This is an excellent video about what children with Tourette Syndrome go through in classrooms, the cafeteria, the school bus, and recess. The key to Tourette Syndrome, along with many other disabilities, is understanding and acceptance and not just with their fellow students but also the staff at school. Most people don’t make fun of someone in a wheelchair, and many disabilities are no different. They are disabilities with neurological symptoms, meaning kids with these types of disabilities can’t help it. They can learn to live with it, and adapt, but society and peers play a large role. A lack of understanding causes tremendous stress and even a casual throwaway comment about a tic or something a child cannot control can play a big factor in their ability to adapt and accept their own disorder.
I am a proud parent of a son with Tourette's Syndrome and several other co-morbidities. I write on this blog to educate other parents so they know a bit more about not only special education, but all the really bad things that are happening with public schools in Delaware and the USA. We are all in this together, and if our children aren't able to advocate for themselves it's up to us parents! We need to stop letting companies run our schools, and demand our children get a proper education. Our Departments of Education in our states have become weak with fear from the bullying US DOE, and we need to take back our schools! View all posts by Kevin Ohlandt