Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics. It affects one in 100 people, with 75% of those affected male. The following are resources helpful for educators and families who would like additional information:
National Institute of Neuorological Disorders and Stroke, Tourette Syndrome Fact Sheet. See www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/tourette/detail_tourette.htm#262163231
Tourette Association of America, Tourette Syndrome Education. See tsa-usa.org/Education/education_main.htm.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Tourette Syndrome. See www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/tourette/educators.html.