Michigan Chapter

250 Leroy Ferndale, MI 48220


The Tourette Association of America Michigan 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.

Rochelle Bono
Email: MichiganTouretteConnect@gmail.com
Facebook URL: www.Facebook.com/MichiganTS


Support Groups

Support group meetings are usually the 3rd Saturday from September to May/June, from 2-4 p.m. (We occasionally move to the 2nd or 4th Saturday for scheduling conflicts, so please confirm group meeting dates in the Facebook group noted below.) Meetings are at St. Luke’s (annex building behind the church) at 540 West Lewiston Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220 and are posted in the Facebook group (Tourette Syndrome Association of Michigan).  Please join us on Facebook for the most up-to-date information on meetings and other happenings.  Our support group includes both adults and children, though in recent times, mostly children and parents are attending. All ages are welcome!  We aim for a casual, comfortable atmosphere to talk, listen, and share experiences.

Facebook URL:  www.facebook.com/groups/221084691251837

Location: St. Luke’s at 540 West Lewiston Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220

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


Rochelle Bono
Jennifer Paramenter, Chapter Chair
Amy Francis, Board Member
Rita Rivera, Board Member
Kathleen Downing, Board Member
Joanna Gauthier, Board Member