Northern California & Hawaii Chapter
San Ramon, CA 94583
The Tourette Association of America Northern California & Hawaii 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.
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(Concord, Oakland area)
(Sacramento, Foothills, Sierra)
Thank you so much for reaching out to the Tourette Association of America (TAA). Our Norcal/Hawaii chapter has the following four active support groups serving Northern California: (1) East Bay in Concord (2) Sacramento (3) Monterey and (4) Fresno. Our meetings are open to individuals and families living with TS or to supporters who want to make a difference. We welcome all ages and encourage people to bring their family members as well. It might help if you join our FB and yahoogroups pages in order to get announcements on upcoming meetings.
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
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
in Northern California & Hawaii TSA School
Do you have some time to help others? Volunteers are always needed to help coordinate support groups throughout both Northern California and Hawaii.
We are looking for volunteers from all over Northern California and Hawaii. We will train you to do in-services in the schools to help educate students and educators about TS.
Do you have expertise in writing grants? Help our chapter gain additional funding to support workshops for parents, educators, physicians, adults and students with TS
Work with our fundraising team on fundraising efforts.
Building our Physician Referral List
We work within the National TAA guidelines to help educate physicians in our area about TS and to get them registered with the TAA National Organization.
If you’re interesting in volunteering or to get additional information, contact Caron Gaydon at: [email protected]
Tourette Association Center of Excellence
University of California,
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Director: John Piacentini, Ph.D.
Co-Director: James McCracken, M.D.
Learn about TAA Centers of Excellence