Centers of Excellence through Coordinated Care
The Tourette Association of America’s Centers of Excellence (CofE) program aims to improve the quality of life of people with Tourette syndrome and other Tic Disorders by promoting the highest level of care, research, education & training, and advocacy and awareness for these conditions.
The program, which was developed in collaboration with leading medical and scientific experts in Tourette and related conditions, was launched in 2014 with the initial designation of nine CofEs located at premier medical and academic institutions across the US. The Centers are collaborating with the Association and our professional and lay communities to address many needs and concerns across the following key areas. Through the Centers of Excellence, we provide:
EXPERT & COORDINATED CARE
TAA CofEs provide timely and accurate evaluations of TS and related conditions. Thus, patients can receive coordinated care using evidence-based treatment and management approaches from multidisciplinary teams of care providers.
Centers conduct or collaborate on scientific and clinical research studies within their own institutions or elsewhere. These investigations aim to provide a better understanding of TS/Tic Disorders, their impact, and to advance the development of more effective and safe treatments.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Centers provide training and education to healthcare pro-fessionals and researchers on Tourette syndrome, Tic and related disorders. These centers also help educate patients, families and the general public on these conditions.
ADVOCACY & AWARENESS
TAA CofEs work with the national Association and its local chapters and support groups to improve awareness and advocate for TS in their local communities and nationally.
CLINICAL SERVICES OFFERED AT TAA CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE INCLUDE:
- Child and Adult Neurology and Psychiatry specialties
- Allied Health Care Providers
- Evaluations, Diagnoses and Advice
- Medical Treatments
- Behavioral Therapies (e.g. CBIT/CBT)
- Counseling and Psychological services
- Occupational Therapy
- Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
- Botulinum Toxin Therapy
Click here for a list of Center of Excellence Locations