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Tourette Syndrome Clinics

Tourette Canada has compiled an updated list of Clinics across Canada that specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of Tourette Syndrome. The cont...

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Apr
07
2016

Volunteers needed for TS Brain Imaging Study!

Volunteers needed for TS Brain Imaging Study!   Researchers at the University of Toronto and Toronto Western Hospital are conducting a b...

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Feb
10
2016

Introducing the Tourette Monologues…

Tourette Canada proudly presents the Tourette Monologues.  These short videos were created by volunteers and members of the Tourette Canada communi...

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Dec
08
2015

Winnipeg Chapter Information Session

The Winnipeg Chapter is having an information session on March 5th, 2016.  

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Nov
02
2015

Ask Dr. Ticcy: Where to Get Info. on Anti-psychotics and Tics

Dr. Ticcy, I am a parent who likes to look up information on treatments and read through it to get a better understanding of how it works, side ...

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Sep
28
2015

I Can’t Sleep Because of My Tourette Syndrome

Did you know that sleep problems often come with having Tourette? Have you ever wondered why? A recent journal article tried to answer this q...

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Sep
18
2015

Ask Dr Ticcy: My son has Tourette, does this mean he will have an associated condition too?

Dr. Ticcy, My son has TS. What are the chances that he will also develop anxiety or depression? I want to know more about the risks of my son de...

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Sep
04
2015

Ask Dr. Ticcy: My Child Won’t Go to School

Ask Dr. Ticcy: My Child Won’t Go to School   Dr Ticcy: Help! My kid won’t go to school. I tell them to go and they say no. They say t...

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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
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
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
29
2015

Ask Dr. Ticcy: Do kids with Tourette understand sarcasm?

To Dr. Ticcy: I’ve read that kids with TS can have trouble understanding sarcasm. Is this true? From: T.J.     Dear...

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Jul
20
2015

The Best Websites for Tourette Information (Besides Tourette Canada’s)

Tourette Canada’s website, www.tourette.ca, is a great website for information about Tourette Syndrome and associated conditions, but it’s not the ...

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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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Jul
08
2015

Ask Dr. Ticcy: Gluten-Free Diet

Dr. Ticcy, I heard going gluten-free can really help with tics. Should I try it? Thanks, Maybe Gluten-Free   Dear Maybe Gluten-...

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Jul
06
2015

The Best Things to Eat if You Have Tourette

We’ve had several entries on the Tourette Blog about what you shouldn’t eat. It’s time for a little positivity! Today, we take a look at what yo...

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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
19
2015

The Worse Things to Eat If You Have Tourette

Many people are curious about the effect of diet on tics. While there is little published information on this subject, parents and clinicians have ...

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Jun
15
2015

TS and the Flu Vaccine

Dear Dr. Ticcy, I am hearing mixed messages about the flu vaccine. My daughter has TS and I don’t want to make her symptoms worse. So, my questi...

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Jun
08
2015

Ask Dr. Ticcy: Rebound Effect

Dr. Ticcy, I was looking at Tourette Canada’s new website and noticed that it says that the rebound effect has been disproved. I am confused! My...

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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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Jun
03
2015

Transitioning to College Life With Tourette (Part 2)

In this blog entry, Zachary Benayon, Social Media Ambassador for Tourette Canada shares his experience with obtaining academic supports in Coll...

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Jun
02
2015

Transitioning to College Life With Tourette (Part 1)

n this blog series, Zachary Benayon, Social Media Ambassador for Tourette Canada shares his experience with overcoming the challenges associated wi...

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May
05
2015

Ask Dr. Ticcy: Tics Past Age 30

Dear Dr. Ticcy, I thought that my tics would decrease as I got older but I am 30 years old and my tics are worse than ever. Does this mean t...

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Mar
10
2015

New Survey on Generic Medication

Tourette Canada is collaborating with a group of organizations who work with and represent individuals and families living with a wide range of...

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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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Oct
05
2014

Studies Confirm Exercise Effective As Tic Treatment

Is Exercise the Anti-tic Medicine We Don’t Take Enough Of? Studies Confirm Certain Exercises Help Tics Go Away. In 2005, Drs. Leckman & Swain p...

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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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Sep
03
2014

Deep Brain Stimulation, Part Three: Who’s a Good Fit for DBS?

The use of brain surgery to treat TS receives a lot of media attention; however, this coverage most often doesn’t go into detail about who is the r...

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Sep
02
2014

Deep Brain Stimulation, Part Two: New Data on Long-term Impact

The use of brain surgery to treat TS receives a lot of media attention. This three-part blog series will give you up-to-date information about this...

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Aug
28
2014

Deep Brain Stimulation, Part One: How Does It Work?

The use of brain surgery to treat TS receives a lot of media attention. This three-part blog series will give you up-to-date information about this...

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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
25
2014

Help Us Make Workplaces TS-Friendly

Many people tell the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada (TSFC) that they are concerned about workplace discrimination. We are too! The TSFC is ...

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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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Jul
08
2014

Guest Blogger Brittany Fichter: My Medicine of Dance

This blog post originally appeared on BrittanyFichterWrites.com. I don’t watch Dancing with the Stars often, but when I heard that tonight was Disn...

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Jun
23
2014

Ask Dr. Ticcy: Do my tics mean that I have TS?

Dear Dr. Ticcy, My younger brother saw a doctor about his tics because they were bothering him. He was diagnosed with TS. When I found out, I start...

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Jun
18
2014

The Story of Canada’s Only Great Dane Service Dog for Tourette

The following story comes to us from Jodi Laycock of Luseland, Saskatchewan. Life Before Sabbath As a child growing up in the 1970s I always had a...

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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
05
2014

Supporting Students with TS+, Part 4: Guest Blogger Dr. Norm Forman

This is the final part of our blog series featuring the creator of the TSFC's e-learning program Advocacy to the Rescue, Dr. Norm Forman. Read Part...

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Apr
28
2014

Supporting Students with TS+, Part 3: Frequently Asked Questions by Parents

How is Tourette Syndrome “identified” or “categorized”? Tourette Syndrome is a neurological condition (sometimes referred to as a neuropsychiatric ...

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Apr
23
2014

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

People with Tourette Syndrome usually have at least one other condition (co-morbid or co-occurring conditions). Some students have multiple co-occu...

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Apr
17
2014

Supporting Students with TS+, Part 1: Key Terms

For parents of children with exceptionalities like TS, OCD, ADHD and mood disorders, classroom strategies are a very popular topic. Parents are eag...

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Apr
03
2014

TS Plus-Friendly Summer Camps in Canada

Often staff at a typical summer camp are unable to accommodate children or youth with TS Plus, whose challenges may include OCD, ADHD, mood dis...

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Mar
05
2014

Guest Blogger: Steve Colle

Something that I don't often read about or hear people talking about regarding Tourette is the fun you can have with it with the right attitude. Be...

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Feb
25
2014

Ask Dr. Ticcy: What About Relaxation Techniques?

Dear Dr. Ticcy, Where can I find more information on relaxation techniques? Thanks! F. Dear F., Great question. Relaxation is important for everyo...

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Jan
22
2014

TS Research Breakthrough: Scientists Undercover Mechanism Controlling Tics

Scientists have discovered a mechanism that controls Tourette Syndrome tics. This groundbreaking study may allow for the creation of new, non-drug ...

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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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Dec
12
2013

Local TSFC Volunteer Wins City Award

TSFC Ottawa Chapter volunteer and businessperson Frank Spartico (shown centre) received a Business Volunteer Award from Mayor Jim Watson and Counci...

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Nov
13
2013

What Are Your ‘Tic Triggers’?

When someone talks about what causes TS, they’re usually referring to the underlying genetic factors that lead a person to be born with it. But whe...

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Nov
12
2013

Caring for the Caregiver—Spotlight on Respite Services, Part 4: Respite Services in Eastern Canada

There are a variety of respite program options in Eastern Canada including several summer camp programs. These respite programs are listed below by...

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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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Nov
05
2013

Caring for the Caregiver—Spotlight on Respite Services, Part 3: Respite Services in Central Canada (Ontario & Quebec)

here are three respite service programs that are available across Ontario. “Community Care Access Centres”or CCASs offer services for children or y...

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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
23
2013

Caring for the Caregiver—Spotlight on Respite Services, Part 2: Respite Services in Western Canada

There are several respite services and supports offered throughout Western Canada. Below is a detailed description of each Western province’s gover...

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Oct
16
2013

Caring for the Caregiver—Spotlight on Respite Services, Part 1: What Are “Respite Services”?

Many different supports and services exist for exceptional children and their caregivers. Understanding what each service offers and whether you qu...

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Aug
13
2013

Basic Finances for Youth, Part 5: How to Open a Chequing Account

Not just anyone can open a personal bank account, right? Wrong! It is your right to open a personal bank account. You can’t be denied this right ev...

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Aug
12
2013

Basic Finances for Youth, Part 4: How to Use a Credit Card

Many of our older youth have told us that they have tremendous challenges with handling money and understanding basic finances. This blog series ai...

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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
17
2013

Basic Finances for Youth, Part 3: How to Choose a Credit Card

Many of our older youth have told us that they have tremendous challenges with handling money and understanding basic finances. This new blog serie...

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Jul
16
2013

Basic Finances for Youth, Part 2: How to Improve Your Credit Score

Many of our older youth have told us that they have tremendous challenges with handling money and understanding basic finances. This new blog serie...

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Jul
15
2013

Basic Finances for Youth, Part 1: The 411 on Your Credit Score

Many of our older youth have told us that they have tremendous challenges with handling money and understanding basic finances. This new blog serie...

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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  In June 2013, Saatchi & Saatchi and the TSFC joined forces again to raise awareness ab...

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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
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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May
07
2013

Ask Dr. Ticcy: Can I Be Evicted For My Tics?

Dear Dr. Ticcy, I just moved into an apartment building. I am worried that a neighbour will complain about my tics, particularly my coprolalia....

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Apr
24
2013

Ask Dr. Ticcy: How do I support the caregiver of a person with TS?

Dear Dr. Ticcy, HELP! My grandson has been diagnosed with TS complete with the Jekyll and Hyde rages which are overwhelming for my daughter to say ...

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Apr
24
2013

Ask Dr. Ticcy: How do I support the caregiver of a person with TS?

Dear Dr. Ticcy, HELP! My grandson has been diagnosed with TS complete with the Jekyll and Hyde rages which are overwhelming for my daughter to say ...

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Apr
15
2013

Guest Blogger Laura Locke: Removing the Road Blocks for Students with Coprolalia

Coprolalia: Utterance of obscene, aggressive or otherwise socially unacceptable words or phrases. (Glossary, Understanding Tourette Syndrome: a Han...

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Apr
15
2013

Guest Blogger Laura Locke: Removing the Road Blocks for Students with Coprolalia

Coprolalia: Utterance of obscene, aggressive or otherwise socially unacceptable words or phrases. (Glossary, Understanding Tourette Syndrome: a Han...

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Apr
08
2013

Getting the Jump on Kid’s Summer Camps

Often staff at a typical summer camp are unable to accommodate children or youth with TS Plus, whose challenges may include OCD, ADHD, mood dis...

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Apr
08
2013

Getting the Jump on Kid’s Summer Camps

Often staff at a typical summer camp are unable to accommodate children or youth with TS Plus, whose challenges may include OCD, ADHD, mood disorde...

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Apr
04
2013

Ask Dr. Ticcy: My Daughter Just Got Diagnosed, And I Don’t Know What To Do!

Dear Dr. Ticcy, My daughter was just diagnosed with TS. I don’t know what to do. I am a teacher but I don’t have experience with TS. Please help! F...

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Apr
04
2013

Ask Dr. Ticcy: My Daughter Just Got Diagnosed, And I Don’t Know What To Do!

Dear Dr. Ticcy, My daughter was just diagnosed with TS. I don’t know what to do. I am a teacher but I don’t have experience with TS. Please help! F...

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Mar
14
2013

Ask Dr. Ticcy: How do I deal with my child’s coprolalia?

Dear Dr. Ticcy, How do I deal with my child’s coprolalia? Thanks, Perplexed Parent   Dear Perplexed, First, let’s ensure that you and all of our re...

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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
15
2013

Ask Dr. Ticcy: Should I tell the parent of my child’s playmate about my child’s TS?

Dear Dr. Ticcy, I have a question regarding play dates. When my son or daughter meets a new friend do I tell/warn the parent about my son or daught...

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Jan
31
2013

Ask Dr. Ticcy: Can magnets help treat TS?

Dear Dr. Ticcy, I heard that doctors are now using magnets to treat TS. Is this true? Is the treatment available in Canada? Sincerely, Curious   De...

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Jan
07
2013

Ask Dr. Ticcy: Can Dental Appliances Cure TS?

Dear Dr. Ticcy, I saw an article on the internet that says that dentists can cure TS, but I also know that there is no cure for TS. Can you explain...

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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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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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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
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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Dec
01
2011

We’re Building the Great Wall of Tics

The Great Wall of Tics is the world’s first online collection of tics created entirely by people with TS around the world. It’s truly a community p...

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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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Aug
11
2011

Guest Blogger Elisabeth Sanders: Flowers for TS in Nova Scotia

People who know me and see my front and backyard know that I love plants and flowers. Frans (my husband) travels to work over a bridge to Halifax w...

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Jun
23
2011

In Praise of Local Newsletters

One of the benefits of becoming a member of the TSFC (a great way to support the TS movement) is receiving new editions of The Green Leaflet. Full ...

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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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May
18
2011

Talk Tourette

We're very proud of the film Talk Tourette, which grew out of the 2009 National Conference in Mississauga, Ontario. It captures the powerful spirit...

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