Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA)
42-40 Bell Blvd
Bayside, New York, USA 11361
The Tourette Syndrome Association is a voluntary health organization dedicated to identifying the cause; finding a cure; and controlling the effects of Tourette Syndrome. TSA provides accurate and up-to-date information about the disorder to schools, medical professionals and to the general public and funds scientific investigations that well improve treatment and understanding of the disorder.
The Association has local chapters and will provide assistance to anyone who wishes to start a support group in their area. A listing of local support groups is included on a state physician referral list. Some local chapters provide parent-to-parent matching. They publish a quarterly newsletter, TSA Newsletter, that is included in membership dues. TSA offers booklets including, "Tourette Syndrome-Questions & Answers," "Facts You Should Know About the Genetics of TS," and "Gift of Hope." There is a catalog of TSA videos and films and brochures for educators, call or write for further information.
TSA provides a new parent packet which includes: a physicians referral list, a newsletter, and a questionnaire. They collect information on physicians and researcher who treat/study the condition and disseminate the information to their members. Additionally, TSA provides referrals to professional and family services. The Tourette Syndrome Association hosts an annual conference, call for further information.