Utah is an almost 8 year old dude in the 2nd grade. He wants to be a veterinarian when he grows up and is obsessed with dogs, cheese pizza and his little sister, Ani (she’s 2 years old).
His favorite past times include: collecting rolly-pollies in his backyard, creating tie-dye art for his very own customers (Utah’s Rainbow Art), making incredible forts with his Dada, playing with his 2 dogs, Soapy & Raisin, and drawing mazes for his friends and family to figure out.
Utah was very recently diagnosed with *most likely* having Tourette Syndrome (Nov 2018), and has decided, with the help of his mama, to write a blog and vlog all about this new journey. He hopes that it'll reach other kids that are newly diagnosed, as well as kids that just want to learn more about it.
Hi! I'm Elizabeth, Utah's Mama. I'm a former special education teacher and now a boudoir photographer. While I am well versed in many other special needs, I am not with Tourette Syndrome. That's very scary for me and it's also exactly why I decided to start this blog with Utah. I plan on learning as much as I can about TS and to teach Utah everything I learn as well.
My goal in life is to teach my kiddos all about self advocacy and to embrace their differences, not fear them or feel shame about them.
Thank you for joining us on this journey. We are happy you're here!