Missouri Chapter

6526 Parkwood Place
St. Louis, MO 63116


The Tourette Association of America Missouri 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.

Missouri also has a Tourette Association Center of Excellence at Children’s Mercy Hospital.


Meetings & Events

Our chapter hosts a number of meetings and events throughout the year. Please contact MissouriTSA@yahoo.com to be added to our e-blast list.

2019 Final Spring Event

MAY 31, 2019 – Cognitive Behavior Intervention for Tics (CBIT) has proven to be one of the best therapies for those with Tourette. CBIT focuses on tic-awareness and competing response training. Karen Balk, Occupational Therapist, is going to be leading a discussion for parents on this therapy and how it can benefit children and teens. In addition, Devin D, one of our young adults with Tourette, will be hosting a movie night for the kids in a Theater Room. They’ll be able to watch “The Secret Life of Pets” while we meet.
Our host facility, Redeemer Church (6450 S Kingshighway, 63109), has offered use of several meeting spaces to allow for families to attend and benefit from the time together. There is no cost for this event.

Call 314-984-9019 to RSVP

Location: contact: MissouriTSA@yahoo.com

Government/ State Policy Information


Marty Guise

314 – 540 – 0544

Greater Kansas City Area

Joseph Grappone
718-224-2999 ext. 228

Tourette Association Center of Excellence Children’s Mercy Hospital

Tourette Association Center of Excellence Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO
Kansas City, MO
Director: Keith Coffman, M.D.
Co-Director: James Batterson, M.D.
(816) 234-3674
Learn more about the TAA Centers of Excellence Program!

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

The Greater MO Chapter has a specially trained ambassador who can speak directly to children and youth. To contact the current ambassador, Drew Guise, call 636 – 938 – 3858.

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

To contact the Greater MO Chapter Educational Liaison, Lynn Dunlap, call 314 – 984 – 9019.


Lynn Dunlap, Chapter Chair / Educational Liaison
Mike Catanzaro, Treasurer
Marty Guise, Vice Chair
Diana Guise, Secretary
Christy Kazprzyk, Board Member
Maureen Downey, Board Member
Karen Balk, Board Member / CBIT Advisor
Drew Guise, Board Member / Ambassador to Children and Youth
Sheel Pathak, Pediatric Neurology
Kevin J. Black, M.D., Medical Advisory Board Member
Brad A. Racette, M.D., Medical Advisory Board Member
Amy Viehover, M.D., Medical Advisory Board Member
Jacquelyn C. Schnidman, M.D., Medical Advisory Board Member