Category: Teen

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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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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Bullying Prevention

Join us for an afternoon webinar on Thursday, February 7th given by Julie Hertzog, Director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center and leader in bullying prevention.
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Eliana’s Note

Dear Tourette Association of America, Thank you so much for sending us so much stuff for this program at my school. We could not have done this program without you. We are very grateful. The program is the first annual Ability Day at my school. What they do is they get people to set up a booth. Then other people will come over to learn about the ability that they are talking about. There is one side where you are just talking to the people, but the other side is where you talk to people and provide a demonstration of what it feels like to have this ability. We are on the side where we talk and have a demonstration.
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Tourette Syndrome inspired me to become a Teacher

My name is Danielle Carter, I am 17 years old and going to be 18 in a couple months (Woohoo)! I have Tourette Syndrome. I was diagnosed when I was only 4 years old. My life with Tourettes was not an easy feat.
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College Transitions

The transition from high school to college can be difficult for anyone and having Tourette Syndrome makes the transition even harder. Unfortunately, IEP’s don’t carry over into college, however the ADA ensures students with TS can get accommodations in college. And every college has a Disability Service Department.
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Jordan Falkenstern’s YA Story

I'm your everyday Jerking, Twitching, Ticcing teenager. I live with Tourette. I was diagnosed with Tourette at age 4. At the time of my diagnosis, I didn’t really understand what TS was.
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Tourette Syndrome in the Classroom

On December 1, 2017, Kathy Giordano, Chair of the Tourette Association Educational Board and Educational Specialist, engaged an audience of middle school educators in Kinston, North Carolina during a Tourette Syndrome education presentation. 
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High School Cheerleader Battling Through Tourette Syndrome

High School Cheerleader, and Tourette Association Youth Ambassador, Battling Through Tourette Syndrome
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Olympic gold medalist Anthony Ervin says Tourette Syndrome gave him an advantage in the pool

Olympic gold medalist Anthony Ervin says Tourette Syndrome gave him an advantage in the pool
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