Resources

The national Tourette Association of America has an extensive website with updated information and resources on many topics. Parents of school-aged children should review the Tourette Association Resource Page.

Youth Ambassador Program:

The National Tourette Syndrome Association offers a wonderful program called the Youth Ambassador Program. The program is held annually, typically in Washington DC, and is a multi-day program filled with educational opportunities, advocacy training, and networking for teens 13+ years old.  More information can be found by clicking: HERE! Once trained, Youth Ambassadors play a critical role during the year by offering in-services at schools and other community gatherings in an effort to advocate and educate local communities about Tourette Syndrome.

Scholarship Opportunity:

We have a unique opportunity for high-school aged kids located in California that are pursuing a higher-education college degree program. This scholarship has been created and funded by one of our own local chapter families! At least one $1,000 scholarship per academic school year is expected to be awarded. All interested applicants please click HERE!

 

ADULT BOOKS:

 

The Tourette Syndrome and OCD Checklist: A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers

The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child

Children with Tourette Syndrome: A Parents' Guide

Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger's, Tourette's, Bipolar and More!: The One Stop Guide for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals

 
 

Children's Books:

 

Tic Talk

I Can't Stop!: A Story about Tourette's Syndrome

Adam and the Magic Marble

 
 
 

GREAT STUFF: 

From Kathy Giordano, Education Specialist with the National Tourette Syndrome Association.

  • Here is a great list of Red Flags that can be used by parents or teachers in helping to identify children with TS.

  • In the TS is More pdf document, one can see examples of the many other issues and disorders that are often present in people with TS.

  • General Educational Difficulties are often found in children with TS and this provides an excellent summary.

  • The SAT test…it still sends shivers down many of our spines. This SAT Article provides a wealth of information about how high-school kids with TS can understand the process of seeking accommodations.

  • Parent Center Hub, a website that provides excellent information on a wide variety of topics.