Turn Niagara Falls Teal for Tourette Awareness Month

Friday, June 15, 2018
7 pm to 10:30 pm

Niagara Falls

Sponsored by:

The Tourette Association of Greater NY State and Tourette Canada


The falls will be illuminated in teal at 10:15 pm
Preceded by Family Picnic and Fun Activities at 7 pm

Map to Terrapin Point on the American side

On the Canadian side, supporters will be at Victoria Park

For more information and to register, please download the FLYER

Youth Ambassador 2018

Congratulations to Miki Brauch !!

Miki Youth Ambassador 2018

TAA of Greater NY State would like to announce our selection for Youth Ambassador for 2018, Miki Brauch.  Miki is the daughter of Robert and Midori Brauch and is a 16 year old junior at Williamsville East High School outside of Buffalo.  She will travel to Washington, DC with her mom in February to attend the TAA Youth Ambassador Training Day.  She will also be spending a day at Capitol Hill with all of this year’s Youth Ambassadors from across the country to lobby for causes that affect all persons with TS.  We had several excellent applicants this year, which made the committee’s choice very difficult.  We thank all of the youth who applied.

Miki has attended our chapter’s Camp Ticapalooza for several years, has spoken on youth panels for chapter workshops, maintains a high academic record and is a great advocate for herself and others. We are very proud of Miki and know that she will do a fantastic job representing our chapter in DC and beyond.

Graduation options in NY State Tourette Association of America, Greater NY State Chapter

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I am pleased to send to you the Spring 2015 Summary on Diploma and Credential Options for Students with Disabilities in the State of NY.  The newsletter attached was provided by SUPAC (SU Parent Assistance Center) and explains the multiple graduation and exiting options available to students with disabilities.  I hope that you find it helpful.

Sue Conners

TSA of Greater NY State – 2015 Youth Ambassador

IMG_2856 CassieI would like to introduce our Chapter’s Youth Ambassador for 2015, Cassandra Schiller from Hamburg, NY. Cassie is a 7th grader at Hamburg Middle School and lives with her parents, Michael and Jennifer and siblings,

Mitchell and Madlyn. Cassie has long been involved with TSA of Greater NY State. She is a very talented piano and flute player, an excellent soccer player and she loves to sing. She has starred in her school’s musical and reports that music helps her calm her nerves, which in turn calms her tics.

She has done peer in services on TS for her classmates and recently was on a student panel at an Educator’s Conference on Tourette Syndrome where she spoke eloquently about her own experiences in school with TS.

On March 25 of this year Cassie and her Mom will travel to Washington, DC where she will participate in the youth ambassador training program and will also have the opportunity to meet with her Senators and Representatives on Capitol Hill to lobby for issues that affect all persons with TS.

We congratulate Cassie and wish her safe travels to DC. We look very much forward to having her present peer in services in our area.