THE SHADDOX BOYS
Jacob and Elijah Shaddox are brothers. Jacob is 21 years old and just moved into an apartment with his girlfriend. He graduated from a technical college with an Associate's degree in Computer Maintenance. He works for a school district as a computer technician. Elijah is almost 18 years old. He is hearing impaired, has Tourette Syndrome, OCD and ADHD. He is a junior in high school. Elijah lives with his mom Mary and her wife, his stepmom. Mary has a bachelor's in deaf education and a masters in special education, and is an educational diagnostician. Life is always changing and this blog has chronicled many of these changes and will continue to do so!
Saturday, December 27, 2014
My Last Blog Post
I wrote yesterday's post being blunt honest. Sometimes I think others need to know how hard it can be for a parent of a child with Tourette Syndrome. Tourette Syndrome is not just about the tics. It is about the other co-morbid disorders that go along with it. Elijah's OCD and ADHD are harder to deal with than just the tics of TS. I just wanted to show another side of Tourette Syndrome, to maybe help others understand and lend a helping hand if you know a family with a child with this disorder.