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For Parents

Click here to see all 2012 TSA Conference Videos
Click here to see all 2014 TSA Conference Videos - Special Parenting Track included

  • GETTING STARTED or NEWLY DIAGNOSED? - Click here for more infomation - including our "Getting Started" video.  This 4 hour web presentation (4 video segments, with slides) is an abbreviated version of an all day seminar at TSA's 2012 National Conference. Family viewers are urged to share this presentation with medical and allied professionals.

  • RECORDED WEBINAR - Transitions to Independence - 02/24/15 Webinar Accompanied by Slides
    Presented by: Barbara J. Coffey, M.D., M.S., Chief, Tics and Tourette's Clinical and Research Program, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. 
    • Transitioning years of adolescence towards becoming independent (e.g. going to/coming back from college, starting a job after high school, etc.).
    • Stress and anxiety experienced by adolescents and families during these transition periods.
    • Strategies for parents, family members and individuals to help reduce and alleviate the stress and anxiety.  Click here.

  • CONTACT TSA'S INFORMATION AND REFERRAL SPECIALISTS - 718-224-2999 or email - These TSA staff members will help you find a Medical or Allied Professional (Counselor, Psychologist, Social Worker) who specializes in Tourette Syndrome - to confirm the diagnosis and  to advise you of available treatment options.  We'll send you a list of practitioners in your area.  We'll also send you a free packet which gives basic information about Tourette Syndrome.
  • JOIN TSA - You'll become a member of both national TSA and your local chapter. Local chapter membership gives you support; Conferences, resources, family events, advocacy and more. Our quarterly national newsletter will keep you informed and involved, and our biennial National Conference, particularly the Newly Diagnosed Seminar, is not to be missed.
  • TSA'S ONLINE STORE has many videos and publications for parents, children, families; many publications are available for immediate download.

  • EDUCATION - learn about Education strategies and Education Advocacy. You'll find many free articles, audio conferences, a place to send us your questions about Education, and more.

  • BULLYING PREVENTION RESOURCES - videos, audio, free articles

  • CHILDREN AND TEENS - View our free Children's Newsletter written by and for children; read "Victories!" - success stories about young people with Tourette Syndrome; free Children's stories; Youth Ambassador program.

  • FOR ADULTS - LIVING WITH TS - features FREE helpful articles, Family Portraits, and a Self Esteem video

  • ASK THE MAB - TSA's MAB (Medical Advisory Board) answers from our newsletter (searchable)

  • ASK THE EXPERT - Medical and Allied Professionals - columns from our newsletter (searchable)

    You should not rely on the information posted on this Web Site as a substitute for consultations with qualified health care professionals who are familiar with individual medical conditions and needs. TSA strongly recommends that care and treatment decisions related to Tourette Syndrome and any other medical condition be made in consultation with a patient's physician or other qualified health care professionals who are familiar with the specific individual's health situation.

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