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TouretteConnect June 2020

The last three months have been challenging times to navigate for all of us, both personally and professionally. We have needed to lean on one another in unfamiliar ways and trust each other during these tumultuous times. Throughout it all, the Tourette Association has demonstrated its ability to be nimble and deliver quality programming despite unprecedented barriers.

Tourette Basics: Instagram Live with Cheryl Cardall

Learn the basics of Tourette Syndrome during an Instagram Live on Monday, June 15 at 1 pm EST. Cheryl Cardall, a mom of five between the ages of 10 and 21, is an advocate for families raising children with various challenges, including Tourette Syndrome.

Tourette Connections: Virtual Webinar Series

The TAA Wisconsin Chapter is hosting a virtual webinar series in place of their annual Tourette Connections conference, originally scheduled for March 13, 2020. The funding for this virtual series is being provided through the Small Grants Program, a program under the TAA’s partnership with the CDC. The Small Grants Program provides funding for TAA Chapters and Support Groups the opportunity to host outreach and education activities about Tourette Syndrome within their communities. This FREE live webinar series is appropriate for those with tics or Tourette Syndrome, family members, professionals and friends.

Facebook Live: TS, Mental Health and Resiliency Building

Please join Dr. Katrina Lindsay, clinical psychologist and director of the Tic & Tourette Service at Akron Children’s Hospital, for a Facebook Live on June 23 at 3 pm EST. Learn more about comorbid mental health conditions commonly associated with TS, treatment approaches and ways to build resilience.

Pride Month

The Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorder community is diverse and inclusive. In honor of PRIDE month, the Tourette Association of America wants to shine a light upon the experiences of those from our LGBTQ community. Your impactful stories portray a life of struggle, success and love. It’s proof that the Tourette Syndrome and LGBTQ communities aren’t mutually exclusive. You have much to be proud about and now is your opportunity to have others hear your story. There are no limits to who you are and who you love.

TouretteConnect May 2020

Today not only kicks off Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month, it is also the first day of our Virtual Conference 2020. There has never been a more important time to make the TAA your charity of choice. We have all experienced many changes over the last several weeks and now, more than ever, we need to come together to ensure the future of the only national organization dedicated to serving the Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorder community.

Doing What Matters: Coping Effectively with Depression

Please join the Tourette Association of America for a free webinar on Tuesday, June 2 at 4 pm EST and learn how to cope with depression. Participants will learn strategies to build psychological and relational flexibility. Several methods of unhooking from self-critical thoughts will be reviewed, as well as behavioral techniques to bounce back from the darkness.

Children’s TS Forum

Please join the Tourette Association of America’s first ever virtual Children’s TS Forum for children ages 8-12 years old on Tuesday, May 19 at 7 pm EST. This group is designed to allow children to meet others with TS, while discussing relevant topics such as promoting Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month, managing stay-at-home restrictions, and keeping healthy and happy.