Northern California & Hawaii Chapter

Tain Court
Brentwood, CA 94513


The Tourette Association of America Northern California & Hawaii Chapter is a volunteer led, nonprofit organization supporting the needs of individuals and families affected by Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders. We are committed to raising public awareness and fostering social acceptance; advancing scientific understanding, treatment options and care; educating professionals to better serve the needs of children, adults and families challenged by Tourette and Tic Disorders; advocating for public policies and services that promote positive school, work and social environments; Providing help, hope and a supportive community across the nation; and empowering our community to deal with the complexities of this spectrum of disorders.


Northern California Chapter Conference

Sat, 11/12/16- 8:30am – 1:30 We are currently planning the annual chapter wide meeting for all Tourette groups and members located in northern California and Hawaii.

Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
1924 Trinity Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

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Support Groups

For more information about our chapter’s support groups,
click on the links below

East Bay
(Concord, Oakland area)

Central Valley
(Tracy, Manteca, Stockton)

San Francisco and Peninsula
(San Francisco)

Greater Sacramento
(Sacramento, Foothills, Sierra)

Santa Cruz
(Monterey Bay)



Youth Ambassador Program

The TAA Youth Ambassador Program brings together, trains and supports teens to advocate for and talk about Tourette and Tic Disorders in their community, with their elected officials and before their peers at school, sports leagues, scout troops, camps and after-school programs. Learn More

Education In-Service

The TAA conducts in-service presentations around the state with various schools on an as needed basis. It can make a tremendous difference in your child’s academic experience to have the school staff educated about the many facets of TS. Learn More

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

in Northern California & Hawaii TSA School

Support Groups

Do you have some time to help others? Volunteers are always needed to help coordinate support groups throughout both Northern California and Hawaii. In addition, we are always looking for


We are looking for volunteers from all over Northern California and Hawaii. We will train you to do in-services in the schools to help educate students and educators about TS.

Grant Writing

Do you have expertise in writing grants?  Help our chapter gain additional funding to support workshops for parents, educators, physicians, adults and students with TS

Fundraising Committee

Work with our fundraising team on fundraising efforts.

Building our Physician Referral List

We work within the National TSA guidelines to help educate physicians in our area about TS and to get them registered with the TSA National Organization.

If you’re interesting in volunteering or to get additional information, contact us

Tourette Association Center of Excellence

Tourette Association Center of Excellence
University of California,

Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Director: John Piacentini, Ph.D.
Co-Director: James McCracken, M.D.
Phone: (310)206-6649

Learn about TAA Centers of Excellence


Chuck Brackett, Chairperson
Jack Harris, Co-Vice Chair
Sandra Brackett, Secretary
John Phillips, Treasurer
Steven Whorten, Board Member
Jim Gaydon, Board Member
Caron Gaydon, Board Member