Welcome to LITSA

Montage of Long Island TSA
Long Island's TSA: Youth Ambassador Jennifer Zwilling with Hillary Clinton, Drumming Event, School Presentation, Starbuck's Event

The Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc., or TSA, is the only national voluntary non-profit membership organization in this field. Its mission is to identify the cause of, find the cure for and control the effects of this disorder. Today, TSA 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 Long Island chapter of the Tourette Syndrome Association (LI-TSA) is run by volunteers. Our mission is to provide help (at the community level) to families affected by Tourette Syndrome by providing services to its members in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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See photos from Nickelodeon Day of Play!!! (Click the thumbnails below)

Save the Date — Family Fun Day 2012!!!

WHEN:   Saturday, June 9th from 1:00–5:00p.m. (Rain or Shine!)
 Babylon Town Hall, Softball Field

Download the flyer for more details: Family Fun Day!

Tourette Syndrome Behavior Therapy Institute (TS-BTI)

WHEN:   April 18 and 19, 2012
Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA

Developed by members of the TSA Behavioral Science Consortium, the program is designed to help increase the number and availability of therapists trained in Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT). For more information, CICK HERE!


For more information on TS-BTI, CLICK HERE!

~ See Pictures of the recent TSA Holiday Party ~

TSA Holiday Party

Youth Ambassador Leadership Training Applications Available!
The Youth Ambassador Leadership Training Program seeks at least one youth (13–17 years of age)/parent (or adult guardian) team from each TSA chapter (or at least one team per state not served by a TSA chapter) to attend the Pre Conference from April 17–19.

This comprehensive program provides tools for public speaking and guidance about how to give a concise presentation on TS, plus presentation logistics, participation in TSA's annual Trip to the Hill (including the annual Congressional Briefing) and ice-breakers and other fun activities for participating teams.

All applications must be submitted no later than Monday, December 30, 2011. Unless otherwise instructed, your completed application should be submitted to your local Chapter. Those teams selected to represent their area as Conference delegates will be notified by Friday, January 20, 2012.

Download an application and info sheet here, then forward completed forms to li-tsa.org.


Upcoming meetings of the Long Island Tourette Syndrome Association support groups will meet on the first Friday of the month until June, except April (the third Friday instead).


Learn about participating in a TS Genetic Study at North Shore Hospital in Manhasset.

Learn about a medical research study evaluating an investigational new drug that may help reduce tics associated with Tourette Syndrome.

CONTACT: Dr. Cathy Budman at (516) 562-3223 or
Study Coordinator: Christina Lipinski at (516) 562-3224 or CLipinski@nshs.edu

See photos from Family Fun Day 2011!!! (Click the thumbnails below)

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