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.
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 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.
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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 Chapteronline, 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.
Late 2022 – Early 2023: Online Support Groups Register for a variety of online support groups on topics like LGBTQ+ issues and more.
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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.
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!!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.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.
The Joshua Center has been offering social skills classes since 2008. We are now offering opportunities for kids to have fun hands-on activities with kids their age while learning appropriate social skills in new locations. Classes are for students with HFA, ADHD, TS and OCD K – 12th Grades
St. Louis Social Skills Classes All classes are taught by two education professionals trained with the “Me and My World Social Skills Games and Curriculum”. Where: Crosspoint Church, 5001 Little Rock Road, St. Louis, MO 63128 When: 1st and 3rd Saturdays Register:www.joshuacenter.com – under Programs, then Social Skills Cost: $40 / each class