Fort Myers Planet Fitness Apologizes

Josh Ertter is living with Tourette Syndrome (TS), and often has to take the extra step to inform those around him that he may make involuntary movements and noises. That’s what he did last month before working out at his local Planet Fitness. He was still told that he was unwelcome. Later, Planet Fitness apologized and met with Josh and Amanda Talty, TAA President and CEO.
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Annual Research and Medical Meeting

The Tourette Association of America (TAA) hosted its Annual Research and Medical Meeting of our Scientific Advisory Board, Medical Advisory Board and Centers of Excellence from April 9 - 10 in New York City. The meeting covered the latest news on research and medical practices for Tourette Syndrome and brought leading experts together to share their knowledge.
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The Friend Who Crashes on the Couch

My tics are like that friend who crashes on your couch. He eats all your food, he breaks your favorite guitar and he embarrasses you in front of every girl you meet. You wake up 11 years later, and he’s still there. – Trevor Smith Eighteen-year-old Trevor Smith is ruled by thousands of tics, constant movements that batter his body and disrupt his day.
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Everything Happens for a Reason

"The first time I saw my twelve-year-old son blinking unnaturally, I thought he must have gotten an eyelash or a piece of dust stuck in his eye. Every few seconds, he blinked his right eye — more like an extended wink, which he held down tightly. But even after washing his eye and examining it thoroughly, there was no evidence of any foreign body trapped inside."
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The Impact of Advocacy Day 2019

Read a general summary on Advocacy Day and its impact on Tourette Syndrome.
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T-Shirt Design Contest

For 2019, we are asking you, the Tourette Community, to decide what design to use for our Team Tourette T-Shirts. Come check them out!
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Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics

Are you interested in learning more about Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT)? Join this free webinar with Dr. Douglas Woods, TAA CBIT Faculty and Professor of Psychology, where he will explain CBIT in-depth.
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Gala 2018

Information on the annual Tourette Association of America Gala for 2019.
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Raymour & Flanigan Easter Egg Hunt

Join us at select Raymour & Flanigan* stores for Easter Egg Hunts on Saturday, April 6 from 1pm – 3pm for an afternoon of excitement, fun and community awareness. This is a free event, open to the public. You can expect colorful eggs, snacks and a lot of fun. Plus, any purchase made that day will receive a 10% discount. *Select Locations: Jamaica Avenue, Metropolitan Avenue, Fulton Street  Contact: Tracey Alexander at tracey.alexander@tourette.org for more details. About Raymour & Flanigan Furniture: Established in Upstate N.Y. in 1947, the family-owned company has over 100 locations throughout the Northeast. Now the fourth-largest conventional furniture and mattress retailer in the U.S. (Furniture Today, May 2014), Raymour & Flanigan continues its commitment to building the preeminent retail furniture brand in the Northeast and beyond. For more information, visit www.raymourflanigan.com.
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