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Our Mission 

Founded in 1972, The Tourette Association of America (formerly known as the Tourette Syndrome Association) has emerged as the premier national non-profit organization working to make life better for all people affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders. Today, the Tourette Association of America has grown into a major national health-related organization with approximately 50 U.S. Chapters and 300 support groups, and international contacts around the world.
The Tourette Association of America, Long Island Chapter is a volunteer led, nonprofit organization, supporting the needs of individuals and families affected by Tourette Disorder by providing a variety of services in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. We are committed to:

  • Raising public awareness and fostering social acceptance.

  • Working to advance 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.

  • Empowering our community to deal with the complexities of this spectrum of disorders.


Co Chair/Chair, Education/Advocacy: Jane Zwilling, Psy.D.
Co Chair: Kate Callan
1st Vice Chair, Community Relations/Communications/E-Blasts: Jen Argenzio
2nd Vice Chair/Family Fun Day Co-Chair: Florentina Lazaroaie
Treasurer, Government Liaison: Rachel Gibbons, Esq.

Secretary/Family Activity Committee/Socials: Rachel Brenner-Bliss

Secretary/Advocacy Outreach Coordinator: Susan Caron
Secretary/Recording and Corresponding: Amy Fuhrman

Secretary/Family Fun Day Co-Chair: Beverley DelGreco
Secretary/Membership, News/Updates Editor, Info Line Facilitator: Demetria Marino

Secretary/Social Media: Sana Shad
DeMatteis Center Liaison: Julia Vinsky, M.H.A.
Honorary Board Member/Director of Youth Ambassadors: Jen Zwilling

Medical Advisor: Cathy Budman, MD

LI Tourette Association
P.O. Box 615
Jericho, NY 11753


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