Produced in association with the Tourette Syndrome Association, "I Have Tourette's But Tourette's Doesn't Have Me" is an insightful new family documentary that takes a candid look at the lives of several American children growing up with Tourette Syndrome. In every school in this country, it's likely that at least one child has Tourette's, a neurological condition characterized by repetitive, involuntary vocal and motor tics that persist over time. Many parents and educators don't recognize the symptoms, and often the disorder goes undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. In this 30-minute documentary, over a dozen children ages 6-13 are interviewed about what it is like to grow up with Tourette Syndrome, what measures they are taking to control it, and the challenges they face in their efforts to be accepted into the social mainstream as a "normal" kid.
The Tourette Syndrome Association - Founded in 1972 in Bayside, New York, TSA is a major national health-related organization with 35 U. S. Chapters, 300 support groups, and International Contacts around the world. Their mission is to identify the cause of, find the cure for and control the effects of Tourette Syndrome. TSA offers resources and referrals to help people and their families cope with the problems that occur with TS, raise public awareness, and counter media stereotypes about TS. TSA also provides essential TS information to educators and families to optimize teaching and learning, and tries to end stigma and promote acceptance regarding TS in school settings.
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