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2011 CEC Yes I Can Award Winner

Posted on March 03, 2011

Teen educates others about his Tourette’s syndrome In many ways, Christopher Maus is a typical teenager.  The 15-year-old sophomore at Walker High School plays trombone in the band, enjoys basketball and Guitar Hero with friends, and studies tang soo do, a Korean martial art. But, Maus, 15, has Tourette’s syndrome, a genetic, neurobiological disorder involving tics—movements or sounds that the body cannot control.  Over the years, Maus said, he has been ridiculed by classmates

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