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National Education Conference

Join us for the 2020 Tourette Association of America (TAA) National Conference and Research Symposium. This event is informative, welcoming, and serves as the largest national research, practice, and public information conference dedicated to Tourette Syndrome and related Tic Disorders.

Research Symposium: May 15, 2020

Education Conference: May 16 – May 17, 2020

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Reduced rates for all attendees.

Research Symposium

Focused exclusively on innovative research related to Tourette and Tic Disorders, this event for and by scientists.

New Programming

Improved programming all in the community, including children as young as 8 years old through adulthood.

Conference Keynote: Dylan C. Brady
At only 20 years old, Dylan Brady is the much-buzzed-about accomplished singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who has already caught the attention of Zac Brown Band and Rascal Flatts’ Joe Don Rooney, as well as industry veteran Barry Weiss, who immediately signed Dylan to his Sony joint-venture, RECORDS LLC. Brady’s debut song “Over Us” reflects the New York native’s unique perspective, combining his pop melodies with heartfelt country lyrics.

The catchy up-tempo track Rolling Stone called a “radio-friendly anthem” was co-written by Brady together with Jared Scott and producer Andy Sheridan and released in partnership with Riser House/Columbia Records. Since its release last month, the song has already amassed over 1 million in consumption across streams and views. His latest heartbreak ballad, “I Hate California” written by Brady and Scott is available now. Off the stage, Brady uses his platform to encourage young kids to feel empowered despite their differences after being diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at age 13. For more information, please visit dylancbrady.com or follow him on Instagram @dylancbrady, Twitter @dylancbrady and on Facebook @dylanbradymusic.

More About National Conference

The Tourette Association of America hosts a biennial National Conference to create a welcoming, informative environment to the Tourette Community. Anyone affected by TS, or simply looking to learn more about TS and its co-occurring conditions is encouraged to attend. The National Conference offers sessions to hundreds of adults and teens with TS, parents, and professionals on a variety of topics labelled by audience:

  • Medical & Behavioral – Focuses on leading medical & behavioral treatment approaches for TS and its co-occurring disorders. These sessions are appropriate for doctors, psychologists, and other medical professionals, and CEUs are available
  • Education – Provides tools, resources and guidance for educators and for parents dealing with school challenges.
  • Parenting – Presentations include first-hand struggles, successes and guidance on raising a child with TS.
  • Adult – Sessions appropriate for adults with TS and spouses, including sessions on medical care, employment, and more.
  • Teen – (for teens with TS and their siblings, ages 13-19) – Sessions targeted to help teens navigating through these challenging years and difficult transitions.
  • Youth (children with TS and their siblings, 8-12) – New programming for younger patients and their siblings to help understand and manage their diagnosis and bond with other children with TS