Southern California Chapter

5042 Wilshire Blvd #18690
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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The Tourette Association of America Southern California 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.

Events

Support Group Events

 

Inland Empire Youth Group:   Monthly Meetups, Facilitator Rosie Nunez        Email:  Tourettesyouthgroup@gmail.com

San Diego “TICtastic” Family Support Group:      Facilitator Selma Gonzalez     Email:   selma@socaltaa.org

Tourette Family Group of the South Bay: Facilitator Lora Childers

Community Events

ArtisTIC Expressions Art and Talent Show, Yearly in February

Long Beach Tourette Awareness Day May 20th. 5K walk yearly near May 19 or 20th

Teamup4TS Hollywood Fundraiser, Yearly in June

Camp George, Yearly in July

Camp George - Every Summer

Family  camp typically in late July

Simi Valley

Call to learn more: 855-4-TSASOCAL 855-487-2762

Services

Support Groups

Help-line: 855-4-TSASOCAL 855-487-2762

Inland Empire
South Bay, Los Angeles
San Diego

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

Tourette Association Center of Excellence

Tourette Association Center of Excellence
University of California,

Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Director: John Piacentini, Ph.D.
Co-Director: James McCracken, M.D.
Phone: (310)206-6649

Learn about TAA Centers of Excellence

Volunteer Opportunities

Support Groups

Volunteers are needed to host new support groups, attend awareness events and participate in fundraising activities.

In-service

We are looking for volunteers from all over Southern California. We will train you to do in-services in schools to help educate students and educators about TS.

Grant Writing

Help our chapter gain additional funding to support workshops for parents, educators, physicians, adults, and students with TS.

Fundraising Committee

Work with our fundraising team on fundraising efforts.

If you’re interesting in volunteering or to get additional information, contact Janine@socaltaa.org

Leadership

Jonah Schnel, Chairperson
Dennis Cohen, Treasurer
Janine Tejeda, Executive Director
JoNeen Ohlaker, Board Member
Eric McGowan, Board Member
Mindy Weiss, Board Member
Sam Wagner, Board Member