Tourette’s


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This is an ever evolving page of resources suggested by people who identify with the neurodiverse community focusing on Tourette’s.



General Resources


The YouTube channel features the YouTuber, Draw Curiosity, who has Tourette’s, as a guest to discuss what Tourette Syndrome is biologically, how it can be managed, and dispel common misconceptions.

5 people talk about what it is like to live with Tourette’s. We think this is useful for supporters too as it highlights some of the good and bad of navigating the world with Tourette’s, the problem with tic suppression, and the importance of community.

Jess Thom discusses what Tourette Syndrome is, dispels common misconceptions, shares her story, and tells us how she uses her Tourette’s as a tool for creativity.

Dr. Shirag Shemmassian, founder of Shemmassian Academic Consulting, shares his experiences of growing up with Tourette’s in a very personal and informative account of both what Tourette Syndrome is and how he has learnt to navigate the world.

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For Supporters


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5 people talk about what it is like to live with Tourette’s. We think this is useful for supporters too as it highlights some of the good and bad of navigating the world with Tourette’s, the problem with tic suppression, and the importance of community.

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Sleep


Adam, who has Tourette Syndrome and ADHD, shares his experience of sleep and Tourette’s in a brief personal video.

Simply Tourette’s discusses Tourette’s and sleep and also uses a sleep recorder to see if she tics in her sleep.

Sweet Anita discusses her tics that wake her up, the tics she has in her sleep, and how being tired affects her sleep.

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Suggestions & Recommendations
We hope you find what you need here, but as Practical Neurodiversity is a really new project and because neurodiversity is so expansive, we will unfortunately not have resources on every topic; so, if there is something you see elsewhere that you feel we should add or if there are resources you would like us to help you find, just let us know by using the form below.

Important Note
As we update and categorise this list some resources may be mentioned more than once due to their overlap between context and certain resources may appear under multiple subheadings of neurotype due to the complex overlaps between neurodiverse ways of experiencing and knowing the world, and we also just want to make sure you are able to find what you are looking for too.