January 2007

January 117:00 pm   Morris/Warren County Family Support Group – Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown. Open Meeting – join us for round table discussion, bring your questions, find out how other parents are doing it!
January 11Faculty Inservice, East Hanover Central School, East Hanover.  Presenter: Gayle Forman, LCSW – NJCTS
January 167:00 pm   Monmouth/Ocean County Family Support Group. Wellness Center-Jersey Shore University Hospital, Neptune.  Dr. Dorothy Pieturcha, Pediatric Neurologist “Parenting a Child with TS and OCD – the Dynamic Duo”
January 187:00 pm   Mercer County Family Support Group. RWJ Hamilton Center for Health and Wellness, Mercerville.  Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN) Basic Rights in Education. Be informed, Know your rights. Every parent should know about the services your child is entitled to. Be informed about classroom accommodations, classification, IEP. Find out the latest changes in special education law.
January 187:00 pm   Middlesex/Union County Family Support Group. JFK Hospital Neuroscience Institute, Edison. Dr. Jesse Mintz, Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician “Understanding ADD” What it is and how to help your child be successful in school.
January 19NJ State CSA, Lawrenceville – Inservice: TS & Associated Disorders. Presenter: Susan Wightman-Hentz RN, MSN, CPNP, Alfred I. duPont Children’s Hospital, in cooperation with TSANJ. This is a closed session.
January 227:00 pm   Somerset/Hunterdon County Family Support Group – Somerset Medical Center, Somerville. Dr. Richard Goldsmith: “Parenting a Child with TS and Associated Disorders” – Join us for lively conversation and insights on parenting a child with special needs.

February 2007

February 17:00 pm   Atlantic/Cape May County Family Support Group. Atlantic City Medical Center, Pomona.  Sharon Christiano, RN: “Stress and Siblings”. Pediatric nurse Sharon Christiano will speak about the family dynamics of a parenting a special needs child and the resulting stress and sibling issues. Join us for good information and conversation.
February 17:00 pm   Sussex/Morris County Family Support Group – St. Clare’s Hospital, Denville – Dr. Daniel DaSilva, Pediatric Neuropsychologist: “Neuropsychological Evaluation in Tourette Syndrome”. RSVP 973-625-6199.
February 1Faculty School Inservice – Toms River Middle School, Toms River.  Presenter: Janine Howley, MA – NJCTS
February 57:30 – 9:00 pm   Burlington/Camden County Family Support Group, West Jersey Hospital, Voorhees. Statewide Parent Advocacy Network: Basic Rights in Education. Be informed! Things every parent should know about the services your child is entitled to. Find out the latest changes in special education law.
February 14Meeting Cancelled.  Bergen/Passaic County Family Support Group, Valley Hospital, Ridgewood.
February 157:00 pm   Cumberland County Family Support Group, South Jersey Regional Hospital’s Fitness Connection, Vineland.  Sharleen Johnson, Gloucester County Special Services – Meeting is open to anyone looking for information about services for special needs children. Ask the expert about services available in public and private schools. Find out what your options are. Join us for good information and conversation.

March 2007

March 29:00 am – 12:00 pm   Educators Workshop, Warren County Community College, Washington. Presenter Julie Swenson, M. Ed. – NJCTS.   For registration call Sue Boland at 908-689-7613. Registration fee is $37.Download flyer (pdf) – Click here for directions
March 6Faculty Inservice, Galloway Twp School Nurses. Presenter: Gail Walker – NJCTS
March 87:00 pm   Morris/Warren County Family Support Group. Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown – Terry Cavanaugh, President of the Learning Disabilities Association of NJ: “Learning Disabled, what it is and what it isn’t – coping strategies for the family”.
March 1010:00 am – 1:00 pm   Educators Workshop – Bergen Community College, Paramus. Presenter: Ann Deutsch MSN. Registration fee: $45. For registration please call 201-447-7488. Download flyer (pdf)
March 157:00 pm – 9:00 pm   Mercer County Family Support Group, RWJ Hamilton Center for Health and Wellness, Mercerville.  “How to effectively work with your school district” Do you think that your child needs services, help with testing, accommodations? Learn the importance of a collaborative approach to education and how to effectively work with your child’s teachers and child study team. Presenter: Sandy Romano, Ed.S. – NJCTS
March 15Meeting Cancelled –  Middlesex/Union County Family Support Group, JFK Hospital Neuroscience Institute, Edison, due to scheduling conflict with host location.
March 16Mercer County Directors of Special Education monthly meeting – Presenter: Sandy Romano, Ed.S. – NJCTS
March 207:00 pm   Monmouth/Ocean County Family Support Group.  Wellness Center – Jersey Shore University Hospital, Neptune. “How to effectively work with your school district” Do you think that your child needs services, help with testing, accommodations? Learn the importance of a collaborative approach to education and how to effectively work with your child’s teachers and child study team. Presenter: Sandy Romano, Ed.S. – NJCTS
March 23Grand Rounds: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark. TS & Associated Disorders. Presenter: Dr. Robert King, Yale University, in cooperation with TSANJ. Pediatricians, family practice physicians, psychiatrists, social workers, therapists, mental health providers, registered nurses, educators, others are urged to attend.Click here for more information (131k pdf)
March 267:00 pm   Somerset/Hunterdon County Family Support Group. Somerset Medical Center, Somerville.  Statewide Parent Advocacy Network: Basic Rights in Education. Be informed! Things every parent should know about the services your child is entitled to. Find out the latest changes in special education law.
March 26Board Meeting-Rutgers University Cell Repository
March 27Grand Rounds: Kennedy Hospital, Cherry Hill – TS & Associated Disorders. Presenter: Dr. Anthony Rostain MD, University of Pennsylvania in cooperation with TSANJ. Medical professionals, social workers, therapists and educators are urged to attend. Click here for more information (131k pdf)
March 29Inservice Gloucester County Speech Language Specialists & Compensatory Education Teachers, Sewell. Presenter: Cheryl Ludwig, MA, CCC-SLP – NJCTS
March 297:00 pm   Atlantic/Cape May County Family Support Group.  Atlantic City Medical Center, Pomona. Screening of the video “I Have a Friend” followed by discussion. This video is by kids explaining to other kids about differences. It is a great tool for parents to explain TS to siblings, family and educators.
March 308:30 – 12:00 pm   2007 Educators Workshop Raritan Valley Community College, North Branch, in the college center Atrium, Presenter Janine Howley MA – NJCTS. Registration fee $49.00 includes breakfast. Call 908-526-1200 x8471 to register or register online atwww.raritanval.edu/cceDownload flyer (pdf)Click here for directions.
March 30Learning Disabilities Association of NJ Annual Conference, Eatontown – TSANJ Exhibitor

April 2007

April 4Faculty Inservice, Newark Secondary School, Child Study Team, Newark. Presenter: Janine Howley, MA – NJCTS
April 57:00 – 9:00 pm   Sussex/Morris Family Support Group, St. Clare’s Hospital, Denville. Dr. Carly Orenstein, Psychologist. “Treatments for Tourette and Related Disorders”
April 97:30 – 9:00 pm   Burlington/Camden County Family Support Group.  West Jersey Hospital, Voorhees. Dr. Chester Minarcik, Pediatric Neurologist. “What Makes Tics Tick” What you need to know about neurochemistry and neuroregulation.
April 11Meeting Cancelled –  Bergen/Passaic County Family Support Group. Valley Hospital, Ridgewood.
April 11Peer Inservice, Newbury Elementary School, Howell. Presenter: Janine Howley, MA – NJCTS.
April 13Abilities Awareness Conference, Centenary College – Hackettstown
April 197:00 pm – 9:00 pm   Cumberland County Family Support Group. South Jersey Regional Hospital’s Fitness Connection, Vineland.  Open meeting – bring your questions, concerns and find out how other parents are coping.
April 209:30 am   Presentation at Ocean County Directors of Special Education Meeting. Presenter: Sandy Romano, Ed.S. – NJCTS
April 239:00 am – 12:00 pm   Educators Workshop, Camden County College Rohrer Campus, Cherry Hill. Presenter Cheryl Ludwig, MA, CCC-SLP – NJCTS. Registration fee $35. For more information visit: www.camdencc.edu or call 856-374-4955. Download flyer (pdf).
April 24Presentation at Middlesex County Directors of Special Education Meeting. Presenter: Sandy Romano, Ed.S. – NJCTS.
April 278:30 am – 2:30 pm   Educators Workshop “Beyond the Basics,” Middlesex County College. Presenter Janine Howley MA – NJCTS. Fee $35.00 continental breakfast and lunch voucher provided. Workshop is open to professionals, parents and other interested parties (3CEU). For more information call 732 906-2554 or visithttp://www.middlesexcc.edu/admin/relate/index.htm.Download flyer (pdf).

May 2007

May 107:00 pm – 9:00 pm   Morris/Warren County Family Support Group – Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown. “Tourette Syndrome and the ADHD Connection” – Special support group presentation. Join us for an informative presentation on these co-occurring disorders. This special support group presentation will be held in the Malcolm Forbes Amphitheatre. RSVP required – 908-575-7350. Download flyer with full details (32k pdf). Presenter: Dr Harvey Bennett, Director Child Neurology and Developmental Medicine, Goryeb Children’s Hospital, Morristown
May 10Sandy Romano Ed.S. – NJCTS.: Presentation at Passaic County Directors of Special Education Meeting
May 10Inservice, Hamilton Child Study Team Members. Presenter: Cheryl Ludwig, MA, CCC-SLP – NJCTS
May 15Meeting Cancelled –  Monmouth/Ocean County Family Support Group.  Wellness Center – Jersey Shore University Hospital, Neptune.
May 15Highpoint School, Morganville – faculty inservice, Presenter: Janine Howley, MA
May 166:30 pm Annual Recognition Dinner, Human Genetics Institute, Rutgers University, honoring Senate President Richard Codey and Mrs. Mary Jo Codey for their ongoing support of children and families with TS and associated disorders.
May 177:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Mercer County Family Support Group. RWJ Hamilton Center for Health and Wellness, Mercerville – Open Meeting-Discussion about planning for next school year. Bring your questions, concerns, ideas about summer vacation!
May 177:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Middlesex/Union County Family Support Group. JFK Hospital Neuroscience Institute, Edison. Open Meeting – Tips on Traveling with TS, bring your questions, concerns, ideas.
May 199:00 am – 3:00 pm   Trenton Family Summit Conference – War Memorial, Trenton
May 23Presentation at Camden County Directors of Special Education Meeting. Presenter: Sandy Romano Ed.S. – NJCTS
May 30Inservice Trenton School District Child Study Team, Trenton. Presenter: Julie Swenson, M. Ed., CSW – NJCTS

June 2007

June 47:30 pm – 9:00 pm   Burlington/Camden County Family Support Group.  West Jersey Hospital, Voorhees. Open Meeting – Tips on Traveling with TS, bring your questions, concerns, ideas.
June 47:00 pm – 9:00 pm   Somerset/Hunterdon County Family Support Group, Somerset Medical Center, Somerville. Open Meeting – Tips on Traveling with TS, bring your questions, concerns, ideas.
June 5Faculty Inservice, Maplewood Presenter: Julie Swenson, M Ed, CSW – NJCTS
June 77:00 pm – 9:00 pm   Atlantic/Cape May County Family Support Group Atlantic City Medical Center, Pomona.Facilitated Discussion “Tips for Traveling with TS” – Great ideas to help make summer traveling fun for everyone! Bring your questions and ideas – find out how other families are doing it.
June 77:00 – 9:00 pm   Sussex/Morris Family Support Group. St. Clare’s Behavioral Health Clinicians to speak on associated disorders that often accompany TS. Learn more about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Depression. Great information, good conversation.
June 8 – 10YMCA Camp Bernie Click here to download registration form (pdf).
June 13Meeting Cancelled – Bergen/Passaic County Family Support Group, Valley Hospital, Ridgewood
June 13NJ Pediatricians Convention, New Brunswick
June 13Presentation to Somerset County Advisory Council on Disabilities, Somerville. Presenter: Martha Butterfield – NJCTS
June 217:00 pm – 9:00 pm   Cumberland County Family Support Group. South Jersey Regional Hospital’s Fitness Connection, Vineland. Kathy McCabe, Health & Social Services Coordinator, Vineland High School: Facilitated discussion on RAGE and Traveling Tips for Summer Vacation

July 2007

No Events Scheduled

August 2007

No Events Scheduled

September 2007

September 5Faculty Inservice, Bordentown Regional High School, Bordentown. Presenter: Gail Walker – NJCTS
September 6Faculty Inservice South River Middle School, South River. Presenter: Janine Howley, MA – NJCTS
September 117:00 pm – 9:00 pm   Middlesex/Union County Family Support Group, JFK Hospital Neuroscience Institute, Edison. Click here for details.
September 137:00 pm – 9:00 pm   Morris/Warren County Family Support Group. Click here for details.
September 17Faculty Inservice, Upper Freehold Elementary/Middle School, Allentown. Presenter: Cheryl Ludwig MA, CCC-SLP
September 187:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Ocean County Family Support Group. Wellness Center – Jersey Shore University Hospital, Neptune. Open discussin on back to School issues.  Click here for details.
September 19Grand Rounds:  University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ (UMDNJ), Newark. Presenter: Dr. Trevor G. DeSouza, pediatric neurologist and an Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics at UMDNJ/NJ Medical School, in cooperation with TSANJ. Pediatricians, family practice physicians, psychiatrists, social workers, therapists, mental health providers, registered nurses, educators, others are urged to attend. For registration information, call 908-575-7350.
September 197:00 pm – 9:00 pm     Mercer County Family Support Group. RWJ Hamilton Center for Health and Wellness, Mercerville.  Open Discussion on Back to School Issues.Click here for details.
September 247:00 pm – 9:00 pm     Somerset/Hunterdon County Family Support Group.  Somerset Medical Center, Somerville.  Open Discussion on Back to School Issues.Click here for details.
September 265:00 pm – 7:00 pm     Overview of Habit Reversal for Tourette Syndrome. Rutgers University, Presenter: Dr. Douglas Woods, Associate Professor & Director of Clinical Training, University of Wisconsin

October 2007

October 17:30 pm – 9:00 pm     Burlington/Camden County Family Support Group. West Jersey Hospital, Voorhees. Click here for details.
October 1Faculty Inservice, Franklin Lakes Middle School, Franklin Lakes.  Presenter: Martha Butterfield – NJCTS
October 2Faculty Inservice, Readington Middle School, Readington Twp.  Presenter: Shawn Ewbank, BS – Rutgers University GSAPP
October 26:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Special Eucation Conference.  Topic: Your adult child with learning disabilities and ADHD.  Friends Health Connection & Learning Disabilities Assn. of NJ.  Location: Fairleigh Dickinson University, Wilson Auditorium at Dickinson Hall (Hackensack side of the campus), 1000 River Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666.  Door Price: $25.00
October 3TS and Related Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission. Presenter: Janine Howley, MA – NJCTS. click here for printable flyer
October 4Meeting Cancelled – Sussex/Morris County Family Support Group. St. Clare’s Hospital, Denville. RSVP 973-625-6199
October 47:00 pm – 9:00 pm     Atlantic/Cape May County Family Support Group. Atlantic City Medical Center, Pomona. Click here for details.
October 10Meeting Cancelled – Bergen/Passaic County Family Support Group. Valley Hospital, Ridgewood. Click here for details.
October 1310:00 am – 1:00 pm   Educators Workshop on TS and Associated Disorders, Bergen Community College, Paramus. Presenter: Ann Deutsch, RN MSN – NJCTS
October 17Presentation Hudson County Directors of Special Education monthly meeting. Presenter: Sandy Romano, Ed.S. – NJCTS
October 187:00 pm – 9:00 pm     Cumberland County Family Support Group. South Jersey Regional Hospital’s Fitness Connection, Vineland. Click here for details.
October 18Cancelled – Educators Workshop on TS and Associated Disorders, Camden County College, Cherry Hill.  Presenter: Cheryl Ludwig, MA, CCC-SLP – NJCTS
October 18Faculty Inservice Sandshore School, Bud Lake.  Presenter: Gayle Forman, LCSW – NJCTS
October 18Presentation to Essex County Directors of Special Education, West Orange.  Presenter: Sandy Romano, Ed.S. – NJCTS
October 20NJ Psychologists Conference, Somerset. TSANJ Exhibiting
October 24Faculty Inservice Cornelia Bradford PS 16, Jersey City.  Presenter:  John Mercer – NJCTS
October 25American Academy of Pediatrics School Health Conference, New Brunswick – TSANJ Exhibiting
October 268:00 am Faculty Inservice Howell Middle School North, Howell.  Presenter: Janine Howley, MA – NJCTS
October 2611:30 am Faculty Inservice Howell Middle School North, Howell.  Presenter: Janine Howley, MA – NJCTS
October 28OCD and Tourette Syndrome. Dr. Charles Mansueto, Ph.D. Doubletree Hotel, Somerset.  www.njocf.org  Price: $40.00 TSANJ participating.
October 30Presentation District of Perth Amboy School Administrators.  Presenter: Patricia Lang, LDTC – CST – NJCTS

November 2007

November 17:00 pm – 9:00 pm   Sussex/Morris County Family Support Group. St. Clare’s Hospital, Denville.  Marilyn Goggins, LCSW and Linda Mullin, LDTC: “Your Schools Department of Special Services” What is it? How does it work? Every school district provides special services to students.  Here is your chance to understand how the system works, who is eligible, how to assess services, how to work with your school so that you can advocate for your child.
November 67:00 pm – 9:00 pm     Mercer County Family Support Group. RWJ Hamilton Center for Health and Wellness, Mercerville. Click here for details.
November 6 Cancelled – Faculty Inservice, Cooper Elementary School, Cherry Hill Presenter: Gail Walker – NJCTS
November 6Faculty Inservice – Kushner Academy, Livingston.  Presenter: Carole Scheinholtz, MA – NJCTS
November 8 & 9NJEA Convention, Atlantic City. Presentation & Booth
November 87:00 pm – 9:00 pm     Morris/Warren County Family Support Group. Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown. Click here for details.
November 12Peer Inservice. Solomon Schechter School – Cranfor.: Presenter: Jennifer Zwilling – NJCTS
November 12Faculty Inservice, Brick High School, Brick.  Presenter: Janine Howley, MA – NJCTS
November 137:00 pm – 9:00 pm     Middlesex/Union County Family Support Group. JFK Hospital Neuroscience Institute, Edison  Click here for details.
November 14Workshop for Central Jersey Speech & Hearing Assoc., Lawrenceville. Presenter: Cheryl Ludwig, MA, CCC-SLP – NJCTS
November 15Brookdale Community College, Lincroft.  Lecture on Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders.  Presenter: Janine Howley, MA – NJCTS
November 15Faculty Inservice Randolph Middle School, Randolph.  Presenter: Gayle Forman, LCSW – NJCTS
November 16Latino Psychology Conference, Montclair State University.  TSANJ Participating.
November 207:00 pm     Monmouth/Ocean County Family Support Group. Click here for details.
November 267:00 pm     Somerset/Hunterdon County Family Support Group. Click here for details.
November 29Faculty Inservice, Morristown-Beard School, Morristown.  Presenter:  Gayle Forman, LCSW – NJCTS

December 2007

December 37:30 pm – 9:00 pm     Burlington/Camden County Family Support Group. West Jersey Hospital, Voorhees. Click here for details.
December 3Faculty Inservice, Upper Freehold Regional Elementary/Middle School, Allentown.  Presenter:  Cheryl Ludwig, MA, CCC-SLP – NJCTS.
December 4Rider University, Strategies for Mild Disabilities Instruction – Guest Lecturer: Cheryl Ludwig, MA, CCC-SLP – NJCTS
December 6Cancelled – Atlantic/Cape May County Family Support Group.  Atlantic City Medical Center, Pomona  Click here for details.
December 12Cancelled – Bergen/Passaic County Family Support Group. Valley Hospital, Ridgewood.  Click here for details.
December 14NJ School Psychologists Annual Conference, Monroe, NJ – Morning and afternoon workshops on TS and Related Disorders. Presenter: Janine Howley, MA – NJCTS
December 207:00 pm – 9:00 pm     Cumberland County Family Support Group. South Jersey Regional Hospital’s Fitness Connection, Vineland. Click here for details.

* Indicates conferences in which TSANJ is participating

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