Tourette Association of America

During the month of November an additional $1.50 per bag sold online will be donated to the Tourette Association of America.

Founded in 1972, The Tourette Association of America is the premier national non-profit organization working to make life better for all people affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders. We do this by raising public awareness and fostering social acceptance; working to advance scientific understanding, treatment options and care; educating professionals to better serve the needs of children, adults and families challenged by Tourette and Tic Disorders; advocating for public policies and services that promote positive school, work and social environments; providing help, hope and a supportive community across the nation; and, empowering our community to deal with the complexities of this spectrum of disorders.   We offer resources and referrals to help people and their families cope with the problems that occur with TS.  Our membership base includes individuals, families, relatives, and medical and allied professionals working in the field. 

1 of every 100 children between the ages of 5 and 17 has Tourette Syndrome or another Tic Disorder. 50% of children go undiagnosed and thousands of individuals face the challenges of Tourette Syndrome throughout

adulthood.  Tourette Syndrome affects children and adults of all races, ethnicities and socioeconomic levels and is three to four times more common in males than in females.  Children with TS and Tic Disorders report

high incidences of being bullied. There is no cure for Tourette Syndrome.  For more information, to participate in one of our national awareness events or to learn more about Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders, please visit www.tourette.org.