Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month begins today, May 15th, and runs through June 15th. In support of those with Tourette Syndrome, please wear teal on Tuesdays during TS Awareness Month! The Tourette Syndrome Association of America has renamed itself The Tourette Association of America. With a new website and a new logo, TAA is looking to bring massive awareness of this disability to America! As of May 22nd, http://tourette.org will be the new website, replacing http://www.tsa-usa.org/index.html.
In Delaware, the awareness month was honored yesterday by the Delaware 148th General Assembly when both the State House of Representatives and Senate unanimously passed House Concurrent Resolution #36, recognizing the awareness month. Tomorrow, in Glasgow Park in Newark, DE, there will be a TS Walk in honor of Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month, beginning at 10:00am.
For students with Tourette Syndrome in Delaware, the call for awareness and acceptance has never been greater. As a father of a child with TS, it can be very tough for our kids. Acceptance and understanding can be difficult. For those who happen to see a child ticcing, or maybe even making noises, try to understand these children can not help it. And drawing attention to tics usually result in greater stress for the child, which only increases the tics. Children with TS are just like any other kid, they just happen to have something others don’t.