Welcome!

Hello and welcome to my personal website.

I am a 24 year old student and recreation worker who is currently studying at Utah State University towards his Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

I am passionate about helping people with Tourette Syndrome, a cause that has become very close to me. My future plans consist of becoming a clinical psychologist specializing in Tourette Syndrome and associated disorders.

On this site you will get to know me better, see current and past projects I am working on, and learn more about Tourette Syndrome.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Thanks!

Sincerely,
Alexander A. Patton

 

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About

563135_10200153576555473_693557_nMy name is Alexander A. Patton, I am 24 years old, and am originally from Escalante, Utah but currently live in Edmonton, Alberta.

I am a student at Utah State University where I am working towards my Bachelor of Science in Psychology. I plan on continuing my education and getting my PhD in Clinical Psychology. I wish to be a clinical psychologist specializing in Tourette Syndrome and associated disorders.

Tourette Syndrome is something that I became very passionate about. I have many friends with Tourette and currently serve on the National Board of Directors of the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada. I also volunteer with the Edmonton Chapter of the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada and volunteer at a summer camp each year for kids with Tourette.

I currently work as a Leisure Services Supervisor at the Leduc Recreation Centre where I organize and schedule a variety of recreational activities.

I am also an avid photographer, love writing, and even dabble in some website design.

My dream is to open a wilderness camp for kids who are considered at-risk or with special needs.

I also want a helicopter. =)

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Research

No ongoing research projects at this time.

I would love to collaborate with others on research topics. My interests include Tourette Syndrome and associated disorders, anxiety, depression, the youth justice system, and children and adolescent development.

Feel free to contact me at apatton@aggiemail.usu.edu.

Contact

Alexander A. Patton
17728 81 Ave NW
Suite 14C
Edmonton, AB  T5T 1M1

Phone: 780.246.1446
Email: apatton@aggiemail.usu.edu

 

2014 Trek for Tourette!

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I Am Trekking for Tourette!

 

This year I will be participating in the 6th Annual Trek for Tourette, a 5K walk on March 30th in Edmonton and need your support!

Many of you know that I am heavily involved with the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada and that it is a cause very close to me. In 2013, I was deeply honoured to be elected to the National Board of Directors of the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada.

What is Tourette? Tourette is a neurological disorder characterized by tics: involuntary, rapid, sudden movements or vocalizations that occur repeatedly in the same way. The cause has not been established and as yet there is no cure.

I personally do not have Tourette but now have many friends who do have it.

My adventure with Tourette started six or seven years ago when I was working at a summer camp in Nordegg. We hosted a special camp for kids with Tourette and I was in charge of evening activities and night duty. At that time I knew nothing about Tourette and was actually quite nervous about it! After the week, it turned out to be the best camp I ever participated in!

Over the years, I have been involved in many ways including the National Youth Committee, the Edmonton Chapter, and with the annual Tourette camp in Nordegg.

The Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada  is a national voluntary organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for those with or affected by Tourette Syndrome through programs of: education, advocacy, self-help and the promotion of research. The TSFC is  is also the only federally registered, charitable organization of volunteers assisting individuals affected by Tourette Syndrome (TS) and its associated disorders.

The Trek for Tourette is the TSFC’s annual fundraiser for the organization and much of the organization’s funding comes from this event.

Any support possible would be greatly appreciated! You can pledge me online at https://tourette.tng-secure.com/?pageId=participant-edit&categoryId=5880 or by contacting me at apatton@aggiemail.usu.edu.

Tax receipts are available and will be emailed.

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,
Alexander A. Patton

 

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