'Raising Tourette's' and 'Deaf Out Loud' by A&E Network are slated to premiere in August and September
Raising Tourette's narrates the remarkable stories of families raising adolescents with Tourette Syndrome while 'Deaf Out Loud' follows three deaf families as they do the same.
2018 is halfway through and we have so many things to look forward to, especially the docuseries premiering on A&E Network. 'Raising Tourette's,' a new docu-series is slated to premiere on August 15 followed by 'Deaf Out Loud' premiering on September 12. Here are the details of the two upcoming shows.
The docuseries narrates the remarkable stories and exceptional triumphs of families raising adolescents with Tourette Syndrome in the new six-part docuseries premiering Wednesday, August 15 at 10 pm ET/PT immediately following the season 4 premiere of the Emmy-winning docuseries “Born This Way” at 8 pm ET/PT.
This powerful new series follows five families with children between the age group of 11 and 17. Like all adolescents, each child has aspirations, friends, rivals and homework, but they also all have Tourette Syndrome. While growing up is often challenging and unpredictable, these kids are resilient and thriving despite navigating an often-misunderstood disorder. From new schools and first dates to driving lessons and family vacations, the series showcases the often turbulent ups and downs these unique families face.
Tourette Syndrome is one type of Tic Disorder. Tics are involuntary, repetitive movements and vocalizations. They are the defining feature of a group of childhood-onset, neurodevelopmental conditions known collectively as Tic Disorders. Individuals with Tourette Syndrome (TS) have had at least two motor tics and at least one vocal/phonic tic in some combination over the course of more than a year.
Meet the Kids
Kristin – Age 17: Heading into her senior year in high school, Kristin is preparing to apply for college while managing the symptom inducing stress of new classes, marching band practice and school dances.
Charlee – Age 13: Free-spirited Charlee is facing an increase in her Tourette’s Syndrome right as she heads back to public school after being homeschooled.
Kaden – Age 11: Army brat Kaden is gearing up to start his sixth new school and uses his love of music and playing the cello to help manage his tics.
Sam – Age 16: Using humor as a shield, Sam expresses himself through videos he posts on social media but still struggles to find inner confidence as he works to find his place in the real world
Colton – Age 15: Having taken a break from school due to a physical tic that caused him to fall, Colton is heading back to school which he hopes will help him to overcome his intense social anxiety.
A&E Network is partnering with the Tourette Association of America in support of sharing information and stopping the stigma about those affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders.
Deaf Out Loud
A&E will also premiere the new documentary special on Wednesday, September 12 at 8 pm ET/PT. Executive produced by Academy Award-winner Marlee Matlin, the special follows three predominantly deaf families as they raise their children in a hearing world. With many differing opinions about how deaf children should be raised swirling in the social consciousness, these families work to forge their own paths forward and combat the daily social stigmas many deaf people face.