Category: Events

bts resources
For those who started back at school with a child or teen with TS, and those who will be going back soon, the Tourette Association of America (TAA) has a wide range of resources to help you navigate educating school personnel, educate other students and peers, prepare for 504 and IEP meetings, and suggested accommodations for your child at school. Please join us to learn about our resources and how you can use these resources throughout the school year.
july tc 2021
Summer is in full-swing and there is so much to take advantage of – nice weather and safely spending time with friends and family. If you are a fan of soccer, it was an exceptional time of celebration recently. While watching, the familiar face of Tim Howard appeared on-screen as he reported on the game. Often referred to as the greatest American goalkeeper of all time, he is also an inspirational role model within our community for his candidness about his personal struggle with Tourette Syndrome (TS). This October, Tim is a Gala Honoree, alongside Nick Iadevaio, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at L'Oréal USA, and Michael A. Bamberger, Senior Counsel for Dentons US LLP. Immediately following the Gala is an affordable and exclusive After Party convening young professionals, thought leaders and leading executives to socialize and network in a relaxed environment! 
supporting children transition bts
Join Patty Mendoza, M.S., on August 19, 2021, at 7pm EST as she reviews ways to help support children with Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders.  Patty will review ways to develop a working relationship with the school, strategies that children can use to cope effectively with symptoms, management strategies available, and school systems in place to help your children be successful.
The Coronavirus pandemic has led to one of the most challenging years many of us have ever experienced. As the world begins to safely reopen, there are a number of questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccines. Join Dr. Michael Okun, Chair of Neurology and Executive Director of the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at the University of Florida Health College of Medicine, on Wednesday, June 23 at 3 pm EST for a Facebook Live discussing the vaccines, exploring the impact on the Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorder community, addressing myths surrounding the vaccines, and examining the future of the new normal.
tc may 2021
Happy Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month! It is my favorite time of year, with exciting programs and awareness initiatives for all. What I love most is our community coming together in monumental ways to lift each other up through stories, togetherness, and local communities lit up Teal in the name of Tourette Awareness. We recently shared a powerful video that showcases the realities of the condition as well as the physical and psychological impact. In collaboration with AIST Onlus Associazione Italiana Sindrome di Tourette, we discussed the heightened need for awareness on a global scale and how kindness, compassion and knowledge can go great lengths.