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Tourette Syndrome Public Health National Education and Outreach Program



A Community and Public Health Partnership
The national Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA®) is working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase public awareness and provide information to people with Tourette Syndrome (TS) so they can receive needed health services, be more accepted by those around them, and succeed in school and work. TSA and the CDC are working to:

Improve the diagnosis and treatment of TS
Providing authoritative, accurate and current informational programs for physicians, health care providers and educators will improve their ability to identify, diagnose, and make referrals for treatment.

Increase the understanding of what it means to live with TS
Educating friends and family, educators, coworkers, and the community about TS will help them understand the symptoms, reduce bullying, and decrease stress for people living with TS.

Support people with TS
Understanding that people who have TS cannot help having tics and are not being disruptive on purpose; information, support and understanding often help to diminish tic symptoms.

Resources
Developing and providing current and usable health information is an essential part of the Tourette Syndrome Public Health National Education and Outreach Program. Since the program’s launch, this partnership has produced a variety of learning resources and programs, available through in-person presentations, electronic, and print media. A hallmark of the Tourette Syndrome Public Health National Education and Outreach Program is bringing experts to the community through live education programs designed to meet the needs of physicians, educators, psychologists, and social workers. Additionally, resources have been developed for people living with TS and their families, as well as for the general public, to foster widespread awareness and knowledge of this complex disorder.

Information for individuals and families - TSA offers resources and programs to help people living with TS and their families -

Outreach to the community - TSA works to raise public awareness and counter media stereotypes about TS

Information for Health Care Professionals - TSA works to educate and identify physicians and health care professionals who work with children, families, and individuals living with TS.

Information for Education Professionals - TSA provides information for educators and families to improve teaching strategies and the learning environment in order to end stigma and support acceptance and inclusion of students with TS in school settings.

For more information:
Websites:
 http://tsa-usa.org  http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/tourette

The above is a list of selected materials and programs and is not all-inclusive. The websites offer in-depth information on many aspects of TS not covered in the resources cited above. TSA offers many resources and referrals to help people with TS and their families cope with the problems that occur with TS.

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The Tourette Syndrome National Education and Outreach Program is supported by Cooperative Agreement number 5U38DD000727-03 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The content of this document are the responsibility of the authors and do not represent the official views of the CDC.



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