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Posted on: June 29, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Ardsley HS student raises awareness about Tourette syndrome

Alexandra Cuttler is a Tourette Youth Ambassador. She has helped increase awareness about Tourette syndrome and spoke to the Greenburgh Town Board

ARDSLEY HIGH SCHOOL RISING SENIOR INSPIRES GREENBURGH TOWN BD WITH HER PRESENTATION ABOUT TOURETTE SYNDROME AWARENESS

Alexandra Cuttler, a 17 year old student at Ardsley High School (going into her senior year) was diagnosed with Tourette  syndrome in 2016.  Tourette's syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder that frequently begins in childhood or adolescence It is characterized by multiple motor and vocal tics. Common tics are blinking, coughing, throat clearing and facial movements.



She is a member of the Mid Hudson Valley chapter of the Tourette Association America, who help to raise raise awareness and provide support. She was named Tourette Youth Ambassador in 2018, and has made many presentations to community members ever since. Alexandra has spoken at Town Board meetings in the past and her efforts resulted in the state lighting up the Mario Cuomo bridge in recognition of Tourettes.  Personal facts would be that she likes dogs, and is a swimmer.



Tourette Association of America:

https://tourette.org/

Local chapter:

https://tourette.org/chapter/ny-hv/



She made a presentation to the Town Board recently. This is the link:


 https://youtu.be/z61D6EBdmmM


from 2 years ago


https://riverjournalonline.com/around-town/health/teenager-inspires-cuomo-bridge-lighting-for-tourette-awareness/15813/

article in riverjournal.com    

PAUL FEINER

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