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TouretteConnect September

Dear Friends!

September always feels like a time for fresh starts. That’s why the Tourette Association of America (TAA) is rolling out its Fall membership campaign. If your membership has lapsed or if you’ve never joined before as a member, I invite you to make a fresh start this fall with a TAA membership! Join today!

When you join the Tourette Association as a member, you play a critical role in making a difference and you join thousands of individuals, families and professionals who are working to raise public awareness and foster social acceptance; advance scientific understanding, treatment options and care; and provide help, hope and a supportive community across the nation. In fact, we can’t do it without you!

As we look to the future, our priority is to build a stronger, more impactful organization. In the last six months alone, our team has worked to:
Stop the Stigma and End Societal Bias through a social media awareness and tolerance campaign.
Catalyze Research and Treatment Innovation by investing in promising and progressive research that has made a significant difference in the lives of people with TS and Tic Disorders.
Facilitate Community and Family Support by providing support services, authoritative information and other resources for families, educators, and medical professionals.

Your membership gives you premier access to all the TAA has to offer. For example, this issue of Tourette Connect showcases our Team Tourette events, exciting news about our CDC grant renewal, and a review of one of our most well-attended webinars, which addressed Explosive Outbursts and Tourette. As you read through this month’s e-newsletter, please consider how your membership directly contributes to making life better for all people affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders.

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Trekking in Teal to Raise Awareness


One of the most effective ways that the Tourette Association works to raise awareness is through “Team Tourette.” This fall, we are hosting (and have hosted) several events that have put our Tourette “Teal” out in force, drawing attention to the importance of supporting the needs of people affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders.

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A 13 Year Partnership.. and Counting!


The Tourette Association of America and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are pleased to announce the continuation of their partnership into its 13th year to improve the understanding and awareness of Tourette syndrome in both lay and professional sectors of the US population.

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Insights on Explosive Outbursts and Tourette


On August 17th, our Tourette Health and Education Program (TAA-TEP) hosted a webinar on “Explosive Outbursts and Tourette Syndrome.” This insightful and informative webinar was recorded and can be found on our YouTube Channel Tourette TV or by clicking the button below.

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Getting Involved!


• 9/19 TAA Golf Outing at Westchester Country Club!
• 9/29 Webinar: Discrimination Based on Disability 7pm EST
• 10/7 Tourette Syndrome Symposium 2016 Diagnosing and Treating Tourette Syndrome for Medical Professionals
• Twitter Chat on Anti-Bullying. Date and time TBD!
•10/18 Webinar: Tourette & Cooccurring Conditions!

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