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TRAILS FOR TOURETTE
Trails For Tourette is a campaign designed to raise awareness and funding for an annual therapeutic camp for youth diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome. You can follow here on Facebook.

TOURETTE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN WEBSITE
Articles and links of interest to adults, teens and children with Tourette. http://www.tourette.org/

THE PARKINSON'S DISEASE CENTER AND MOVEMENT DISORDERS CLINIC (PDCMDC)
at Baylor College of Medicine has long been recognized as one of the world's leading clinical and research institutions with primary focus on Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders such as Tourette. The PDCMDC, founded in 1977 by Joseph Jankovic, M.D., provides an unparalleled setting forexpert and compassionate care, research and education. http://www.jankovic.org/

TARNOW CENTER FOR SELF-MANAGEMENT
The Tarnow Center is an interdisciplinary practice incorporating the fields of neuropsychology, pharmacology, psychology, speech and more. 
http://www.tarnowcenter.com/

TEXAS DRUG CARD
Texas Drug Card is a FREE statewide discount prescription assistance program to help the uninsured and underinsured afford their prescriptions. There are no age or income requirements. Texas residents can download a FREE card and locate participating pharmacies by visiting www.texasdrugcard.com

WE MOVE
WE MOVE is a not-for-profit organization that utilizes creativity, innovation, and collaborative approaches to improve awareness, diagnosis, and management of movement disorders among people living with these conditions and the professionals who care for them. Use this link for Tourette Syndrome information, resources, links and a TS Discussion forum: http://www.wemove.org/ts/

NEWLY DIAGNOSED WITH TOURETTE SYNDROME
Dr. John T. Walkup
3 hour web presentation (3 video segments, with slides); an abbreviated version of an all day seminar at Tourette Syndrome Association of America's 2006 National Conference in Alexandria Virginia. Family viewers are urged to share this presentation with medical and allied professionals. This web presentation was made possible through the continuing partnership of Tourette Syndrome Association of America and the CDC (U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Viewers are urged to complete the Survey at the end of the presentation. http://tsa-usa.org/ZNewDiag01/content.html

DEPARTMENT OF ASSISTIVE AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES(DARS)
DARS works in partnership with Texans with disabilities and families with children who have developmental delays to improve the quality of their lives and to enable their full participation in society. DARS is composed of four divisions focused on people with disabilities and children with developmental delays. The department includes the Division for Rehabilitation Services (DRS), the Division for Blind Services (DBS), the Division for Disability Determination Services (DDS) and the Division for Early Childhood Intervention (ECI). http://www.dars.state.tx.us/

TEAM PROJECT
TEAM Project is a non-profit agency which provides information, training and referrals for parents of children with disabilities throughout the state of Texas. All services are free of charge and are rendered in Spanish, English, and Vietnamese. For more information, please visit their website at www.partnerstx.org.

ECHOS
Helps clients complete applications for access to health and social services provided by the Harris County Hospital District, the State of Texas Medicaid programs and CHIPS. For more information, please visit their website at www.echos-houston.org

BENDER CONSULTING SERVICES
BCS is a technology-based consulting firm, specializing in creating employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities, in the information technology, engineering, finance/accounting, and various other competitive employment areas. PLEASE NOTE: This employment service reference is for information purposes only, and Tourette Texas is not paid by, and does not guarantee placement or endorse, this service. Nor is it the practice of Tourette Texas to sponsor, recommend or endorse any job applicant. http://www.benderconsult.com/opp/index.html

NEW JERSEY CENTER FOR TOURETTE SYNDROME
Archives of webinars on important topics dealing with Tourette’s syndrome.
http://njcts.org/wordpress/archives

MORGAN'S WONDERLAND

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Morgan's Wonderland is the World's First Ultra Accessible Family Fun Park designed specifically for children and adults with special needs, their family members, caregivers, friends and the entire community. Located in San Antonio, TX, the 25-acre park is a unique oasis, which through the spirit of inclusion, allows people of all abilities to play, learn and share life changing experiences together, in a fun and safe environment. For more information and to view their fabulous attractions, visit www.morganswonderland.com.

MONARCH ACADEMY
The Monarch Academy at Morgan's Wonderland will open for the 2011-2012 school year to provide students with special needs a unique learning environment so they can reach their maximum potential. This unique school will provide an alternative to traditional special education through the development of individualized educational programs for each student, and will offer an integrated curriculum in a non-traditional setting.  The core concentration areas will be life skills, academic skills, communication skills, social skills, work-readiness skills and vocational skills.  To learn more about the Monarch Academy at Morgan's Wonderland including applying for enrollment, acceptance guidelines, tuition and fees and our Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), or to download a copy of the application please visit their website at www.MonarchAcademy.net or call (210) 479-3311 .

CAMP TWITCH AND SHOUT
T.I.C.S. of Georgia’s Camp Twitch and Shout is a one week overnight camp for children ages 7-17 with Tourette syndrome. Located at Camp Will-A-Way outside Atlanta, GA. Visit their website for information and fees. www.camptwitchandshout.com

COPING WITH TOURETTE SYNDROME: A WORKBOOK FOR KIDS WITH TIC DISORDERS
By Sandra Buffolano, Tourette Texas member
Children with Tourette syndrome face a unique set of issues that are distinctive to this disorder.  Related disorders, such as OCD or ADHD, often present an additional challenge for these children.  The innovative solutions in this workbook will help kids cope with school, relate to friends, manage their behavior in public places, and strengthen their self-esteem. Sandra Buffolano has over 25 years of experience in education as a teacher, a diagnostician, an in-home trainer, and as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. Her biggest pleasure is working with families in and out of the school setting.  She has volunteered at the du Ballon Rouge (camping weekend of Texas children with T.S.) for 5 years and her dedication to children and adults with Tourette Syndrome is also reflected in her volunteer work with the Tourette Syndrome Association of America - Texas Chapter. She conducts in-services and speaks to parents, educators, and support groups.  Sandra was recently recognized as a 2008 Bell Ringer Honoree by the Mental Health America of Fort Bend County in Texas.  Sandra received her Masters in Education and her Masters of Behavioral Science at the University of Houston.  She lives in Sugar Land, TX with her husband Richard and two daughters.  Her youngest daughter, Lauren, is her hero, and the inspiration for her newest book, Coping with Tourette Syndrome: A workbook for kids with tic disorders which is being published by New Harbinger Publications, Inc.  Look for it on book store shelves and on amazon.com.

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