Long Island Youth Ambassadors are teens selected through an application process to attend formal training in Washington, D.C. The selected teens are trained to educate students about Tourette, and they also participate in a trip to the Hill where they, along with other delegates, meet with US congressmen and senators lobbying to promote Tourette awareness that leads to federal funding for education and research and other government actions and policies that impact the Tourette community.
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LICT collaborates with LI TA to run Support Groups for children and teens. These groups run simultaneously with the Parent/Adult Group on the first Friday of each month (unless otherwise noted) September through June.
Both the Children Group and the Teen Group are run by individuals with degrees in special Education. Buddies are always in attendance at the Children's' Group.
These Support Groups provide a caring, supportive environment for youngsters and teens.
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The Buddy Program is an excellent way for high school students to volunteer for a great cause. As Buddies, these teens have the opportunity to mentor kids with Tourette by attending the Chapter’s Support group meetings on the first Friday of each month and helping out in the kids room; additionally, the Buddies have the opportunity to reach out to their young Buddies during the month, be involved in all chapter events, and assist in fundraising.
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Young Women's Mentoring Group
The Women with TS Mentoring Program meets quarterly on Monday evenings from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at 1615 Northern Blvd., Suite 306, Manhasset, NY 11030. Due to space considerations, no more than 12 women per group will be permitted; it is necessary to RSVP in advance. Please contact Dr. Budman or Dr. Zwilling for further information.