TAA NYC SUPPORT GROUP
Online Support Group through Zoom
6:30pm to 7:45pm
2021 Dates (w/ links to Zoom):
Alan Brown, Mindfulness Coach, will curate the session. The group is open to all those with Tourette as well as those who support loved ones with TS.
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, 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.
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.
2021 Cutting Edge Topics in Tourette Syndrome
Great for medical professionals, educators, and family members alike. Members of the Tourette community may attend the conference at no cost.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners
will receive 7 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) Credits for learning and change.
Saturday, April 10, 2021 | 8am – 4pm
Zucker School of Medicine Virtual Conference
Your donations fund what we do.
Company matches are welcome.
Thank you from the TAA NYC Chapter
serving the NYC Tourette Community.
SAVE THE DATE:
Upcoming National TAA Events
March 3, 2021 at 8am-5pm EST: Virtual National Advocacy Day
March 3, 2021 at 12pm CST: Treatment of Tic Disorders and Other Repetitive Behaviors
March 4, 2021 at 3pm EST: Unleash Your Superpower! Why Students With TS Need an OT in Their Corner
March 9, 2021 at 3pm EST: Identification and Management of ADHD and Impulse Control in TS
March 10, 2021 at 12pm CST: Behavior Therapy for Kids with Tic Disorders
March 12, 2021 at 10:30am PST: Recent Discoveries in TS Research
March 17, 2021 at 12pm CST: Top Ten Things Siblings Want Parents/Professionals to Know
March 18, 2021 at 3pm EST: Success in the Educational Environment: It’s Not All About Grades
March 24, 2021 at 7pm EST: Classroom Strategies and Accommodations for Students with Tourette Syndrome
March 24, 2021 at 12pm CST: Unstuck: An OCD Kids Movie
March 25, 2021 at 7pm EST: Women Living with TS
March 31, 2021 at 12pm CST: Tourette Connections Virtual Conference Series
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: tourette.org/youth-ambassadors
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: tourette.org/rising-leaders
The deadline to apply to both programs is January 10, 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.
The TAA's first-ever Virtual National Advocacy Day is March 3, 2021.
Create an impact directly from your own home. Share your story and discuss the issues that matter most to the Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorder community with your Representative and Senators. Hearing from you allows the elected officials to better understand the needs of the approximately one million people in the United States living with TS or other Tic Disorders.
The event is open to people of all ages. Unsure of where to start? Register today and attend the advocacy training webinar on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at 8pm EST. During the webinar, you will learn about the TAA's priority issues, how to conduct a meeting, and key talking points to utilize. You'll also be able to join us on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 for a Pre-Advocacy Day Evening Kick-off!
To attend Virtual Advocacy Day, all you need is a computer or other device with an internet connection and a phone in the event meetings are conducted via phone. Take action for your community today.
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.