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They Still Can't Help It

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Genre: Factual
Production Year: 2016
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Producer: Bohemia Films

Twelve-year-old Rory Brown has Tourette Syndrome. After recently moving to secondary school his physical and verbal outbursts have exploded. In 1988 John Davidson featured in the BBC documentary Johns Not Mad. Determined that no other child should go through the horrific experience he had as a child, hes taken Rory under his wing. Unlike when John was growing up, Rory has the advantage of support at school. Both John and his pupil support teacher introduce Rory and his Tourettes to those around him in the local community. A visit to the local police station highlights the difficulties Rory has as his uncontrollable tics cause havoc in the face of authority. Rory also has help from Greg Storey. In 2002, aged eight, Greg took part in the The Boy Cant Help It - a follow up film to Johns Not Mad. As a boy Greg invented a complex language as a way of communicating with his Tourettes. Now, aged 23 he believes it can be adapted to help speed up computers. John runs Tourette Camp, a place where Touretters can look forward to a time where they can shout as loud as they like, free of worry about upsetting or offending others. Its Rorys first time at Tourette Camp. Here he comes together with John and Greg. Greg has has found his own unique way to manage his Tourettes and John and Greg hope it may give Rory some much needed respite from his tics.

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