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I Have Tourette's But Tourette's Doesn't Have Me (2005)

Children with Tourette's Syndrome discuss the challenges of living with Tourette's, a misunderstood and often stigmatizing condition. They demonstrate some of their tics, and talk about ... See full summary »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Amanda
Aungeni
Colin
Conor ...
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David
Jacob
Jasper ...
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Julian
Kim ...
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Matthew ...
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Michael ...
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Michaela ...
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Riley ...
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Seth
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Children with Tourette's Syndrome discuss the challenges of living with Tourette's, a misunderstood and often stigmatizing condition. They demonstrate some of their tics, and talk about their lives with tics including embarrassing and isolating situations at school and among friends. Written by Jwelch5742

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Dispelling the myth one child at a time

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TV-PG

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12 November 2005 (USA)  »

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Eu Tenho Tourette, Mas Tourette Não Me Tem  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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William: You can't hold in a sneeze; you can't hold in a cough... you can't hold in a yawn forever. It doesn't feel right. That's kind of like when I have a tic, and that's how hard it is to stop. So when you see me doing something annoying, it's not because I want to, it's just more like I have to.
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Best explanation of Tourette's yet
26 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This documentary should be shown in every school in America. It's the best simple explanation yet of a complex and widely misunderstood affliction, Tourette's Syndrome. The makers of the documentary chose to include only the voices of children, which was a brilliant decision. The kids pour out their hearts, often in ways that are painful to watch, about how difficult it is to have Tourette's in a world where understanding is hard to come by. Without seeking any pity, just by talking and explaining their tics, they show phenomenal poise, likability, and often amazing wisdom -- not just about Tourette's, but about respect in general, for all people who are "different." This video would be an excellent teaching tool in classrooms for educating not only students, but also teachers -- and not only just about Tourette's Syndrome, but also about basic decency and empathy toward other human beings.


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