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touretteconnect sept
2020 has certainly proven to be one of the most unpredictable and challenging years for everyone. While the uncertainty of the pandemic may have made us rethink how we support the community, it did not derail us. In fact, by the close of this year the Tourette Association of America will have tripled our virtual offerings, with almost 100 virtual support initiatives – from a free Virtual Conference, weekly webinars, a Virtual Gala and virtual walks around the country. To continue at this pace, we need your financial support.
Pumpkin October TouretteConnect
We have been hard at work preparing for our Virtual Gala coming up on October 29. I am excited to share that ticket sales are now available and are affordable for the whole community. In addition, our online auction has gone live with a plethora of amazing items – from an autographed Billie Eilish photo, to an exclusive trip to Greece, autographed sports memorabilia and so much more. Join us, spread the word and peruse a number of amazing items, that fit all budgets, just in time for the holiday season. There is a phenomenal lineup of speakers planned for the Virtual Gala that I can confidently say, without giving anything away, you won’t want to miss. The conversations we’ve had gearing up for the event have spanned the gamut from ear-to-ear smiling to tears – in the most touching of ways. The evening will showcase the resiliency, tenacity, and compassion of our community that is breaking down barriers for all to live their most authentic life.
cyberbullying
Join the Tourette Association of America on October 26 at 7pm EST, during National Bullying Prevention Month, for a cyberbullying webinar given by Julie Hertzog, Director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center and leader in bullying prevention. Designed for parents, professionals, and youth this webinar shows that we all have an important role to play to address and prevent cyberbullying. Julie will also share ideas for communities to be supportive of youth while online.
touretteconnect sept
Dear Friend, I am excited to share updates on progress being made on behalf of our resilient community. We’ve launched a new donor exclusive series that delves deeper into advancements made as a direct result of your contributions. There has always been a heightened need for access to TS programs and offerings that support underserved areas across the US. In our current state, we have tripled offerings to ensure everyone – underserved or locally supported by a TAA Chapter or Support Group – can have the access that is so desperately needed.
emotional outburst scaled
: The emotional outbursts that are part of Tourette Syndrome can add strain to children, parents, and whole families. If you find yourself walking on eggshells around your child to keep him or her from exploding, it's time to learn some new strategies. Learn how to recognize and de-escalate the emotional overflow your child experiences to help him or her have fewer meltdowns.