This week it’s Tourette Syndrome Awareness Week. Did you know that about 1% of our population experience Tourette’s?
But, what is Tourette Syndrome? Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a condition that causes involuntary motor/vocal tics. These include: repetitive movements, unwanted sounds (tics), speaking offensive language, etc. Diagnosed at the early stages of childhood, this syndrome is 3-4 times more common in boys than girls.
This year’s campaign focuses on ‘What’s your first response?’. Let’s work together to change the way Tourette syndrome is viewed by society to be more inclusive.