Illinois Chapter

P.O. Box 7271
Prospect Heights, IL 60070


The Tourette Association of America, Illinois 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.


2024 Illinois Golf Classic and Ladies Game Day!!

We will have our inaugural meeting for the 2024 Illinois Golf Classic and Ladies Game Day in January.  Details to follow.


Support Groups

This support group has disbanded.  Please return here for information in the future.

Youth Ambassador Program - 2024 - Information

We are pleased to announce that applications for the Youth Ambassador, Rising Leader, and Jr. Youth Ambassador programs are now live! Please see below for details:

Youth Ambassador application

Rising Leader application

Jr. Youth Ambassador application

Applications will be open through September 29th.   National will send the Illinois Chapter applications from YAs that apply for the 2024 program to us at the end of August.

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


Jennifer Johnson, Chapter Chair
Susan Fischler, Officer
Nicole Rousseau, Officer
Lara Batchelor, Education Coordinator
Sue Lester, Administrative Assistant, Education Volunteer, Events Coordinator, Youth Ambassador Liaison