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Rady Children's Specialists


Tics/Tourette Syndrome



Tourette Syndrome Association, USA
Phone: 718-224-2999

Tourette Syndrome Chapter, San Diego
Phone: 858-486-2659

Tourette Syndrome Chapter, Southern California
Phone: 855-487-2762; 855-4-TSASOCAL

“Tourette Syndrome: Now What?” (developed by a parent of a child with TS)

Tourette syndrome and behavior

A fun Tourette syndrome site

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institutes of Health

National Organization for Rare Disorders

Education, School Visits – education for educators, IEPs

The in-service is great and really helps teachers and kids understand the symptoms of TS. This is especially useful when kids are teasing.

Tourette Syndrome Camp

Each summer since 2010, the Tourette Syndrome Association of Southern California sponsors a weekend camp (Camp George) with lots of fun activities. This is a great opportunity for kids to meet other kids with the same symptoms. This builds acceptance and self-esteem.


“I Have Tourette’s, but Tourette’s Doesn’t Have Me.”
This award-winning video for kids, as well as others, is available on the TSA-USA website.


“Quit It”
Author: Marcia Byalick

“A Test of Will”
Author: Diane Shader Smith

“Tourette Syndrome – What Families Should Know”
Author: E.F. Shimberg

“A Family’s Guide to TOURETTE SYNDROME”

“Managing Tourette Syndrome: A Behavioral Intervention Workbook, Parent Workbook.” Douglas W. Woods, John Piacentini, Susanna Chang, Thilo Deckersbach, Golda Ginsburg, Alan Peterson, Lawrence D. Scahill, John T. Walkup and Sabine Wilhelm. Oxford University Press.

“Nix Your Tics! Eliminate Unwanted Tic Symptoms: A How-To Guide For Young People.” B. Duncan McKinley, PhD. Life’s A Twitch!® Publishing.


Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ChADD)
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
800-233-4050 (HOTLINE)

Treatment Programs
Rady Children’s Outpatient Psychiatry


“Teenagers with ADD: A Parent’s Guide”
Author: Chris A. Zeigler Dendy

“Teaching Teens with ADD and ADHD: A Quick Reference Guide for Teachers and Parents”
Author: Chris A. Zeigler Dendy

Obessive Compulsive Disorder


Obsessive Compulsive Foundation, Inc. USA
PO Box 70, Milford, CT 06460-0070

Obsessive Compulsive Foundation Southern California

The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

National Institute of Mental Health

Treatment Programs

Rady Children’s Outpatient Psychiatry

OCD Institute of Center for Understanding and Treating Anxiety (CUTA) San Diego State
Directed by Nadir Amir, Ph.D.
FREE treatment may be available through participation in research studies
UC San Diego Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Clinic
UCLA OCD/Anxiety and Tic Disorder Program


“Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder”
Author: Tamar E. Chansky, Ph.D., Director, the Children’s Center for OCD and Anxiety

Support Group

A FREE support group is offered to individuals struggling with OCD and other related disorders, family members and as any interested professionals
When: Every 2nd Friday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: Mesa Vista Hospital’s Day Treatment Lounge
7850 Vista Hill Ave.
Kearny Mesa, CA.


Centers for Understanding and Treating Anxiety

The Child Anxiety Network

The Anxiety Disorders Association of America

The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

National Institute of Mental Health

Treatment Programs

Rady Children’s Outpatient Psychiatry

Center for Understanding and Treating Anxiety

Learning Disabilities

Rady Children’s Developmental Evaluation Clinic

Behavior and Rages


Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

Rady Children’s Autism Discovery Institute