Tourette Syndrome Association of Texas

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Basic Information

Address: 3919 River Forest Drive Richmond, TX 77406
Phone Number: 281-238-8096 toll free in Texas 1-866-896-8484
Fax Number: 281-238-0468

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Additional Information

Executive Director: Sheryl Kadmon
President: Daryl Briser
Service Description: Support and information for families dealing with Tourette's syndrome
Mission Statement:

The Tourette Syndrome Association of Texas, as an affiliate of the National Tourette Syndrome Association, strives to improve the quality of life of individuals with Tourette’s syndrome and their families. To this end, we provide on-going community services, practical assistance and support research efforts to cure this devastating disorder.

Membership Fee: none
Eligibility Requirements: diagnosis with Tourette's syndrome
Area Served: all of Texas
Hours of Operation/Schedule: available by phone, pager or email 24/7
Services Offered: support groups, education, advocacy, children's camp, more
Events:

Support groups most months in Texas cities (currently Austin, Dallas, East Texas, Ft Worth, Gulf Coast area, Houston, Katy, Lubbock, San Antonio)
Children's camping weekend in March/April
Various social events throughout the year

Conferences/Speakers: Various times throughout the year. Inquire via email.
Fundraisers: October charity golf tournament January Gala fundraiser Email for information and specifics
Support Groups: Support groups most months in Texas cities (currently Austin, Dallas, East Texas, Ft Worth, Gulf Coast area, Houston, Katy, Lubbock, San Antonio) Email for info or check web site at www.TouretteTexas.org
History:

Since 1986, TSA of Texas has worked to improve the quality of life for T.S. suffers and their families via education, advocacy, support groups, scholarship, camp, activities and outings, direct client services and more. The group was formed after Sheryl Kadmon, now Executive Director, approached Joseph Jankovic, M.D., director of the Parkinson’s Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic, Baylor College of Medicine, for information about Tourette’s syndrome. In mere months after its initial meeting at The Methodist Hospital, the organization had taken root as the Tourette Syndrome Association of Greater Houston, with established officers and a Medical Advisory Board headed by Dr. Jankovic (who continues in that capacity today). The first TS symposium, held in 1987 at Methodist, was a rousing success with 600 people attending.
In light of the tremendous success of the Houston Chapter -- and as it had already stepped up to support clients throughout the state -- the National Tourette Syndrome Association requested in late 2005 that the Houston chapter formally head all TSA activities across Texas. In early 2006, the Houston Chapter agreed to the request and changed its name from the Tourette Syndrome Association of Greater Houston to Tourette Syndrome Association of Texas to reflect its expanded service area and the new opportunities to serve more people than ever statewide. Nonetheless, the hub of TSA still remains in the Greater Houston area.
For the past 24 years, TSA of Texas has continued to thrive under outstanding leadership via our Board of Directors, comprised of medical, business, and philanthropic supporters, many of whom have been personally impacted by TS; a stellar Medical Advisory Board who are practicing professionals in the field; and a host of dedicated volunteers. As one of the largest chapters in the nation, TSA of Texas is the only Chapter nationally that supports a full range of innovative services, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to benefit its clients. The Texas Chapter has grown financially to support its activities through the strong support of the Houston community in its annual fundraising events and through careful organizational management and stewardship of its resources.
TSA of Texas works to better the lives of TS sufferers and their families. Until a cure for Tourette’s syndrome is found, TSA of Texas will work to provide direct assistance to its sufferers; educate the public and professionals for heightened awareness, sensitivity, and understanding of the disorder; and advocate for an improved quality of life for its clients.

Detailed Organization Information:

501(c)(3) charitable organization

Affiliated with National TS Association

Slogan: Helping Children and Changing Lives

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