School counselors, ask us questions.

You can ask us questions about Tourette syndrome and other tic disorders by replying to this post. If one of you has a question, you probably aren’t the only one with that question, so we will post it and an answer here so other counselors may benefit, too. If you don’t want your name to […]

TAA awards our Center of Excellence a Community Engagement Grant

The Tourette Association of America awarded the WUSTL Center of Excellence a Community Engagement Grant titled “Training the trainers: Empowering school counselors for outreach to teachers and students.” This project focuses on educator education in the greater St. Louis area. Specifically, we intend to involve a hitherto-underappreciated resource in schools. School counselors are involved in teaching […]

FNSD talk, 2023-11-16

I gave a talk on 16 November 2023 to the St. Louis Suburban School Nurses’ Association; they had requested a talk on functional neurological symptoms. Here’s the PowerPoint show from that talk. Other resources For patients and clinicians For clinicians Medical literature FNSD Functional tics

Tourette’s Awareness Month (May 15-June 15)

Hello all! Happy Tourette’s Awareness Month! To help celebrate, the Tourette Association of America has a myriad of different opportunities and events lined up! Here are a few current offerings: TIC-CON This Week – May 19 & 20 | Free and Virtual We’re gearing up for TIC-CON, our free virtual national conference. Using a new, […]

April TAA chapter activity

Learn to Curl like an Olympian!! -Just a reminder that there are 2 weeks left before our April Curling Event. Bring your  siblings and friends, and Come Join Us!! Missouri Tourette Chapter Curling Event WHEN: Saturday, April 15, 6:30 – 9:15 PM WHERE: Creve Coeur Ice Arena 11400 Olde Cabin Rd., Creve Coeur, MO 63141 […]

Median Nerve Stimulation Study

I am pleased to announce that our Median Nerve Stimulation study, examining MNS as a potential treatment for Tourette’s syndrome, is published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine. A brief summary for lay people appears here. Thank you to all our colleagues, staff, and participants who helped make this research possible!

Clinical guide to functional tic-like symptoms

This press release is from the University of Florida, home to first author Dr. Irene Malaty. The senior author, Dr. Black, is from here at Washington University. The article is free to read online and has been seen by over 600 people. Here’s a brief summary in lay terms.

REGISTER TODAY! – TAA’s 50th Anniversary Supporting Abilities Gala!

The Tourette Association of America is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with its Supporting Abilities Gala on November 10, 2022 at Tribeca Rooftop in New York City. They would greatly appreciate it if you would consider attending the Gala, taking out a journal ad to show your support, and/or spreading the word to your family and friends. The funds raised at the Gala support the […]