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Apr
26
2017

Tourette Et Cie: Let’s Talk Together

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Guest speaker: Julie Leclerc, Ph.D Stories and music from Christian Kit Goguen Montreal Menta...

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Apr
25
2017

Hamilton Support Group Meetings

Support Group meetings in Hamilton. Everyone is welcome. Tues April 25 from  7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Located at the Fortinos Community Room, 65 Mall ...

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Apr
19
2017

Winnipeg Chapter Business Meetings

Tourette Canada – Winnipeg Chapter Business Meetings Open attendance 7-9pm Pavilion in the Park – Assiniboine Park Winnipeg 55 Pavilion...

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Apr
18
2017

Toronto Support Group

April 18, 2017 7:30-9:30 p.m. St. Leonard's Church, in the library 25 Wanless Avenue Toronto, ON East of Yonge St., north of Lawrence Ave., ...

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Mar
23
2017
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T Can Magazine – Spring 2017

In this issue: Trek for Tourette CBIT Articles from Adrienne Hill, Steve Colle, Alan Jeans and Morgan Norris And much more! Read...

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Jun
24
2016

BURSARIES AVAILABLE!!!!

Our Volunteers work very hard, in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Edmonton Sunrise, throughout the year to raise money and be able to provide s...

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Oct
09
2015

What We Are Thankful For…

Two words we all say fairly often.For example, we hear: “Here is the coffee you ordered” and we might respond by saying “Thank you”. It is ...

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Oct
07
2015

Five Favourite Actors Who Happen to Have TS

There are lots of famous people with Tourette Syndrome, and there are definitely lots of lists of famous people with TS.  If you haven’t seen one o...

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Sep
25
2015

@Random Revisited: Ethan

In the year 2011, Tourette Canada released a set of videos about real people Tourette Syndrome with the help our award-winning advertising partner,...

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Sep
23
2015

@Random Revisited: Ethan’s Mom

In the year 2011, Tourette Canada released a set of videos about real people Tourette Syndrome with the help our award-winning advertising partner,...

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Sep
21
2015

Can actors play someone with Tourette if they don’t have Tourette in real life?

We often talk about how movies and TV portray Tourette inaccurately. Usually this is because actors and directors do very little research beforehan...

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Sep
16
2015
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Ten Things You Don’t Know About Tourette Syndrome

1. Only 10% of the people with TS have no other associated disorders. This is called pure-TS or TS-only. 2. Though rare, some people with TS hav...

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Sep
02
2015

Tourette Canada’s tribute to “the poet laureate of medicine”, Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks was many things. He was an author, a doctor, a teacher, a role model. Today, as we look back on his remarkable career, we reflect ...

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Aug
31
2015

Meet Melissa

I have a dream to create a group meet-up for adults with Tourette in Montreal. I was once just a small town girl with Tourette and knew of no one ...

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Aug
20
2015

Our Favourite Things About the Upcoming Conference

Today, we’re counting down our top ten favourite things about the upcoming Tourette Syndrome National Conference. 10. Join parent-child session:...

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Aug
17
2015

An Interview with Graham Kent

If you haven’t heard of Graham Kent, you should check him out on CBC Toronto: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/toronto-man-with-tourette-s-say...

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Aug
12
2015

People with Tourette Getting Kicked Out & What You Can Do About It

Public spaces can be scary, stressful or even hostile for people with Tourette. The staring, the questioning glances; the whispers, the judging loo...

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Aug
05
2015

Favourite Tourette Movies

What are your favourite Tourette movies? Here are some of ours:   1. The Road Within https://youtu.be/-MYzi2TPRcM   2. Fr...

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Aug
03
2015

New Fact Sheets!

Check out our new factsheets!   Click to download each one: 1. ADHD Fact Sheet: https://tourette.ca/uploads/File/ResourceLibraryDocum...

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Jul
31
2015

“What’s in a name?” Revisited

This Tourette blog post is a little different. It begins with a quote from William Shakespeare’s famous play, Romeo & Juliet: “What’s in a n...

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Jul
22
2015

Test Your TS Knowledge

How much do you know about Tourette Syndrome? Test your TS knowledge by answering the questions below. Answers are found at the bottom of...

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Jul
13
2015

Our Favourite Posts

Can you believe that the Tourette Blog has 188 blog posts? We’ve rounded up some of our favourites below in case you’ve missed any or would like...

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Jun
24
2015

Marijuana & Tourette

Can marijuana be used to treat Tourette Syndrome? This question is asked more often than you might think. It may come from a parent whose teen clai...

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Jun
17
2015

21st Annual Tourette Canada Golf Tournament

A Golf Tournament to Remember The 21st Annual Tourette Canada Golf Tournament was held yesterday at Woodington Lake Golf Club in Tottenham, Onta...

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Jun
05
2015

Transitioning to College Life With Tourette (Part 3)

In this blog series, Zachary Benayon, Tourette Ambassador for Tourette Canada shares his experience with social opportunities in Post-Secondary Edu...

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Apr
23
2015

Guest Blogger Danny Enright: CBC Show Features Man with Tourette

  Last week's episode of the CBC radio program "Wiretap" featured a man with Tourette Syndrome describing his experiences with online dating. So m...

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Nov
06
2014

Ask Dr. Ticcy: Should I Monitor My Other Son for Signs of TS?

Dear Dr. Ticcy, What are the odds of two boys in the same family having Tourette? Our eight-year-old was recently diagnosed with TS and now we ...

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Sep
12
2014

Landmark Study Reveals Impacts of Neurological Conditions on Canadians

Neurological Health Charities Canada or NHCC, of which the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada is a founding member, has just released a very im...

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Aug
08
2014

Why Tourette and Not Tourette’s?

You’ve probably noticed that there are almost as many names for Tourette Syndrome as there are tics (well, maybe not quite that many). These includ...

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Aug
06
2014

Our Favourite ‘Tourettic’ TED Talks

TED is a nonprofit devoted to sharing "ideas worth spreading" on a variety of topics through short, inspiring, live talks. The TEDx Program shares ...

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Jul
22
2014

Tourette Legacy Files, Part 1: Terry Ferguson

In this new blog series, we honour the men and women who helped the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada rise from its humble roots and explore t...

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Jun
09
2014

Guest Blogger Ethan Macdonald: New Study Finds Parallel Between Humans and Mice

The recent study "Histidine Decarboxylase Deficiency Causes Tourette Syndrome: Parallel Findings in Humans and Mice" (Barlan et al., 2014) examined...

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May
20
2014

Guest Blogger Bella Thomson: Making My Film About TS

What Makes Us Tic is a feature-length documentary that aims to increase awareness and understanding of Tourette Syndrome. Through a variety of medi...

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Apr
16
2014

New Canadian Rock Band Features Members with TS

Say hello to Pariah. They're a young, ambitious Canadian rock band, and two of their members happen to have TS. A five-piece ensemble, Pariah hails...

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Dec
19
2013

Top 13 TS Moments of 2013

2013 was a big year for the TS community both in Canada and internationally. Here's the TSFC’s list of the biggest TS moments of 2013. Do they matc...

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Nov
06
2013

Guest Blogger 10-year-old Sam Kaplun: Project Give Back

When I first heard of it, all that I knew about it was that I might have it! Tourette Syndrome. What the tic was that, I thought. My mom told me th...

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Oct
30
2013

Research Update: The Genetics of TS and OCD

The genetic architecture of TS is largely unknown. Geneticists agree that TS is indeed a hereditary or genetic condition, meaning it is passed down...

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Oct
11
2013

Changing Lives With “The Space Between You And Me”

The Space Between You And Me is a powerful art installation that moves people who experience it.  It’s a captivating exhibit, managing to express w...

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Aug
14
2013

Perfect is Perfect!

Recently, a number of films have emerged that depict Tourette Syndrome faithfully and expressively, such as Different is the New Normal and the sho...

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Jul
31
2013

Tourette Syndrome: The Video Game

What if you could learn about what it's like to have Tourette Syndrome while enjoying a video game experience? Well now you can! Introducing Touret...

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Jul
02
2013

Ask Dr. Ticcy: What is the Genetic Probability of Passing On TS?

Dear Dr. Ticcy, I am writing to inquire about some information on the genetics of Tourette Syndrome. I look on the TSFC website and the Tourette B...

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Jun
24
2013

The Twitterverse has TS?!?: Surrender Your Say Makes For A Second Successful Campaign with Saatchi & Saatchi

Surrender Your Say: Unique TS Awareness-raising Project This June, Saatchi & Saatchi and the TSFC joined forces again to raise awareness about ...

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Jun
20
2013

Surrender Your Say Reaches Over 3,000,000 People in First 24 Hours of Campaign

It's true. This brilliant TS awareness campaign is exploding across Canada and beyond, and thousands of people, including Rick Mercer and Howie Man...

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Jun
13
2013

Surrender Your Say is Coming

Imagine if the people around you, your friends, family, fellow students, co-workers, even the people you pass on the street, could know what it fee...

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May
31
2013

Guest Bloggers Laura & Peter Locke: The Journey from Diagnosis to Self-Acceptance

Part of the TSFC’s mission is to help individuals affected by TS through programs of self-help. That is why this week, the Tourette Blog will focus...

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May
30
2013

Guest Blogger Tina T.: My TS, My Story: Part 3 — How I Cope With Tics

Part of the TSFC’s mission is to help individuals affected by TS through programs of self-help. That is why this week, the Tourette Blog will focus...

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May
29
2013

Guest Blogger Tina T.: My TS, My Story: Part 2 — Understanding My Tics, Explaining My Understanding

Part of the TSFC’s mission is to help individuals affected by TS through programs of self-help. That is why this week, the Tourette Blog will focus...

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May
28
2013

Guest Blogger Tina T.: My TS, My Story: Part 1 — Diagnosis

Part of the TSFC’s mission is to help individuals affected by TS through programs of self-help. That is why this week, the Tourette Blog will focus...

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May
27
2013

Your Brain Explained: A New, Free Resource From The TSFC

Part of the TSFC’s mission is to help individuals affected by TS through programs of self-help. That is why this week,  the Tourette Blog will focu...

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May
24
2013

Guest Blogger Jordan Etherington: A Review of Dianne Linden’s On Fire

On Fire is a young adult novel that has a solid storyline and interesting characters, along with an accurate and well thought out portrayal of some...

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May
23
2013

Ask Dr. Ticcy: Will My Child Be Born With TS?

Dear Dr. Ticcy, I have TS and I am thinking about having a baby. Will my child be born with TS too? Thanks for your help, Possible Parent   Dear Po...

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Apr
09
2013

Setting Myths About TS “On Fire”: an Interview with Author Dianne Linden and Her Inspiration, Granddaughter Erika

TSFC member Dianne Linden is the author of a new YA-adult crossover novel, On Fire. The character Matti Iverly, one of the narrators in the book, i...

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Apr
09
2013

Setting Myths About TS “On Fire”: an Interview with Author Dianne Linden and Her Inspiration, Granddaughter Erika

TSFC member Dianne Linden is the author of a new YA-adult crossover novel, On Fire. The character Matti Iverly, one of the narrators in the book, i...

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Apr
02
2013

Guest Blogger Douglas Coll: A Message To All Trekkers

Dear Trekkers, Thank you all so much for your passion, enthusiasm and leadership! What an amazing day... again! We all know that raising money is i...

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Mar
22
2013

We’re in the Home Stretch!

The idiom “the home stretch” is an apt one for today. This morning, I looked it up on the internet to see exactly how it's defined by online dictio...

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Mar
08
2013

The Real Mothers of Kids with TS: Candy of Barrie, ON

Three years ago, my nine-year-old son was continuously popping his shoulder out of place. No matter how many times I pleaded with him, disciplined ...

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Mar
04
2013

Guest Blogger Lisa Kaplaniak: A Successful Weekend of TS Awareness

Hamilton Halton Niagara Chapter spent the weekend at the Pen Centre promoting awareness and answering questions about our chapter, the Trek & t...

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Feb
27
2013

Guest Blogger Shari L.: Winnipeg Students Learn About TS and How to Give Back

Shari is the mother of two children including Evan, an eight-year-old boy who has TS and loves to play hockey. Shari lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba an...

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Feb
01
2013

Magic Trek Moments

One thing we've learned over the years is that the Trek isn't just a critical fundraiser. It does so many things for people, from giving kids the o...

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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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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
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
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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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
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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Sep
28
2011

Cover Your Bullying Bases

"Everyone has the right to be respected and the responsibility to respect others." It’s hard enough going back to school – new teachers, new classe...

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Aug
15
2011

Major Updates to ‘Kids Korner’ on TSFC Website

Tourette Blog Major Updates to 'Kids Korner' on TSFC Website Date August 15, 2011 Categories Resources Back Sometimes it's a chal...

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May
30
2011

Vote for @Random

@Random has been entered as a new submission into the Favourite Website Awards (FWA) by our partners, Saatchi & Saatchi. Please sign-up and vot...

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