2020 Tourette Awareness Month Activities

May 15 – June 15, 2020

Join the Tourette Association, the North Central Florida Support Group and the UF Health Fixel Institute for Neurological Disorders in supporting the mission to raise awareness for Tourette syndrome and Tic Disorders. May 15- June 15 is recognized as the Tourette Association Awareness Month. During this time, we pledge to support advocacy, awareness and education through events and togetherness.

TS awareness month


Paint the Wall Event (NEW FORMAT)

Due to COVID-19 and social distancing restrictions, the painting the wall event will be modified for 2020. Heather will paint the wall teal on Sunday, May 17th. Please stop by at any point during the month to add your own flair to the wall section. If you are unable to attend and would like Heather to add something to the wall for you, please send an email to Heather.

Tics dont got me

May 15, 2020 at 6:30pm

TS Talent Show

Due to the COVID pandemic, our typical TS Awareness Month Activities will be modified. Therefore, we are offering the first annual TS Talent Show. If you are interested, please plan an appropriate 3-5 minute talent show skill. This can range from art, playing music, magic, etc. The possibilities are endless. Attendees will be encouraged to actively engage with each talent show participant for the hour event.Registration is required, as spots are limited.


Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 9am

Virtual 5K Walk/Run

Walk will be conducted virtually. Please join us for your own 5K, via Zoom, from your own location. Walk starts at 9am, and the location is on Zoom (see link below). If you are interested in registering (not required), registration name is UF TS Group at https://www.teamtourette.org/races/national-awareness-5k

possum creek park

Every Tuesday from May 15-June 15

Wear Teal Tuesdays

Show your TS awareness by wearing teal as part of your outfit. Occurs every Tuesday during Awareness Month.

wear teal

Tourette Association

Take the TS Pledge

Pledge to be the change for the Tourette community.

TS pledge

Tourette Association of America

Get Social

Promote TS awareness on your social media pages throughout the month.

Someone I love has TS

For more information on how to support TS Awareness Month, visit the Tourette Association. This year, the Tourette Association is offering a youth program, filled with socialization activities. Stay tuned for more information.

For local support group questions, reach out to Heather Simpson.

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Heather Simpson, OTR/L

Heather Simpson graduated with a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science with a minor in Early Education from the University of Florida in 2007. Following…

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