Moul to Sponsor Resolution for Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month
5/8/2012
HARRISBURG – For the fifth consecutive year, Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams/Franklin) is sponsoring a House resolution, naming May 15 to June 15 as Tourette’s Syndrome Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.

Tourette’s syndrome is an inherited, neurobiological disorder that causes involuntary motor and vocal tics. A tic can be any movement or vocalization and they range from mild to severe. The symptoms can change without warning and there is no cure.

“At least 3,000 children in Pennsylvania and more than 200,000 people nationwide are afflicted with Tourette’s syndrome,” said Moul. “The disease is not well understood in our society. Children and adults with Tourette’s syndrome often face alienation, and, as a result, suffer a heavy emotional toll. Despite this, many individuals who are afflicted with the syndrome are very successful in their lives and careers, particularly when they are in a supportive environment.”

The Pennsylvania Tourette’s Syndrome Association, the statewide non-profit organization that serves the more than 2,800 Pennsylvania residents known to have Tourette’s syndrome, is based in Gettysburg in Moul’s legislative district.

More than 60 House members co-sponsored Moul’s resolution to promote awareness and understanding for individuals with Tourette’s syndrome. The measure is expected to win overwhelming support in the House this week.

For more information on Tourette’s syndrome, Tourette’s Syndrome Awareness Month or the PA-TSA, call 1-800-990-3300 or visit www.patsainc.org.

State Representative Dan Moul
91st District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Donna Pinkham
dpinkham@pahousegop.com
717.260.6452
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