17th we hosted a concert with the musical talen...

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Nov
23
2012

Youth Presenters Moving On to the Finals!

Congratulations Alana, Omar, Jason, Josipa, and Kimberly! This talented group of St. Martin Secondary School students won first place in their clas...

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Nov
05
2012

‘Affiliate Highlights’ Highlight: The Lower Sackville Resource Unit

Our newly released Annual Report 2011-2012 features highlights from our affiliates across the country. In the coming days we will be featuring each...

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Nov
02
2012

‘Affiliate Highlights’ Highlight: The Newfoundland Labrador Chapter

Our newly released Annual Report 2011-2012 features highlights from our affiliates across the country. In the coming days we will be featuring each...

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Oct
31
2012

‘Affiliate Highlights’ Highlight: The Hamilton-Halton-Niagara Chapter

Our newly released Annual Report 2011-2012 features highlights from our affiliates across the country. In the coming days we will be featuring each...

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Oct
30
2012

‘Affiliate Highlights’ Highlight: The Greater Toronto Chapter

Our newly released Annual Report 2011-2012 features highlights from our affiliates across the country. In the coming days we will be featuring each...

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Oct
26
2012

‘Affiliate Highlights’ Highlight: The Ottawa Chapter

Our newly released Annual Report 2011-2012 features highlights from our affiliates across the country. In the coming days we will be featuring each...

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Oct
25
2012

‘Affiliate Highlights’ Highlight: The Greater Vancouver Chapter

Our newly released Annual Report 2011-2012 features highlights from our affiliates across the country. In the coming days we will be featuring each...

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Oct
24
2012

‘Affiliate Highlights’ Highlight: The Victoria Chapter

Our newly released Annual Report 2011-2012 features highlights from our affiliates across the country. In the coming days we will be featuring each...

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Oct
23
2012

‘Affiliate Highlights’ Highlight: The Calgary Resource Unit

Our newly released Annual Report 2011-2012 features highlights from our affiliates across the country. In the coming days we will be featuring each...

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Oct
22
2012

‘Affiliate Highlights’ Highlight: The Edmonton Chapter

Our newly released Annual Report 2011-2012 features highlights from our affiliates across the country. In the coming days we will be featuring each...

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Oct
19
2012

‘Affiliate Highlights’ Highlight: The Winnipeg Chapter

Our newly released Annual Report 2011-2012 features highlights from our affiliates across the country. In the coming days we will be featuring each...

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Oct
18
2012

Zebras on the Great Wall of Tics

We got a cool new tic added to the Great Wall of Tics today: "The way I was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome at 17 was after a case of whooping cou...

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Oct
17
2012

Strategies for Coping with Tics & Compulsions in the Winter

This blog article, by RuthieP, was originally posted on New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome's Teens4TS Blog and is republished here with kind p...

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Sep
28
2012

Ask Dr. Ticcy: Beta Blockers for TS?

Dear Dr. Ticcy, Is there any evidence for the use of beta blockers to treat tics? Thanks! Christina   Dear Christina, Beta blockers are very effect...

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Sep
13
2012

Ask Dr. Ticcy: New Medication for TS?

Dear Dr. Ticcy, Is there ever going to be a new medication for adults to lessen tics with the minimal amount of side effects? Sincerely, M.D.   De...

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Aug
31
2012

Conquering Back-To-School Anxiety — Part 3

Strategies & Interventions There are a number of intervention strategies for combating school avoidance, many more than can be discussed here....

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Aug
30
2012

Conquering Back-To-School Anxiety — Part 2

Causes As always, in order to understand how to combat the problem, we first need to understand its causes. “Understanding the reasons that studen...

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Aug
29
2012

Conquering Back-To-School Anxiety — Part 1

Fall is fast approaching, and in a few short days, it will be that time again—time to pick up the books, pack the school bag and head back to schoo...

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Aug
16
2012

The Late, Great Dr. Arthur Shapiro

In 1965, a psychiatrist named Arthur Shapiro (pictured left) received a referral from a local neurologist. The referred patient was a young woman w...

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Jul
26
2012

As Time “Tics” Away, Neuroscientists Discover More and More Each Day…

As part of their normal development, young children often engage in ritualistic, repetitive and even compulsive activities. Early developmental pha...

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Jul
24
2012

Not Enough Data for Accurate Estimate of TS Incidence: Dr. Tamara Pringshiem

Dr. Tamara Pringsheim[/caption] Hot off the presses is “Prevalence of Tic Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” an article published i...

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Jul
17
2012

Is Exercise Good for Your Mental Health?

If you have TS, you may also have another condition like as anxiety, depression, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, or Obsessive Compulsive ...

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Jul
13
2012

The Man Behind the Name: Gilles de la Tourette’s Story

How much do you know about the man for whom Tourette Syndrome is named? Most people don’t realize that Gilles was not his first name; it was actual...

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Jul
10
2012

Terrible Twos or Terrible Parenting? Raising a Child in the New Millennium

Most of us have heard of the terrible twos, or at least acknowledge that toddlers can be quite difficult to manage at times. Temper tantrums, nonco...

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Jul
09
2012

Tourette TV: Seven People with TS on Popular Television Shows

Much of the TS community has heard about James Durbin, the handsome young rocker who electrified TV viewers across North America with his performan...

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Jul
06
2012

Musician David Rades Won’t let Anything Hold him Back, Not Even Tourette Syndrome

Never giving up sounds a lot easier than it is, but for singer-songwriter David Rades, it is the only way to live… When he was 9 years old, doctors...

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Jul
05
2012

Does BOTOX help with tics?

Recently, several TSFC members asked National Office staff about the use of BOTOX injections as a tic treatment. In response, the TSFC did some res...

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Jul
03
2012

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

Recently, the National Office received several questions about sensory integration dysfunction (SID), a common co-occurring condition with TS. Just...

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Jun
30
2012

Guest Bloggers Austin and Tricia Dilworth: Science Fair Winner Covers TS

My name is Austin Dilworth and I am 9 years old. I was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome in March 2012. This year, I had an opportunity to participa...

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Jun
29
2012

Thinking About a Summer Camp for Your Young One?

School's out, the weather is beautiful, and your child probably has a lot of time on their hands. The good news is that summer camps are great for ...

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Jun
28
2012

Praise from the Online Forum

We wanted to share this comment left on the online forum from a grateful mom: Greetings! Our son was just recently diagnosed with TS. We are eager ...

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Jun
28
2012

Is CBT* the Right Treatment for Your OCD?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a chronic anxiety condition that is often found in people with Tourette Syndrome. It is so common in fact, t...

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Jun
25
2012

TSFC Volunteer Shawn Forth Wins Community Award

We already know that our volunteers are the bees knees (and we like to thank them every year at our National Volunteer Awards), but we become extra...

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Jun
21
2012

Con-‘GRAD’-ulations!

Hats off to all the members of the TS community who are now graduating from high school, college and university! We in the TS community know that h...

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Jun
20
2012

ADHD: to Medicate or Not to Medicate, Still a Question?

Does your son or daughter have ADHD? If so, you are not alone. ADHD affects between 3-8% of school-aged children and 75% of youth with Tourette Syn...

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Jun
14
2012

Is There a Connection between TS+ and Alcohol/Substance Abuse?

Does having TS or ADHD mean a greater likelihood of alcohol/substance abuse?  Read on to find out what recent research says about the risk factors....

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Jun
11
2012

The New Frontier of Bullying: Electronic and Cyber-Bullying

It used to be that bullying happened on the playground, in the classroom, or on the school bus. Thanks to technological improvements, bullying now ...

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Jun
07
2012

Dancer with TS Makes it on So You Think You Can Dance

We're thrilled that a talented dancer with TS has made it through the audition round on the dance reality show So You Think You Can Dance! Take...

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Jun
06
2012

Tourette Blog Long Distance Healthcare in Canada: Assistance for Travel and Accommodation Costs for Out-of-Area Medical Care

Do you live in a place where the closest TS specialist is a 2 hour plus car trip away? Do you have to leave your province to see a specialist or re...

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May
23
2012

Talent Show: Andrew’s Poem and Mask

Today we spotlight the awesome work of another one of our creative kids. Andrew A. has written a poem about his beloved hamster:  and he also desig...

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May
07
2012

In-Service Feedback

Last week we profiled a number of our in-service presenters. Today we wanted to cap it off by offering you a glimpse into the audience's reactions ...

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May
03
2012

In-Service Presenter Profile: Jill Bobula

One of the most important things the TSFC does for the TS community is the In-Service Program. We send trained in-service presenters to speak at sc...

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May
02
2012

In-Service Presenter Profile: Mandeep Sanghera

One of the most important things the TSFC does for the TS community is the In-Service Program. We send trained in-service presenters to speak at sc...

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May
01
2012

In-Service Presenter Profile: Ashley Menard

One of the most important things the TSFC does for the TS community is the In-Service Program. We send trained in-service presenters to speak at sc...

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Apr
30
2012

In-Service Presenter Profile: Laura Locke

One of the most important things the TSFC does for the TS community is the In-Service Program. We send trained in-service presenters to speak at sc...

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Apr
26
2012

Jena’s School Project on the TSFC

History never looks like history, even when you're living it. It's easy to forget that history is made every day, and that we, the Tourette Syndrom...

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Apr
24
2012

Daniel’s YouTube Video About Tourette

A big round of virtual applause for one of our young TSFC members, Daniel Q. Even though his video, "Let Me Tell You About Tourette's Syndrome"...

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Apr
20
2012

Volunteer Spotlight: Rachelle Brockman and Tracy Slywka

It's National Volunteer Week, and to recognize it we're highlighting some of our stellar volunteers throughout the week. These men and women make g...

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Apr
19
2012

Volunteer Spotlight: Shawn Forth

It's National Volunteer Week, and to recognize it we're highlighting some of our stellar volunteers throughout the week. These men and women ma...

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Apr
18
2012

Volunteer Spotlight: Dara Choy

It's National Volunteer Week, and to recognize it we're highlighting some of our stellar volunteers throughout the week. These men and women make g...

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Apr
17
2012

Volunteer Spotlight: Tisha Etherington-Phillips

It's National Volunteer Week, and to recognize it we're highlighting some of our stellar volunteers throughout the week. These men and women make g...

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Apr
05
2012

Connor draws about his Tourette

Connor F., a young boy with TS who lives in the Greater Toronto Area, had an In-service at his school recently. He was inspired to draw a picture e...

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Apr
04
2012

Guest Blogger Anita Sadori: 2012 Police Curling Championship in Montreal

On April 1st I saw the Police Curling Championship held in the Town of Mount-Royal in Montreal, Quebec. The charity of choice that they chose was t...

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Feb
17
2012

The New Trek For Tourette Prizes Are Here!

The mood is electric around the TSFC National Office this afternoon: the new Trek for Tourette prize samples just arrived! Our very own Akiko Takah...

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Jan
20
2012

Ten Ways You Can Help The TS Movement – Action #10: Tell Us What You Think

In need of a good New Year's Resolution? Well you're in luck! Over the next ten weekdays we'll be giving you a different way each day that you can ...

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Jan
19
2012

Ten Ways You Can Help The TS Movement – Action #9: Donate/Fundraise

In need of a good New Year's Resolution? Well you're in luck! Over the next ten weekdays we'll be giving you a different way each day that you can ...

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Jan
18
2012

Ten Ways You Can Help The TS Movement – Action #8: Educate Others

In need of a good New Year's Resolution? Well you're in luck! Over the next ten weekdays we'll be giving you a different way each day that you can ...

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Jan
17
2012

Ten Ways You Can Help The TS Movement – Action #7: Educate Yourself

In need of a good New Year's Resolution? Well you're in luck! Over the next ten weekdays we'll be giving you a different way each day that you can ...

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Jan
16
2012

Ten Ways You Can Help The TS Movement – Action #6: Participate In Events

In need of a good New Year's Resolution? Well you're in luck! Over the next ten weekdays we'll be giving you a different way each day that you ...

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Jan
13
2012

Ten Ways You Can Help The TS Movement – Action #5: Advocate For People With TS

In need of a good New Year's Resolution? Well you're in luck! Over the next ten weekdays we'll be giving you a different way each day that you can ...

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Jan
10
2012

Ten Ways You Can Help The TS Movement – Action #4: Volunteer

In need of a good New Year's Resolution? Well you're in luck! Over the next ten weekdays we'll be giving you a different way each day that you can ...

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Jan
09
2012

Ten Ways You Can Help The TS Movement – Action #3: Become A Member Of The TSFC

In need of a good New Year's Resolution? Well you're in luck! Over the next ten weekdays we'll be giving you a different way each day that you can ...

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Jan
06
2012

Ten Ways You Can Help The TS Movement – Action #2: Join Others Online

In need of a good New Year's Resolution? Well you're in luck! Over the next ten weekdays we'll be giving you a different way each day that you can ...

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Jan
05
2012

Ten Ways You Can Help The TS Movement – Action #1: Show Your Support To The World

In need of a good New Year's Resolution? Well you're in luck! Over the next ten weekdays we'll be giving you a different way each day that you can ...

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