Fall Family Fun Day Pictures!!!

Who doesn’t love standing in the Ticket Line?
Having fun dancing with the locals.
We love being corny!
Family Fun Day can only happen when Families Have Fun!
We may have different parents, but we are all family together!
Thank you, Brookdale Farms, for such a great day.

Fall Family Fun Day — Brookdale Farms!!!

It’s time to get back together and have some fun with friends you may have seen for too long! Your Missouri Tourette Chapter is sponsoring an amazing afternoon of Fall Family Fun at Brookdale Farms!

WHEN:         Saturday, October 23, 2021      1:00-3:00pm

WHERE:       Brookdale Farms/8004 Twin Rivers Rd.   Eureka,MO  63025

                                    (Look for the Tourette Association sign to check-in)

Join us for an afternoon of Fall Fun!

General Admission will be paid by the chapter for Parents and Children, and includes: Corn Maze, Petting Zoo, Cow Train, Hayrides, Inflatables, Playground.

Additional Attractions are available at your own cost, including: Pony Rides, Pumpkin Slingshot, Pumpkin Patch, and Concessions.

Check out the website for more details:  brookdalefarmsinc.com

View dozens of Scarecrows on your trip as part of the Eureka Scarecrow Festival. Find an interactive Scarecrows map at: http://www.eurekascarecrowfestival.com/map

Scarecrow GIF - Find on GIFER

**  There will be School/Parent packets available as well as Boardmembers present to answer questions  **

               **RSVP to Lynn Dunlap by Oct. 22: missouritsa@yahoo.com   or 314-984-9019
We look forward to seeing you there!

Fall Family Fun Day — Brookdale Farms!!!

Planning Upcoming Activities

Lonny Kramer recently volunteered to help manage our website. He doesn’t have any experience with websites or WordPress pages, but is putting his best effort into the task. Now, onto the real message….We apologize for not updating the site for a long time, but we are still working for you. We are researching multiple activities we can sponsor throughout the next 12 months and will soon present the activities and schedule. Please be patient with us. In the meantime, every member can offer to host an informal get together at any time, just to keep us all in the mindset of getting our families together. Have a great Fall and Happy Halloween!!!

Please Join Us For The Bonfire & Yard Game Night

Bring the whole crew for some fun, food & fellowship!

When: Sunday Oct 25th @ 3 with no set end time :)

RSVP @ tamikramer@kw.com or 314-973-6938

Bring a chair and your own snacks/drinks.

Lets get the kids off the electronics and playing outside!

We look forward to catching up and making some great memories with our TSA family!

UPDATE: Tic Talk 2020 – May 2nd

The Tic Talk 2020 conference has been moved to an online format and will be held via Zoom.

Zoom is a online video conference platform that will be used to share the meeting content live, online. Speakers may also need to participate remotely via Zoom.  If you do not already have a Zoom account, you can download the free Zoom app here: https://zoom.us/signup

Before the conference, all registrants will be emailed a link to attend the conference on May 2nd at 9:00 a.m. You can register online at:  https://tics.wustl.edu/tic-talk-2020/ 

Tic Talk 2020 is a community event for patients, families and professionals interested in learning more about Tourette Syndrome and tic disorders. Local and national speakers will cover a variety of topics.

Tic Talk 2020 is sponsored by the TAA Center of Excellence at Washington University in St. Louis, and supported by the Tourette Association of America, its Greater Missouri chapter and the McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience. CME is available for physicians, and Continuing Education certificates of attendance will be available to other professionals (educators, counselors, therapists).

Event Location:

This seminar has been moved to an online format using Zoom.

Questions? Contact bbeato@wustl.edu or 314-362-5041

Thank you,


Upcoming Event

Our Chapter event for April is POSTPONED!

The Family Fun Game Night scheduled from 6 to 9 PM on Saturday, April 4th, to play a few fun games at Miniature Market StL has been postponed due to the CDC recommendations during the pandemic.  (13380 Manchester Rd, StL 63131)

[If you don’t see a current event here, please check our events page. If you don’t see it there, please don’t hesitate to email!]


New 2020 Tourette Study Opportunity!

We wanted to share a special opportunity for those living in the greater St Louis area (or slightly beyond?). Our friends over at the Washington University School of Medicine are looking for children between the ages of 10-14 who can participate in a research study on tics and Tourette. Please see the attached flier for more information or email: Tourette @ WUStL (dot) edu.

CLICK HERE for the PDF: LoTS_Flyer (Tourette study)

CBIT & Family Night

Tourette Chapter: CBIT & Family Night
WHEN: Friday, May 31 @ 6:00 P.M.
WHERE: Redeemer Church: 6450 S Kingshighway, St. Louis, 63109

Cognitive Behavior Intervention for Tics (CBIT) has proven to be one of the best therapies for those with Tourette. CBIT focuses on tic-awareness and competing response training. Karen Balk, Occupational Therapist, is going to be leading a discussion for parents on this therapy and how it can benefit children and teens.
In addition, Devin Downey, one of our young adults with Tourette, will be hosting a movie night for the kids in a Theater Room. They’ll be able to watch “The Secret Life of Pets” while we meet.
Our host facility, Redeemer Church, has offered use of several meeting spaces to allow for families to attend and benefit from the time together. There is no cost for this event.

For more information or to RSVP, please email:
LMCHD52@gmail.com or call 314-984-9019

The Adventures of Willy, the Baby Waterbug by Kelly Crawford

Kelly Crawford, now an adult who came through the MO Chapter, has just written her first children’s book, The Adventures of Willy, the Baby Waterbug. While the book is not specifically about Tourette, it is a children’s story that teaches a lesson about listening to what his parents say.  It’s available on Author House, Amazon, and other web sites.

Tic Talk 2019 Symposium


Please make plans to join us on April 29, 2019 at a very special event! Open to all those who have Tourette, families impacted, and professionals who are interested in learning more about Tourette Syndrome and tic disorders, this will be an amazing day. Please check out the flier for more information and register on-line at: https://sites.wustl.edu/tics/tic-talk-2019/