Just like any age group, adults can struggle with symptoms associated with having Tourette Syndrome or another Tic Disorder. The Tourette Association of America is dedicated to supporting people of all ages with TS and Tic Disorders. We are here to help you through your whole journey!
What is Tourette Syndrome?
Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that becomes evident in early childhood or adolescence.
It is part of the spectrum of Tic Disorders and is characterized by motor and vocal tics. The current estimates are that 1 out of every 50 children has TS or another persistent Tic Disorder.
This toolkit guides adults through living with Tourette Syndrome (TS), challenging the notion that it’s just a childhood disorder. It covers life transitions, treatment, work rights, relationships, emotional health, and more. The TAA offers additional resources.
Toolkit Coming Soon!
Join the Online Support Group for Adults (26+)
Meeting: Every 1st Thursday of the month from 7:00-8:30 pm EST
Audience: Adults (26 years and older)
Description: This virtual group is designed to bring together adults (26+ years old) with Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders to provide support & a sense of community. Participants will be able to share their lived experiences as an adult with TS and Tic Disorders and will receive access to helpful information & resources.
I Have TS ID Card
Much of the stigma that surrounds Tourette Syndrome (TS) and Tic Disorders comes from misunderstanding.
These informational cards help explain the effects of TS and Tic Disorders and are particularly useful in high stress situations, like traveling and crowded places.
Join a Local Chapter or Support Group
Seeking local support? Our chapters and groups nationwide offer assistance for adults with Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders. Engage and connect close to home.
The TAA offers free webinars on key topics for adults with TS, from healthcare management to workplace success. Visit our Event Calendar for upcoming sessions or view past webinars on our YouTube Channel.
Become a TAA Volunteer
Help us make a difference! The TAA depends on volunteers nationwide for diverse roles—from leading support groups and community advocacy to fundraising and legislative engagements.
Resources for Adults
If you or someone you know are experiencing a mental health crisis, please contact the Suicide Hotline by dialing 988.
If you or someone you know are experiencing homelessness, please call your local 211 service line. To find your local 211 service, visit https://www.211.org/about-us/your-local-211.
If you or someone you know feels that your disability rights have been violated, please contact your state’s Protection Advocacy (P&A) System. To find your state’s Protection Advocacy System’s information, please visit https://www.ndrn.org/about/ndrn-member-agencies/.
If you or someone you know are dealing with law enforcement, please visit https://tourette.org/resources/overview/tools-law-enforcement/ for more resources