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A Community of Courage

A growing community of individuals with Tourette's and tic disorders are living their dreams.

A Growing Community

ABC announced plans to run a feature story highlighting three celebrities living with Tourette's and Tic Disorders. It is estimated that 1 in every 100 people in the United States is living with Tourette Syndrome (TS) or a Tic Disorder. Defined as a neurodevelopmental disorder which is usually diagnosed in early childhood or adolescence, TS symptoms are involuntary movements and sounds called tics. These tics are repetitive and sudden and are often misdiagnosed and misunderstood. Today, awareness and support of the community living with tics or Tourette's is growing, and the national Tourette Syndrome Association is leading the way by helping to change lives through advocacy, support and groundbreaking research. We invite you to join our community by learning more about Tourette's and Tic Disorders, or sharing your personal Tourette Community of Courage story.

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