Tourette Association of America
Founded in 1972, the Tourette Association of America is dedicated to making life better for all individuals affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders. The only nationwide organization serving this community, the Association works to raise awareness, fund research and provide on-going support. The Tourette Association directs a network of 31 Chapters, 83 support groups and recognizes 18 Center of Excellence nationwide.
In cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the TAA has developed a library of comprehensive materials in a variety of languages about Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders. These guides are free for the community and support children, young adults, educators, law enforcement, care givers, patients, families and more.
This tool kit is designed to assist educators and support staff in recognizing complex symptoms and serve as a guide towards developing effective support plans to allow children with Tourette Syndrome (TS) and Tic Disorders to thrive both socially and academically. The tool kit provides resources to teachers, administrators, counselors, school psychologists, speech and occupational therapists, consultant and resource teachers, school nurses, college professors and other support personnel to help understand and support children with TS and Tic Disorders.
This guide 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.
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