Category: Events

Facebook Live: Transitions to Adulthood

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TouretteConnect – October

It's October, and while many of us are making plans to celebrate Halloween we cannot ignore some important causes the month sheds light upon. October is National Bullying Prevention Month, ADHD Awareness Month and OCD Awareness Week. Tourette Syndrome is an extremely layered and complex disorder and remains so vastly misunderstood among the general public. There is no one-size-fits-all approach, and because of this, the TAA partners with like-minded organizations that support our efforts. I encourage you to reflect on your journey with Tourette Syndrome and if you’ve been impacted by any of the above, please send us your personal story to help us join their efforts in elevating awareness for TS and co-occurring conditions.
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Online Support Groups for Tourette Syndrome

A series of online support groups both for young adults and parents. These support groups are available for people who may be located in an area without easy access to support.
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TouretteConnect – September

The month of September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. I am grateful for the continued public awareness and open discussions about this very serious topic. In a recent Impact Survey led by the TAA, an alarming 51% of adults and 32% of parents of children with TS reported to have considered suicide or participated in self-harming behaviors. In light of this, there are a number of helpful organizations (AFSP, NIMH, NAMI) and resources to support you and your loved ones, including Chapters and Support Groups across the country. Please know that if you need help, there is always someone to call. A Support Group Leader from the TAA Florida Chapter shared a personal story about how suicidal thoughts impacted her family that really hit home for me.
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Free Webinar: Workplace Accommodations and Disability Rights

The first webinar, as part of a six-part series designed for adults with Tourette Syndrome, will be focused on understanding your rights in the workplace and will review questions about disclosure and accommodations at every step of the process— from the application process and interview issues that may arise on the job.
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Free Webinar: Building Resilience with Tourette Syndrome

While living with tics and other co-occurring conditions can certainly bring substantial difficulty, coping with a chronic condition like Tourette Syndrome can also build persistence, grit, and determination. In this free webinar, Dr. Kenneth Phelps, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, will identify key components of adapting and thriving while living with tics.
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California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser

California Pizza Kitchen and the TAA Southern California Chapter have teamed up to raise funds for Tourette Syndrome! Visit one of select California Pizza Kitchen locations (list TBD) in the Southern California area, mention this promotion, and the restaurant will donate a 20% of the bill directly to the SoCal TAA chapter.
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Facebook Live: Social Relationships

Navigating social relationships can be difficult for anyone, especially with the added challenge of Tourette Syndrome. However, through self-advocacy, patience, a kind refusal to be defined for your TS, and this webinar, a fulfilling social life is certainly within reach.
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Building and Maintaining Positive Partnerships with Your Child’s School

Attending school can be challenging in many ways for children with Tourette Syndrome and tic disorders. Building a positive partnership between home and school begins early and needs to be nurtured throughout the year.
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Teal for Tourette Syndrome Awareness

Alexandra Cuttler and Jack Carlin are TAA Youth Ambassadors for the New York – Hudson Valley Chapter, having been trained in 2018 and 2019 respectively. Through their proactive efforts, they started the Project Lights initiative, which was their mission to light up the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge (formerly the Tappen Zee Bridge) teal for the final day of Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month. This was no small task for Jack, Alexandra, and their families. The project began back in March, when the group began mapping out the process they would undertake.
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