Common Questions

What tics do you have?

Some of my tics were eye blinking, facial grimaces, jerking head to one side or the other, sniffling, coughing, clearing throat, shoulder shruggs,…

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Did you get bullied or teased as a child?

I was teased as a kid. They called me names like 'snorky' and 'spaz'. Other kids would also mimmic my…

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How did you handle teasing?

I didn't react very much because I didn't know why I did these things. I would usually just walk away or ignore them, and try to avoid those…

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My child is getting bullied because of their TS. How can I help?

Bullying is a serious problem that we hear about all too frequently from parents and children. We believe that bullying has long-term and lasting…

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How could you hit a baseball if you were having a tic?

I never had a problem with hitting because I could hold the tics in for the few seconds it takes a pitcher to throw a…

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Are there times when your tics are worse?

My tics got worse when I was in a setting (like school or a movie or church) that was more quiet or controlled. I didn't want to be a distraction in…

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Do any of Jim’s kids have Tourette?

None of Jim's kids have Tourette syndrome. The early symptoms of TS are almost always noticed first in childhood, with the average onset between…

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Jordan Rowland … following his dream

Jordan Rowland lives in Indiana and, like Jim, has Tourette Syndrome. Jim got the opportunity to meet Jordan and share some of his experiences to…

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Words by Dan Quisenberry

Words By Dan Quisenberry* don't believe that lie about sticks and stones words are the strongest weapon under the sun it's words that…

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What are tics?

There are two main categories of tics: Motor tics and Vocal tics. Motor tics are sudden repetitive movements of the muscles of the body that occur…

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