Michigan Chapter

250 Leroy Ferndale, MI 48220
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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.

Services

Support Groups

Support group meetings are usually every 3rd Saturday from September to May. (We occasionally move to the 2nd or 4th Saturday for scheduling conflicts.) Meetings are always at St. Luke’s at 540 West Lewiston Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220 and are posted on the website. Members on our email list, receive an email reminder the week before each meeting. Our group has both adults and children, though mostly children and parents attend the support group meetings. All ages are welcome at the monthly meetings.

Next meetings: October 15 (3-5pm), November 12, December 17, and January 21st. Everyone is welcome! Casual, comfortable atmosphere to talk, listen, and share experiences. We have both children and adults. Join us at St. Luke’s at 540 West Lewiston Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220

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

Leadership

Jennifer Paramenter, Chapter Chair
Amy Francis, Board Member
Rita Rivera, Board Member
Kathleen Downing, Board Member