Here is a video that highlights the characteristics of Tourette Syndrome explained by children who have the condition.
These children define Tourette Syndrome as a neurological, or brain problem. It is distinguished by tics that they are not able to control. Some of the tics they experience include making noises, yelling out words, shaking of the head, flapping arms, etc. They stress how this disorder is not contagious, but hereditary. It is implied that young individuals may feel embarrassed that they have Tourette Syndrome as they explain how they often hold back their tics. They compare holding in their tics to holding in a sneeze or a cough--one can't do that because it simply doesn't feel right. Once more people become aware of their condition, those with Tourette Syndrome begin to speak out and feel more comfortable. They refuse to let their condition define them or interfere with their lifestyle. Throughout the video, each child emphasizes how they would like to be accepted and treated like a normal person. They want others to look past their disability and see that they are just like any other kid.