Stephen McCall & Tourette Syndrome Multicultural Outreach Association
Stephen Michael was born in Cleveland, Ohio and presently resides in the Tidewater region of Virginia. He is a licensed minister, author, and motivational speaker. McCall was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome (TS) around age 10 however had the pre-stage signs dating back to when he was 3 years old. He has first-hand experience on what kids encounter before and after the diagnosis.
Currently, Stephen McCall is a support group co-leader in Virginia and has served on the Board of Directors for the Tourette Syndrome Association of Greater Washington (TSAGW). He started the first support group in the Ft. Walton Beach, Florida area. He works directly with adults and children with TS. McCall had a vision to reach out to the minorities for many years after seeing a gap in research and outreach to multiple ethnicities. Because of his passion for education, McCall received his Masters in Education degree from the College of William and Mary in 2010. His thesis focused on neurobiological disorders and the retention rate in higher education. Upon graduation, McCall founded the Tourette Syndrome Multicultural Outreach Association, Inc. The organization is best known as M-TIC, which stands for Multicultural, Tourette’s, International, and Children.
Stephen Michael is an advocate for educating the world about Tourette Syndrome regardless of socioeconomic status. He hopes that M-TIC will eliminate myths and help kids know they too can succeed with TS. His famous quote that always brings a smile to kids is "Life is filled with many challenges and obstacles but TS helps you overcome them".
Stephen McCall's website: Tourette Syndrome Multicultural Outreach Association