These articles concerning Tourette’s plus Asperger’s contain our wisdom of the past years as we puzzled over our son’s behavior and finally received our Tourette’s diagnosis. Many individuals on the autism spectrum have tics and OCD-like behavior that you might recognize from the posts below. I would be very grateful to connect with other parents and adults with similar profiles. Please drop me a line!
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Tourette’s Awareness for Parents of Autistic Children
“Tourette’s syndrome is not as uncommon as once believed. Once considered a rare neurological condition, TS exists in 1% of the population. The incidence among autistic individuals is higher.
Tourette’s Syndrome: Why I Say Bewp
“Everyone deserves a safe space to be their unique selves. So, if your child says the same thing over and over, be calm. Accept. Those utterances may provide comfort, relief, and delight in a way you do not understand.”
Our Diagnosis of Tourette’s Plus Asperger’s
At times T is super-charged– as if he inhales pure electricity and discharges it in torrents of motion and sound. He hops, skips, twists, shrugs and nods. Even in sleep his body twitches. He snorts, grunts, clacks, chomps and spouts random words.
Could It Be Tourette’s?
In fact, everything I did worsened the shut ups. He began shouting “Shut up!” at the TV and computer. He whispered “shut up” to himself as he read. And of course, there was “Shut up stupid Farty,” addressed to me, or the cat, or Papa.
Profanity in Our Household
I am a child of the seventies. My generation listened as profanity switched from absurdly scandalous to cutting-edge conversational.
“The solution was so obvious; I can’t believe I didn’t think of it.”