I hope you all have been finding ways to stay cool. Even as the heat rises it won’t stop the TAA from providing resources, support and information across the nation.
As part of that effort, we recently hosted our Youth Ambassador training for the next group of teens, as well as the first Rising Leaders training for young adults. I am in awe of these two groups. Listening to their profound stories had a powerful and emotional impact on all in attendance and I am grateful to play a small role in their journey. All of us at the TAA are excited to see how they take the lead as the next generation of advocates for Tourette Syndrome.
We continue to produce informational and uplifting content to help raise understanding and reduce stigma. Recently released is our PSA: National News About Tourette Syndrome. This collaborative effort with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is designed to spread awareness about the various free Tourette Syndrome resources available. This PSA features advocates from across the nation including John Bedell, Ed Buckner, Heather Ramsey, TAA Greater Carolinas Support Group Leader, and Eric McGowan, TAA Southern California Chapter Executive Director.
In addition, we hosted a Facebook Live on tips for navigating disclosure, which serves as a valuable resource for career and relationship development for individuals in the community.
While we work towards accomplishing our mission, we can’t do it without the help of our constituents. By making a donation, getting involved locally, or taking the Tourette Pledge, you can help further TS awareness efforts. No act is too small – collectively they are truly making a difference.