PATSA Speakers Bureau

PA-TSA Speakers Bureau

The PA Tourette Syndrome Alliance Speakers Bureau is made up of our professionally trained staff and a few select, trained individuals from various professional backgrounds located across the state of PA with a passion for promoting awareness and sharing their knowledge of Tourette Syndrome!  

Our diverse training programs range from training a class of second grade students to a group of Physicians!  Geared towards the needs of each specific group, PA-TSA's trainings  provide a thorough understand of the varied symptoms of Tourette syndrome, the many co-morbid conditions, and proven accommodations for any combination of conditions.

Tourette Syndrome is a very complex disorder and is often misunderstood, so thorough training by experienced individuals is imperative.  PA-TSA stives to promote awareness through education and we look forward to presenting to your group!

Peer In-service- Entertaining, interactive, age appropriate training for Grades K-12 to help students better understand Tourette Syndrome and to promote acceptance of differences.  This program has proven affective in decreasing bullying toward students with differences! We are ALL different... just like everyone else!
Educator's In-service-Thorough training for Educators to understand the many ways that TS can affect education.  Numerous examples of symptoms and how to best accommodate children in the classroom are shared.
Children's Community Training-Similar to the peer presentation above, but adapted for groups such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts,  football team or other children's group. 
Adult Community Training-To support an individual or promote awareness of TS, PA-TSA has presented to church groups, synagogues, Fraternities, community awareness groups and many other organizations!
Nurses In-Service-Our organization was founded by an R.N. and with that in mind we continue her tradition of training nurses to meet the needs of those with TS.  Through partnering with York College, we have trained aspiring nurses yearly for over 8 years.
Behavioral Health Training-Therapeutic Support Staff are frequently asked to assist those with TS who have other behavioral differences.  This training will help them learn to accommodate the tics while they assist clients with behaviors that they may be able to develop control over.
Physician's Trainings-Many physician's can diagnose Tourette Syndrome but few specialize in treating those with TS.  Our training promotes awareness of our organization, how we can help your patients and their families and gives you real life examples of how TS and the co-morbid conditions can affect education and your patient's day-to-day life.
Request a Speaker
If you would like to arrange for one of our speakers to present at an upcoming event, workshop or training please contact our office at 1-800-990-3300 or by email at
Join the Community Speakers Bureau Team
Do you enjoy public speaking and would like to put your talent to good use?  Join our Community Speakers Bureau and assist when a training is needed in your area!

Click Here to complete the application.  For more information contact the office at 1-800-990-3300.  We look forward to hearing from you!
PATSA Speakers Bureau
Barb Ruschak
Washington County
Serving Greene County
Jay Geyer
Currently resides in Virginia
Serving South Central PA.
Lesley Geyer
Montgomery County
Serving Montgomery, Chester, Bucks and Delaware Counties.
Michelle Ulishney
Dauphin County
Serving Dauphin, York, Lancaster, and Cumberland counties.
Patricia John
Allegheny County
Serving Allegheny, Washington, Butler, and Beaver counties.
Rachel Lewis
Westmoreland County
Serving parts of Westmoreland, Allegheny, Washington, and Fayette Counties.


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