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Teeing off for Neurodiverse Individuals

Spend a day supporting those impacted by Tourette Syndrome,Tic Disorders and Related Neurodiverse Conditions at Revered Golf Course in Illinois!
WHO The Tourette Association of America (TAA) Founded in 1972, the TAA is dedicated to making life better for all individuals affected by Tourette Syndrome, Tic Disorders, and related Neurodiverse conditions. The TAA centers on fostering social acceptance, investing in cutting-edge research, educating professionals, empowering the community, as well as providing supportive services and programming.
WHAT Tourette Association of America’s Illinois Golf Classic and Ladies’ Game Day
WHEN Monday, August 30, 2021 (attached schedule’s to media alert when pitching)
WHERE Bryn Mawr Country Club in Lincolnwood, Illinois.
WHY 1 in 100 are impacted by Tourette Syndrome or a Tic Disorders.
Tourette Syndrome is a lifelong condition. Some tics may be transient, but for 66% of people, Tourette Syndrome persists into adulthood.
In addition, 86% of individuals have at least one other co-occurring condition, such as Obsessive compulsive disorder, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and learning difficulties. These can range from mild to severe and disabling.
With a lack of understanding and education on the disorder, the potential for bullying can increase, and those impacted by Tourette Syndrome are more likely to develop poor social skills and suffer from low self-esteem.
Donations from the Illinois Golf Classic will help benefit research, and support the Neurodiverse community.
MORE INFORMATION/SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: tourette.org/Illinois-golf
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About the Tourette Association of America Founded in 1972, the Tourette Association of America (TAA) is dedicated to making life better for all individuals affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders. As the only national organization serving this community, the TAA works to raise awareness, advance research, and provide ongoing support to patients and families. To this end, the TAA directs a network of 31 Chapters, 85 support groups and recognizes 18 Centers of
Excellence across the country. For more information on Tourette and Tic Disorders, call 1-888-4-TOURET and visit us at tourette.org, and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
About Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders Tourette Syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by sudden, involuntary movements and/or sounds called tics. They can include eye blinking, head jerking and facial movements — throat clearing, sniffing and tongue clicking.
The involuntary utterance of obscene words is called coprolalia, and it’s much rarer than people think: Only 10 percent of people diagnosed with Tourette experience these symptoms.
There is no cure for Tourette. The cause also remains unknown, but it is thought to involve genetic, neurological and environmental factors that can be treated. Tourette is underdiagnosed. Many children, parents, teachers and even physicians don’t fully understand TS, which can lead to bullying, a lack of community support, an improper diagnosis, lack of quality education, and a host of other issues that impair the quality of life for someone with TS.