Children’s TS Forum

Maintaining social distancing means being away from friends, family and peers for long periods of time. You may also be missing your favorite places and activities. But even though you’re practicing social distancing, it doesn’t mean you can’t stay connected. You can even meet new friends who are just like you.

Please join the Tourette Association of America’s first ever virtual Children’s TS Forum for children ages 8-12 years old on Tuesday, May 19 at 7 pm EST.  This group is designed to allow children to meet others with TS, while discussing relevant topics such as promoting Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month, managing stay-at-home restrictions, and keeping healthy and happy. Please join us by registering below. Reserve your spot!

Takeaways from the Session

    1. How to help promote Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month.
    2. You can manage your health and happiness while at home.
    3. We can learn from each other through innovative activities and ideas that can be helpful in managing schoolwork from home, tics, or anxiety.

About Heather Simpson

Heather Simpson, OTD, OTR/L is an Occupational Therapist at UF Health Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases in Gainesville, Florida. Heather serves as the UF Health Tourette Center of Excellence Coordinator. Dr. Simpson has a pediatric specialty from the American Occupational Therapy Association and has been treating adults and children with tic & Tourette Disorders for over eight years. Dr. Simpson is an expert in occupational therapy management and CBIT for tic disorders. She has participated in multiple small research studies related to occupational and daily life functioning for those living with tic disorders. She is a member of the Behavioral Therapy Institute-TS faculty as recognized by the Tourette Association.