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.



Support Groups

Virtual Support Group Meetings are the 3rd Saturday of the month from 3-4 p.m.  Our support group is for all ages and includes both adults and children. We aim for a casual, comfortable atmosphere to talk, listen, and share experiences.

Please join us on Facebook for the most up-to-date information on support meetings and other happenings.

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

Event Booths

Several times a year, the Michigan Chapter will have an informational booth at various events such as health fairs, community events and entertainment gatherings. This gives us the opportunity to reach more people, provide awareness and get information diretly into the hands of the general public.


Jennifer Paramenter, Vice President
Kathleen Downing, Secretary
Joanna Gauthier, Treasurer
Katie Rose, Youth Ambassador