January 2009

January 9Workshop for Educators-“Inclusion Friendly Classroom Environment” Professional Development Academy, 1690 Stelton Road, Piscataway Presenter: Janine Howely, MA-NJCTS
January 131:00 – 3:30pm
Educator Workshop – Closed session 
Ramapo College Faculty Inservice – Presenter: Ann Deutsch, MSN
January 137:00 pm – 9:00 pm Middlesex/Union County Family Support Group, JFK Hospital, Neuroscience Institute, Edison, Room: Library Click here for details
January 13Faculty inservice Copeland Middle School, Rockaway Presenter: Dr. Robert Zambrano, Psy. D – NJCTS
January 14Faculty Inservice Middletown Village Elementary School, Middletown Presenter: Janine Howley, MA – TSANJ
CANCELLEDMercer County Family Support Group.  RWJ Hamilton Center for Health and Wellness, Mercerville  Click here for details
January 19Professional Development, Clifton Public School Counselors, Clifton Presenter: Dr. Robert Zambrano, Psy.D
January 19Faculty Inservice Lester C. Noecker School, Roseland Presenter: Sue Connors
January 19Faculty Inservice Millstone Twp Elementary School, Millstone Presenter: Dr. Robert Zambrano, Psy.D. – NJCTS
January 19Faculty Inservice, Monmouth County Special Services High School, Freehold – Presenter: Janine Howley, MA-NJCTS
CANCELLEDMonmouth/Ocean County Family Support Group, Wellness Center, Jersey Shore University Hospital, Neptune Click here for details
January 21Faculty Inservice, Knollwood Elementary School, Fair Haven Presenter: Janine Howley, MA – NJCTS
January 267:00 pm – 9:00 pm    Somerset/Hunterdon County Family Support Group, Somerset Medical Center, Somerville  Room: A&B Click here for details
January 26Workshop – Hunterdon County School Nurses Association, Flemington Presenter: Dr. Robert Zambrano, Psy.D. – NJCTS
January 26Faculty Inservice, Holmdel School District, Holmdel. Presenter: Janine Howley, MA – NJCTS
January 26Peer Inservice, Maple Place Middle School, Oceanport Presenter: Janine Howley, MA – NJCTS
January 27Faculty Inservice Highland High School, Blackwood Presenter: Cheryl Ludwig, MA, CCC-SLP – NJCTS
CANCELLEDRescheduled to May 22, 2009 – Faculty Inservice, Liberty Elementary School, Great Meadow Presenter: Julie Swenson, M.Ed., CSW – NJCTS

February 2009

February 27:30 pm – 9:00 pm  Burlington/Camden County Family Support Group.  West Jersey Hospital, Voorhees.   Click here for details
February 4Wednesday Webinar Series 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Special Needs Trusts

Presenter:  Lori I. Wolf, Esq.

Click here to register

February 57:00 pm – 9:00 pm   Morris/Sussex County Family Support Group, St. Clare’s Hospital, Denville   Room:  Auditorium Click here for details
February 10Faculty Inservice Hillview Elementary School, Pompton Plains Presenter: Robert Zambrano, PsyD – NJCTS
February 12Seminar-Undergraduate Social Work – Richard Stockton College of NJ, Pomona Presenter: Cheryl Ludwig, MA CCC-SLP – NJCTS
February 13Faculty Inservice Atlantic County Special Services Mays Landing Presenter: Janine Howley, MA – NJCTS
February 13Faculty Inservice Delran High School, Delran Presenter: Robert Zambrano, Psy.D. – NJCTS
February 19Atlantic/Cape May County Family Support Group. Atlantic City Medical Center, Pomona – Room: New Cafe  Click here for details
February 197:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Cumberland County Family Support Group.  South Jersey Regional Hospital’s Fitness Connection, Vineland. Board Room  Click here for details
February 20Somerset County Directors of Special Education Monthly Meeting, Somerset County Vo-Tech High School, Bridgewater – Presenter: Sandy Romano, Ed.S. – NJCTS
February 25Wednesday Webinar Series 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Special Education and the Law

Presenter:  Rebecca K. Spar, Esq.

Click here to register

February 27Pediatric Grand Rounds “Evaluate and Identify Signs & Symptoms of TS” UMDNJ-Newark.  Presenter: Dr. Tolga Taneli Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School

March 2009

March 36:00 – 9:00 PM
Educator Workshop 
County College of Morris – Presenter Julie Swenson, M.Ed., CSW
Total Cost: $38
Register at www.ccm.edu
March 6Peer Inservice, Mount Pleasant Middle School, Livingston Presenter: Julie Swenson, M.Ed., CSW – NJCTS
March 9Faculty Inservice Hawes Elementary School, Ridgewood Presenter: Ann Deutsch, MSN – NJCTS
March 10CANCELLED – Middlesex /Union County Family Support Group, JFK Hospital, Neuroscience Institute, Edison, Room: Library Click here for details
March 11Kean University School of Education
Educators Workshop
Presenter: Sue Conners
March 11Student Presentation, Kean University College of Education, Union Presenter: Sue Connors, TSA-USA
March 13Workshop for Direct Support Professionals Middlesex County ARC, New Brunswick Presenter: Robert Zambrano, Psy D – NJCTS
March 177:00 pm – 8:30 pm Monmouth/Ocean County Family Support Group, Wellness Center, Jersey Shore University Hospital, Neptune Click here for details
March 18Faculty Inservice Hainesport School, Hainesport Presenter: Cheryl Ludwig, MA, CCC-SLP – NJCTS
March 18Wednesday Webinar Series 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders in the employment industry.  Your rights under “New Jersey Law Against Discrimination” and “Americans with Disabilities Act”.  Click here to register.

Presenter: Randi W. Kochman, Esq.

March 197:00 am – 9:00 pm  Mercer County Family Support Group.  RWJ Hamilton Center for Health and Wellness, Mercerville  Click here for details
March 20Faculty Inservice, Maple Place Middle School, Oceanport Presenter: Janine Howley, MA-NJCTS
March 237:00 pm – 9:00 pm    Somerset/Hunterdon County Family Support Group, Somerset Medical Center, Somerville  Room:A&B Click here for details
March 23Peer and faculty inservice Howell Middle School South, Howell Presenter: Janine Howley, MA – NJCTS
March 2810:00 – 1:00 PM
Educator Workshop 
Bergen County College – Presenter Ann Deutsch, MSN
Cost $45.00
Course SD759
Register at www.bergen.edu
March 304:00 pm – 7:00pm
Educators Workshop
Ocean County College
Presenter Janine Howley MA.
Cost: $59.00
Register with the office of school relations at www.ocean.edu
March 30Graduate Seminar for Developmental Study of Children Course , Kean University at Ocean County College, Toms River Presenter: Janine Howley, MA – NJCTS

April 2009

April 2Atlantic/Cape May County Family Support Group. Atlantic City Medical Center, Pomona.- Room: New Cafe   Click here for details
April 27:00 pm – 9:00 pm   Morris/Sussex County Family Support Group, St. Clare’s Hospital, Denville   Room:  Auditorium Click here for details
April 4Bergen Regional Medical Center, Paramus
9:30 am TS Sharing Repository interviews and sample collection.
4:00 to 5:30 pm Workshop – “State of the Art Treatments for TS and Associated Disorders” presented by Dr. Robert King, Yale University Child Study Center and Dr. Jay Tischfield NJCTS Sharing Repository Executive Director.
April 77:00 pm – 9:00pm
Educators Workshop
Camden County College
Cherry Hill Campus Rohrer 110
Presenter Cheryl Ludwig, MA, CCC-SLP
Cost: $35.00
Course CE.EDU 012-41, www.camdencc.edu/ce
April 67:30 pm – 9:00 pm  Burlington/Camden County Family Support Group.  West Jersey Hospital, Voorhees.   Click here for details
April 15Celebrating Uniqueness Symposium, Crossroads Middle School, Monmouth Junction Presenter: Carole Scheinholtz, MA – NJCTS
April 167:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Cumberland County Family Support Group.  South Jersey Regional Hospital’s Fitness Connection, Vineland. Board Room  Click here for details
April 21Course Lecture Rutgers GSAPP
Child Psychopathology
Abba Cargan, Lori Rockmore, Patricia Lang
April 249:00 – 12:00PM
Educator Workshop 
Raritan Valley Community College
Cost $59.00
Register with Allied Health Department www.raritanval.edu
April 27Faculty Inservice Rockaway Valley School, Boonton Presenter: Julie Swenson, Med, CSW – NJCTS
April 28Guest Lecturer Series: Special Education Graduate Program, Rider University, Lawrenceville Methods for Teaching Mildly Disables Students Presenter: Cheryl Ludwig, MA, CCC-SLP – NJCTS
April 29Wednesday Webinar Series 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Attorney Rebecca Spar will present part two of a webinar on the Americans with Disabilities Act, IDEA and 504 plans aimed at parents, teachers and professionals dealing with children in grades K-12.

May 2009

May 1Disabilities Awareness Event Memorial Elementary School, Old Bridge
Presenter: Carole Scheinholtz, MA – NJCTS
May 4Peer Inservice, Rand School, Montclair Presenter: Dr. Robert
Zambrano, Psy.D – NJCTS
May 11Faculty Inservice, Valley View School, Califon Presenter: Julie
Swenson, Med, CSW – NJCTS
May 127:00 pm – 9:00 pm Middlesex /Union County Family Support Group, JFK Hospital, Neuroscience Institute, Edison, Room: Library Click here for details
May 14Presentation Union County Association of Speech Language Professionals, Garwood Presenter: Robert Zambrano, Psy D. – NJCTS
May 187:00 pm – 9:00 pm    Somerset/Hunterdon County Family Support Group, Somerset Medical Center, Somerville  Room:A&B Click here for details
May 19Cancelled – Monmouth/Ocean County Family Support Group, Wellness Center, Jersey Shore University Hospital, Neptune Room: Classroom 2Click here for details
May 21Cancelled – Mercer County Family Support Group.  RWJ Hamilton Center for Health and Wellness, Mercerville  Click here for details
May 22Faculty Inservice, Liberty Elementary School, Great Meadow Presenter: Julie Swenson, M.Ed., CSW – NJCTS
May 29Presentation to Hunterdon County Dept of Education, County Supervisors Meeting, Flemington Presenter: Martha Butterfield – NJCTS

June 2009

June 1Burlington/Camden Support Group meeting at Virtua on June 1 is being rescheduled to Thursday June 4th. For information on where meeting will be held, please call 908-575-7350..   Click here for details
June 3NJCTS Benefit Golf Outing
Olde York Country Club
June 4Atlantic/Cape May County Family Support Group. Atlantic City Medical Center, Pomona.- Room: One North (formerly John Oakes Classroom)Click here for details
June 47:00 pm – 9:00 pm   Morris/Sussex County Family Support Group, St. Clare’s Hospital, Denville   Room:  Auditorium Click here for details
June 5-7TS Family Retreat Weekend at Camp Bernie, Port Murray NJ – Bring your family and join us for a fun weekend of games and activities. Click here for a registration form.   Don’t forget about the Talent show Saturday evening!
June 187:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Cumberland County Family Support Group.  South Jersey Regional Hospital’s Fitness Connection, Vineland. Board Room  Click here for details

July 2009

July 96:30pm – 9:00 Rutgers, Life Science Building, Busch Campus
Young Adult Program – Ages 14 to …..
Learn how to advocate for yourself! Training on how to advocate for yourself and others with TS. This comprehensive program will give you the opportunity to learn skills like public speaking, peer mediation and conflict management. The process will focus on self-esteem building with the goal of preparing young TS adults to become stronger advocates for themselves and others.
July 1507/15/09 10:00am – 1:00pm
Educators Workshop 
Presenter: Janine Howley, MA
Warren County Community College, Cost $30.00
Register www.wccc.edu or 908-689-7613 Course # EDU682A0
July 22 – 24Rutgers University, TS Genetics
NJCTS Sharing Repository interviews and sample collection.
Dr. Robert King, Professor of Child Psychiatry, Yale Universityand Medical Director of the TS/OCD Clinic at the Yale University Child Study Center will be interviewing families who would like to participate in the NJCTS Genetics Sharing Program. Schedule your appointment with Dr. King by emailing the repository atfamilystudy@biology.rutgers.edu
July 314:00 to 5:30 pm Workshop – “State of the Art Treatments for TS and Associated Disorders”  Hackensack, NJ
presented by Dr. Barbara Coffey, NY University School of Medicine and Dr. Gary Heiman, NJCTS Sharing Repository Director
register by July 24th by emailing familystudy@biology.rutgers.edu the names phone #s of the people attending.

August 2009

August 5Young Adult Program, Center of Applied Psychology, Rutgers University Presenter: Janine Howley, MA – NJCTS
August 12 – 13Rutgers University, TS Genetics
NJCTS Sharing Repository interviews and sample collection.
Dr. Robert King, Professor of Child Psychiatry, Yale Universityand Medical Director of the TS/OCD Clinic at the Yale University Child Study Center will be interviewing families who would like to participate in the NJCTS Genetics Sharing Program. Schedule your appointment with Dr. King by emailing the repository atfamilystudy@biology.rutgers.edu

September 2009

September 14Peer Inservice Rockaway Valley Elementary School, Boonton Twp Presenter: Julie Swenson, M Ed, CSW
September 157:30 pm – 9:00 pm Middlesex /Union County Family Support Group, JFK Hospital, Neuroscience Institute, Edison, Room: Library Click here for details
September 23-25Rutgers University, TS Genetics
NJCTS Sharing Repository interviews and sample collection.
Dr. Robert King, Professor of Child Psychiatry, Yale Universityand Medical Director of the TS/OCD Clinic at the Yale University Child Study Center will be interviewing families who would like to participate in the NJCTS Genetics Sharing Program. Schedule your appointment with Dr. King by emailing the repository atfamilystudy@biology.rutgers.edu
September 30Webinar “Study Skills for Success”
Click here to reserve your Webinar seat now!
Presenter: Cheryl Ludwig, MA, CCC-SLP
This webinar will present information to help families create a positive homework experience by shaping the environment and schedule, and suggesting study strategies that will help the child retain what is learned on a daily basis. Creative and flexible teaching techniques for the professional will be presented as well. The end goal is to develop a partnership between teacher/student and parent that will result in a successful school year.

October 2009

October 1Educator Workshop
6:00pm – 9:00pm Thursday
Raritan Valley Community College
Course # CRN 12571 AH402-10, Cost $59.00
Register at: www.rvcc.edu/cce
October 1Atlantic/Cape May County Family Support Group. Atlantic City Medical Center, Pomona.- New Cafe Click here for details
October 17:00 pm – 9:00 pm   Morris/Sussex County Family Support Group, St. Clare’s Hospital, Denville   Room: Auditorium Click here for details
October 1Peer Inservice, Shongum Elementary School, Randolph Presenter: Julie Swenson, M Ed, CSW – NJCTS
October 2Village Elementary School, Holmdel Faculty and Peer Inservice, Presenter: Janine Howley, MA – NJCTS
October 57:30 pm – 9:00 pm  Burlington/Camden County Family Support Group.  West Jersey Hospital, Voorhees.  Mohrfeld Room Click here for details
October 57:00 pm – 9:00 pm    Somerset/Hunterdon County Family Support Group, Somerset Medical Center, Somerville  Room: Library Community Health Bldg. Click here for details
October 9Faculty Inservice Fernwood Middle School, Egg Harbor Twp Presenter: Cheryl Ludwig, MA, CCC-SLP – NJCTS
October 13Faculty Inservice, Upper Freehold Regional School District Middle School, Allentown Presenter: Joe Conerty, Rutgers University, Doctoral Candidate – NJCTS
October 14Faculty Inservice, Clinton Twp Middle School, Clinton Presenter: Julie Swenson, M Ed, CSW – NJCTS
October 14Faculty Inservice, McKinley Avenue Elementary School, Manahawkin Presenter: Janine Howley, MA – NJCTS
October 157:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Cumberland County Family Support Group.  South Jersey Regional Hospital’s Fitness Connection, Vineland. Board Room  Click here for details
October 17Macy’s Shop for a Cause

New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Macy’s are teaming up to help the 28,000 children and families statewide. For just $5 you can make a difference and save a bundle*.

*Some exclusions apply. For more information or to order a shopping pass, call contact Nicole Greco at NJCTS 908-575-7350 or ngreco@njcts.org.

October 17Educator Workshop
10:00am – 1:00pm Saturday
Bergen Community College
Presenter: Ann L. Deutsch, MSN, Course #SD 759 $50.00
Register at: www.bergen.edu
October 19Faculty Inservice, Copeland Middle School, Rockaway Presenter: Dr. Robert Zambrano, Psy D – NJCTS
October 19Faculty Inservice, Orange Board of Education, Orange Presenter: Dr. Robert Zambrano, Psy D – NJCTS
October 20Faculty and Peer Inservices, Woodbury Heights Elementary School, Woodbury Heights Presenter: Cheryl Ludwig, MA CCC-SLP – NJCTS
October 20Faculty and Peer Inservices DeMasi Elementary School, Marlton Presenter: Cheryl Ludwig, MA, CCC-SLP – NJCTS
October 21Faculty Inservice, Sage Day at Mahwah, Mahwah Presenter: Julie Swenson, M Ed, CSW – NJCTS
CANCELLEDYoung Adult Program Event
Rutgers University, Piscataway
October 26Educator Workshop
4:00pm – 7:00pm Monday
Ocean County College
Presenter: Janine Howley, MA Course # SRED-107-01, $59.00
Register at: www.ocean.edu or 732.255.0477
October 26Faculty Inservice, Rockaway Valley School, Boonton Presenter: Julie Swenson, M Ed, CSW
October 28Wednesday Webinar 7:30 – 8:30 PM EDT

Understanding and Managing ADHD in Children and Adolescents Presenter: Richard Zakreski, Ph. D.

This Webinar will address the symptoms, causes and impact of ADHD upon the lives of children and adolescents at home, at school and with their peers.  Effective treatments, both environmental and pharmacological, will be discussed.  Often associated disorders are more difficult for a child with TS than the tics themselves.  ADHD affects 50-60% of children diagnosed with TS also suffer from ADHD.  So if you are a parent of a child with TS, a teacher or clinician you won’t want to miss this important webinar.

Click here to register

October 28Exhibit Booth, Annual School Health Conference, Edison
October 28-30Rutgers University, TS Genetics
NJCTS Sharing Repository interviews and sample collection.
Dr. Robert King, Professor of Child Psychiatry, Yale Universityand Medical Director of the TS/OCD Clinic at the Yale University Child Study Center will be interviewing families who would like to participate in the NJCTS Genetics Sharing Program. Schedule your appointment with Dr. King by emailing the repository atfamilystudy@biology.rutgers.edu
October 29Educator Workshop
4:30pm – 7:30pm Thursday
Bergen Community College
Presenter: Ann L. Deutsch, MSN, Course #SD 759 $50.00
Register at: www.bergen.edu

November 2009

November 2Faculty Inservice Bartle Elementary School, Highland Park Presenter: Dr. Robert Zambrano, PsyD – NJCTS
November 3Faculty and Peer Inservices, Riverton Elementary School, Riverton Presenter: Cheryl Ludwig, MA, CCC-SLP – NJCTS
November 3Faculty Inservice, Allentown High School, Allentown Presenter: Joseph Conerty, NJCTS
November 5-6NJEA Convention
November 9Faculty Inservice Kennedy Elementary School, North Bergen Presenter: Dr. Robert Zambrano, Psy D – NJCTS
November 10Exhibit Booth, Abilities Expo, Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg
November 107:30 pm – 9:00 pm Middlesex /Union County Family Support Group, JFK Hospital, Neuroscience Institute, Edison, Room: Library Click here for details
November 10Faculty Inservice, DeMasi Middle School, Marlton
Presenter: Cheryl Ludwig, MA, CCC-SLP – NJCTS
November 11Kean University At Ocean County College, Toms River Graduate Program Guest Lecture Series Presenter: Janine Howley, MA – NJCTS
November 18-20Rutgers University, TS Genetics
NJCTS Sharing Repository interviews and sample collection.
Dr. Robert King, Professor of Child Psychiatry, Yale University and Medical Director of the TS/OCD Clinic at the Yale University Child Study Center will be interviewing families who would like to participate in the NJCTS Genetics Sharing Program. Schedule your appointment with Dr. King by emailing the repository at familystudy@biology.rutgers.edu
November 237:00 pm – 9:00 pm    Somerset/Hunterdon County Family Support Group, Somerset Medical Center, Somerville  Room: Library Community Health Bldg. Click here for details
November 30Faculty Inservice, Middle School South, Howell Presenter: Janine Howley, MA – NJCTS

December 2009

December 2Training-Mental Health Screeners, Parsippany Presenter: Dr. Tolga Taneli, Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark
December 3Atlantic/Cape May County Family Support Group. Atlantic City Medical Center, Pomona.- New Cafe Click here for details
December 3NJCTS Board Meeting
December 3TSANJ Board Meeting
December 48:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cumberland County College Presents: Keys to Access Unlocking the Potential for Students with Disabilities
Luciano Family Conference Center
Registration deadline: Monday, November 30, 2009 Fee: $35.00
Cheryl Ludwig, MA will be presenting for NJCTS
Click here to Register
December 6NJCTS Board Member James Levitt will compete in Hoop-A-Paluza, a basketball free-throw competition and carnival to raise money for area non-profits. Please click here to sponsor the team
December 77:30 pm – 9:00 pm  Burlington/Camden County Family Support Group.  West Jersey Hospital, Voorhees. Mohrfeld Room  Click here for details
December 7Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg Dept of Human Services, Course Lecture Presenter: Robert Zambrano, Psy D – NJCTS
December 107:00 pm – 9:00 pm   Morris/Sussex County Family Support Group, St. Clare’s Hospital, Denville   Room:  Auditorium Click here for details
December 177:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Cumberland County Family Support Group.  South Jersey Regional Hospital’s Fitness Connection, Vineland. Board Room  Click here for details

* Indicates conferences in which TSANJ is participating

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