Chapter Member Presents Forum about Tourette Syndrome at the NY District Kiwanis Club Convention

On Saturday, August 26, 2017, in beautiful Lake Placid, NY, our chapter member Christina McCormick, who happens to be the President of the Amherst Kiwanis Club, presented a half-hour forum on “Children with Tourette Syndrome,” as part of the annual Kiwanis Convention for the New York District.

Chris tells us:

“The New York District Kiwanis Governor Elect’s upcoming Governor’s project will focus on children who have disabilities. One of the spotlights will be on TS and all its associated disorders. There are two main goals for this spotlight:

  1. bring awareness about Tourette Syndrome to the public
  2. have individual Kiwanis Clubs focus on a service project for children with TS

“This is an exciting initiative from our Governor-Elect and it will be her focus in her 2017-2018 Governor’s year. Local Kiwanis clubs around the state can participate, and our goal is to get information out there to raise awareness of TS, and hold events for kids with TS.”

Chris and her husband, Shawn, have been very involved in the Tourette Association of Greater NY State for many years. Shawn currently serves on the chapter board. We are very grateful to Chris for initiating this presentation and the exciting opportunity that the chapter has to spread awareness of TS. We are very proud of Chris for all of her hard work on this. Chris and Shawn have a son with TS.

Congratulations on your presentation, and thank you, Chris!

 

Happy Birthday Aiden!

Let me introduce you to Aiden Pernick from Orchard Park, NY.

Today’s is Aiden’s 10th birthday. Instead of birthday presents, Aiden asked his friends and relatives to make a donation to The Tourette Association of Greater NY State. He collected $100.

We could not be prouder of this remarkable young man.

I met with Aiden and his Dad this morning and he presented me with the checks he had collected. I have known Aiden and his family for a few years and am overwhelmed by his kind and caring heart.

THANK YOU, AIDEN, from all of the members of the Tourette Association of Greater NY State. I wish you the best birthday ever. You certainly deserve it.

Sue Conners

ITHACA – Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders in the Classroom

Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders in the Classroom

November 14, 2015 – Ithaca, NY – 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Presenter – Susan Conners

CEU’s awarded for OT’s, PT’s and Speech Therapists

Certificates of Attendance for all others

Click here for flyer and registration information

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Youth Ambassador Training Program – Tourette Association of America

We are happy to announce the 2016 Tourette Association Youth Ambassador Training will be held Tuesday, March 8 through Thursday, March 10 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. The Youth Ambassador Training is a comprehensive training aimed at creating exceptional teen leaders and Tourette advocates. Youth Ambassadors will receive guidance on public speaking, on how to give a concise presentation on TS and presentation logistics. The Training also includes participation in the Tourette Association’s annual National Advocacy Day. The Tourette Association seeks at least one teen and parent/guardian team from each Tourette Association chapter to attend. Please click on the attachment below for more information & the application. Applications are due Friday, November 6, 2015. All applications should be emailed to the Greater NY State chapter at this email address or mailed to the address below.  Click here for application.

 

Address:

 

TAA of Greater NY State

20 Thomas Jefferson Lane

Snyder, NY  14226

 

Thank you

Sue Conners, President

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What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?

LEIGH ROBINSON WAS out for a lunchtime walk one brisk day during the spring of 2013 when a call came from the principal at her school. Will, a third-grader with a history of acting up in class, was flipping out on the playground. He’d taken off his belt and was flailing it around and grunting. The recess staff was worried he might hurt someone. Robinson, who was Will’s educational aide, raced back to the schoolyard.

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