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It is currently available only via the website of the Tourette Syndrome Association. It's $13.99 for non-members, $9.99 for members, and $6.99 for members who buy 20 or more. Scroll down to the bottom of this site: http://store.tsa-usa.org/video.html
Tourette Syndrome is among the most widely misunderstood disorders in the world (starting with the fact that about 9 out of 10 people who have TS don't have the infamous involuntary cursing known as coprolalia). Because it affects children, it was decided to find a group of particularly well-spoken, engaging kids with TS who could explain it.
Sheila Nevins, head of documentary programming at HBO, has a now-adult son with Tourette's. She asked award-winning HBO director Ellen Goosenberg Kent to direct the documentary. HBO and the Tourette Syndrome Association shared the costs.
They were chosen from among several hundred applicants from across the United States. HBO sought applicants through the Tourette Syndrome Association.
They're all still in school -- the youngest of the stars is a fifth-grader, the oldest a high school senior. Aside from the inevitable ups and downs of adolescence, they're all doing better than ever. A few are interested in show business, but most have left their 15 minutes behind. Tourette's is not a major factor in any of their lives.
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