The Tourette Association of America New York – Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes 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.
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New York State Consortium
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY
Director: John Walkup, M.D.
Co-Director: Shannon Bennett, Ph.D.
(212) 746 1891
Director: Cathy Budman, M.D.
Co-Director: Jane Zwilling, Psy.D.
University of Rochester Medical Center
Director: Jonathan Mink, M.D., Ph.D.
Co-Director: Heather Adams, Ph.D.
Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY
Director: Barbara Coffey, M.D.
Co-Director: Wayne Goodman, M.D.
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 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