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.
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
314 – 540 – 0544
718-224-2999 ext. 228
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.
Learn more about the TAA Centers of Excellence 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.
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.