"PA-TSA has come to our school repeatedly to assist us in better understanding the condition and to help us be able to support these students and their families.
As clinicians, the support we have received from PA-TSA has been invaluable. Our students and their families are better understood and receive better care because of the education and support PA-TSA has provided to our program." Amy Sylva, Treatment Specialist CAPP Autism, Cumberland County
Tourette Syndrome is a complex disorder, especially when a child is also diagnosed with one or more additional neurological or behavioral conditions. Educators and Administrators need to fully understand the child with TS so that they can adequately support and accommodate the child without reinforcing unwanted tics or punishing a child for manifestations of their disability.
The PA Tourette Syndrome Alliance can help schools navigate this fine line through the following services:
Technical Phone Support--1-800-990-3300 for questions regarding TS, associated disorders, or for assistance with helpful accommodations.
Educator In-Service Programs --includes 1 year access to members only area of website!
Consultant Services for schools--includes access to Educator Tools and Information
Bullying is another area where PA-TSA can help. See our Peer In-Service Program for more details!
"Prior to PA-TSA's intervention, Isaac was being bullied by his peers and repeatedly told to stop his tics, which were annoying others or perceived by his teachers as deliberately disruptive. The response to the in-services from the faculty, staff and students was overwhelmingly positive. Several of the children who had bullied Isaac in the past came up to him and personally apologized." Debbie Dickinson, Chester County
Call us at 1-800-990-3300 with questions or to schedule trainings! You may also fill out our In-service Request Form
which will be sent directly to our staff who will call you during regular business hours to finalize scheduling of training. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently booking In-Service Programs for this school year! If your school is interested in a program but cannot afford the fees, there may be grants available!
Read an article about our presentations here!