View Poll Results: How does Tourette Syndrome Affect Your Quality of Life?

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Thread: How Does Tourette Affect Your Life? Part 1

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    Default How Does Tourette Affect Your Life? Part 1

    How has Tourette Syndrome affected your quality of life so far?

    Has Tourette caused you difficulties at school, in social situations or while doing your job?

    Help us understand how Tourette Syndrome may or may not affect you by completing the attached poll

    After completing Part 1 of the Poll, if you indicated your Tourette adversely affects your life in certain situations, go to How Does Tourette Affect Your Life Part 2 where we ask you to zero in on the actual situations you might encounter.

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    Default Re: How Does Tourette Affect Your Life? Part 1

    I selected moderately. Years ago I would have said not at all for there was no issue really amongst people. It's only now really that it has become a hindrance where people grow uncomfortable with each other and anybody who isn't of the abled bodied set have become a separate society in Australia.

    When I looked for employment when I left school in 1987, I only had one employer behave like a fool. Nowadays, all pretty much become visibly uncomfortable on the first tic.

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    Default Re: How Does Tourette Affect Your Life? Part 1

    in 1987, I only had one employer behave like a fool. Nowadays, all pretty much become visibly uncomfortable on the first tic.
    That's unfortunate to hear. Is it a problem with lessening awareness, cultural shifts in your Country or perhaps the influence of Pop Culture, where young people are influenced by the perceived perfect appearance of "the beautiful people"?

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    Default Re: How Does Tourette Affect Your Life? Part 1

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    That's unfortunate to hear. Is it a problem with lessening awareness, cultural shifts in your Country or perhaps the influence of Pop Culture, where young people are influenced by the perceived perfect appearance of "the beautiful people"?
    Good question.

    There is this beautiful people problem backed up by science seeking to eliminate anything medical that takes away any imperfection. However, I think there is a lot of intolerance gathering now. Our politicians excel at it.

    Also, I think that our IR Laws/Discrimination Laws don't exactly help where they fear being unable to sack you if you can't do the job. They don't to be taken for unfair dismissal and discrimination. And most employers view the disabled as being unable to do their job right. The Howard Government created laws allowing disabled to be paid under $2 per hour. When you consider that the average junior wage is $10, that is not much.

    We have this appalling thinking created by the Howard Government where people who are or have been ill, and those with a disability are under pressure to prove themselves immensely at all times and then, it's still not good enough. Even people who are 'vegetables' now need specialists to prove they are ill every two years. Shame there's nothing proving that you're fit and able bodied.

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    Default Re: How Does Tourette Affect Your Life? Part 1

    We've been exploring the employment issue and accomodations as part of our research for It's Your Move.
    We've also discovered employers who have policies in place that provide our youth with TS a better chance of success at a job. Often these are bigger companies like Home Depot who have made a committement to an "inclusive workplace".

    A little web research into the big "box stores" in your area might help you find similar corporations in Australia.

    A big question we are trying to answer for It's Your Move is when, how and if you should disclose your TS during a job interview/hiring process. Maybe Steve and I can work on making this another poll ...
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