A Tourette Conversation: Hayley Gripp and Janine Tejada

Hayley Gripp and Janine Tejada sit down in Southern California for a conversation on Tourette Syndrome. Hayley Gripp and Janine Tejada speak on their diagnosis reaction and experiences with Tourette Syndrome. Hayley Gripp, who has educated over 200,000 individuals since becoming a youth ambassador for Tourette Syndrome, shares how a negative experience made her realize the importance of advocacy and awareness. Hayley Gripp explains how the introduction of her and Janine Tejada offered hope while Janine accepted a difficult diagnosis for her son. Janine Tejada is the mother of Jonah, who has Tourette Syndrome, and speaks about the importance of education because of the misunderstandings of Tourette Syndrome.


“Lack of education and ignorance, it won’t change if people aren’t open to education and acceptance.” -Hayley Gripp

“Tourette is one of the most misunderstood neurological conditions.” -Janine Tejada