Back to School Support for All AgesReturning to school after summer break can be difficult for many students, and transitioning back into a classroom for a student with Tourette Syndrome can be an extremely challenging for all those who are involved. This page provides tools for children, teens, parents, and educators to ensure a smooth start to a new school year.
New TAA Back to School Resources
Resources for Kids
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Resources for Teens and College
The process of applying for Standardized tests accommodations for students with disabilities can be complex. For students with TS, this often involves requests for additional information as well as significant and time-consuming documentation. For more information on taking standardized tests with Tourette Syndrome, click the photo above.
Resources for Parents
Children with Tourette Syndrome often face significant challenges in school due to vocal and motor tics, as well as co-occurring conditions such as ADD, ADHD, OCD, dysgraphia, etc. Effective communication with school administrators and your child’s “team” is essential to helping your child succeed and benefit from appropriate accommodations such as IEPs and 504 plans.Click the photo above for more information on IEPs. 504s, and other accommodations.
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Resources for Educators
Tourette Syndrome (TS) can be a challenging diagnosis and have a major impact on the education process. Using effective supports is critical in helping students with TS reach their fullest potential. Click the photo above for an Educator’s Guide for Developing Plans for Students with Tourette Syndrome.
A student with Tourette Syndrome has certain education rights and accommodations. These include a 504 Plan, an Independent Education Plan (IEP), as well as laws advocating for children with special needs such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a special education law, and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a general education law. For more information on accommodations and education rights, click the photo above.
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