Missouri Chapter Back-to-School Event

WHEN:      Sunday, October 2nd   1:45-3:15pm (must arrive by 1:30 to check in)

WHERE:   Go Ape! Zip line & Treetop Adventure

                13219 Streetcar Dr. Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Swing back into the school year with us!

Join us for an afternoon of aerial fun with a Tree Top Journey, while navigating suspended bridges, obstacles and zip lines, immersed in nature for an hour-long adventure.  Meet us at the entrance.  Gloves are required (your own or for purchase). Comfortable clothing (thighs/waists covered), closed toe shoes, long hair tied back.

Waivers must be completed to participate and can be accessed from the link below or filled out at the venue.

Meet us at the Entrance by 1:15pm. We will have a place for parents to meet and watch.  Water will be provided. School information folders will also be available.

Info that is more specific is available at goape.com

RSVP to Vickey Harper by September 29th

Text: 314-283-1232 / Email: vharper@wustl.edu

Please sign the waiver in advance: https://www.goape.com/waivers/

Missouri Tourette Chapter – May Family Fun Night

Friday, May 20, 2022

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Amp Up Action Park

13901 Manchester Rd.

St. Louis, MO 63011

At Amp Up Action Park there’s guaranteed fun at every turn! Attractions include pro kart racing, laser tag, virtual reality, high-ropes ninja course and lots of arcade games.

All attendees must have a Registration Waiver on file with Amp Up.  Find the Waiver online here, or in person at Amp Up

http://austlouis.clubspeedtiming.com/cs-registration/

RSVP to Roxie Ewing by May 6th:

Text: 314-707-1203 / RoxannSchaeferEwing@gmail.com

Meet Our New Missouri Rising Leader (3/26/2022)

Hello, my name is Brady Whelihan, and I am a TAA Rising Leader. I’m 19 years old, and I was diagnosed at 6 years old.

I wanted to pursue being a Rising Leader, because over the years I’ve had some pretty severe tics, as well as comorbids like: Anxiety, ADHD, and OCD. I want to be able to help people learn more information about Tourette, families included.

Please feel free to contact me for more information or if you just want someone to talk to. 

bwhelihanmusic@gmail.com

573-825-2167

Revised 2022 MO Chapter Event Schedule (updated 2/21/22)

Due to ongoing COVID concerns this winter, some events had to be rescheduled.

Please the note the new schedule.

As events approach look for more detailed information our Website: missouritsa.org and Facebook pages: Greater Missouri Tourette Syndrome Association Tourette Families Missouri, also by our Email List Notifications.

APRIL  –   Saturday, 4/9, 11am-1pm

Family Golf Outing – Tower Tee Golf/Affton, MO

MAY  –  Friday, 5/20, 6:30pm

Family Fun Night  –  Amp Up Action Park/Manchester, MO

An evening of fun and fellowship with go karts, laser tag, ropes course, video game package.  Ax throwing and concessions also available.  Spend time with other TS families and chapter boardmembers at a dedicated meeting spot.

AUGUST  –  Date to be Determined

Go Ape! Zipline & Adventure Park/Maryland Heights, MO

Tree Top Journey package – outside zipline/elevated obstacle course with instruction.  Appropriate for all ages (3’3” ht. minimum)

Virtual Gaming Night Feb 11th!!!!

Let’s get together- Virtually!

Join the Tourette Association, Missouri Chapter’s youth for a fun virtual gaming event!  We’re looking forward to playing this top trending multiplatform game together!

Who will be the Imposter!?!

GET THE GAME:      1) http://www.innersloth.com/gameAmongUs.php  

                                  2) Downloading Among Us is free from your phone’s App Store

WHEN:                     Friday, February 11th at  6:30pm CST

WHERE:                     Karen Balk is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: TAA Meeting

Time: Feb 11, 2022 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://wustl-hipaa.zoom.us/j/96160612160

Meeting ID: 961 6061 2160

HOW:                        Download & get to know the game before 6:30 pm for ultimate player time! 

WHO:                        Questions?  Contact RoxannSchaeferEwing@gmail.com

               Share with other TS families!

See you on Among Us!!

SAVE THE DATE:     Tower Tee Golf is our next event.  April 9th 11am -1pm!

January Missouri Tourette Chapter Meeting: Strategies to Help Transition to College and Work

WHEN: Wednesday, January 19 7:00 pm CST

WHERE: Zoom Meeting

Join us as Karen Balk, an occupational therapist at Washington University, team member of STL TAA Center of Excellence, and vice chair for MO TAA Chapter presents on strategies to help ease the transition to college and work. 

Karen Balk is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: TAA Work 

Time: Jan 19, 2022 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://wustl-hipaa.zoom.us/j/92892440100

Meeting ID: 928 9244 0100

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December Missouri Tourette Chapter Meeting Youth Ambassadorship in the TAA

WHEN:    Friday, December 17, 6:00 pm CST
WHERE: Zoom Meeting

Join us for a great overview of what is involved in becoming a Youth Ambassador for the Tourette Association, and what the journey has been like for those who have traveled it.  This evening will be hosted by our former YA/current YA Coordinator, Drew Guise.  He will be joined by our current YA, high school senior, Mia Eschman. You will hear about their experiences, be able to ask questions, and learn valuable information about the 2022 YA training and application process.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://wustl-hipaa.zoom.us/j/98718181462

Meeting ID: 987 1818 1462

If you, or your child(12-17 yrs. old), have ever thought of exploring this wonderful program of advocacy, learning, leadership and sharing experiences, Please Join Us Friday Night!

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Upcoming Planned Activities!!!

Hello MO Chapter Family,

Here’s a schedule of our chapter events for the upcoming school year.  Keep on the lookout for more details as the time for each gets closer. Direct any inquiries back to: missouritsa@yahoo.com.

We hope to see many of you at one or more of these!

Revised 2022 MO Chapter Event Schedule (updated 2/21/22)

Due to ongoing COVID concerns this winter, some events had to be rescheduled.

Please the note the new schedule.

As events approach look for more detailed information our Website: missouritsa.org and Facebook pages: Greater Missouri Tourette Syndrome Association Tourette Families Missouri, also by our Email List Notifications.

APRIL  –   Saturday, 4/9, 11am-1pm

Family Golf Outing – Tower Tee Golf/Affton, MO

MAY  –  Friday, 5/20, 6:30pm

Family Fun Night  –  Amp Up Action Park/Manchester, MO

An evening of fun and fellowship with go karts, laser tag, ropes course, video game package.  Ax throwing and concessions also available.  Spend time with other TS families and chapter boardmembers at a dedicated meeting spot.

AUGUST  –  Date to be Determined

Go Ape! Zipline & Adventure Park/Maryland Heights, MO

Tree Top Journey package – outside zipline/elevated obstacle course with instruction.  Appropriate for all ages (3’3” ht. minimum)

2021/22 Chapter Events Schedule

As these events approach, look for more detailed information on our Website: missouritsa.org, and Facebook Pages: Greater Missouri Tourette Syndrome Association  &  Tourette Families Missouri

Specific timely details will also be sent out by Email List notifications.  If you are currently not on our Email List and would like to be, please request to do so at:   missouritsa@yahoo.com

October – 10/23/21, 1-3 pm (This event was a great time!  I hope you made it!)

  – Family Fall Festival Get-Together – Brookdale Farms, Eureka

December (Date/Time – TBA)

     – Youth Ambassador Virtual Presentation / Zoom – “What’s Involved in Youth 

        Ambassadorship”.  A great overview of what is involved in becoming a TAA Youth Ambassador, and what the journey has been like for those who have traveled it, hosted by our former YA /current YA Coordinator, Drew Guise.

January – 1/19/22, 7-8:30pm / Zoom

     -Beyond High School – What Comes Next? – Virtual Presentation by Karen

Balk, Occupational Therapist with the Washington University Movement Disorders Clinic/TAA Center of Excellence.  Karen will discuss issues for our older HS students, young adults and families who will be dealing with this soon – touching on suggestions and techniques for college prep, jobs, interviewing skills, etc.

February – 2/11/22, 6:30pm

         – Winter Family Fun Night – Amp Up Action Park/Manchester Rd (near 141). 

Enjoy an evening of fun and fellowship with go-karts, laser tag, ropes course, video game package.  Axe throwing and concessions also available.  Spend time with other TS families and chapter board members at a dedicated meeting spot.

April –  4/9/22, 11am-1pm

           – Family Golf Outing – Tower Tee Golf/Affton, MO

Join in an afternoon of fun, including instruction and a talk by Craig Story, local golf pro and long time friend of our chapter, who has Tourette himself.  Driving range, mini-golf, playground and lunch will be provided for kids. A putting green and batting cages are also available.

May   –  5/21 or 5/22, early afternoon

           -Swing Into Summer   – Go Ape!  /Maryland Hts.

TreeTop Journey Pkg. – Outside  zipline/elevated obstacle course with instruction. Appropriate for all ages (3’3” ht. minimum).

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!!!

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

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**  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!