One of the most important things the TSFC does for the TS community is the In-Service Program. We send trained in-service presenters to speak at schools, workplaces and beyond about Tourette Syndrome and its associated conditions. In-service presenters educate school faculties, students, co-workers and fellow community members, providing everything from a clear understanding of the disorder to classroom strategies to lessons on tolerance and much more. This week, we profile some of the wonderful people responsible for this incredibly valuable service.
As an author, a karate instructor and a mother of two busy children, my life is rather fulfilling and my schedule is nothing short of hectic. However, there are a few things in my life that create a sense of extreme excitement and satisfaction, and in-service presentations are one of them.
I love doing in-service presentations because I know how powerful the information I share with my audience can be – it is without a doubt, life-altering for those who are affected by Tourette Syndrome. The most poignant moments have been helping children who are misunderstood, bullied, or teased by their classmates and even, in some cases, by their teachers. It’s hard to say in so few words how knowledge and awareness have changed these students’ lives for the better, but it has.
In-service presentations are a gift, a very precious gift that I’m proud to be a part of!
To learn more about becoming an in-service presenter in your community, please contact Ashley at email@example.com.