!!! Missouri Tourette Chapter Curling Event – the Coolest Game in Town !!!

WHEN: Saturday, April 15, 6:30 – 9:15 PM
WHERE: Creve Coeur Ice Arena

11400 Olde Cabin Rd., Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Join us as we Learn to Curl at the Creve Coeur Ice rink. We will be guests of the St. Louis Curling Club as they instruct us to curl. Traditional and stick “shuffleboard style” curling delivery instruction will be provided by curling club members. The event is free. Participation on ice is limited to ages 8 and older. Dress in warm comfortable clothes suitable for ice level inside the rink.

Meet us inside the entrance at 6:30 pm. On ice participants must sign a St. Louis Curling Club waiver and also be fitted with shoe grippers that will allow walking on the ice. Around 6:45 PM off ice instruction will be begin. We will then go on ice around 7 PM for the bulk of the instruction followed by team game play. Non participants may observe from the adjacent rink bleachers.

An early RSVP will be appreciated so that the appropriate number of curling club volunteers can be recruited.

****RSVP to Mike Catanzaro by April 12th**** mikejcatan@gmail.com or 636-458-5647 (no text)


TAA regarding Advocacy Day

Tourette National Advocacy Day is TOMORROW, but you can help from home NOW! Send in your Take Action Letter to your Senators and Representatives today to help the approximately 1.4 million people across the nation who live with TS and other persistent Tic Disorders receive proper support.

It takes LESS THAN 2 MINUTES to make a difference at the federal level for the TS & Tic Disorders community by simply filling in the form HERE and pressing “Send Message”. You are invited to add your personal story if you are comfortable.

Enroll Now for Joshua Center Camp
Dear Parents,

We’re so excited to announce that enrollment for our 2023 camp is open today! This year we’re setting sail and traveling the world – safely from our campground, of course! Click the button below to find out more information and to get enrolled.
Camp Page

Joshua Center Summer Camp Enrollment

Camp 2023 Information

  • Camp is for children with High-functioning Autism (HFA), Tourette, ADHD, and OCD
  • Camp Session #1 – Grades 3rd – 5th. June 17th – June 19th.  Fee $450.00 (Our youngest campers must have completed 3rd grade to attend camp.)
  • Camp Session #2 – Grades 6th – 12th. June 17th – June 21st. Fee $750.00
  • Young Adult Camp Session: Out of high school. Must be enrolled in Young Adult Classes to attend. June 17th – June 20th. Must be enrolled in Young Adult Classes to attend; Fee $600.00

The Joshua Center follows the CDC and American Camp Association Guidelines (ACA) guidelines for camp regarding Covid. There is information for parents on the registration forms and more will be shared as we get closer to June.

Registration Opens on February 15th, 2023.

February Bowling Fun Night!

Washington University – Research Study

The Washington University Research Participant Registry (RPR) invites people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in our research studies. Participating in the registry is at no cost to you and many of the studies supported by the registry offer compensation.

This email is sent as general information and may not apply to you.

Please forward to family, friends, and others who may be interested. For questions related to the featured study, please refer to the contact information listed in the flyer.

For information on additional research studies you might be eligible for please visit the Washington University StudySearch website at studysearch.wustl.edu/ or contact the Volunteer for Health office at 314-362-1000.

Follow Volunteer for Health (VFH) and the Research Participant Registry (RPR) on social media!





Missouri Chapter Family – We need your help!

Giving Tuesday is coming up this week.  Now, and as always, your contribution to our Missouri Chapter of the TAA is vital to help us continue to serve our area families.

As we no longer have a member/dues structure, the TAA does not continue to reflect any money directly to our local chapter. 

We depend solely on donations.

 Any donation made to the TAA goes only to the national organization.

You can now contribute directly to our Missouri Chapter online, through a link on the TAA website:   Tourette.org 

by following these steps:

 – Scroll down the Homepage to “Find My Local Chapter”(lower left) and click the “Learn More” link (DO NOT click the “Donate” link on the upper right toolbar of the Homepage.  This will send a donation only to TAA, and not our Missouri Chapter.)

– Under “Find a Local Chapter”, “State Results”,  click the link for “Missouri Chapter

– Click the “Make a Donation” link(upper right) and follow instructions.

***  You may still also donate by writing a check to: TAA/MO Chapter, Inc. 

And mailing it to:

TAA/MO Chapter, Inc.

3646 Dover Place

St. Louis, MO   63116

Your ongoing contributions are what keeps our MO Chapter going !!

Thank You in advance for your support of our important organization.


TAA/MO Chapter Board

Youth Ambassador Programs online now *** Extended deadline! ***

We have EXTENDED the deadline to apply to become a Youth Ambassador, Junior Youth Ambassador, or Rising Leader for the TAA to December 23, 2022!

Apply to learn how to educate and advocate for all impacted by TS & Tic Disorders while making lifelong friends! By applying and attending, you will be entered to win an OCULUS VR HEADSET!

For additional in-person and virtual events, please browse the list below:

December 14: Continued Series of “Me and My Superpowers” Webinar
Register for the third session.

February 2-3, 2023: TS BTI Trainings – Virtual Occupational Therapist Training
Register now through January 20, 2023.

March 8, 2023: National Advocacy Day 2023
Register to Take Action on Tourette National Advocacy Day

Late 2022 – Early 2023: Online Support Groups
Register for a variety of online support groups on topics like LGBTQ+ issues and more.


Hello All,

The Youth Ambassador program information is live on the website.  Please see the message below from Wendy and Haley and share the information with your networks.

We are excited to announce that applications for the Youth Ambassador program are live on our website using the link below.

Applications are due December 1st, 2022. Please encourage any teens interested in applying to start their applications as soon as possible.

Also, we would appreciate you encouraging families of children ages 5-11 to apply to our Jr Youth Ambassador Program, as well as young adults ages 18-25. If you have Youth Ambassadors over the age of 17, please encourage them to apply to the Rising Leader Program.

Thank you for supporting these programs and please reach out to Haley Carlton and Wendy Wegman with any questions. Haley.carlton@tourette.org wendy.wegman@tourette.org

Shindig at the Kramer House

WHAT: Kramer Family Bonfire & Yard Games Extravaganza

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 5th

TIME: 2:00PM – whenever

WHERE: Tami & Lonny’s house in St. Charles (address sent when you RSVP)

RSVP to Tami at 314-973-6938 or TamiKramer@kw.com

Let’s get together to celebrate FALL and get the kiddos out of the house and off electronics!!  We will set up some fun yard games and have a bonfire in our driveway.  Please bring a chair and your own snacks/drinks.  Feel free to bring games, balls, bikes, scooters, etc. as there is a cul-de-sac to play in.  See you on the 5th!!

Young Adult Support group


The Tourette Association of America is launching another session of the online Young Adult Support group this month for young adults with TS or Tic Disorders. There are limited spots available, and registration is on a first come, first-serve basis! If you are not accepted into the group due to meeting capacity, you will be added to the waitlist for the next session. In order to officially join the group, there are a few things you need to do:

Step 1: Review the session dates below to make sure you can commit to the days of the sessions and time. The group is taking place on the second Wednesday of the month from 7-8:30pm Eastern Standard Time

October 12, 2022

November 9, 2022


January 11, 2023

February 8, 2023

March 8, 2023

April 12, 2023

May 10, 2023

June 14, 2023

July 12, 2023

August 9, 2023

September 13, 2023

October 11, 2023

Step 2: Review the attached Welcome Packet. This packet outlines the expectations they have for you as a member of the support group. Once you have reviewed it, please electronically sign, and return to Brenda Pearl ASAP (brenda.peart@tourette.org). Please note that there is a waitlist and spots will be reserved on a first come, first-serve basis.

Step 3: Once she has your signed packet, she will forward you a link to a pre-test so you can share more information about why you joined the group. This information will be shared with the facilitator to better inform the group sessions.

Step 4: Lastly, you will receive the link to register for the Zoom meetings in which each session will be held.