Dealing with Tourette Syndrome in adulthood is tough, but you’re not alone. The TAA is your home for free resources, support groups, and the latest in Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorder news. The TS and Tic Disorders community empowers one another, fights discrimination, and shares resources that help to improve the lives of all impacted by TS or another Tic Disorder. We’re here to help you thrive!
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 is a comprehensive guide for young adults transitioning into adulthood with Tourette Syndrome (TS), a condition often misunderstood as just a childhood disorder. It offers support and insights for navigating the unique challenges and opportunities they’ll face.
Become a Rising Leader
The Tourette Association of America is very proud of the Youth Ambassador Program since its start, and the Rising Leaders Program was developed to expand and strengthen it. Designed for ages 18-25 who have been previously trained as a Youth Ambassador, as well as motivated young adults dedicated to raising TS awareness, this program will provide an educational experience and a chance to mentor the new Youth Ambassadors being trained.
Get Your 'I Have TS' ID Card
Misunderstandings often fuel the stigma around Tourette Syndrome (TS) and Tic Disorders. These informational cards clarify the impact of TS and Tic Disorders, and are invaluable in high-stress scenarios like traveling or being in crowded spaces.
Young Adult Resources
Young Adults Guide to TS (Toolkit)
Navigating adulthood with Tourette Syndrome (TS)? Our toolkit dispels myths, highlighting TS as not just a childhood disorder. Transition challenges? We’ve got you covered. Utilize our guide for insights and assistance.
Law Enforcement Guide
Encounters with law enforcement can intensify tics in TS individuals. Misinterpretations abound, casting them as intentionally disruptive. Our guide seeks to clarify these nuances, spotlighting the daily hurdles faced by those with TS.
Use the filters in our Find-A-Provider tool to generate a list of providers near you. For the most inclusive list, leave “age group” and “clinical expertise” blank.
Connect with our online support network tailored for TS and Tic Disorder individuals. Whether you’re a youngster, parent, or from a less-reached locale, our groups promise camaraderie and understanding. Dive in and connect!