Moul Defends Funding for Tourette Syndrome
2/22/2010

3,000 Pennsylvania children afflicted with disorder

 

Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams/Franklin) testified before the House Appropriations Committee today during its hearings on the proposed state budget.  Moul pleaded with members to restore funding for the Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) of Pennsylvania, which is headquartered in his district and serves more than 9,000 adults and children statewide.

 

“More than 3,000 children in Pennsylvania schools suffer from Tourette Syndrome and are in need of services,” said Moul.  “Funding for Tourette Syndrome was cut in half in last year’s budget – from $100,000 to $50,000.  In a $29 billion budget, $100,000 is not a lot of money when you consider the work the TSA does to improve the lives of children all across Pennsylvania.”

 

Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder that causes involuntary and uncontrolled tics or excessive eye blinking, coughing, throat clearing, sniffing and facial movements.  In its more severe form, victims may bark, use profanity or make other inappropriate comments or sounds.

 

“There are many non-profits, fire companies and other worthwhile organizations in my district for which I would like to secure funding, but there is simply no more grant money available.  Grant funding has dried up,” said Moul.  “Tourette Syndrome is a specific line-item in the budget; therefore I can, and will, aggressively fight to restore funding to assist those with this debilitating disorder.”

 

Rep. Dan Moul
91st District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

(717) 334-3010
(717) 783-5217

Member Site:  RepMoul.com

Contact:  Donna M. Pinkham

(717) 260-6452

Caucus Site:  PAHouseGOP.com

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