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The Ottawa Chapter raised close to $8000 for the annual TREK for tourette in April. Thank you to our participants, our volunteers (Nepean Rotary Club) and our sponsors (Subway, Scotiabank, the Lowe-Martin Group)!

Upcoming Meetings & Events for 2017

Due to a miscommunication on dates (no fault of Dr. Gentile), Dr. Gentile’s presentation on ADHD has been re-scheduled for Tuesday, October 10th, 2017.  Dr. Carole Gentile will give a presentation on ADHD. Many people with Tourette Syndrome also have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Here is your chance to learn more about this condition. Everyone is welcome. Royal Ottawa Hospital, 1145 Carling Avenue, room 1420 from 7:30 – 9:00pm.

May 6 – 7, 2017, Tourette Canada is holding a Comprehensive Behavioural Intervention for Tics Workshop for health care professionals only. CBIT is a front-line evidence-based tic management treatment designed to reduce tic severity. Guest speaker is Douglas Woods, Ph. D., a leader in CBIT and Tourette Syndrome, and Dean of the department of psychology at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. Training will take place in Ottawa. Please visit www.tourette.ca/cbit for more information and registration.

Tuesday, May 9th, Jill Bobula, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, will give nutritional advice to help those affected by Tourette Syndrome, ADHD, anxiety and depression. Everyone is welcome. Royal Ottawa Hospital, 1145 Carling Avenue, room 1420 from 7:30 – 9:00pm.

June 13th, 2017 – Support Group Meeting. Everyone is welcome. Royal Ottawa Hospital, 1145 Carling Avenue, room 1420 from 7:30 – 9:00pm.

Saturday, July 29th, 2017, our annual POOL PARTY!! 1 – 4pm at 2 Shamrock Place in Nepean. Everyone is welcome! $5.00 per person for food and drinks. Please come join us – you will have a terrific time! If it rains, the party is re-scheduled for Sunday, July 30th. Please RSVP jillbobula@sympatico.ca.

September 12th, 2017. Tourette Syndrome 101. Learn all you can about Tourette Syndrome and the associative conditions.

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017.  Dr. Carole Gentile will give a presentation on ADHD. Many people with Tourette Syndrome also have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Here is your chance to learn more about this condition. Everyone is welcome. Royal Ottawa Hospital, 1145 Carling Avenue, room 1420 from 7:30 – 9:00pm.

Presentations

The Ottawa Chapter offers free in-service presentations for school-aged children and adolescents, as well as for the workplace. Presentations can be given in English as well as in French. If you are interested, please inquire at info@tsottawa.com.


Questions

Do you have questions regarding Tourette Syndrome and any of the associative conditions (ADHD, OCD, anxiety, depression, etc)? The TSFC Forum is a great opportunity to put forth any questions you might have. Individuals and community leaders will help respond as best as they can. The URL for the forum is www.TouretteSyndrome.ca. The link also appears on the TSFC homepage, top right in the “Connect” drop down menu. Check it out!


The @Random Initiative has been launched worldwide – an incredibly powerful documentary about Tourette Syndrome. The website is www.atrandom.ca.  Take a look, share the website with friends and family. This is a great opportunity to get the story straight on Tourette Syndrome!