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The TAA Wisconsin Chapter is hosting a virtual webinar series in place of their annual Tourette Connections conference. The funding for this virtual series is being provided through the Small Grants Program, a program under the TAA’s partnership with the CDC. The Small Grants Program provides funding for TAA Chapters and Support Groups as an opportunity to host outreach and education activities about Tourette Syndrome within their communities. This FREE live webinar series is appropriate for those with tics or Tourette Syndrome, family members, professionals and friends.
coprolalia
Please join the Tourette Association for a webinar on managing coprolalia on Tuesday, February 2 at 7pm EST. Coprolalia, the involuntary outburst of obscene words or socially inappropriate and derogatory remarks, can affect 1 in 10 people living with Tourette Syndrome. Those living with coprolalia can find it excruciatingly difficult to get through the day.
executive functioning webinar
Please join the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of NYU Grossman School of Medicine and NYU Langone Health for a webinar entitled “Improving Executive Functioning Skills in College Students with Tourette’s Disorder.” Held in conjunction with the Tourette Association of America, this special educational webinar, which will be held on Thursday, February 11 from 6-8pm EST, is for college students with Tourette’s Disorder.
december tc
’ve spent a fair amount of time thinking about what I’d like to say to you all this holiday season. To be honest, I’ve struggled to steer clear of being too cliché, too negative, too positive, or too predictable. I’ve struggled with these thoughts because it’s been such an unpredictable time in an uncertain year. When we gathered together in January to plan the year ahead, the TAA team and I could not have imagined a year like 2020. Above anything else, this was a year where our need for one another was highlighted, bold-faced, ENLARGED. We needed to acclimate, pivot, and turn on a dime — that’s something the TAA has done particularly well in the face of COVID-19.
Pixel Noise
A fun online gaming event will take place on Saturday, December 19 to benefit the Tourette Association of America! Pixel Noise will go live at 8am EST and will showcase classic video games that have inspired modern games all day long, ending around midnight. According to Alex Schirling, one of the hosts of Pixel Noise, the group intends to play each game in their entirety while talking about them as well as the aspects of the classic games that are still relevant today.
just for dads
Join us for a Zoom live discussion on January 20, 2021 at 7pm ET on being a father to a kid or kids with Tourette Syndrome (TS). This discussion will bring dads in the TS community together to focus on the father’s perspective of supporting children with Tourette Syndrome. Paul Raleigh, Marc F. Schmidt, Ph.D., and Keith Coffman M.D., who have kids with TS within the age range of 5-23, will lead the discussion and share their experiences on navigating fatherhood with children with TS.