Individuals and families
We are happy to offer home visits to talk about any concerns and discuss how to move forward with diagnosis.
You can join us for our monthly support group meeting’s where we organise informative talks, activities for the children and a safe place with no judgement. This can often be the only time some of our members get the opportunity to mix with other people who have Tourette Syndrome or Tic Disorders. These meetings take place on the last Sunday of every month and are suitable for all ages. We also have a social group for our adults with Tics along with a group for parents and carers to get together (MADS).
We work closely with other organisations and individuals to enable us to offer opportunities for those within our group to access activities that are designed to meet our charity objectives. These activities will be designed to address issues such as isolation, confidence, behaviour management and stress and anxiety.
when possible TIC provides items to support individuals to self-manage symptoms, we also aim to deliver workshops that will give the tools needed to self-manage symptoms moving forwards.
We offer support within schools; this may be by delivering our free awareness talks or corresponding with teachers, children, and parents, to overcome obstacles and implement strategies
During Covid-19 restrictions we were unable to deliver our talks within schools. We put together a video that delivers facts and experiences from those who live with the condition. To access this video click school-talk
Recently however, we have been back were we belong, in schools spreading awareness. Below is some recent feedback from schools.
To better understand the child, this document is ideal for sharing information click school-passport
Each year we acknowledge those who make a difference. Please check out our awards page to see which school and teachers were acknowledged in 2020
We are keen to spread awareness throughout the area and hope to do this by continuing to deliver our talks to all who will listen.
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We firmly believe that the internet should be available and accessible to anyone, and are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability.
To fulfill this, we aim to adhere as strictly as possible to the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) at the AA level. These guidelines explain how to make web content accessible to people with a wide array of disabilities. Complying with those guidelines helps us ensure that the website is accessible to all people: blind people, people with motor impairments, visual impairment, cognitive disabilities, and more.
This website utilizes various technologies that are meant to make it as accessible as possible at all times. We utilize an accessibility interface that allows persons with specific disabilities to adjust the website’s UI (user interface) and design it to their personal needs.
Additionally, the website utilizes an AI-based application that runs in the background and optimizes its accessibility level constantly. This application remediates the website’s HTML, adapts Its functionality and behavior for screen-readers used by the blind users, and for keyboard functions used by individuals with motor impairments.
If you’ve found a malfunction or have ideas for improvement, we’ll be happy to hear from you. You can reach out to the website’s operators by using the following email
Our website implements the ARIA attributes (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) technique, alongside various different behavioral changes, to ensure blind users visiting with screen-readers are able to read, comprehend, and enjoy the website’s functions. As soon as a user with a screen-reader enters your site, they immediately receive a prompt to enter the Screen-Reader Profile so they can browse and operate your site effectively. Here’s how our website covers some of the most important screen-reader requirements, alongside console screenshots of code examples:
Screen-reader optimization: we run a background process that learns the website’s components from top to bottom, to ensure ongoing compliance even when updating the website. In this process, we provide screen-readers with meaningful data using the ARIA set of attributes. For example, we provide accurate form labels; descriptions for actionable icons (social media icons, search icons, cart icons, etc.); validation guidance for form inputs; element roles such as buttons, menus, modal dialogues (popups), and others. Additionally, the background process scans all of the website’s images and provides an accurate and meaningful image-object-recognition-based description as an ALT (alternate text) tag for images that are not described. It will also extract texts that are embedded within the image, using an OCR (optical character recognition) technology. To turn on screen-reader adjustments at any time, users need only to press the Alt+1 keyboard combination. Screen-reader users also get automatic announcements to turn the Screen-reader mode on as soon as they enter the website.
These adjustments are compatible with all popular screen readers, including JAWS and NVDA.
Users can also use shortcuts such as “M” (menus), “H” (headings), “F” (forms), “B” (buttons), and “G” (graphics) to jump to specific elements.
We aim to support the widest array of browsers and assistive technologies as possible, so our users can choose the best fitting tools for them, with as few limitations as possible. Therefore, we have worked very hard to be able to support all major systems that comprise over 95% of the user market share including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera and Microsoft Edge, JAWS and NVDA (screen readers), both for Windows and for MAC users.
Despite our very best efforts to allow anybody to adjust the website to their needs, there may still be pages or sections that are not fully accessible, are in the process of becoming accessible, or are lacking an adequate technological solution to make them accessible. Still, we are continually improving our accessibility, adding, updating and improving its options and features, and developing and adopting new technologies. All this is meant to reach the optimal level of accessibility, following technological advancements. For any assistance, please reach out to