20/20: A Revealing and Intimate Look at Children with Tourette Syndrome: 5/22/09
20/20: A Revealing and Intimate Look at Children with Tourette Syndrome: 5/22/09 by ABC News at N Film Reviews. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. 2009 Emmy Award Winner - Outstanding Feature Story in a News MagazineAn estimated one in every thousand children has Tourette Syndrome, a
An estimated one in every thousand children has Tourette Syndrome, a neuro-biological disorder characterized by a range of symptoms ranging from painful self-abuse and rage episodes to bizarre vocalizations like barking, meowing or even vulgar and profane language. The children are helpless to control the embarrassing behavior, which makes them subject to painful ridicule from their peers and sometimes even adults. For families living with this disorder, it's an unimaginable reality.
Jay Schadler follows the stories of four girls and their families as they document intimate scenes from their lives in video diaries. The children poignantly discuss the most debilitating effect of Tourette Syndrome, including the emotional impact of social isolation that sometimes includes alienation from their own families.
''20/20'' travels to a camp in upstate New York affectionately called ''Camp Tic-a-palooza'', where children are free to exhibit their verbal outbursts and obsessive and unusual behaviors without shame.
They bravely tell their stories and reveal a world never before seen through the amazing candor of their video diaries.
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