The mission of the Tourette Association of America Mid-Atlantic Chapter (TAAMAC) is to improve the quality of life in those affected by TS through education, advocacy and awareness in Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C.
TAAMAC is a non-profit organization comprised of an all volunteer Board of Directors, one part-time chapter administrator and numerous volunteers. TAAMAC is a chapter of the national Tourette Association of America (TAA). Founded in 1972, TAA is headquartered in Bayside, NY. It's membership includes individuals, families, relatives, and medical and allied professionals working in the field. The TAAMAC chapter office is located in Pikesville, MD and is open on Mondays and Fridays 10am-3pm, Wednesdays 1pm-6pm, and by appointment on other days. Click here to email the chapter staff to ask questions, request information or get directions to the office.
TAAMAC relies on the generous contributions of members, friends, and supporters to fund its operations.
Our 2017 Board of Directors
Michele Guyton, Chair
Seth Tucker, Vice Chair
Beth Baxter, Secretary
Rajana Verma, M.D.
Please click here to email the Board with your question, concern or offer of assistance.
TAAMAC provides the following services:
Parent training and support
Organizes educator and medical conferences and events
Chapter office serving the needs of members with the help of part-time staff and trained volunteers
Provides educational in-service programs (classroom presentations by parents or TAAMAC representatives)
Sponsors and promotes support group meetings
Organizes family events for those affected by TS
Media relations and awareness campaigns
Support line available for questions and crisis discussions
A website for local and national information regarding TS
Mantains a list of physician and allied health professionals treating those with TS
Disseminates information to members, educators, physicians and allied professionals
Cooperate with associated organizations whose objectives are common with us
Contacts elected representatives for support of TS issues and appropriations requests
“What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other? ”George Eliot