Proposed Changes for Protected Class Drugs for Medicare Part D

Thanks to those who adovcate on behalf of the Tourette Syndrome community, the proposed changes to Protected Class Drugs for Medicare Part D were not included.
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Defend the Tourette Community

Over the last several months we have seen a number of inaccurate, hurtful references about Tourette Syndrome made by the media. The Tourette Association of America (TAA) has responded to each of these remarks by providing accurate information about TS to these outlets, offering training to employees of offending companies, and dispelling the myths of incorrect statements. Our response is in an effort to stop the stigma surrounding Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders. We have made progress, but there is still so much more to do!
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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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