Tourette Syndrome is a lifelong condition impacting all ages. While Tourette Syndrome is a childhood onset disorder, 66% of adults experience tics and co-occurring conditions that persist throughout adulthood. The TAA and Adult Task Force, comprised of adults with TS and leading physicians across the nation, have identified relevant topics of which support for the community is needed.
Navigating Family and Personal Relationships
Navigating family and personal relationships with Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders can be tricky at times. It remains misunderstood and those around you may have a difficult time understanding the obstacles faced on a daily basis with this diagnosis. Please join Dr. Katie Kompoliti and Eric McGowan as they discuss the ways to educate friends, family and community members about Tourette Syndrome.
Workplace Accommodations and Disability Rights
Do you know that having a diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome and associated conditions qualifies you for protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
Mental Health Counselor, Tanya Alvarado and her husband Yamil discuss the difference between healthy and unhealthy stress, how it can affect the brain and the different coping techniques to utilize when experiencing stress. Yamil will also shed light upon how stress affects him as a parent with Tourette Syndrome.
When a person with Tourette Syndrome becomes an adult, one of the additional obstacles that they are faced with is identifying a care team to continue their treatment in this stage of life. Dr. Wissam Deeb addresses this issue and provides helpful tips and tools.
A Discussion on COVID-19 and Managing Anxiety
Dr. Anthony Rostain and Emberly Sevilla discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as some of the challenges that our adult community is experiencing during this trying time.