Hello everyone. I’ve had this idea in my head for a while now … I’m going to create and sell Twitch & Jerk and TS T-shirts, hoodies and so forth on here. I will keep a small percentage of the money I earn so I can save up for things, but the rest of the money, I will donate to TSA.
I’m not in this for the money, honestly. I just think that it will be a great way to spread TS awareness everywhere. So I’m really excited about the T-shirts and stuff that I’ll be creating! I will be using inktothepeople.com to create them. I will have to have a minimum quantity of the products and price, and then I will have to come up with a time limit of how long the campaign of these shirts will be up for sale.
Once the time limit is up, if I haven’t reached my goal of the amount of products I wanted to sell, then the orders will not be shipped out and no one will be charged. I would simply have to start again, which I’m fine with as long as no one gets ripped off.
AAAAAAHHHH!!! I’m so excited and nervous! I hope this works out and everyone is satisfied. I don’t want to be a complete screw-up in this. I’ve never done this before, so I apologize about anything bad happening in the future. Wish Rhey and I luck and I hope you all have a wonderful day!
Tourette Syndrome is a highly misunderstood disorder. There are so many misconceptions out there that make the lives of those with Tourette more difficult. It hurts us when we hear things like “Can’t you just stop?” and “You don’t have Tourette’s! You don’t swear!”
Every child, teen, and adult with Tourette only wishes to be understood. So with the help of others living with the condition, here are the things we wish you knew about Tourette’s Syndrome.
From Jennifer, a mother of a child living with Tourette’s:
My 9-year-old daughter with TS wishes kids would not think she is making it up, especially after them talking about a particular tic makes her do it. It is very understandable to me why a kid would think “Hey, you haven’t been doing that at all and now that I talked about it you have done it 20 times – your faking.” But the power of suggestion is very real with TS and that is why education is so very important. I usually try to point a family towards the TSA website or tell them to Google it. Often if a child can read it they then really believe it. Most adults also don’t understand “the power of suggestion” either. Good luck and great job!
From Brandy, a mother of a child living with Tourette’s:
I wish others realized that tics wax and wane and severity is different from person to person. My daughter’s are mild but they exist. Also, just because you do not see them or do not recognize that constant throat clearing as a tic – it is one. Also, she is amazing and her tics just make her that much more special! *Ansley is 9 years old, her tics are mild. She also has OCD, anxiety, SPD, ADD, dyslexia and dyscalculia. She has the biggest heart, loves people and loves to draw pictures for people she cares about. She wants everyone to be happy and enjoys making presents for people in the form of her art work which is mainly about dogs. When she grows up she wants to be a veterinarian or train dogs to help people. I remind her that she can do anything she wants to do and encourage her. Continue reading
The NJ Walks for TS at Mendham this year was such an amazing experience. We set records and had a blast! It could not have been so successful without the help of everyone in the TS community and supporters.
I am so blessed to have this support system as well as meet more young people who fight TS every day. We had a couple of youth advocate high school students with TS talk, sing and interact at this year’s walk, and it was a pleasure meeting them and watching them get involved.
Young people have really had an impact on this walk and in the TS community recently, and I hope it continues to grow! The excitement and drive of the young community is the most important thing for the future. I am so grateful for the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) and all that it does for me and my family, as well as all that it offers.
This year’s walk was absolutely one of the best we’ve had so far! This leaves a lot of expectation for next year’s walk. I intend for this to skyrocket and really become even bigger in the years to come!
Hey everyone! So as you guys may or may not know, I’m a Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology major in college and I am particularly fascinated with Developmental Psychology and Neuro-Developmental Disorders. The other day, I found something that fascinated the neuropscyhologist in me — two of my own day-to-day baby logs written by different babysitters!
Knowing that I was born with the genes for Tourette’s Syndrome, OCD, Sensory Processing Disorder, these baby logs and the patterns they show about the development of a child with these disorders is fascinating to me. So I have decided that I am going to type up the logs that mention anything about my behavior for my own future professional reference and for anyone else (psychologists, parents, researchers, etc) who may be interested in the development of children with neurodevelopmental disorders.
In addition to the original baby log notes that were taken, I am also going to type up my own commentary on it based on developmental psychologist and the normal vs abnormal development of a child.
All of the information I am about to give was documented in my baby book and is taken from memory (which can be fallible) or from stories. All of this information was written and documented. Everything in parentheses is my own commentary. Parts that are boded and highlighted are parts that may be slightly abnormal or may relate to Tourette’s, OCD, sensory processing disorder, anxiety, etc. Continue reading
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