Tourette Syndrome Association

Tourette syndrome is a neurologic disorder characterized by

  • Motor and vocal tics
  • Manifested as involuntary muscle movements of the extremities, shoulder, face and the voluntary muscles,
  • Uncontrollable, inarticulate sounds and sometimes inappropriate words.

    Tourette syndrome is not a progressive or degenerative disorder; rather, symptoms tend to be variable and follow a chronic waxing and waning course throughout an otherwise normal life span.

    The Tourette Syndrome Association is a national voluntary health organization dedicated to identifying the cause, finding the cure and controlling the effects of TS.

    Our programs of research, professional and public education,and individual and family services are made possible through the generosity of our donors.

Founded in 1972, The Tourette Association of America (formerly known as the Tourette Syndrome Association) has emerged as the premier national non-profit organization working to make life better for all people affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders. We do this by:

  • Raising public awareness and fostering social acceptance.
  • Working to advance scientific understanding, treatment options and care.
  • Educating professionals to better serve the needs of children, adults and families challenged by Tourette and Tic Disorders.
  • Advocating for public policies and services that promote positive school, work and social environments.
  • Providing help, hope and a supportive community across the nation.
  • Empowering our community to deal with the complexities of this spectrum of disorders.

Founded in 1972, The Tourette Association of America (formerly known as the Tourette Syndrome Association) has emerged as the premier national non-profit organization working to make life better for all people affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders. We do this by:

  • Raising public awareness and fostering social acceptance.
  • Working to advance scientific understanding, treatment options and care.
  • Educating professionals to better serve the needs of children, adults and families challenged by Tourette and Tic Disorders.
  • Advocating for public policies and services that promote positive school, work and social environments.
  • Providing help, hope and a supportive community across the nation.
  • Empowering our community to deal with the complexities of this spectrum of disorders.

The Northern California & Hawaii Chapter of TAA is dedicated to:

Providing understanding, support and information to individuals and families dealing with TS

Educating healthcare professionals, educators, agencies and legislators on all aspects of TS

 

Address: 
locations throughout California
94010 San Mateo , CA
US
Phone: 
888 486-8738
Contact email: 
Updated: 
Tue, May 09, 2017: 11:17 am
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