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The Tourette Advantage

A growing community of individuals with Tourette and other Tic Disorders are living their dreams.

A Growing Community

It is estimated that 1 in every 100 people in the United States is living with Tourette or other Tic Disorders. Tourette is part of a spectrum of hereditary, childhood-onset, neurodevelopmental conditions referred to as Tic Disorders. These conditions affect both children and adults, causing them to make sudden, uncontrollable movements and/or sounds called tics (e.g. head bobbing, arm jerking, shoulder shrugging and grunting). Symptoms can range from mild to severe and, in some cases, can be self-injurious, debilitating and markedly reduce quality of life. While some treatments are available for people with TS and other Tic Disorders, approaches to care are inconsistent, medications are often ineffective and there is no cure.

Today, awareness and support of the community living with tics or Tourette is growing and the Tourette Syndrome Association is leading the way by helping to change lives through advocacy and groundbreaking research. We invite you to join our community by learning more about Tourette and other Tic Disorders, or sharing your personal Tourette Advantage story.


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