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TAA YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD

The Tourette Association of America aims to encourage early career researchers to invest their efforts and expertise in increasing the biological understanding of Tourette Syndrome, pursuing clinical research aimed at improving patient care, and developing and testing new therapies. To this end, the TAA is offering Young Investigator Awards in hopes of fulfilling this goal.…

CLINICAL RESEARCH TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP IN TOURETTE SYNDROME

The Tourette Association of America is committed to making a difference in the lives of patients by supporting cutting edge clinical research and encouraging the next generation of Tourette researchers which is why we’ve partnered with the American Academy of Neurology/American Brain Foundation to support a 2020 Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Tourette Syndrome. Deadline:…

Quiet Time at the Zoo

Come join Quiet time at the Zoo for Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo’s first sensory inclusive event, September 28th, 9:00 – 11:00 am. Quiet Time at the Zoo will include interactive sensory stations and quiet zones, animal encounters, keeper talks, training demonstrations, food trucks and community resources for individuals on the autism spectrum. Learn more…

FFC Highlights 2019

As Fear Facers Camp 2019 closes, here are a few of the many great memories that were made.

Fear Facers Summer Camp featured in The New York Times

In it’s third year, the Fear Facers Summer Camp is receiving recognition by the New York Times. Fear Facers Summer Camp is a one- or two-week camp session hosted by the Center for OCD, Anxiety, and Related Disorders (COARD) designed for children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder and/or anxiety. To access the article: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/28/well/family/children-anxiety-ocd-camp-therapy.html

CAPTURING PERSPECTIVES ABOUT CBIT

Whether you have tried it or not, Treating Tourette Together is looking for input on behavioral treatments for Tourette Syndrome. Treating Tourette Together (TTT) is a collaboration between the TAA, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and leading behavioral sciences researchers. Our goal is to incorporate patient, provider, and researcher feedback into the next generation of…

Fear Facers Summer Camp 2019

Children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder and/or anxiety are invited to join us this summer for a one- or two-week camp session. In addition to daily therapy, participants between the ages of 7 and 15 will experience activities that allow for personal growth and improved behaviors.

Mental Health for High School Families

The families of all Alachua County high school students, you are invited to a free family workshop on promoting the mental health and wellness of your high school student. Dr. Marcia Morris, UF psychiatry professor and author will share advice about a variety of issues, including how to help students reduce stress, depression and anxiety,…

For women, Tourette’s syndrome means added burdens

“If you’re not looking for tics and you miss them, you’re also not looking for OCD to occur,” said Carol Mathews, director of the University of Florida’s Center for OCD, Anxiety and Related Disorders. “You’re not looking for anxiety. You’re not looking for mood disorders. And those are things that often don’t come to our…