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There are many ways to support the Tourette and Tic Community. Your gift and involvement in our events, your donations, and your volunteerism helps ensure that the Tourette Association of American can continue its work in making life better for all people affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders.

Become A Member

When you join TAA as a member, you play a critical role in making a difference and you join thousands of individuals, families and professionals who are working to:

  • Raise public awareness and foster social acceptance
  • Advance scientific understanding, treatment options and care
  • Educate professionals to better serve the needs of children, adults and families
  • Advocate for public policies and services that promote positive school, work and social environments
  • Provide help, hope and a supportive community across the nation
  • Empower our community to deal with the complexities of this spectrum of disorders.

Click here to learn more and join!

Make a Donation

Your General Donation supports all our programs, including education, awareness, advocacy, information and referral services, publications, newsletters, conferences, government outreach, Youth Ambassadors and more.

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Support Research or a Program

Your Research gift will help us in our efforts to find new ways to cope with symptoms, developing new therapies with few or no side effects, and and seeking the causes of Tourette Syndrome which could lead us to a cure.

Our initiatives include funding research grants, the Tourette Centers of Excellence, International Deep Brain Stimulation Registry, CBIT development and training of care providers, studies to find the genes associated with TS, and neuroimaging projects providing insights into brain changes related to TS.

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Attend a Special Event

Throughout the year, the Tourette Association of America holds special events around the country to continue to support our work to make life better for all people affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders.

TAA Illinois Golf Classic & Dinner 6/20/16

TAA Annual Gala 11/14/16

Join a Team Tourette Event

Team Tourette is the Tourette Association’s signature peer-to-peer fundraising platform that’s centered around awareness walks and runs.

Click here for all Team Tourette Events

Join or Find a Local Chapter

You can get involved locally through the Tourette Association Chapter Network.

Shop & Donate

Many online vendors, including Amazon and Ebay offer ways to give back. You can designate the Tourette Association of America as your charity of choice!

AmazonSmile Program

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Tourette Association every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate a portion (0.5%) of the purchase price to us! To shop at AmazonSmile simply click here on your computer or mobile device.

Bravelets™

Bravelets is not a non-profit organization that offers stylish cause jewelry made to help people be brave during tough times. Bravelets donates $10 to the Tourette Association from each Tourette Association Jewelry item sold.

Ebay

The Tourette Association is a certified eBay charity. Buyers and sellers on eBay can support our cause by designating transaction proceeds to the Tourette Association. You can also donate to the Tourette Association by clicking on PayPal’s “Donate Now” tab.

Donate Your Car

You can donate your car and benefit the Tourette Association of America. Click here to learn more.

Donate Assets

There are many other ways to make a donation that may work for you.

Bequest

Goals and Benefits:

  • Defer a gift until after your lifetime.
  • Donation exempt from estate tax
  • Control of your assets for life

How it Works: Name Tourette Association in a will or living trust and designate a specific amount, percentage, or share of the residual

Securities

Goals and Benefits:

  • Avoid taxes on capital gains.
  • Immediate charitable tax deduction
  • Avoid capital gains tax

How it Works: Contribute long-term appreciated stock or other securities to Tourette Association.

Retirement Assets

Goals and Benefits:

  • Deductions on IRAs or other employee benefit plans your lifetime.
  • Leaves less highly taxed assets for your beneficiaries

How it Works: Name Tourette Association as the beneficiary of the remainder of the assets after your lifetime

Life Insurance

Goals and Benefits:

  • Make a large gift at little cost.
  • Income tax deduction
    Possible future deductions through gifts to pay policy premium

How it Works:Change over ownership of a life insurance policy you no longer need to Tourette Association

Real Estate

  • Goals and Benefits:
  • Donate a property and get income tax deductions.
  • Income tax deduction
  • Reduction or elimination of capital gains tax

How it Works: Donate your property to Tourette Association.

 

If you are interested in donating assets, please contact Amanda Talty, VP Development at 888-4-TOURET or at Amanda.Talty@tourette.org.