PATSA has come to our school repeatedly to assist us in better understanding the condition and to help us be able to support these students and their families. As clinicians, the support we have received from PATSA has been invaluable. Our students and their families are better understood and receive better care because of the education and support PATSA has provided to our program.

Amy Sylva, Treatment Specialist CAPP Autism, Cumberland County

Tourette Syndrome is a complex disorder, especially when a child is also diagnosed with one or more additional neurological or behavioral conditions. Educators and Administrators need to fully understand the child with TS so that they can adequately support and accommodate the child without reinforcing unwanted tics or punishing a child for manifestations of their disability.

PATSA supports for Schools

The PA Tourette Syndrome Alliance can help schools navigate this fine line through the following services:

Technical Phone Support:
1-800-990-3300

for questions regarding TS, associated disorders, or for assistance with helpful accommodations.

Educator
In-Service Programs

**Available as a Webinar! Includes 1 year access to Educator Information and Tools!

Peer
In-Service Program

Children with Tourette syndrome are often misunderstood, teased and bullied for their symptoms. Ignoring the issue doesn't help but our training can!

Prior to PATSA's intervention, Isaac was being bullied by his peers and repeatedly told to stop his tics, which were annoying others or perceived by his teachers as deliberately disruptive. The response to the in-services from the faculty, staff and students was overwhelmingly positive. Several of the children who had bullied Isaac in the past came up to him and personally apologized.

Debbie Dickinson, Chester County

Why Cards for Teachers

These are useful to provide quick and easy information when you are in the community with a student who has TS, especially when they have tics that may be loud or easily misinterpreted.

Contact PATSA for Trainings

Call us at 1-800-990-3300 with questions or to schedule trainings! You may also send an email to info@patsainc.org which will be forwarded to the correct staff member who will contact you during regular business hours to finalize scheduling of training. 

We are currently booking In-Service Programs for this school year!  If your school is interested in a program but cannot afford the fees, there may be grants available!

Read an article about our presentations here