Tourette Syndrome is a very misunderstood and confusing disorder.  Often those affected and their family members need support to get through the tough times.  PATSA has a variety of supports to offer.  In addition to our Consultants, we have several local support groups and an online support group that you can reach out to for support or to help others! 

Online Support

Gain support and help by joining our private FB support group.  This group is different then our Public Facebook page.  In this group only the other members of the private group can see the questions and comments posted, making it a private spot for you to connect and gain knowledge and support from others who are going through similar situations. 

Click this link to request to join the group:

Local Support Groups

The following individuals have agreed to hold support group meetings regarding Tourette Syndrome in their local areas.  All Support Group volunteers are well versed in TS, however their comments reflect their personal background with TS and do not necessarily reflect the views of PATSA. 
York County Tourette Support
  • Third Friday of every month (In person meetings are currently on hold due to covid 19 restrictions. Please contact the leader for possible virtual meeting options).
  • 6:30-8:00PM

Hanover Wesleyan Church
127 Hickory Lane
Hanover, PA 17331

Children & Adults with TS and their family members

Jesse Beers – yorkareatsgroup@gmail.com

Pittsburgh Tourette Support Group
  • Last Thursday of every month (In person meetings are currently on hold due to covid 19 restrictions. Please contact the leader for possible virtual meeting options)
  • 6:30-8:00 PM

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Squirrel Hill
5801 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Children & Adults with TS and their family members

Brandi Cooper – brandi@patsainc.org

Western PA Virtual Support Group:

Monday January 25th at 6PM. Stay tuned for dates and times of future meetings.

This group is a virtual group that meets via zoom. You can join the meeting from your home on your computer, tablet, or phone.

Adults with TS And Parents/Families of those with TS

Please email Brandi Cooper – brandi@patsainc.org

For the meeting zoom link

Eastern PA Virtual Support Group:

Second Wednesday of every month at 7PM. 

This group is a virtual group that meets via zoom. You can join the meeting from your home on your computer, tablet, or phone.

Adults with TS And Parents/Families of those with TS

Please contact Ann or Eve – easternpatics@gmail.com

For the meeting zoom link

If your area does not have a support group and you are interested in starting one, please contact saraw@patsainc.org for more information.

Or check out our Volunteer Opportunites page for more ideas!

Need support in other areas?  check out our list of non-affiliated support groups in Pennsylvania.