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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 Spring Events
APRIL 29, 2019 – Tourette Symposium at Washington University Medical Center
April 29, 2019: Tic Talk Symposium – Please make plans to join us on April 29, 2019 at a very special event! Open to all those who have Tourette, families impacted, and professionals who are interested in learning more about Tourette Syndrome and tic disorders, this will be an amazing day. Please check out the flier for more information and register on-line at: https://sites.wustl.edu/tics/tic-talk-2019/
More details will be shared soon regarding this special event featuring tracks for medical professionals, educators, and families.
Location: contact: MissouriTSA@yahoo.com
Government/ State Policy Information
314 – 540 – 0544
Greater Kansas City Area
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.
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.
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