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 […]

Tourette highlights from 2022

Last week I gave a talk to TTAG, an international federation of support groups for Tourette syndrome. They asked me to reprise my talk from last summer on advances in tic-related research from the previous year. The slides from this presentation are now available for free here: Black KJ. Tourette highlights from 2022 [version 1; […]

Tourette survey May 1–3

We were asked to share this request: Pillar Patient Advocates has been asked to help with finding 3-4 parents/caregivers of children under 18, and 1-2 adults over 18 currently on a prescription treatment for Tourette Syndrome who are interested in participating in a 60 minute phone/web interview to share their experiences and opinions about treatments. […]

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 […]