You or a family member have just received a new diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome or other Tic Disorder.
The Tourette Association of America recognizes that it may have been a difficult journey to receive an accurate diagnosis.
This tool kit is meant to serve as a starting point for you. It will provide you with an overview of Tics, Tourette Syndrome, and other Tic Disorders, addressing several areas of living with
these conditions. Since TS and Tic Disorders may present and impact each person differently, you can use the information in this kit as it pertains to your needs or that of your family
member. If you would like to learn more about a specific area, we encourage you to visit the Tourette Association website for a comprehensive library of resources or contact TAA by email or phone.
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. It is advisable to begin the process as early as possible. For example, if your child is taking Advanced Placement (AP) classes in high school, you will want to speak with your child’s counselor and apply for accommodations as soon as school begins. For SAT tests, it is wise to begin the process during the year before the student will be taking the test.