We are working hard to create a world where children no longer face discrimination and other challenges because of Tourette Syndrome (TS), Tic Disorders and co-occurring conditions. A world where they are accepted and understood from the moment they enter the classroom, continuing throughout their lifetime. In this world, parents worry less and the journey towards adulthood with TS is judgment free.
Can you picture it? A world where everyone can be their most authentic selves. We can, which is why we never give up.
No stigma, no judgments. Free to be yourself. Together, we can keep it that way.
The Tourette Association of America (TAA) remains a beacon of hope, proudly serving the TS community, to create a world that is better for everyone. Through improved awareness and understanding of the condition, accessible programs, and local support, we are there for you and your loved ones. The reality is, to continue, we need your unwavering support.
As the only nonprofit actively working to foster awareness, research and support initiatives nationally on behalf of the TS and Tic Disorder community, please make your gift today.
A Reason to Celebrate 2020:
Through private funding and our partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the TAA was able to deliver free, or low-cost, programming that elevated awareness, provided resources for current events, focused on local impact, supported cutting-edge research and so much more. We need you more than ever, make a gift today to continue this important work.
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71 WEBINARS OR FACEBOOK LIVES
Including a free Virtual Conference, with a concentrated 20+ educational programs, and targeted series designed specifically for COVID-19, adults, providers, young professionals, families and children
53 EDUCATION AND MEDICAL PROGRAMS
Educating nearly 22,000 health care providers, school personnel, families, individuals and members of the general public, through in-person and online trainings.
A note from an adult and parent living with TS:
“We found the safety net for all Touretters, the TAA. Over the last 30 years, they have offered respite and a home for all who suffer from Tourette because they offer hope to those who have no one. They have expanded the medical programs, the education programs, and the research programs that could offer some hope to eradicate this insidious syndrome.” – Jeffrey Kramer
17 CBIT TRAININGS OR WORKSHOPS
To over 635 individuals who received an introduction to CBIT training, or were trained
in CBIT, the first-line treatment option for Tourette Syndrome.
10 GRANTS FOR LOCAL PROGRAMS
In partnership with the CDC, the TAA offered 10 internal grants to provide Chapters, Support Groups, and Centers of Excellence the opportunity to facilitate community interactions through organized events, conferences, or meetings.
7 TEAM TOURETTE AND VIRTUAL EVENTS
Nearly 700 Individuals participated in a virtual Team Tourette event across the nation, focused on fundraising and fitness. In addition, the TAA hosted connection-forming events including a Virtual Gala, accessible to our full community, and other social events including virtual bingo and trivia.
17 NATIONAL AWARENESS INITIATIVES
Including a digital PSA for the Spanish-speaking members of the TS community, Youth Ambassador and Rising Leader Trainings, National Awareness Month activities and National Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill
4 CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH PROJECTS
Were funded to pave the way for a deeper understanding of the condition and new state-of-the-art treatment and care options.