BECOME A MEMBER
When you join TAA 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, advance scientific understanding and treatment options, educate professionals, and more! Plus, a percentage of your membership fee goes directly to our local chapter to help fund our programs and services.
Youth Ambassador & Rising Leader Training Programs
The 2021 Youth Ambassador and Rising Leader Trainings are being held virtually on February 26 – February 27, 2021 and March 2 – 3, 2021.
The Youth Ambassador application is now available and can be accessed by using this link: www.tourette.org/youth-ambassador.
The Rising Leader Training will also be taking place at the same time as the YA training and is for young adults ages 18-25.
The Rising Leader application can be accessed by using this link: https://tourette.org/about-tourette/rising-leader-application/.
The deadline to apply to both programs is January 3, 2021.
TALKING TO KIDS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS
Our friends from the Long Island Chapter of TAA have compiled the below resources:
Check out our pal Jamie Sanders' response video to a careless remark about Tourette Jimmy Fallon made and his thoughts on all Tourette-related jokes.
TAA NYC SUPPORT GROUP
Online Support Group through Zoom
6:30pm to 7:45pm
Fall 2020 Dates:
Tuesday, September 15th
Tuesday, October 13th
Tuesday, November 10th
Tuesday, December 8th
Alan Brown, Mindfulness Coach, will curate the session. The group is open to all those with Tourette and those who support loved ones with TS.
If you plan to attend, please
Our chapter relies on donations as the primary means of providing resources like our monthly support group and our school programs. If you have the means to make a financial contribution at this time in any amount, please click here to make a donation.
If you’ve never used Zoom before, please click zoom.us/test ahead of time to download and familiarize yourself with the platform.
NJCTS WEDNESDAY WEBINARS
All webinars air 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Neurodevelopmental Conditions and Anxiety: Common Causes and Effective Solutions
December 02, 2020
Presented by Christopher Lynch, Ph.D.
Using Positive Psychology to Find More Happiness Everyday
January 13, 2021
Presented by Anton Shcherbakov, Psy. D.
To see more webinars available through NJCTS, go to:
CHILD MIND INSTITUTE IS OFFERING NO COST EVALUATIONS
The Healthy Brain Network continues to provide comprehensive evaluations and reports with recommendations to families.
Participating families receive the following at no-cost:
▶ Comprehensive, study-related diagnostic evaluation
including academic, social-emotional, and attention
and reasoning skills assessments
▶ Feedback report detailing results that can be used
to inform treatment and classroom instruction
(IEP/504 plan), as well as College Board accommodations
▶ Consultation with a licensed clinician to
discuss results and recommendations
▶ Treatment recommendations and
local referrals (if appropriate)
▶ Up to $150 compensation for your time
Comic Book Superhero Twitcha
for School and Remote Learning
Comic is available in hard copy or downloadable format
The themes of Twitcha include: Acceptance, Empowerment, Anti-Bullying
Free, downloadable and complete lesson plan created by a teacher. Plus a coloring sheet for the younger children.
Each component of the lesson plan provided coincides with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards.
ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT SPREADING TOURETTE SYNDROME AWARENESS?
Contact us if you would like to become a trained One Tic at a Time volunteer! We'll arm you with the information and strategies- all you need is the heart and desire to educate others as to what TS is all about. Email us for more information! email@example.com.