TAA NYC SUPPORT GROUP

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Online Support Group 2022-2023
VIRTUAL Sessions ​


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:
 

                                                                                       September 13

                                                                                       October 11

                                                                                       November 15  (Note: THIRD Tuesday for Election Day conflict)

                                                                                       December 13

                                                                                       January 10, 2023

                                                                                       February 21  (Note: THIRD Tuesday for Valentine's Day conflict)

                                                                                       March 14

                                                                                       April 11

                                                                                       May 9

                                                                                       June 13

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.

World's First Genetic Sharing Resource

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW CAN I HELP?

 

  • Email familystudy@biology.rutgers.edu to become part of this breakthrough research. The TIC Genetics study is actively seeking families to donate their DNA to be studied. Simply email them with your interest and they will send you further information.

 

  • You can also donate to the Faith W. Rice Legacy Fund, which helps NJCTS continue the support of this very important research. A program that was very near and dear to Faith's heart.

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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.

Taming Tics Together

A 5-Day Program Offered on a Rolling Basis

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Oliver Sacks: His Own Life on PBS
Featuring the TS community's own Lowell Handler

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This documentary, a part of PBS’s American Masters series, will touch on Tourette Syndrome by way of TAA NYC's Lowell Handler who is featured both in the PBS special and in Sacks’ last posthumous book release Everything in its Place, (Knopf April 2019) which includes a chapter called “Travels with Lowell” that chronicles their trips together throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Learn more about Lowell at: https://www.lowellhandler.com/about/ 

 

pbs.org/oliversacks and the PBS Video app.  

TALKING BACK

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.

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Company matches are welcome.

Thank you from the TAA NYC Chapter

serving the NYC Tourette Community.

MONTHLY-ish MEETUP

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NYC TAA Meetups are currently on pause.
 

 

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

Contact 
347.694.HELP (347.694.4357)
healthybrainnetwork.org
hbn@childmind.org

Comic Book Superhero Twitcha

for School and Remote Learning

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  • 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.

ORDER YOURS TODAY!

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! chapter@tsa-nyc.org.

NYC Seminar Center

Special thanks to Tod Shapiro, principal and owner of the NYC Seminar Center, for providing a meeting space for our board of directors.

NYC Seminar and Conference Center 71 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010 Toll Free: 800-326-5494 • NYC: 646-336-4455