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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.

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Guests:

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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