Tics in Training
I’ve been delivering training with a colleague. We were teaching a group of professionals who work with children with Autism on how to support positive behaviour
The group included a couple of people I’d worked with for years in other settings and considered close friends, as well as people I hadn’t met before. I explained that I had Tourettes at the start of the day as I always do and none of the participants seemed fazed.
During the practical session in the afternoon we were all standing in a circle. I suddenly jumped in the air and bent my arms sharply at the wrists and elbows like a meerkat. My friend Micky, who I’ve known for over a decade, momentarily forgot where we were and burst out laughing, saying “Oh my god, I’ve not seen that one before buddy, that’s amazing.”