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

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Children with Tourette's Syndrome, ages 6 to about 14, candidly describe what it's like to have Tourette's, a poorly understood neurological disorder. They show what their tics are like, ... See full summary »

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Children with Tourette's Syndrome, ages 6 to about 14, candidly describe what it's like to have Tourette's, a poorly understood neurological disorder. They show what their tics are like, talk about difficulties with school, social isolation, embarrassment, and feeling misunderstood and even unwanted due to the inherited condition they have no control over. The DVD has extras that explain Tourette's Syndrome, both from the viewpoint of the children and that of experts, as well as where to get more information about Tourette's. Written by Nick Boskolupus

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Dispelling the myth one child at a time

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Julian: When I'm having a bad day and a lot of tics are coming out, I go really pretty much crazy.
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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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