Category: General

Ivette’s Back to College Story

My name is Ivette De Aguiar and I am a Rising Leader from Miami, FL diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome (TS). Anxiety is a common co-occurring condition with TS, so these are some tips that have helped me deal with anxiety.
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August TouretteConnect

The August TouretteConnect features an upcoming webinar on resilience, what you can do to reach out to your senators, and resources for the Back to School season.
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Prove What I Can Do

Throughout my Air Force career, there were times where I worried military medical bureaucracy would prevent me from doing the things I wanted to do. I was determined that I would not take no for an answer, and pushed hard to show that I could do the job … I graduated top of my class from Explosive Ordnance Disposal school, and commanded an EOD flight, the military equivalent of a bomb squad.
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Kai’s Story

At first, my family and I thought my symptoms were compulsions, but this was disapproved by doctors. My tics continued until I was 13, and then I came down with Lyme disease. As a result, my tics skyrocketed and I was referred to a movement specialist at Yale Children’s Hospital. There, they diagnosed me with Tourette Syndrome.
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Submit Your Story

Are you interested in helping others find hope and inspiration through your personal experiences? The Tourette Association of America is looking for personal stories from the Tourette Syndrome community to be featured throughout the upcoming annual report. We believe experiences from our community are the most impactful way to improve awareness and understanding, and will reshape what people think about TS.
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July TouretteConnect

The July TouretteConnect features the Facebook Fundraising guide, a review of the recent Orlando Youth Ambassador and Rising Leader training, and an update from Amanda.
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Life with Tourette…

"People notice and they wonder. 'Are you cold?' they ask politely as I shake in my seat. 'No, I just have Torrette’s,' I tell them."
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The Southern California Chapter is Looking for Volunteers

The Southern California Chapter is looking for passionate and motivated individuals to help lead support groups in San Diego County and start a new support group!
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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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Amy’s Story

A mother's story of her daughters Tourette Syndrome diagnosis at five years old and how she has grown into an accomplished seventeen year old.
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