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Tourette Updates

We Respect You and We Value You

Leadership within the Fixel Institute, on behalf of our care team, would like to take the opportunity to voice our support for a diverse, inclusive clinic and community.  Recent tragedies have raised strong emotion and deep concern…

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…

TAA Virtual Conference 2020

May 15 & May 16, 2020 2020 Virtual Conference – FREE The Tourette Association of America is excited to launch their Inaugural Virtual Conference on May 15 & 16. This…

Tourette Syndrome and COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Information The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted our daily lives in all domains, including socially, medically, educationally, and economically. Children and adults living with tic disorders…

Strengths of Tourette Syndrome

This Valentine’s Day is a great time to teach children living with Tourette syndrome some self-love, but focusing on the positive strengths that are associated with the condition. Children living with Tourette syndrome (TS) or a Tic Disorder (TD) often face many challenges, often in multiple…

Ringing in 2020 with Tourette Syndrome

With 2019 coming to an end and the holiday season wrapping up, we look forward to the New Year of 2020 right around the corner. Traditionally during this time, many individuals and families create a New Year’s Resolutions to ring in the New Year…

Managing the Holiday Time with Tourette Syndrome

As this time of year approaches, and the shopping, time spent with family, and the extra days off of school or work, it is an exciting time of the year. However, research has shown that this might be a particularly stressful time for both children and adults with Tourette Syndrome(TS)…

Bullying Prevention & Tourette Syndrome

As in any diagnosis that would set a child apart from their classmate, having a tic or Tourette disorder can, unfortunately, make your child a target for bullying. While that increases the likelihood, unfortunately, bullying can happen to children of all shapes, sizes, and personalities.  Even more complicated, bullying can…

#OCDweek for OCD Awareness and Advocacy

Sunday, October 8-October 14, 2017 is the International OCD Foundation Awareness Week. This week is dedicated to promoting unity, awareness, and support for those who suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders. This week is recognized nationally and promoted within each Center of Excellence. Here…