The Tourette Association of America is excited to announce the 2019 End the Stigma: A Walk for Tourette Syndrome Awareness on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Liberty Station NTC Park in San Diego. This event helps raise funds and awareness, while bringing together individuals and families from area communities who are affected by Tourette Syndrome & Tic Disorders.
Tourette Syndrome is part of a spectrum of hereditary, childhood-onset, neurodevelopmental conditions referred to as Tic Disorders. These conditions affect both children and adults, causing them to make sudden, uncontrollable movements and/or sounds called tics (e.g. head bobbing, arm jerking, shoulder shrugging and grunting). While some treatments are available for people with Tourette and other Tic Disorders, approaches to care are inconsistent, medications are often ineffective and there is no cure. For over 45 years the TAA has remained committed to serving the Tourette Community, but we cannot do it without your help. Your support matters to the 1 in 100 school-aged children and the thousands of adults who face emotional, social, educational, and vocational challenges as a result of their Tourette Syndrome or Tic Disorders.