|Posted:||May 1, 2019 09:58 AM|
|From:||Senator Andrew E. Dinniman|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month|
I will soon offer a resolution recognizing May 15 through June 15, 2019 as “Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania.
An estimated 3 in every 1000 children ages 6-17 in the United States and this Commonwealth are diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, a neurobiological, genetic condition which has no cure. Tourette Syndrome is a life-long developmental disability that begins before a child reaches 18 years of age and affects children and adults of all races and ethnicities.
Tourette Syndrome has historically been misinterpreted and considered to be a condition of emotional disturbance instead of a condition of chemical biology. Individuals with Tourette Syndrome are often very intelligent and capable of great contributions to society when given the proper support.
Understanding this disorder will help guarantee hope for acceptance and a better future for people with Tourette Syndrome.
Please join me in sponsoring this resolution.
Introduced as SR112