Kevin Williamson’s Story

“So as I reach the later stages of my life, the tics are a part of me, and don't seem to be going anywhere. Admittedly, if some sort of practical treatment were to come forth, it is my subdued dream to be tic free and see what it is like to be at peace in my body. The years of tics have created some arthritis as well as other aches and pains in the areas of manifestation, and I do not know the peace that a "normal" person knows.” - Kevin
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TAA Educational Resources and Support

Join us on Tuesday, June 18 for a free webinar where members of the TAA Health Education department share with you all of the resources we have to help navigate life with TS!
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Setting up a Facebook Fundraiser 101

A guide to creating a Facebook Fundraiser for the Tourette Association of America in honor of Tourette Syndrome Awareness month.
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May TouretteConnect

Amanda's message for the May TouretteConnect focuses on respecting those with Tourette Syndrome, pledging not to use TS as a joke and taking the Tourette pledge.
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A Self-Study Option for Social Workers

Ellie Jarvie writes about New Self-Study Options for Social Workers to learn more about Tourette Syndrome.
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The Importance of Educating Your Congressional Representatives

The importance of contacting your Representatives and Senators about Tourette Syndrome related issues and programming at their local offices.
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TS is not a joke

We’d like to set the record straight. People living with Tourette Syndrome are not “A Tourette’s.” They are mothers, fathers, children, educators, award-winning journalists, Olympic Gold medalists and professional athletes, actors, rising pop musicians, authors and so much more. They are a community of equal, exceptional individuals who don’t want to be defined by their tics.
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AAN Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorder Guidelines

Tourette Association of America President and CEO Amanda Talty issued the following statement on today’s release of the first-ever treatment guidelines issued by the American Academy of Neurology. TAA has been an ongoing participant in the development of the guidelines; ten of the co-authors are involved closely with TAA.
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April TouretteConnect

Amanda's message for April's TouretteConnect asks others to pledge against using Tourette as an insult. Also, learn about upcoming events, new webinars and community updates as Tourette Awareness Month approaches.
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Ben Brown’s Story

"What’s the worst that could happen if you stop hiding?" Ben Brown hid his Tourette out of worry of judgement and misunderstandings. Hear his story and how he opened up.
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