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Tourette's Syndrome Speaker at Motlow

Marc Elliot Presents 'What Makes you Tic?'

September 6, 2011

Marc Elliot

Motlow College hosts motivational speaker Marc Elliot as he shares his life story of living with the neurological disorder, Tourette's syndrome (TS). His powerful message of tolerance for all things that make us different is why he was recently named the 2011 College Speaker & Diversity Artist of the Year by Campus Activities Magazine. The public is invited to hear Elliot, September 15, at Powers Auditorium in Eoff Hall on the Moore County campus. He is scheduled for two performances at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Admission is free.

Tourette's syndrome is characterized by tics, which are involuntary, rapid, sudden movements or vocalizations that occur repeatedly in the same way. Elliot speaks from a lifetime of experience of how it feels to not be able to control his noises and actions and how others react to his behaviors. The 'What Makes You Tic' presentation is loaded with timely humor, powerful anecdotes, and fundamental lessons of tolerance to encourage audiences to "Live and Let Live."

Elliot is known for leaving audiences informed, motivated, and reflecting on their own lives. Visit the speaker's website for additional information.