Category: General

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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TS by the Numbers

I'm Katie Danis. Pleased to meet you. I'm an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I run a public health and sex ed YouTube channel with two of my best friends. I'm training for an ultramarathon. And at age two, I was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome. I've had the privilege of sharing my story in essay, Buzzfeed article, and video format. However, I've never attempted to quantify my condition. I've never identified the numerical impact of my TS or the life it affects. Until now.
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June TouretteConnect

Amanda's message for the June TouretteConnect summarizes what we have accomplished during Tourette Awareness Month and what we are working on now.
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Defend the Tourette Community

Over the last several months we have seen a number of inaccurate, hurtful references about Tourette Syndrome made by the media. The Tourette Association of America (TAA) has responded to each of these remarks by providing accurate information about TS to these outlets, offering training to employees of offending companies, and dispelling the myths of incorrect statements. Our response is in an effort to stop the stigma surrounding Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders. We have made progress, but there is still so much more to do!
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Kevin Williamson’s Story

“So as I reach the later stages of my life, the tics are a part of me, and don't seem to be going anywhere. Admittedly, if some sort of practical treatment were to come forth, it is my subdued dream to be tic free and see what it is like to be at peace in my body. The years of tics have created some arthritis as well as other aches and pains in the areas of manifestation, and I do not know the peace that a "normal" person knows.” - Kevin
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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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