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Josh Ertter is living with Tourette Syndrome (TS), and often has to take the extra step to inform those around him that he may make involuntary movements and noises. That’s what he did last month before working out at his local Planet Fitness. He was still told that he was unwelcome. Later, Planet Fitness apologized and met with Josh and Amanda Talty, TAA President and CEO.
It is with great sadness that we share the loss of Ellen Meyers. Ellen’s involvement with the Tourette Association of America spans over 20 years. As a parent of an adult son with Tourette Syndrome and her background in education, Ellen has been an invaluable resource for the Tourette community. Her life’s work was dedicated to education and empowering youth.  Ellen was a dedicated member of the TAA Education Committee and the TAA Education Advisory Board. She was a tireless champion, advocate and role model for the community, touching the lives of so many.