Tourette and Law Enforcement
There has been significant strides made in educating Law Enforcement, but some still may be quite unfamiliar with Tourette. In those cases, we might expect Law Enforcement to find it more difficult to understand TS. They might first think that tics are bad habits, symptoms of nervousness, deliberate, possibly unproductive behavior. This lack of information and understanding can actually be seen as an opportunity to educate Law Enforcement about TS. There are hundreds of thousands of adults who live with symptoms their whole lives. Everyone experiences Tourette differently, but they share the common struggles of being bullied and misunderstood.