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The Boston International Turner Syndrome Summit (BITSS) is a non-profit organization that was founded to create a fulfilling, safe, and fun summer experience for young people with Turner syndrome between the ages of 12 and 19. Our goal is to help our attendees forge new memories, friendship and skills with peers from around the globe.


BITSS is committed to creating an environment that promotes independence and community. We are dedicated to making our summit an enriching place for our attendees, as well as taking measures to keep parents informed while their children are away.


We provide an opportunity to meet other young people with TS from different backgrounds, countries, and continents.



Diversity is celebrated

We value diversity and maintain an inclusive program where all participants are welcomed and celebrated regardless of ethnicity, race, disability, national origin, citizenship, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Growth happens outside of our comfort zone

All participants and staff are encouraged to participate in new activities and experiences. At BITSS, trying something new is how we define success.

We respect ourselves and others

At BITSS, we speak with kindness and respect to one another, about one another, and about ourselves. We seek to conduct ourselves in a manner that earns respect from others. We recognize and support the strengths and accomplishments of others, and we encourage one another to strive for greatness.

Better to bend than break

At BITSS, we try to learn to compromise and remain flexible. We strive to remain considerate of, and empathetic toward, the needs and desires of others.

Physical, mental and emotional health are all important

We value and teach the importance of physical, emotional and mental well being. We encourage all to participate in appropriate physical activity and opportunities to learn how to care for our minds, cope with stress, and manage anxieties.

They believed they could, so they did

At BITSS, we believe that when we do things for people that they can do for themselves, they learn to depend on us. When people acquire new skills, they grow in strength, confidence, and resilience.

There is strength in community

We share things in common as a community and celebrate our differences. At BITSS, we have the opportunity to build lasting friendships and community, and to nurture those bonds throughout the year. Turner syndrome brings us together, but takes a backseat to the simple pleasures of learning, growing, and having fun together.


Expand the horizons of those with Turner syndrome through community and friendship.


Boston is one of the most beautiful cities in America. Even if your child has already been to Boston, there are endless activities and sights. Our program is designed so that attendees can come from ages 12 through 19 without going to the same attractions year after year.

Boston’s relatively small size makes it an ideal place for learning how to negotiate public transit. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, often called The T, features subways, trolleys, buses, and trains. While attending BITSS, attendees will use public transit with close adult supervision. Our attendees will be able to better understand public transit systems the world over, be it in New York City, San Francisco, London, or Tokyo!

Boston is easy to reach via bus, train, or airplane.

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