Our Church Opens Minds through awareness about the variety of disabilities that affect people every day. There is no us and them when it comes to disabilities. All people are differently-abled and all people will experience some disability, at least once in life. A parish Opens Minds whenever it takes concrete steps to exercise God's compassion for people who are differently-abled physically, mentally or emotionally. Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder which becomes evident in early childhood or adolescence between the ages of 2 and 15. Tourette syndrome is defined by multiple motor and vocal tics lasting for more than one year. Please consider the tools and resources provided here for those with Tourette Syndrome.
Tourette Syndrome Association www.tsa-usa.org
Tourette Syndrome Association Greater NY State Chapter www.tsa-gnys.org - offers supports groups for adults with TS, parents of children with TS and children with TS.
WNY group For more information call, 716-839-4430.arent and Family Support Group - meets monthly at the Northwoods Medical Center on Robinson Road in Amherst. For more information, call (716) 446-5595.
For more assistance from the Diocesan Disability Action Team, contact Dennis Mahaney or call 716-847-8393.