Mid-Atlantic Chapter

1829 Reisterstown Road Suite 317 Pikesville, MD 21208
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The Tourette Association of America Mid-Atlantic 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.

Events

February 11 | Richmond Area Support Group - Peak Experiences Indoor Rock Climbing

Sunday, February 11, 2018
11:00am
Peak Experiences Indoor Rock Climbing Center
11421 Polo Circle
Midlothian, Virginia 23113

Join TAAMAC’s Richmond Support Group for an indoor rock climbing adventure at Peak Experiences! The cost is $20 per person for three climbs each, which should last around 1.5-2.5 hours depending on how many attend. Please RSVP to bethbaxter.tsagw@gmail.com so we know who to expect!

You can save some time and get climbing faster by completing the waiver in advance at https://app.rockgympro.com/waiver/esign/peakexperiences/ede4214e-312e-48c7-b9a3-d0e76d93a5de

February 11 | NoVA Support Group Meetup

Sunday, February 11, 2018
12:00pm
Reston Regional Library
Meeting Room 1
11925 Bowman Towne Dr
Reston, VA 20190

Join us at the Reston Regional Library (Meeting Room 1) on Sunday, February 11th at 12:00 pm – Connect and spend time with others affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders, share, and receive support in a quiet, private setting.

 

Febuary 18 | Baltimore Area Support Group Meetup

Sunday, February 18, 2018
3:00pm
Panera Bread
2131 York Road
Timonium, Maryland 21093

Join us at Panera Bread on Sunday, February 18th at 3:00 pm – Connect and spend time with others affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders over a casual lunch!

February 25 | DC/MD Suburbs Support Group Meetup

Sunday, February 25, 2018
3:00pm
Fuddruckers
1592 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Maryland 20852

Join us at Fuddruckers in Rockville on Sunday, February 25th at 3:00 pm – Connect and spend time with others affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders over a casual lunch!

February 27 | Sensory-friendly Night at the Movies

Come join TAAMAC for a sensory friendly film screening of Black Panther on Tuesday, February 27th at approx. 7pm (showtimes announced the Wednesday prior) at AMC Rio in Gaithersburg, MD (9811 Washingtonian Ctr, Gaithersburg, MD 20878). We will meet in the theater lobby at 6:30pm. Advance tickets are recommended and can be reserved at https://www.amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/washington-d-c/amc-loews-rio-cinemas-18

AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Our Sensory Friendly Film program is available on the second and fourth Saturday (family-friendly) and Tuesday evenings (mature audiences) of every month. Please check your local theatre listings for specific showtimes, and don’t forget to share your family fun with #AMCSensoryFriendly

March 2 | Moonlight Monument Tour

Experience the magic and majesty of Washington DC’s monuments by moonlight! Join Tourette Association of America Mid-Atlantic Chapter for a guided bus and walking tour on Friday, March 2, 2018. Check-in begins at 6:30pm in front of the Renaissance Capital View Hotel (2800 S. Potomac Ave, Arlington, VA 22202) – conveniently, the location for TAA’s 2018 National Education & Advocacy Conference! The bus will depart at 7:00pm, planning to return by 10:00pm.

Please note: You do not need to attend the TAA National Conference to join us on the tour! Seating is limited and advance registration is required. Register online at https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/Mjc0OTU=

Services

DC-Maryland Suburbs Support Group

The DC/MD Suburbs Support Group generally meets on the 4th Sunday of each month. For event postings and updates, please follow us on Facebook or request to join our mailing list by emailing info@taamac.org.

Baltimore Area Support Network

Our Baltimore Area Support Group generally meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month. For event postings and updates, please follow us on Facebook or request to join our mailing list by emailing info@taamac.org.

Northern Virginia Support Group

Our Northern VA Support Group generally meets on the 2nd Sunday of each month. For event postings and updates, please follow us on Facebook or request to join our mailing list by emailing info@taamac.org.

Richmond, Virginia Support Group

Our Richmond Support Group generally meets on the 1st Sunday of each month. For event postings and updates, please follow us on Facebook or request to join our mailing list by emailing info@taamac.org.

Leadership

Michele Guyton, Chapter Chair
Andrea Bush, Program Director
Seth Tucker, Vice Chair
Michael Chow, Treasurer
Elizabeth Baxter, Secretary
Mark Bramer, Board Member
Kurt Burgeson, Board Member
Sheri Harris, Board Member
Tammy Starling, Board Member
Christine Varanelli, Board Member