Pass Funding for Tourette Syndrome in PA
Encourage the Legislators and Governor Wolf to pass the full state budget that includes Tourette Syndrome asap! This funding was included in the budget, but was line-item vetoed by the Governor.
Since 1993, the PA Tourette Syndrome Alliance (PA-TSA) has provided information, education and disability advocacy to individuals with Tourette Syndrome through a grant from the PA Department of Health. This funding helps individuals with this misunderstood neurological condition be supported and accepted within their schools, families, and communities.
The symptoms of Tourette Syndrome can be debilitating, but worse
still is the treatment received by sufferers when those around them do
not understand their struggles. Funding for Tourette Syndrome has truly
made a difference in the lives of many children and adults with TS. This
funding provides information to help family members understand their
diagnosis. It provides training to teachers who can then support them
within the school setting. And it provides sensitivity training to peers
to reduce teasing and bullying. The support and education provided by
the PA Tourette Syndrome Alliance cannot be replaced. Pennsylvania
cannot afford to terminate these services.
Please sign below if you believe that it is important to educate people about Tourette Syndrome, support the needs of individuals withTourette Syndrome and provide disability advocacy to help them succeed.Your support will be relayed to our Legislators and Governor Wolf to show them you support this funding! If you would like to donate to our cause please go to our website at www.patsainc.org.