In This Issue:

  • TS Awareness Month
  • NJ Walks for TS
  • May Programs
  • 2023 Year in Review
  • On the Blog
  • The Latest UpTic Episodes

Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month Starts May 15; June 4 is TS Day in New Jersey

What can you do to spread awareness and support the Tourette Syndrome Community during TS Awareness Month?

  • Help NJCTS by writing to your local state legislator and urging them to support NJCTS in the 2025 state budget.
  • Spread awareness in your hometown by having your mayor declare June 4 TS Day with a special proclamation.
  • Purchase a TS awareness t-shirt or hoodie from our store.
Write Your Legislator
Secure a Proclamation
Shop Awareness Store

NJ Walks for TS Event This Month!

The NJ Walks for TS campaign is a way for families across the state to take part in a fundraising and awareness activity in support of NJCTS. This year we are offering an in-person event for those that wish to get together with the TS community!

On May 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., join us at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater for a special friends and family event. Register as a team captain to fundraise for NJCTS programs, then join us in May OR create your own event.

Start a Team
Buy a T-Shirt

May Online Programs & Support Groups

NJCTS is planning exciting programming throughout the month for teens, adults and families.

Today’s Challenge, Tomorrow’s Strength: A Support Group for Parents of Children with Tourette

May 8 at 8 p.m.

The monthly NJCTS support group is an avenue for parents who are new to a tic disorder diagnosis to seek support and guidance from parents who have more experience, as well as an opportunity for parents with more familiarity in coping with a diagnosis to also learn and seek guidance.

Community Connections for Adults with TS

May 20 at 7 p.m. (online)

Calling all adults with TS, age 21 and up. Join us as we come together to build our community and connect with others navigating both the TS journey and adulthood. Here you can comfortably discuss your experiences, share advice, and build relationships with those who understand your unique challenges.

MASTERMINDS: Navigating Parenthood: Practical Guidance for Supporting Your TS Child

May 22 at 7 p.m. & May 23 at 2 p.m.

Presented by Jeremy Lichtman, Psy.D.

Parenting is challenging, and it doesn’t come with an instruction manual. When a child has Tourette syndrome (TS) or another form of neurodivergence, these challenges can become even more daunting. This FREE webinar aims to ease some of that anxiety by offering guidance on navigating the unique challenges and opportunities that parents of children with TS often face.

TOURETTE TALK: Body Matters - Supporting Neurological Wellbeing with Good Nutrition

May 30 at 7 p.m.

From sugar sensitivity to food dye intolerance, nutrition impacts the quality of life for many people with TS. Finding the right personal balance to manage one’s energy, mood, and tics can be overwhelming without guidance, however.

2023 Year In Review Now Available

From camp and Academy, to outreach and research, catch up on all of last year's highlights and accomplishments in our recently published Year in Review.


On the Blog: Dating with TS: When to Disclose and How it Affects your Relationship By Hannah Horner, TS Advocate and NJCTS Youth Council

"For people with Tourette’s Syndrome, regardless of when your journey kicks off, uncertainty about how TS might affect your romantic endeavors can be an added stress to an already emotionally turbulent experience."


Have You Listened to The UpTIC?

Be part of the experience and tune into the UpTIC, if you want to stretch the boundaries of what is possible in your life.


  • Research-based Treatment for TS
  • Advocating for Neurodiversity
  • Navigating Parenting a Child with TS




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