Our mission is to serve and support those whose lives are affected by Tourette Syndrome. TSA-IL promotes awareness, advocates, and educates the public, health care providers, and educators about Tourette Syndrome. TSA-IL supports medical and scientific research about Tourette Syndrome.
Tourette Syndrome Association of Illinois (TSA-IL) was founded in 1976, through our staff and volunteers. We have served and supported those whose lives are affected by Tourette Syndrome by providing invaluable resources, compassion, friendship, education and events.
What is Tourette Syndrome? Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder characterized by tics - sudden, rapid, involuntary movements or vocalizations that occur repeatedly. The onset of symptoms is before the age of 18. Symptoms vary widely in intensity throughout one's lifetime. TS is frequently associated with other disorders including but not limited to Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD or ADHD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety, Depression and Learning Disabilities. There is no cure for TS. For additional information about TS, please see our website, tsa-illinois.org