Hello and welcome to my personal website.

I am a 25 year old student and youth worker who is currently studying Child and Youth Care at Grant MacEwan University. I plan on graduating with a Bachelor of Social Work.

I am passionate about helping people with Tourette Syndrome, a cause that has become very close to me.

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.


Alexander A. Patton






563135_10200153576555473_693557_nMy name is Alexander A. Patton, I am 25 years old, and am originally from Escalante, Utah but currently live in Edmonton, Alberta.

I am a student at Grant MacEwan University where I am currently in the Child and Youth Care program. In 2015, I plan on transferring to the Bachelor of Social Work program.

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 also work for the Alberta Adaptabilities Association as a Team Lead with child with special needs.

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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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.


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

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