Since the conclusion of Tourette Awareness Month, the Tourette Association of America has celebrated several milestones. I had the privilege of being part of a special moment on the TODAY Show with TAA Youth Ambassador Trevor Harris and his family; NYC Chapter Board Member Chelsea White was featured in Glamour.com; and Loren Brovarnik of TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé Happily Ever After debuted as a TAA Ambassador on the nationally syndicated show.
As if all of that weren’t enough, we announced the location of genetic risk indicators in Tourette Syndrome which were identified as a result of TAA funded initiatives. Talk about progress! To learn more read the full study here. All of these exciting activities are made possible thanks to the continued dedication and support of the Tourette community and friends like you. We look forward to celebrating more successes in the coming months. To learn more about how you can help, click, call or stop by today.
Back To School Anti-Bullying Rally!
The Tourette Association of America Arizona Chapter is teaming up with Jaylen Arnold and Jay’s Challenge to host a Back To School Anti-Bullying Rally! Over the past 10 years Jaylen has spoken to over 185,000 students across 20 states, sharing his experiences of bullying and encouraging his peers to practice tolerance, encourage self-worth and to speak out.
TAA Researchers locate genetic risk indicators for Tourette Syndrome
RESEARCH BREAKTHROUGH:Tourette Association of America researchers locate definitive genetic centers for Tourette Syndrome and related disorders! Data was collected from 2,434 Tourette cases and more than 4,000 controls reveal the first statistically significant genetic risk factors for Tourette Syndrome.
Shop and Give Back!
Little Billy’s official series poster Is finally here for pre-order – plus for every purchase made, a portion of the proceeds will support the Tourette Association of America! Little Billy is the first animated series about life with special needs. The cartoon is created by Chance Raspberry, the lead animator for the Simpson’s, and inspired by his life growing up with Tourette Syndrome.
[News & Events]
- 7/18: Facebook Live: Transitions from School to the Work Place
- 7/30: Back To School Anti-Bullying Rally
- 8/3: PinkTie.org Summer Soirée
- 8/22 – 8/27: Volunteer at the PGA Tour with the TAA
- 8/31 – 9/3: Disneyland Half-Marathon Weekend
- 11/6: Premier Gala honoring Ken Moelis
- 1/6/18 – 1/8/18: 2018 Disney World Marathon Weekend
- 2/27/18 – 3/4/18: National Education & Advocacy Conference