TAA NYC SUPPORT GROUP
Two Online Support Groups in 2023-2024
#1 FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP
Join us at our monthly support group, held on Zoom on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7:30pm - 8:45pm ET. Advanced registration is required for each session.
Topics include coping strategies and self-care, parenting children with tics, supportive family routines, finding resources & coordinating care, and partnering with schools. Participants are asked to affirm our Group Norms and Values prior to attending.
Register to get your personal attendance link here:
#2 ADULTS WITH TICS SUPPORT GROUP (NEW)
Recognizing that many of the resources out there are for children affected by tics and their families, we are piloting an additional support group for adults with tics. The intention is for adults who are living with Tourette Syndrome or tics to have a space to share their experiences with other adults, to get accurate information about tics in adults, and to explore resources and strategies to help manage and live with tics.
Sessions will run on Wednesdays from 7-8pm on Zoom and are facilitated by Alan Brown, a mindfulness educator with TS who has been involved for several years in clinical trials of a mindfulness-based intervention for tics for adults.
Advanced registration is required and participants are asked to affirm our Group Norms and Values prior to attending. Register to get your personal attendance link here:
NOW OFFERING NEW ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS
The new groups are:
•Spanish speaking support group – for parents of children with TS
•TS 101 – parent group for children who are newly diagnosed with TS (2nd group run by Tonya Thomas)
•LGBTQ+TS – Young Adult support groups for 18-25 year old’s who identify with this community
•Young Adult Support Group – Starting a new cycle with new and updated topics
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.
A Toolkit for Teachers
As schools across the state open this week, parents of our kids are both excited and apprehensive. Will the teachers know anything about TS? Will my child’s teachers understand and accept my child with all of their symptoms? How can I approach the teachers, make sure that they are educated about these disorders so that my child can have the ultimate opportunity of having a great school year? Download our TAA Eductional Toolkit for Teaching Children with TS.
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.
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.
Your donations fund what we do.
Company matches are welcome.
Thank you from the TAA NYC Chapter
serving the NYC Tourette Community.
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
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! firstname.lastname@example.org.