"Different is the New Normal"

This film. made for PBS by John Block, portrays Tourette Syndrome through the eyes of Ariel Small, a teen with Tourette.  It tries to demystify the stigma of TS and provide a realistic view of its challenges.  In addition, the filmmaker attended a meeting of our chapter's Westchester Resource/Support Group to show how they work and the issues discussed.  Portions of that meeting are included in the film.

The film originally aired in September 2011 on WNET in New York.


Tourette Syndrome Association

TSA-NYHV is a chapter of the National TSA organization. There is a lot of good information on National's site,,  especially in the areas of advocacy, education, legislation, and youth resources. In addition they have various TS related products for sale in their online store.

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