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How to Navigate Your Career Path

Join Nick Iadevaio, Diversity + Inclusion Leader at L’Oreal USA, as he moderates a panel of career experts on navigating career paths, finding inclusive companies, establishing relationships with mentors, and learning how to leverage your network.

Dear Future: A Letter from Amanda Talty, TAA CEO and President

While the past few months have forced the world into uncharted territory, there is hope for the future. Amanda Talty, CEO and President of the Tourette Association of America, recently joined leaders from all walks of life in writing letters of hope, which are featured in the current issue of Bella Magazine.

Facebook Live with Jake Melton

Join Tourette Syndrome advocate Jake Melton for a Facebook Live on August 11 at 6 pm EST as he discusses navigating through early adulthood with Tourette. Learn how to prepare for college, a career, and family life despite the challenges that having Tourette Syndrome can bring. Learn how to develop ways you can move forward with TS while voyaging into some of life’s most stressful times and how to cross some of life’s biggest bridges early on.

TouretteConnect July 2020

In the last several weeks we’ve seen a spike in outreach to the TAA encompassing stories related to workplace, housing and corporate discrimination. This is not something our community is unfamiliar with, but the national spotlight on similar topics reminds us that we must equip ourselves with knowledge. It is important to understand your rights and when they are being violated. Later this month is the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark civil rights law extended the right for our community, and many others, to access public places, businesses, and to participate in the same everyday activities as other citizens. In celebration, there is a free webinar on July 29 highlighting workplace accommodations and disability rights which we hope you will attend.

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the ADA

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed by Congress and signed into law by President George Bush, Sr. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. This includes Tourette Syndrome, which is a neurodevelopmental disorder that becomes evident in early childhood or adolescence characterized by uncontrollable motor and vocal tics.

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.