Category: General

Setting up a Facebook Fundraiser 101

A guide to creating a Facebook Fundraiser for the Tourette Association of America in honor of Tourette Syndrome Awareness month.
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May TouretteConnect

Amanda's message for the May TouretteConnect focuses on respecting those with Tourette Syndrome, pledging not to use TS as a joke and taking the Tourette pledge.
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A Self-Study Option for Social Workers

Ellie Jarvie writes about New Self-Study Options for Social Workers to learn more about Tourette Syndrome.
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TS is not a joke

We’d like to set the record straight. People living with Tourette Syndrome are not “A Tourette’s.” They are mothers, fathers, children, educators, award-winning journalists, Olympic Gold medalists and professional athletes, actors, rising pop musicians, authors and so much more. They are a community of equal, exceptional individuals who don’t want to be defined by their tics.
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AAN Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorder Guidelines

Tourette Association of America President and CEO Amanda Talty issued the following statement on today’s release of the first-ever treatment guidelines issued by the American Academy of Neurology. TAA has been an ongoing participant in the development of the guidelines; ten of the co-authors are involved closely with TAA.
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April TouretteConnect

Amanda's message for April's TouretteConnect asks others to pledge against using Tourette as an insult. Also, learn about upcoming events, new webinars and community updates as Tourette Awareness Month approaches.
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Ben Brown’s Story

"What’s the worst that could happen if you stop hiding?" Ben Brown hid his Tourette out of worry of judgement and misunderstandings. Hear his story and how he opened up.
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Britney Wolf’s Story

"I remember the first time I noticed my tics like it was yesterday. I remember being a little scared—having this weird urge to contract my stomach muscles. I remember thinking if I just did it, it would go away and I’d be fine... but that was not the case." - Britney Read Britney Wolf's story as featured in the Tourette Association Annual Report.
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Tanya Sokol’s Story

Of all the words in the English language, none come close to describing the feeling that took root in my heart the day I heard those words fall from my child’s lips. Here he was, only 7-years-old and already exhausted by his existence, overwhelmed by a body beyond his control and destroyed by the certainty that he was less than.
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Fort Myers Planet Fitness Apologizes

Josh Ertter is living with Tourette Syndrome (TS), and often has to take the extra step to inform those around him that he may make involuntary movements and noises. That’s what he did last month before working out at his local Planet Fitness. He was still told that he was unwelcome. Later, Planet Fitness apologized and met with Josh and Amanda Talty, TAA President and CEO.
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