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There are NO JANUARY 2015 SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS.  Check with individual Support Group leaders for February meeting information and dates or email for more information.


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Chairmen:  Renee and John Hawkins
Honorees:  Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, M.D. 
Willie, Gail, Julia, Nicholas
and Thomas† Wood
Houston Country Club
#1 Potomac Drive
Houston, TX  77057

The Arias & Awareness Gala is a festive evening of reception, dinner, entertainment, awards and Auction.  Proceeds help TSA of Texas fund our many programs and activities throughout the entire state.

Individual tickets start at $200 each
and Tables of 10 start at $2,000.
CLICK HERE for Invitation.
CLICK HERE for Reply Card.
Ask the restaurants, hotels and stores
you frequent to donate.
CLICK HERE for Auction Donor Form
Unable to attend?
Cash donations of any size are always welcomed.


JOIN US at our fourth annual Targets for Tourette's -- awesome Texas fun!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Sporting clay shoot event; gourmet dinner;
incredible Live Auction and country & western dancing under the stars to the Tommy Alverson Band. Teams of four shooters, individual shooters and dinner/dance only tickets are available. Visit our T4T page for photos and details from 2014.

Email Cindy at with your mailing address to receive your 2015 invitation via mail.


Coming February 19th: 

Bryan/College Station Support Group

TSA of Texas is pleased to announce its NEWEST SUPPORT GROUP - The Brazos Valley TS Support Group, serving Bryan/College Station and surrounding areas.

Premier meeting: Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sheryl Kadmon, Executive Director of TSA of Texas, will speak at this meeting.  Come equipped with all your questions and concerns about TS.

RSVP to: Steve at 

Peas in a Pod Learning Center
2033 Harvey Mitchell Parkway South
College Station, TX
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Meetings will be held quarterly, are FREE and are open to adults and children with TS, teachers, physicians, school nurses - anyone with an interest in Tourette's.

To be placed on the email list for upcoming meetings, contact Steve at or
Cindy at

Meet The Leaders:

Steve Shoemake works for Texas A&M University as a Technology Systems Administrator.  He is also an instructor of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Brazos Valley Mixed Martial Arts in College Station.

Stephanie Shoemake is a former Kindergarten and 1st grade Teacher, who has taught in Dallas, Plano and College Station schools.  She is currently the Director of Peas in a Pod Learning Center in College Station.


Tri for Tourette's

Did you know that Michael Conway raises awareness
and money for TS through IronMan events?

Learn more and 'Like' us at the Tri for Tourette Facebook page at


Camp du Ballon Rouge

Applications will be available ONLINE starting 2/1/2015 for our LUCKY 13th annual Camp du Ballon Rouge Weekend

Friday, April 17 through Sunday, April 19
ALL campers, both returning and new, MUST complete an application each year.  Application review will begin mid-February.  All forms, including the medical exam page, must be complete prior to acceptance.


Help Sponsor a Child at
Camp du Ballon Rouge!

Du Ballon Rouge is the only program of its kind in the country, where Texas children with TS can attend at no cost to the family.  The facilities, counselors, nursing staff, physicians, meals, activities and crafts are all provided by TSA of Texas - at a cost of around $350 per child for the weekend - and made possible by donations.

Your tax deductible donation can help us send a happy child to camp.  Please purchase a "virtual red balloon" for only $100.00 to help us continue the magic!

To purchase a virtual balloon and
help send a child to camp, print the form here.


Reason 2 Race: The Perez Brothers

Tristan and Hunter Perez, sons of Corpus Christi Support Group Leaders Mary and Rick Perez, are racing in the Aramco Houston Half-Marathon (13.1 miles!) on January 18, 2015.   Their goal is to raise at least $2,000 for TSA of Texas!  As of this writing, they are closing in on their target, but could use your support.  Read their story HERE.

These boys are inspiring to us all.

How about YOU?  Do YOU want a “Reason2Race?”

You too can help support TSA of Texas when you participate in racing event – and we make it easy for you to share the word about your event and to collect money for TSA.

Read more about Reason2Race HERE.

Be inspired by the Brothers Perez!


About Tourette's Syndrome
Tourette's syndrome is a neurobehavioral (brain-based) movement disorder characterized by motor and vocal tics. Beginning in childhood, it causes those affected to make movements and noises they cannot control. Additionally, many with T.S. also have associated disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder and/or learning problems. Although medication may help control the symptoms, as of yet there is no cure. The Tourette Syndrome Association of Texas, one of the largest TSA Chapters in the country, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We raise funds to directly assist Texas area families and children in crisis, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

TSA of Texas Mission Statement
The Tourette Syndrome Association of Texas supports the medical, educational and social needs of Texans with Tourette's syndrome and their families. Our programs and services include professional counseling; a unique Medical Assistance Program; an annual children's Camp du Ballon Rouge weekend; educational programs and In-Service presentations; scholarships and direct client services; Support Groups; Youth Ambassador Program; and family events and activities, all of which are free of charge to our families.




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