Welcome to the Website of the Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia Inc.
Tourette Syndrome, (TS), is a neurological disorder characterised by involuntary, irresistible body movements and vocalizations. It is complex and individual in its effect – see “What is Tourette Syndrome?” for a more detailed description.
People with TS seek understanding and acceptance. This website is designed to educate and inform those wishing to know more about this complex disorder.
TSAA's 25 Year Anniversary Conference
Sydney 10 May 2014
Click HERE to view the flyer.
Click HERE to download a registration form.
TS National Awareness Week 4-10 May 2014
Tourettes—It's NOT What You Think!
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TSAA's First Annual Tourette Syndrome Charity Golf Day
13 September 2013
Was a HUGE success raising over $21,000 for TS!
Thank you to all our supporters.
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TSAA Educational In-Service PODCAST
Running time 39 minutes
The purpose of this podcast is to assist educators in the classroom setting to understand Tourette Syndrome and how it affects a child's ability to learn as well as offer management strategies and classroom accommodations.
Click HERE to view podcast.
Call for members to join a Research Database
TSAA are building an electronic database of members who are willing to be invited to participate in research in the field of TS. This research may be conducted directly by TSAA, or on behalf of organisations approved by the TSAA committee (e.g. universities). The research subject matter will vary and those on the database might be invited to participate in anything from a casual group discussion to a university-funded study. You might be somebody with TS, or a parent, partner or other close relation of somebody with TS.
There is no pressure to participate if you are on the database and your personal details and research responses will be confidential unless you agree otherwise. The database will be owned by TSAA.
TO SIGN UP, please Click HERE .
Invitation to participate in a research study using CBIT
(Comprehensive behavioural intervention for tics)
Researchers in the USA have recently shown that an 8 session comprehensive behavioural intervention for tics (CBIT) is effective in reducing tic severity for many sufferers.
We would like to invite young people with Tourette Syndrome aged 9 – 17 years to register their interest in being involved in the first Australian trial using CBIT (or for their parents / carers to register interest on behalf of the young person). The study aims to explore whether reductions in tics that may occur after CBIT treatment are related to changes in brain activity.
Researchers from UNSW are carrying out the study and participation in the study includes going to Macquarie University, (in Ryde, NSW), where participants will be required to attend a brain wave testing at the start of the CBIT program and at the end (before and after receiving the CBIT intervention). The 8 CBIT sessions take place weekly and go for approximately 1 hour each.
Participation is voluntary, results obtained are completely confidential, and if a decision is made to take part, withdrawal from the study is allowed at any time.
If you are interested in learning more about this project, please contact email@example.com for more detailed information about the study.
Note that registering your interest does not commit you to being involved in the study.
More information about CBIT can be found by searching for “TSA CBIT Brochure” in your favourite internet search engine.
Hang on a Tic! participation program for schools
• TSAA has an Education Awareness Program where we offer every school in Australia a FREE DVD titled
"What is Tourette Syndrome?"
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to order your school a copy.
Teach your students awareness and empathy for Tourette Syndrome.
Please download our flyer and help us support you in the future by holding a Hang on a Tic! fundraiser.
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