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)
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.
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).
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!!!