Congressional Briefing on Tourette Syndrome

Please join the Tourette Association of America as our seal of teal head to Capital Hill on Thursday, March 1st to attend the Congressional Children’s Briefing on Tourette Syndrome.

The TAA will arrange meetings with your Member of Congress and Senators to discuss key policy priorities for Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders for 2018.

With budget cuts and restrictions continuing, it is more important than ever to inform Congress on the importance of funding and programming for Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders.  In addition, educating your Representatives and Senators on the impacts of Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders on your life and your family is very important.

You must register to attend by February 2, 2018.  Please e-mail the registration form to natalie.pauline@tourette.org. Registration costs include an Advocacy Day dinner on Wednesday, February 28th, breakfast on Thursday, March 1st, bus transportation to and from Capital Hill and lunch at the Congressional briefing.  For additional information, contact Diana Felner at diana.felner@tourette.org or at 718-224-2999 ext. 202

Schedule of Advocacy Day events:

Monday, February 19, 2018:

8:00PM (EST.) All National Advocacy Day participants must attend a mandatory Advocacy Day webinar

Wednesday, February 28, 2018:

National Advocacy Day Dinner at the Renaissance Capital View Hotel

Thursday, March 1, 2018

  • 7:00AM: Continental Breakfast at the Renaissance Capital View Hotel
  • Morning activities will include a question and answer session before boarding the bus to Capital Hill.
  • 8:30AM – 8:45AM: Rally photos- house side of the US Capitol building
  • 9:00AM – 11:30AM: (Session 1) Teams will break on their own for individual meetings with House Representatives and Senators
  • 12:00PM – 1:00PM: Congressional Tourette Syndrome Caucus Briefing Luncheon
  • 1:00PM – 4:00PM: (Session 2) Teams will break on their own for individual meetings with House Representatives and Senators

Proper business attire must be worn for National Advocacy Day.  Men should wear jackets and ties; women can wear skirts and slacks (bring a suitable jacket and rain gear).  NO JEANS. Be sure to wear comfortable flat shoes (there will be a lot of walking).

CLICK HERE FOR THE REGISTRATION FORM