The Tourette Association of America (TAA) is a beacon of hope, proudly working to create a world that is free of stigma and judgments. We picture a world where those impacted are free to be themselves; accepted and understood from the time they enter the classroom, continuing throughout their lifetime.
Can you picture it? We can, which is why we never give up. Together, we can get there. Together, we can keep it that way. Your support is crucial, please make a donation today.
Through private funding and our partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the TAA delivered free or low-cost programming in 2020 that elevated awareness, provided resources for current events, focused on local impact, supported cutting-edge research and so much more. We need your support, more than ever, to make 2021 even better. Make a gift today to continue this important work.
The next few weeks and months ahead bring critical moments that require attention and amplification. March 3 is National Advocacy Day, where we urge our lawmakers to sign on to bills that directly support our community. If you are unable to take part in this day of advocacy, you can still take action. We will be kicking-off another Virtual Conference on May 14, focused on Working Together and Living Better. Stay tuned for the release of the new, innovative programming that will be available in the coming weeks!
Thank you to all who share your personal stories, work tirelessly to raise awareness and work along side the TAA as we pave the way for a better future. We can’t do it without you.
Team Tourette T-Shirt Design Contest
Let your ideas, knowledge of TS and creativity shine through by submitting a design to be featured on the 2021 Team Tourette t-shirt. The contest runs until February 26.
The winning design will be featured on the shirts that will be used throughout the year. The winner will be recognized in TouretteConnect, as well as on social media, and will receive a free t-shirt with their design on it!
Tourette Syndrome and the Coronavirus Vaccine
The TS community has dealt with many challenges related to COVID-19, quarantine, closures, and social distancing. The FDA approved vaccines for emergency use for COVID-19, and many in the TS community are wondering if the vaccines are safe for people living with TS and Tic Disorders.
Leading experts analyzed current research and weighed-in on the COVID-19 vaccine to better inform the TS community.
Occupational Therapists Webinar Series
The TAA is hosting a professional development webinar series designed for Occupational Therapists, specifically those working in schools, to gain a better understanding of TS, its wide-ranging effects, and the critical need for services.
The series occurs on Thursday afternoons in March and April and CE credit hours are avilable for each lecture.
Take Action and Make Your Voice Heard
Help us educate our Senators and Representatives on the importance of supporting the Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorder community.
You can get involved is by completing an e-letter to your elected officials to notify them about the most pressing issues facing the community. Take action today and encourage your family and friends to show their support by sending a letter as well.
[News & Events]
- 2/23/21: TAA Bingo Night
- 2/24/21: Tourette Connections Webinar Series: Compassion Resilience: A Toolkit for Parents and Professionals
- 3/3/21: National Advocacy Day
- 3/3/21: Tourette Connections Webinar Series: Treatment of Tic Disorders and Other Repetitive Behaviors
- 3/4/21: OT Professional Webinar Series: Unleash Your Superpower!
- 3/9/21: Provider Education Webinar Series: Treatment and Management of ADHD and Impulse Control
- 3/10/21: Tourette Connections Webinar Series: Behavior Therapy for Children with Tic Disorders
- 3/12/21: Recent Discoveries in Tourette Syndrome: A Research Update for Patients and Families
- 3/17/21: Tourette Connections Webinar Series: Top Ten Things Siblings Want Parents/Professionals to Know
- 3/18/21: OT Professional Webinar Series: Success in the Educational Environment
- 3/24/21: Education Professional Webinar Series: Classroom Strategies and Accommodations for Students with TS*
- 3/24/21: Tourette Connections Webinar Series: ‘Unstuck’: An OCD Kids Movie
- 3/25/21: Adult Task Force Webinar Series: Women Living with TS
- 3/28/21: ArtisTIC Expressions
- 3/31/21: Tourette Connections Webinar Series: Keynote
- 4/1/21: OT Professional Webinar Series: Case Vignettes, Applications and Resources for OTs
- 4/8/21: Provider Education Webinar Series: Refractory TS
- 4/21/21: Education Professional Webinar Series: Instructional Teaching Strategies to Support Students with Tourette Syndrome and ADHD, Anxiety, and Executive Function Needs*
- 4/22/21: Helping School-Age Youth with Tourette’s Disorder Develop Organizational, Time Management, and Planning Skills in class and online
- Click below to see all upcoming events
* In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Tourette Association of America, Inc. (TOU). Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.