Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada
A national voluntary organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for those with or affected by Tourette Syndrome through programs of: education, advocacy, self-help and the promotion of research.
Our speaker’s bureau can provide in-service presentations to provide information on Tourette Syndrome and it associated disorders and to provide strategies for dealing with Tourette Syndrome. We provide speakers to a variety of forums including:
- To teachers and other educators who have students with TS in their classes and want additional information on the disorder as well as strategies to use in the classroom.
- In the classroom — to explain TS to students and to demystify the disorder.
- Workplace — to employers, managers, and/or co-workers
- Sports teams, scout/guide groups, church groups, volunteer groups, etc.
- Community and service groups — general information sessions to explain Tourette Syndrome are available to any community group.
If you are interested in more information on in-service presentation, call our information line at 823-1471 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educator’s Resource Kit Project
The Ottawa Chapter has undertaken a project to provide an Educator’s Resource Kit to all schools in the area served by our chapter (Eastern Ontario and Western Québec.)
The Educator’s Resource Kit contains:
- Circle of Support video
- Understanding Tourette Syndrome: A Handbook for Families
- Facilitator’s Guide
- Symptom checklists
The kit provides information on Tourette Syndrome and its associated disorders and provides classroom strategies for educators dealing with students with Tourette Syndrome.
The first phase of the project is underway in November, 2005 with 125 kits being distributed to schools in the Ottawa area.