BREAKING NEWS: Get your NJCTS Tim Howard Leadership Academy applications in soon! The deadline has been extended. www.njcts.org/teamup.
Celebrating 10 Years of Our Webinar Program TONIGHT!

For the last 10 years, NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders has provided free webinars to individuals, parents, medical professionals and educators about Tourette Syndrome and associated disorders. Tonight, January 24, NJCTS will celebrate the 10th Anniversary milestone with a special webinar geared towards school nurses titled What a Difference a School Nurse Can Make: A Tourette Syndrome Guide for School Nurses. All are invited to attend.

Nearly 100 webinars are available in the archive to browse and download.
Registration is Now Open for the 2018 Family Retreat Weekend at YMCA Camp Bernie

Please mark June 8 - 10 on the calendar! NJCTS will once again welcome families to enjoy some time away from it all at the NJCTS Family Retreat Weekend at YMCA Camp Bernie in beautiful Hunterdon County. The weekend allows children and their families to meet others with Tourette Syndrome, learn more about their diagnosis, and engage with peer mentors in a fun, safe environment. Learn more and register at www.njcts.org/family.

Scholarship Application Available

Graduating New Jersey high school seniors in public or private school who have been diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome and will be attending a college, university, or trade school in the fall fo 2018 are encouraged to apply for the NJCTS Youth Scholarship award.
Winners are selected based upon academic achievement, community involvement, and accomplishments as an individual living with this challenging and complex neurological disorder.

NOW RECRUITING: 
Group for Children and Adolescents with Tics

The Rutgers Tourette Syndrome Program is offering an 11-week, group-based program beginning  in February that aims to help children build resilience and develop the skills necessary to  better navigate life with tics and associated conditions.

COMING SOON! 

Our next Ask the GreaTS Live Chat will be taking place soon. Look for registration information on our Facebook page and website. 
The NJCTS "Ask The GreaTS" sessions encourage, facilitate, and engage youth and young adults in the global TS community to participate in meaningful discussions and an exchange of ideas. 
In the News:

Phil Murphy moves to expand access to medical marijuana in New Jersey

 

What does this mean for the Tourette community? Read more on NJ.com. 

Matching Gifts

NJCTS received a donation last week from a family member and Johnson & Johnson employee who has benefitted from our services. We then received notification from J&J that they would match that donation 2 for 1.  If you are a Johnson & Johnson employee please consider a gift to NJCTS today.  All others - please check with your company to see if they have a matching donations program.  If you have any questions, please call us at 908.575.7350.

 We greatly appreciate your support!
Explore new ways to support NJCTS programs and services

Volunteers Needed!

  • Table at an event like the teachers or school nurses conferences
  • Join our fundraising or event team
  • Provide office assistance

To lend a hand, call 908-575-7350, or email info@njcts.org.

 

Upcoming Webinars

February 21
The TS Puzzle: How Do the Pieces Fit Together
Presenter: Martin Franklin, Ph.D.
***Our 100th webinar!***

March 14
Memory Systems, How to Strengthen, Build and Develop Compensatory Strategies
Presenter: Sarah Allen, Ph.D.

April 18
Usually Messy and Always Late: Executive Function & Organizational Skills Challenges for Students with ADHD
Presenter: Lisa Ahern, Ph.D.

May 16
The Relationships among Anxiety and Repetitive Behaviors
Presenter: Kathryn Roberts, Ph.D.

COMING SOON:
NJ Walks for TS and Family Fun Day at Princeton
 and TS Day at the New Jersey State House