TOURETTE AWARENESS RADIO INTERVIEW
YA Charlotte Cheshire along with LI TAA Co-Chairs, Kate Callan and Dr. Jane Zwilling were interviewed on Hometown, a Nassau CC radio show hosted by Bill Horan.
LI TAA hopes everyone is staying safe and healthy.
During this difficult time we thought we would share-
RESOURCES ON HOW TO HELP KIDS UNDERSTAND THE CORONAVIRUS:
On March 4th, Youth Ambassadors and members of LI TAA shared personal stories with representatives in Washington, D.C., during the Association’s National Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill and advocated for public policies and services for people affected by Tourette Syndrome and tic disorders.
Newly selected Youth Ambassador teams completed a comprehensive training, led by our very own Jane Zwilling, Psy.D and Jen Zwilling, founder or the Youth Ambassador program, to learn how to speak publicly about the often misunderstood disorder and take part in congressional meetings during the Association’s National Advocacy Day. In addition, our newly trained YAs will help educate their peers and local community on how to promote understanding and social acceptance of TS and its symptoms through presentations at schools, clubs and community centers.
The Tourette Association launched the Youth Ambassador program in April 2002; it has grown to nearly 500 dedicated teens who have completed 1,000's of activities including presentations, print and TV media interviews, and training other Youth Ambassadors to reach more than 5.5 million people through their combined efforts.
Jane Zwilling, Psy.D. and Jen Zwilling training the new Youth Ambassadors
LI TA Welcomes our Newly Trained 2020 YAs!
They did an incredible job at the training and on the Hill!
Congratulations to new YAs:
Jacob and Ryan
And a huge thank you to-
YAs Becca, Charlotte, Chris, Emily, Sam G and Steven who assisted in training the new YAs in Washington DC.
THANK YOU to:
YAs Becca, Charlotte, Chris, Jacob, Ryan, Sam G and Steven and their parents for doing an incredible job advocating on Capitol Hill!