For over a year Leftwing Idiot and I have been working with the Tate Schools and Teachers team to create We Forgot The Lot!, a huge event for children and young people with Tourettes and… read more

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Don’t Forget The Thanks

Wow! What else can I say? Today Tate Britain was completely transformed!
Hundreds of people, some with and some without Tourettes came together to get creative, socialise and reinvent the Gallery spaces as part of We Forgot The Lot!… read more

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Three Days to Go…

In a few days time hundreds of people will be heading to Tate Britain for We Forgot The Lot (WFTL), an inclusive arts event for children with and without Tourettes.

I’ve been hit by a… read more

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Don’t Be A Fool

Happy April Fools Day! But before the annual antics begin I need your attention for a minute.

There are just twelve days to go until We Forgot The Lot!, and for the Touretteshero team that… read more

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Next Stop Tate

We Forgot The Lot!, our big inclusive event at Tate Britain on April 12th, is fast approaching. I’m delighted to announce that thanks to the generosity of children’s charity Daytrippers there will be four buses to… read more

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We Need to Talk About Disability

At work we run a programme for schools called ‘Play-based learning.’ School groups can book a series of visits during which they take part in exciting creative activities and have some time for free play as well. The aim of… read more

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Your First Tourettes Event?

I remember very clearly the first event for people with Tourettes I ever attended. It was a Tourettes Action meeting held one evening in a hall in central London. Up until then I’d never met or spoken to… read more


For When You Need It

Usually I have a very wide audience in mind when I write posts – parents, carers, colleagues, and anyone who’s curious about Tourettes, whether they have experience of tics or not. Today, though, I’m writing for a specific group of… read more

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Dear Parent/Carer/Teacher

Please don’t turn your child’s face away from me
Or block their view of me
Or turn the pushchair around
Or give them the look

Children are curious about the world around them and always look at… read more

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A New Beginning

Firstly, Happy New Year! I hope that whatever you did to celebrate was wonderful. I stayed at the castle and saw in 2014 with friends. Anything else would’ve been too much because I’m in quite a lot of read more