Tourette’s syndrome (TS) is a chronic neurobehavioral movement disorder that begins in childhood. Those affected make motor movements and vocalizations they cannot control. Additionally, many are plagued by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and/or learning disabilities. Between two and three percent of the U.S. population may have Tourette's syndrome. While Tourette's syndrome is not life-threatening per se, the stigma, misunderstanding and misdiagnosis of the disorder CAN devastate a child's life educationally, emotionally and socially.
Sheryl Kadmon, Executive Director of the Tourette Syndrome Association of Texas, can help you understand this often baffling disorder. Learn diagnostic criteria for T.S.; categories and phenomenology of tics; associated disorders, such as OCD and ADHD; pharmacologic and other interventions; educational and social implications of the syndrome; accommodations and modifications for the classroom; and how to help prepare your children and yourself for maximum success in life.
These free presentations are perfect for parents, adults with T.S., family, physicians, nurses, school personnel and teachers – anyone with an interest in learning about T.S.
Learn about Tourette’s Syndrome:
Tuesday, August 5 -- San Antonio Support Group @ 6:30 pm
Saturday, August 9 – Rio Grande Valley Support Group @ 6:00 pm
Wednesday, August 13-- Katy / Sugar Land Support Group @ 7:00 pm
Thursday, August 14 -- North Houston/Woodlands Support Group @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, August 16 – Tyler/Longview Support Group @ ??:00 pm
Sunday, September 7 -- Lubbock Support Group @ 2:00 pm
Tuesday, October 7 -- Austin Support Group @ 6:30 pm
Saturday, October 11 – Corpus Christi Support Group @ ??:00 pm
Saturday, October 18 -- North Texas / Dallas Support Group @ 10:00 am
Saturday, October 18 -- Fort Worth Support Group @ 5:30 pm
For more information: Call 281-238-8096 or email TouretteTexas@aol.com
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