The Tourette Association of America has been working to elevate the diversity of the community and, as part of this, we are celebrating Black History Month. To mark this celebration, the TAA is calling on members of the community to share stories and experiences.
A School Psychologist’s Guide to Tourette Syndrome and Co-Occurring Conditions
School psychologists, join us for an informative live presentation! This webinar will provide an overview of Tourette Syndrome (TS). In addition, participants will learn how to recognize vocal and motor tics. Finally, TS-friendly interventions and accommodations that can help children succeed in school will be discussed.
As we near the end of another unparalleled year, the team at the Tourette Association of America (TAA) has been reflecting on the work that has been accomplished. The global events of last year pushed us to rethink how we can better increase awareness for Tourette Syndrome (TS) and address the most pressing issues facing our community. In 2021 the TAA focused on a path of growth stemming from those efforts.
TikTok is in the news over social media causing tics. What is going on? Is it Tourette Syndrome or another condition? And what is FND? Tourette Syndrome expert and parent, Dr. Keith Coffman, will join Dr. Julio Quezada, Tourette Syndrome and FND expert, to discuss the current phenomenon.
In 2018, the Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorder community joined together to provide valuable information that helped the Tourette Association of America to assess the impact of the condition on individuals and families. This is now your opportunity to contribute. Please participate in the 2022 Impact Survey to provide us with details so we can further assist and support the community.
With Thanksgiving just a few days away, I’d like to offer a note of thanks and appreciation to each of you. Thank you to our generous donors who have made the Tourette Association of America their charity of choice. It is because of your resolve to make our association a priority, that we are able to deliver essential programming and resources including:
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors and patient associations have noticed a surge in tics in people with Tourette Syndrome and they have also noticed what appears to be a potentially related type of movement disorder among youth that closely resembles a Tic Disorder. The Tourette Association of America (TAA) convened an international, multidisciplinary working group to help understand this functional neurological disorder and its relationship to Tourette Syndrome.