Wisconsin Chapter

6333 Parkview Road
Greendale, WI 53129
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Details

The Tourette Association of America Wisconsin 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

Events

Tourette Connections Conference Friday, March 22nd, 2019 Holiday Inn: Pewaukee-Milwaukee West

Who is this conference for?

  • Individuals with Tourette Syndrome and those who support them
  • Parents of children with Tourette Syndrome (Bring your kids! We will have a fantastic youth program hosted by Tourette Camp USA! While we learn and connect, they play and connect!)
  • Professionals looking to learn more about Tourette Syndrome
  • Anyone that is looking to connect with others in the Tourette Community

Check out the attached Brochure for full details and a REGISTRATION FORM, or register online here. 

Please note, space is limited so registration is required.

Highlights include Marleen Sundgaard, from NASA, as keynote speaker who will bring along the Mars Rover.  Also presenting will be Dr. Doug Woods, Marquette University and Dr.John Walkup, Northwestern University.  Great information about stigma reduction, writing quality Individual Education Plans and a sample presentation from our youth ambassadors.

Are you a Licensed Social Worker? If so, stay tuned. Once approved by the NASW-WI, you will be able to earn 7+ CEHs for attending! 

This FREE conference is made possible by a generous grant from the CDC.

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Keynote: "The Frontage Road to Mars" Marleen Martinez Sundaard, NASA

The Frontage Road to Mars Presented by Marleen Sundgaard, NASA,
Tourette Connections Conference, March 22, 2019, Pewaukee, WI

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Presentation: Sample Youth Ambassador Presentation

Sample Youth Ambassador Presentation by Emily and Katie Shelby, Wisconsin Youth Ambassadors

Tourette Connections Conference, March 22, 2019, Pewaukee, WI

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Presentation: A Decision Making Framework for Making Choices About Sharing our Challenges and Resilience

Up to Me: A Decision Making Framework for Making Choices About Sharing our Challenges and Resilience – Presented by: Sarah Reed, PhD, Honest Open, Proud Lead, Rogers InHealth

Tourette Connections Conference, March 22, 2019, Pewaukee, WI

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UpToMe Teen workbook

The workbook for the Teen version of the Up to Me
program is available for download on the link below. We put these exercises together to help young people talk about challenges.
The strongest, currentevidence for what works to reduce stigma is for people to have direct social contact with people who can talk about their experience with Tourette and the insights they have gained on thepath to symptom management. This can also be a very helpful way to reduce self-stigma

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Presentation: Tourette Connections Confernce 2019 Habit Reversal for Children with Tic Disorders

Habit Reversal for Children with Tic Disorders Presented by: Douglas Woods, PhD, Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies and Dean of the Graduate School, Professor of Psychology, Marquette University

Tourette Connections Conference, March 22, 2019, Pewaukee, WI

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Presentation: Treatment of Tic Disorders and Other Repetitive Behaviors

Treatment of Tic Disorders and Other Repetitive Behaviors Presented by: John T. Walkup, M.D., Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Professor of Psychiatry, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Tourette Connections Conference, March 22, 2019, Pewaukee, WI

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Presentation: Unlocking the Mystery of IEP Success, Key Information to Improve Outcomes

“Unlocking the Mystery of IEP Success, Key Information to Improve Outcomes” presented by Shari Meserve, M.S. Ed. Ed S, School Psychologist at Lake Bluff Elementary School

Tourette Connections Conference, March 22, 2019, Pewaukee, WI

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Services

Support Groups

 

To RSVP to support group meeting or events, please click here to join our MeetUp group.

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/Youth Ambassador Presentations

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 be connected with a Wisconsin Youth Ambassador Team call Bryan Shelby at 920-698-1690 or email

TAA Wisconsin Meet Up

The Tourette Syndrome Assoc. of WI meetup group welcomes any and all affected by Tourette Syndrome, Tics, ADHD, OCD, Anxiety & related disorders to our group! We operate as a Chapter of the National Tourette Syndrome Association. PLEASE NOTE: You don’t have to be a Chapter member to attend any of our Meetups & all are welcome! Meetup enables us to “get the word out” about support group meetings and social events in Wisconsin. Currently we have groups meeting in Milwaukee, Green Bay and Madison! Meetups aren’t restricted to local residents. Past events have included: Monkey Joe’s, bowling, a variety of educational speakers and our annual 5K Family Awareness Walk in Green Bay. Our goal is to plan events to socialize, support each other and to educate both ourselves and the community about Tourette Syndrome. Welcome aboard!

Leadership

Ellie Jarvie, MSW, LCSW: Chair
Kristin Lindblom: Treasurer
Jeannine Shelby: Secretary
Bryan Shelby: Director