August 26, 2009

Tourette Syndrome Association has "Back to School: Making Successful Transitions" teleconference available on their website

Tourette Syndrome Association has great resources that benefit individuals with autism.  Did you know that their are a number of people dually diagnosed with autism and tourettes?  I found a lot of their materials relevant and informative.  Passing it on.

"Back to School: Making Successful Transitions"
August 18, 2009 Teleconference Recording
Now Available on TSA Website!

On August 18th, TSA conducted an teleconference on easing back-to-school transitions for students with Tourette Syndrome. The audio was recorded and posted on the TSA website and is now available for listening.

This 53 minute audio presentation supplies significant information to families and caregivers with transition needs as they pertain to students attending a new school, new grade or a teacher new to them.
To listen to the teleconference, click here to go to the TSA website page.

The original teleconference was presented by TSA Education Specialist Kathy Giordano to an audience of concerned parents and caregivers. Kathy is an Education Specialist with the national Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA). She presents nationally for TSA on issues concerning Tourette Syndrome and related disorders, positive and proactive educational & behavioral techniques, and Functional Behavioral Assessments to audiences of teachers, special educators, clinicians, school based staff, allied professionals and families. Ms. Giordano is the mother of three adult children, her youngest diagnosed at the age of 5 with severe Tourette Syndrome with ADD, OCD and ODD. She has a background teaching English in grades 7-12 and has worked to assist school districts as a behavior consultant since 1998. Ms. Giordano has appeared on the PBS Series "Nova," in a segment about Tourette Syndrome which aired in the United States and on the BBC.

Stay up to date on Tourette Syndrome-related news and bookmark the national TSA website and visit often!

Tourette Syndrome Association
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