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Living with Tourette Syndrome

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Muscle twitches that come out of nowhere; facial tics that are impossible to hide; uncontrollable urges to shout — these are some of the symptoms that people with Tourette syndrome experience.
Educational campaigns have increased public awareness about the disorder, but many misconceptions persist. We’ll hear from a performance artist, a memoirist and a high school student who live with Tourette syndrome and discuss the latest research on the condition.



Michael Chichioco, youth ambassador, Tourette Association of America

Chris Mason, author, "What Makes Me Tic: Living with Tourette Syndrome" and "Touretters"

Kevin McNaught, executive vice president of research and medical programs;

Jess Thom, co-founder of the English theater group "Touretteshero," which will perform June 2 - 5 as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival


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