Does this sound like TS or Aspergers. ??
Hi Maria, and welcome to our forum. I have been officially diagnosed with both Asperger and Tourette Syndromes last year and know the differences and similarities of AS and TS first hand.
Unfortunately, there is nobody in Barrie you could (or would even want to) go to. I advise you to have your son referred to the Tourette Clinic at Western General Hospital in Toronto. They diagnose both TS and AS (at least AS in kids up to 18, I had to get my AS diagnosis elsewhere, but was diagnosed with TS there).
You son sounds a lot more like AS than TS. Absolutely EVERYBODY with AS has some tics. Hand flapping is an autistic stim, not a tic. Also, many people with AS are misdiagnosed with all kinds of things, including ADHD, tic disorder, schizoid personality disorder and many others.
Your son sounds like he has rages when he is overwhelmed (called sensory overload), it happens to me, too, if I don't remove myself from certain situations soon enough.
I will be in Barrie on Monday and could meet with you if that would help. I'll PM you with my phone number and private e-mail address.
German citizen, married to a Canadian for 28 years, four daughters, one son, eight grandchildren (and one on the way).