National Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc.

This is the official national site for the Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc..  On this site, you will find information on Tourette Syndrome treatment, research, news, and resources. Also find news on the current activities of the TSA with links to other TSA chapters.

This website, created by Leslie E. Packer, Ph.D. provides basic information and current research on Tourette Syndrome. It also covers such topics as treatment, educational issues, files for parents, educators, and health.

The Tourette Syndrome Camp Organization
Founded in 1994, the Tourette Syndrom Camp Organization is a residential camping program designed for girls and boys ages 8 - 16+ whose primary diagnosis is TS, and to a lesser degree, OCD and ADD/ADHD. The goal of the camp is to allow children with TS an opportunity to meet other children, share similar experiences and coping mechanisms in a fun, safe and positive environment.

iTube 4 Tourettes!!
Check out the iTube 4 Tourettes!! YouTube Group for great TS videos by our own iTubers!!!

Brad Cohen Tourette Foundation
The Brad Cohen Tourette Foundation, Inc. (BCTF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) whose aim is to help children who have Tourette Syndrome learn how to exist in the real world with others who don’t understand.

The Coffee Klatch
The Coffee Klatch provides interviews with the most respected and renowned experts in the world about all children’s disabilities --- physical and emotional --- to provide parents with crucial information to help them make the most informed educated decisions for their child.

Medline Plus
Is a trusted source of health information provided by the US National Library of Medicine and the National Insitutes of Health.  The site functions similar to a search/information portal and filters content very well for Tourette Syndrome and related disorders.

CHADD - Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
CHADD is the nation's leading non-profit organization serving individuals with AD/HD and their families. CHADD has over 16,000 members in 200 local chapters throughout the U.S. Chapters offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others.

OCF - Obsessive Compulsive Foundation
The Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation (OCF) is an international not-for-profit organization composed of people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders, their families, friends, professionals and other concerned individuals.

ADAA - Anxiety Disorders Association of America
The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety disorders and to improving the lives of all people who suffer from them.

ADD Resources
A national non-profit organization for people with ADD.

Mayo clinic answers some questions regarding this disorder.  See the support group flyer below.



Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had
The inspiring life story of Brad Cohen who, diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome as a child, overcomes challenges to become a teacher. A story of resilience and determination. Recommended by Shayna Pulley

Dave Pittman  is an American Idol contestant from Season 9, travels and shares the story of how he lives with Tourette syndrome, while he performs his music. Dave has joined us  for our first two 5k walks in De Pere, Wi!  

Green Bay Bullfrogs-   Part  of the Northwoods  league,  the Bullfrogs provide  summertime  baseball fun in Green Bay,  Wi.  They hosted Dave Pittman and Tourette Syndrome awareness night in June of  2013.

91.1 The Avenue This nonprofit radio station supports area nonprofits, including Tourette Awareness, through advertising our 5K  walk

Reading List
Books and articles about Tourette Syndrome


Children with Tourette Syndrome: A Parents' Guide by Tracy Haerle and Jim Eisenreich

Don't Think About Monkeys. Extraordinary Stories Written by People with Tourette Syndrome by Adam Ward Seligman and John S. Hilkevich

The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children by  Ross  Greene.  See  also  his  extensive website featuring free  videos, podcasts and supporting written materials for 'plan B" 

Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger's, Tourette's, Bipolar and More!: The One Stop Guide for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals by Martin L. Kutscher, Robert R. Wolff and Tony Attwood

Passing for Normal: A Memoir of Compulsion by Amy S. Wilensky

Teaching the Tiger A Handbook for Individuals Involved in the Education of Students with Attention Deficit Disorders, Tourette Syndrome or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by Marilyn K. Dornbush, PhD and Sheryl K. Priutt, MEd

Tictionary: A Reference Guide to the World of Tourette Syndrome, Asperger Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder for Parents and Professionals by Becky Ottinger

Tourette's Syndrome: Finding Answers and Getting Help (Patient Centered Guides) by Mitzi Waltz

Treating Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders: A Guide for Practitioners, edited by Douglas Woods, John Piacentini, and John Walkup

Understanding Tourette Syndrome: A Handbook for Educators from the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada

World's  Strongest  Librarian.  Josh  Hanagarne  has  a website  with an active  blog and  a book with this  same  name.  Great  personal stories about living  and succeeding with Tourette Syndrome,  a must-read  for  thoe who  love  literature or strength training! 

Books and articles about related issues:

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Brain Lock: Freeing Yourself From Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior - Jeffrey M. Schwartz, MD

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life - Daniel G. Amen, MD

Freeing Our Families From Perfectionism - Thomas S. Greenspan, PhD

Helping Your Child With OCD: A Workbook for Parents of Children with OCD - Lee Fitzgibbons, PhD and Cherry Pedrick, RN

The OCD Answer Book - Patrick B. McGrath, PhD


The Explosive Child - Ross W. Greene, PhD

Disability is Natural - Kathie Snow

Genius! Nurturing the Spirit of the Wild, Odd and Oppositional Child - George T. Lynn, MA, MPA, LMHC

Ending the Homework Hassle - John Rosemond

Teen Proofing: Fostering Responsible Decision Making in Your Teenager - John Rosemond

Because I Said So: 366 Insightful and Thought-Provoking Reflections on Parenting and Family Life - John Rosemond

Attached Files

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