TAA NYC SUPPORT GROUP
YEAR-END Online Support Group
Tuesday, June 15
6:30pm to 7:45pm
In this year-end meeting of the monthly support group, we will take stock of both our group and our own individual experience of the past 15 months since we switched to a remote meeting structure. We will discuss potential formats for the group going forward in the new school year and how we can balance the benefits of meeting remotely with the desire to also connect with one another in person as this becomes an option.
Alan Brown, Mindfulness Coach, will curate the session. The group is open to all those with TS and their loved ones.
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Upcoming TAA Events
May 25: LI TAA Young Adult Support Group - For Zoom link, email
June 10: Advances in the Treatment of Tics
Remembering Faith Rice
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
Oliver Sacks: His Own Life on PBS April 9th
Featuring the TS community's own Lowell Handler
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/
Premieres nationwide Friday, April 9 at 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings), pbs.org/oliversacks and the PBS Video app.
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.
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Company matches are welcome.
Thank you from the TAA NYC Chapter
serving the NYC Tourette Community.
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
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.