The Tourette Association of America Arizona Chapter is a volunteer led, nonprofit organization supporting the needs of individuals and families affected by Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders. We are committed to raising public awareness and fostering social acceptance; advancing scientific understanding, treatment options and care; educating professionals to better serve the needs of children, adults and families challenged by Tourette and Tic Disorders; advocating for public policies and services that promote positive school, work and social environments; Providing help, hope and a supportive community across the nation; and empowering our community to deal with the complexities of this spectrum of disorders.


Phoenix Area Support Group Meetings

In person meetups are finally making a comeback!

Please follow the Facebook Page –
“Tourette Association of America – Arizona Chapter”
for information on upcoming meetings and dates.

Upcoming events:

October 13th at Phoenix Children’s Hospital – 7pm In-Person See Insta/FB for more details.

Tucson Area Support Group Meetings

Tucson will meet as needs are requested.

Please follow the Facebook Page –
“Tourette Association of America – Arizona Chapter”
for information on upcoming meetings and dates.


Youth Ambassador Program

The TAA Youth Ambassador Program brings together, trains and supports teens to advocate for and talk about Tourette and Tic Disorders in their community, with their elected officials and before their peers at school, sports leagues, scout troops, camps and after-school programs. Learn More

Education In-Service

The TAA conducts in-service presentations around the state with various schools on an as needed basis. It can make a tremendous difference in your child’s academic experience to have the school staff educated about the many facets of TS. Learn More

Please send your requests to [email protected], including your name, phone number and organization and we will contact you soon.

Tourette Center of Excellence - Phoenix

We now have a dedicated Tourette Center of Excellence and are lucky enough to have 2 hospital systems working in tandem to make this work – both Banner and Phoenix Children’s Hospitals! For newly diagnosed or ongoing support – we now have resources dedicated to the TS family.

For pediatric support please contact (602) 933-0637 Lauren Kane or for 18+ contact 623-832-6530 Yvette Garcia.


Kristina Strader, Chairperson
Mary Shouse, Youth Ambassador Leader, Vice-Chair
Angel Nervik - Southern Coordinator
Deanna Spizzirri - Education Coordinator
Dr. David Shprecher, Advisory Board Member - Banner
Dr. Poonam Bhatia, Advisory Board Member - PCH