Our chapter hosts a number of meetings and events during the year.
Below is a summary of the upcoming events:
Unless otherwise indicated, events will be held in the St. Louis area. Where available, follow the provided links for more information.
2017/18 Events and Activities Schedule:
April, 2018 – Tourette’s Syndrome Spring Meeting: An Evening with the Experts!
WHEN: Thursday, April 5, 2018 @ 7:00 P.M.
WHERE: Destiny Church (basement rear entrance): 1809 Des Peres Road, StL 63131
Spend an evening with various experts in the field of Tourette Syndrome. Hear personal stories, the newest information on research, medications, treatments, and therapies. Bring your current questions and concerns to discuss with our Professional Panel. We will be featuring:
Dr. Kevin Black/NeuroPsychiatrist & Dr. Sheel Pathak/Pediatric Neurologist, leading neurologists from the Washington Univ. Movement Disorders Clinic.
Karen Balk/Occupational Therapist, currently working with CBIT (Cognitive Behavior Intervention for Tics) therapy.
Drew Guise – Young adult with Tourette and our Ambassador for Youth.
Lynn Dunlap – Special Educator & School Psychogical Examiner.
Families are Welcome. Babysitting will be available.
June, 2018 – Family Picnic/Pool Party (Details pending)
In addition – if you’d like to request an association speaker for your child’s school, please contact Lynn Dunlap at 314-984-9019. Our Young Adult speaker, Drew Guise, can be reached at 636-938-3858.
November 4, 2017 – 3:00 pm – Fall Family Fun Kramer Family Home: An afternoon get together of community, bounce house, basketball, bikes, pizza, and a bonfire, with a chance for kids to hang out, and parents to connect with each other. RSVP to Tami Kramer Nov.1 (see Facebook page for details)
Back to School Event – Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M.
WHERE: Family Golf and Learning Center-3717 Tree Court Industrial Blvd. (off Marshall Rd.) Valley Park, 63122
• FREE Mini-Golf
• FREE food (hot dog, soda, and chips)
• FREE bucket of balls for the driving range
• FREE TIME to speak with Craig Story-a professional golf instructor AND a member of the Tourette family (For more information on Craig or the Family Golf Center, visit: http://www.FamilyGolfOnline.com.)
**There will be School/Parent packets available as well as Board members present to answer questions **
June 4, 2017 – Gateway Grizzlies minor league baseball game Family Night. Has your child ever wanted to throw out a first pitch? We’ll be gathering at the Gateway Grizzlies ballpark for an evening game on Sunday, June 4th (game starts at 6:05 PM). Before the game, each TS child will have his / her name entered to win the opportunity to throw out the first pitch THAT NIGHT! The Chapter is sponsoring two tickets per family. Please RSVP to 636-938-3858 (Diana) or email: StLGuises@yahoo.com.
AND DON’T FORGET SUMMER CAMP! Please visit http://www.JoshuaCenter.com for more information on the special Tourette week June 5th to 8th, 2017. Register at: CAMP.
January 13, 2017 – Children’s Friday Night Activity at Chesterfield Sports Fusion
We will meet at 5:30 PM on Friday, January 13th for an evening of sharing and fun. After a pizza dinner and some informational sharing, the Chapter will purchase a two-hour pass for children to enjoy time getting to know one another and playing games.
Golf Pro Craig Story pauses for a photo with children attending the May 30, 2009 golf outing organized by the TSA’s Greater Missouri chapter.