A Tourette Conversation: Pat O’Leary

Pat O’Leary sits down to discuss his experiences with having Tourette Syndrome. Pat O’Leary speaks about what gets his out of bed in the morning and his passion to be present in influencing the next generation. He also discusses his accomplishments and struggles in dealing with accommodations in the workplace and how to best deal with his co- workers in relation to his tics. He expresses how joining the Tourette Community helped him to not feel alone and shares his experiences at the Annual Conference.


“The first time I came to the Annual Conference and saw people ticking out loud and visibly, it made me cry a little bit to know that finally here’s a group of people that I’m not going to be the one person with this thing.”

-Patrick O’Leary