Advocacy is at the heart of Deaf/Tourette. But what ultimately inspired me? Bobbie and Zayna.
They say that information is the key to battling ignorance. Over the years, I’ve had to see my share of ignorance run amok when it comes to Tourette Syndrome. So I thought I’d set the record straight. Below are a few myths, half-truths and other things I thought need correcting. Some of these things I’ve spoken about on my Facebook Live broadcasts, some I’ve spoken about here on the site. So I thought: Why not put them all up in one post for all to see at once? So, without further ado… 5 Myths About Tourette’s Syndrome ”Isn’t that the thing where you’re swearing all the time?” Contrary to popular belief, less than 5% of people …
In my last FaceBook Live, one of the questions asked of me was, “What does it feel like to tic?”
Conference is for Individuals with Tourette Syndrome, Teachers, Educators, Parents, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Therapists, Social Workers, Counselors, Physicians, Health Care Professionals, Nurse Practitioners and of course the children.
I felt those pangs as I was losing my hearing over the course of months and those times in High School when I had to be carried out of class because my ticcing had taken over my whole body and I was too loud for the entire school.
By Shawn Jackson Losing your hearing can be a frightening thing. How many times have you heard someone say, “If I lost my hearing, I’d die!”