Son with tourettes syndrome

Anonymous

Son with tourettes syndrome

My son has recently been diagnosed with Tourettes syndrome. The diagnosis has been a long time coming. We have also been told that he has mild autism. He is an amazing kind little boy and he is struggling. He doesnt know how to process this information. His anxiety is through the roof. The kids at school make fun of his tics. He is barely learning because he is concentrating so hard on trying not to tic. Its heart breaking.
He will now be getting extra help at school and his teacher has been amazing with making him feel more comfortable at school. Right now i want to wrap him up in cotton wool and home school him. However as a single mummy i have to work to support my family.

Does any one have any advice in how i can help him? Are there groups i can join for advice? How do i help him realise that he is the same little boy he was before he was given this diagnosis. We don't all fit into a box and that not everyone has the same brain.

Thanks sisterhood

Posted in:  Aspergers & Autism

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Anonymous

A good starting point is the Tourette’s Syndrome association of Australia. They also have a Facebook group you can request to join. Some associations also offer counselling.

I’d also organise a mental health care plan with your GP for some on going psychological support for your child and you.

You might want to look into the NDIS as your son might benefit from some mentoring.

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