Attending school can be challenging in many ways for children with Tourette Syndrome and tic disorders. Building a positive partnership between home and school begins early and needs to be nurtured throughout the year.
Kathy Giordano is an Education Specialist for the Tourette Association of America. In this role, she has provided help, hope and support to the Tourette Syndrome community since 2003. Specifically, Kathy provides information and resources for educators, parents and medical professionals.
With a background in teaching, Kathy applies her deep knowledge to serve as a behavioral consultant with a focus on positive/proactive interventions for complex neurological disorders. She is well respected in the TS community and has devoted a better part of her life to raising awareness for and combating the stigma associated with Tourette Syndrome and the common associated conditions.
Wendy Wegman is an Education Specialist for the Tourette Association of America. In this role, Wendy provides knowledge, awareness and understanding of Tourette syndrome by speaking with parents and school personnel around the country to help best meet the needs of students with Tourette syndrome. Additionally, she presents nationally at school districts and education conferences. Prior to joining the Association, Wendy was a classroom teacher for over twenty years. Her passion and love for serving the TS community stem from her son’s personal challenges and successes with Tourette syndrome. Wendy has a BA and an MA in Education from Mills College