TSAA is unique in that it is the only organisation that supports people with Tourette Syndrome and chronic tic disorders Australia-wide. TSAA is a self funded registered charity run by volunteers and has been operating since 1989. The Association works to increase awareness of Tourette Syndrome to help those affected by Tourettes to live a normal life, gain public acceptance and to assist medical research into the disorder.
TSAA’s 29 years of experience includes telephone support, email support, an informative website, Facebook and closed FB Groups. We offer services to help break down the isolation many people with TS experience, particularly in rural areas. TSAA has a National Camp Program, with Tourette ’s camps in the following states: NSW, QLD, VIC and ADL.
Our service includes educational & resource materials about Tourette Syndrome and comorbits (like ADHD), quarterly newsletters to inform and help connect those with TS.
TSAA has support groups in all states and territories (research has shown support groups perform a valuable function in the after diagnosis period for persons with TS). The organisation runs educational forums, conferences and social events, school in-service programs (school talk packs aimed at both the children & staff of schools to assist with understanding and acceptance of TS in the education system as well as an online podcast available 24/7), support networks among those with TS, medical professionals, educators and the wider community. Every year TSAA holds a National Tourette Syndrome Awareness Week in May to raise awareness of this far from rare disorder. TSAA raises funds to achieve all the above.