The Kentucky Derby – A Feast of Hats

Diane DiamantisBlog Posts, Non-Profit

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— By Christy Kelly, Freelance Blogger & Friend of D4TS What do we picture when we hear the words, Kentucky Derby? Horse races certainly, mint juleps, Kentucky bluegrass, “My Old Kentucky Home” echoing over Churchill Downs, but for the ladies, it’s the chance to dress up in crisp spring outfits and be crowned with a glorious and enviable hat! An … Read More

A Busy 2016 for D4TS

Diane DiamantisBlog Posts, Motivation

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On behalf of our students with Tourette Syndrome, Dollars 4 Tic Scholars  stays busy all year long spreading the word and raising scholarship funds. What have we been up to? Here are the highlights from 2016. February 26 – Friday Nite with Chelsea White! We held our annual major fundraiser where everyone enjoyed delicious food, plenty of drinks, and a rousing … Read More

Eight Ways to Help that Mean So Much

Diane DiamantisBlog Posts, Non-Profit

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Eight Ways to Help that Mean So Much We love our supporters and donors! Did you know you can help Dollars 4 Tic Scholars raise money in more ways that a straight donation? We’ve compiled a list of eight easy ways you can help increase our TS student scholarship fund. Amazon Smile purchases We have partnered with AmazonSmile so a … Read More

Dollars 4 Tic Scholars Announces 2016 Scholarship Recipients

Diane DiamantisAbout the Foundation, Press Releases

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Released 6/22/16 BOCA RATON, FL – The Kelsey B. Diamantis TS Scholarship Family Foundation, Inc., dba Dollars 4 Tic Scholars, a non-profit organization established in 2014 in Boca Raton, has just announced the recipients of its 2016 Tourette Syndrome Scholarships. Dollars 4 Tic Scholars awards college scholarships to students around the U.S. who live with the challenges of Tourette Syndrome. It … Read More

Guest Blog: How to Effectively Write About a Disability in a College Essay

Diane DiamantisBlog Posts, Non-Profit

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Today we are pleased to feature a guest blog by Shirag Shemmassian, Ph.D. We met Dr. Shemmassian at the 2016 national conference of the Tourette Association of America. His work as a consultant helping students with disabilities fits well with our goal of helping college students who have Tourette Syndrome. Here, he covers a topic that can benefit students with all types of disabilities. We hope … Read More

D4TS Q&A with Brad Cohen

Diane DiamantisBlog Posts, Tourette's Coverage

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In March 2016, my daughter Kelsey and I had the pleasure of meeting Brad Cohen at the national Tourette Association of America conference in Arlington, VA. We were exhibitors to showcase Dollars 4 Tic Scholars and our college scholarship program. I had spoken to Brad by phone, but at the conference, we met him in person and heard his captivating … Read More

Dollars 4 Tic Scholars: Get to Know Chelsea, Part 4: College and Situations

Diane DiamantisBlog Posts, Tourette's Coverage

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Our main focus is giving financial encouragement to students who have Tourette Syndrome through college scholarships and camp sponsorships, but we like to spread awareness of Tourette Syndrome whenever we can. Comedienne Chelsea White is helping us share more about Tourette with our local area, by traveling down for our event on February 26! Be sure to see our Part … Read More

Dollars 4 Tic Scholars: Get to Know Chelsea, Part 2: Tourette Syndrome and Comedy

Diane DiamantisBlog Posts, Tourette's Coverage

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Everyone loves comedy. Check out our first post about how Chelsea White got involved in stand-up by clicking here. But isn’t poking fun at Tourette Syndrome taboo? Read on! D4TS:  Some people might think that making humorous observations about Tourette Syndrome is inappropriate. How do you approach this quandary with your shows? Chelsea: I think since I have Tourette that … Read More