THINKING OF OUR TOURETTE FAMILY

Dear Friends, 

We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and sound. We know that many of you have suffered terrible losses, and our hearts go out to everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey.   As you ease back into your "normal" life, please let us know if we can assist, especially as children once again return to school.  

Wishing you healing and safety-

Tourette Association of Texas

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Copy of MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dear Families and Friends:

I am reaching out today for your support.

Our funds are at the lowest level in 25 years.

·         Although we recognize the down-turn in Oil and Gas (all non-profit funding is diminished)…

·         Although the summer months are historically the most impoverished…

·         Although Tourette Texas has added two adjunct fundraisers over the last four years to help meet the needs of those with Tourette in Texas…

Rising costs and demand for services has placed Tourette Association of Texas in a precarious place.  We are in danger of drastically cutting major August/early September programming, including “Back to School” advocacy and In-Service training across the state, as well as summer support group social events and medical/scholarship support.

Fundraising money will start flowing again in mid- to late-September.  However, an entire summer quarter will be lost.

If you have ever considered making a donation to the Tourette Association of Texas, now is the time!

Remember that no amount is too small.  If every family actively served at any given time donated $5.00, we would have $10,000!

Or, even better, if every family we have ever touched donated $5.00, we would have $300,000! 

I am worried…

Lots of love to all –

Mrs. Sheryl

Executive Director, TAA-TX

Over 30 years served

WAYS TO DONATE:

Mail check, payable to Tourette Association of Texas, to 3919 River Forest Drive, Richmond, TX77406

Donate by credit card on-line at DONATE ONLINE

Call in or fax your credit card to: 281-238-8096 phone / 281-238-0468 fax

Use PAYPAL at PAYPAL LINK

EMAIL TouretteTexas@aol.com for more information.

2017  EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS ON TOURETTE’S:

Back to SCHOOL often equals Back to STRESS for children with Tourette’s, their parents and their teachers.  To the uniformed, symptoms of Tourette’s seem purposefully disruptive and “disobedient” to teachers.  Additionally, tics and associated disorders such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and/or learning disabilities often keep a child from performing to full potential.

Mostly misunderstood, misdiagnosed and mis-treated,Tourette’s syndrome (TS) is a neurological movement disorder characterized by motor and vocal tics.  Beginning in childhood, it causes those affected to make movements and noises they cannot control.  Just as importantly, many experience serious self-esteem, educational and social issues due to their often puzzling, misunderstood or disruptive symptoms, leading to frustration, isolation and social anxiety.

Sheryl Kadmon, Executive Director of the Tourette Association of America – Texas Chapter, can help you and others understand this often baffling disorder and help you advocate successfully for your child in school.  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 TS, family, physicians, nurses, school personnel and teachers – anyone with an interest in learning about TS.  Visit our website (www.TouretteTexas.org) and click on the Support Group TAB for location/time details for each city or email TouretteTexas@aol.com for details.  Also watch our Facebook (TouretteTexas) and Twitter (@Tourette_Texas pages for specific details. 

Tuesday, August 1                           San Antonio, 6:30pm, Methodist Healthcare System

Tuesday, August 8                          Sugar Land, 6:30pm, MR Wood Learning Center,138 Avenue                                                             F, Sugar Land, Texas

Thursday, August 10                       Woodlands/North Houston, 7:00pm, Memorial                                                                                     Hermann/The Woodlands

Wednesday, August 16                   Katy/West Houston, 7:00pm, Memorial St. Catherine,                                                                         701 Fry Road, Katy

Saturday, August 19                        Tyler/Longview, 1:00pm, E.T.C.I.L., 4713 Troup Highway,                                                                       Tyler

Thursday, August 17                     Bryan/College Station, 6:30pm, Peas in a Pod Learning

Tuesday, September 5                  Austin, 6:30pm, Seton Medical Center

Saturday, September 9                 Dallas, 10:00am, location tbd

Saturday, September 9                 Fort Worth, 5:30pm, Baylor All Saints

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dear Families and Friends:

I am reaching out today for your support.

Our funds are at the lowest level in 25 years.

·         Although we recognize the down-turn in Oil and Gas (all non-profit funding is diminished)…

·         Although the summer months are historically the most impoverished…

·         Although Tourette Texas has added two adjunct fundraisers over the last four years to help meet the needs of those with Tourette in Texas…

Rising costs and demand for services has placed Tourette Association of Texas in a precarious place.  We are in danger of drastically cutting major August/early September programming, including “Back to School” advocacy and In-Service training across the state, as well as summer support group social events and medical/scholarship support.

Fundraising money will start flowing again in mid- to late-September.  However, an entire summer quarter will be lost.

If you have ever considered making a donation to the Tourette Association of Texas, now is the time!

Remember that no amount is too small.  If every family actively served at any given time donated $5.00, we would have $10,000!

Or, even better, if every family we have ever touched donated $5.00, we would have $300,000! 

I am worried…

Lots of love to all –

Mrs. Sheryl

Executive Director, TAA-TX

Over 30 years served

WAYS TO DONATE:

Mail check, payable to Tourette Association of Texas, to 3919 River Forest Drive, Richmond, TX77406

Donate by credit card on-line at DONATE ONLINE

Call in or fax your credit card to: 281-238-8096 phone / 281-238-0468 fax

Use PAYPAL at PAYPAL LINK

EMAIL TouretteTexas@aol.com for more information.

TARGETS FOR TOURETTE 2017

A BIG TEXAS-SIZED THANK YOU to everyone for another amazing Targets for Tourette event!  

THANK YOU to everyone who helped make Targets for Tourette's a huge success yesterday!
We appreciate our Sponsors, Donors, Shooters, Vendors, Greater Houston Gun Club, Volunteers and Team members!