January 2013

January 4Tourette Syndrome Legislation
Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ8) reintroduces the Collaborative Academic Research Efforts for Tourette Syndrome Act of 2013.
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Click here to show your support and inform your representative
January 10Middlesex/Union County Family Support Group
JFK Medical Center Neuroscience Institute Library in Edison
7:30 to 9 p.m.
Click here for details
January 18Faculty Charity Jeans Day
North Brunswick High School
All proceeds to benefit NJCTS
January 18Tim Howard Jersey Charity Raffle
North Brunswick High School
All proceeds to benefit NJCTS
January 24Somerset/Hunterdon County Family Support Group
Somerset Medical Center in Somerville
7 to 9 p.m.
Click here for details
January 24-25NJCTS Genetics Sharing Program
Interviews and DNA sample collection at Rutgers University’s Cell and DNA Sharing Repository in Piscataway.
E-mail familystudy@biology.rutgers.edu to schedule your appointment or click here for more details.
January 25Faculty In-Service Presentation
Princeton Friends School in Princeton
Presented by NJCTS Education Outreach Coordinator Melissa Fowler, MA, MEd
January 25Patient-Centered Medical Education Grand Rounds
UMDNJ — New Jersey Medical School in Newark
9:15 to 10:30 a.m. (not open to public)
Presented by Dr. Tolga Tanelli and Peer Educator Grace Hawruk

February 2013

February 4Faculty In-Service Presentation
Queen City Academy Charter in Plainfield
Presented by Graham Hartke, PsyD
February 7Atlantic/Cape May County Family Support Group
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (New Cafe) in Pomona
7 p.m.
Click here for details
February 7Morris/Sussex County Family Support Group
St. Clare’s Hospital Auditorium in Denville
7 to 9 p.m.
Click here for details
February 7County Education Conference
Supervisors of child study and education specialists
Trenton
Presented by Melissa Fowler, MA, MEd, and Marianne Fimbel, MEd, LSW
February 14-16NJCTS Genetics Sharing Program
Interviews and DNA sample collection at Rutgers University’s Cell and DNA Sharing Repository in Piscataway.
E-mail familystudy@biology.rutgers.edu to schedule your appointment or click here for more details.
February 14Peer Advocate Presentation
Madison Middle School in Madison
Presented by National Youth Ambassador Sarah Ethridge of Chatham High School
February 22Peer Advocate Presentation
Fair Lawn Middle School in Fair Lawn
Presented by National Youth Ambassador Emily Fleischman of River Dell High School
February 26Burlington/Camden Family Support Group
Virtua-Marlton (Scarborough Room) in Marlton
7:30 to 9 p.m.
Click here for details
February 26“Tourette Uncovered” Screening
Ramapo College in Mahwah
8 p.m. presentation
8:30 p.m. movie
In conjunction with the NJ Walks For TS at Ramapo College
February 27Wednesday Webinar
“Food Choices: How do they affect our performance?”
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Presented by Stephanie Goodman, CNC
To reserve your webinar seat, click here to register
February 28Educator Workshop
Camden County College, Blackwood Campus
Presented by Cheryl Ludwig, MA, CCC-SLP
February 28Faculty In-Service Presentation
Mary S. Shoemaker School in Woodstown
Presented by Michelle Lubonski, M.S.

March 2013

March 1Peer Advocate Presentation
East Brunswick High School
Presented by East Brunswick high school student and NJCTS peer advocate Amanda Silvers
March 1Intensive Clinical Workshop
Beyond the Basics: Habit Reversal Training and Exposure and Response Prevention for Tourette Syndrome and OCD
Rutgers University, Cook Campus Center Multipurpose Room
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Presented by Lori Rockmore, PsyD; Meir Flancbaum, PsyD; and Shawn Ewbank, PsyD
Click here for more information.
March 4Faculty In-Service Presentation
Park Middle School in Scotch Plains
Presented by Meir Flancbaum, PsyD
March 5Peer In-Service Presentation
Washington Street School in Toms River
Presented by Janine Howley
March 5Faculty In-Service Presentation
Washington Street School in Toms River
Presented by Janine Howley
March 6Peer Advocate Presentation
Orange Avenue Middle School in Cranford
Presented by National Youth Ambassador Sarah Ethridge of Chatham High School
March 8Peer In-Service Presentation
Highland Academy in Galloway
Presented by Tracy Lederman, EdD
March 9TS Treatments, Genetics & Research Conference
Overlook Medical Center’s Atlantic Neuroscience Institute in Summit
1 to 5 p.m. — genetics study participation
2:15 to 4 p.m. — presentations
Presented by Dr. Gary Heiman of the Tourette International Collaborative Genetics Study at Rutgers University and Dr. Roger Kurlan of the Movement Disorders Program at the Atlantic Neuroscience Institute
Click here for more details
March 14-15NJCTS Genetics Sharing Program
Interviews and DNA sample collection at Rutgers University’s Cell and DNA Sharing Repository in Piscataway.
E-mail familystudy@biology.rutgers.edu to schedule your appointment or click here for more details.
March 14Middlesex/Union County Family Support Group
JFK Medical Center Neuroscience Institute Library in Edison
7:30 to 9 p.m.
Click here for details
March 18New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children Spring Conference
“Tourette Syndrome, OCD and ADD: Classroom Implications and Instructional Strategies”
Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah
Presented by Dr. Judith L. Newman
March 19-21National Youth Ambassador Training
Washington, D.C.
Peer Youth Advocates Grace Hawruk and Tess Kowalski
March 21Community Outreach Workshop
Somerset County Library, Bridgewater Branch
Presented by Allissa Letts, BA
March 25Somerset/Hunterdon County Family Support Group
Somerset Medical Center in Somerville
7 to 9 p.m.
Click here for details
March 27Wednesday Webinar
“A Systematic Approach to Parenting”
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Presented by Dr. Steven E. Tobias
To reserve your webinar seat, click here to register
March 28Peer Advocate Presentation
Spotswood High School
Presented by East Brunswick High School student and NJCTS peer advocate Amanda Silvers

April 2013

April 3NJCTS Children’s Scholarship
Due date is May 1
Download an application
April 4Atlantic/Cape May County Family Support Group
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (New Cafe) in Pomona
7 p.m.
Click here for details
April 4Morris/Sussex County Family Support Group
SPECIAL SESSION: The Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN) will host a session anti-bullying strategies.
St. Clare’s Hospital Auditorium in Denville
7 to 9 p.m.
Click here for details
April 4Peer Advocate Presentation
Warren Middle School in Warren
Presented by National Youth Ambassador Sarah Ethridge of Chatham High School
April 5Faculty Charity Jeans Day
South Plainfield School District
All proceeds to benefit NJCTS
April 65th annual Gala & Casino Night
MARG Charitable Foundation
7 p.m. to midnight
Branches Restaurant in West Long Branch
Proceeds to benefit NJCTS and other charity organizations
Click here for more information
April 11-12NJCTS Genetics Sharing Program
Interviews and DNA sample collection at Rutgers University’s Cell and DNA Sharing Repository in Piscataway.
E-mail familystudy@biology.rutgers.edu to schedule your appointment or click here for more details.
April 11Grand Rounds
Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch
8 a.m. (open to community medical professionals)
Presented by Dr. Robert King of the TS/OCD Clinic at Yale University
Click here to register
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April 11“Dare To Be Different” Day
South Plainfield Middle School
All proceeds to benefit NJCTS
April 14NJ Walks For TS at Ramapo College
Join NJCTS as it expands this program to Northern New Jersey on the beautiful campus of Ramapo in Mahwah.
1 p.m. registration
2 p.m. walk start
Sign up, create a team or join a team on the registration page.
Fundraise on the donations pageAll proceeds benefit the statewide education outreach and peer advocacy programs of NJCTS.
April 19Student Charity Auction
North Brunswick High School
All proceeds to benefit NJCTS
April 19Roundtable Discussion with Congressman Leonard Lance
All Tourette Syndrome families in District 7
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Mountainside Public Library in Mountainside
NOTE: Reservations required by e-mailing info@njcts.org or calling 908-575-7350
April 22Faculty In-Service Presentation
Clara Barton School in Bordentown
Presented by Tracy Lederman, EdD
April 23Burlington/Camden Family Support Group – CANCELLED
Virtua-Marlton Scarborough Room in Marlton
April 24NJCTS Children’s Scholarship
One week remaining to apply
Download an application
April 27Family Fun Night
For TS parents and kids ages 9 to 18
6 to 8 p.m.
Mantua Township Community Center in Sewell
Click here for more details

May 2013

May 1Wednesday Webinar
“iSocialSkills: Strategies to help students, parents and educators reduce risks, cope with challenges and utilize interactive technology in pro-social ways.”
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Presented by Dr. Graham Hartke, Psy.D.
To reserve your webinar seat, click here to register
NOTE: This webinar was moved from its previously scheduled date of April 24
May 1NJCTS Children’s Scholarship
Last day to apply
Download an application
May 3Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month
Activity: Dare To Dream Student Leadership Conference
Mercer County Community College in Trenton
With Youth Advocate presenter Katie Delaney
May 5Living Viewing Party
South Plainfield High School senior Cory Singer competing on Bravo’s “The Kandi Factory”
9 to 11:30 p.m.
Park Avenue Diner in South Plainfield
Click here for more details
May 6Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month
Activity: East Brunswick City Council  Proclamation Presentation
Teenager Amanda Silvers to receive award for TS awareness efforts
Click here for more details
May 8Vendor Showcase
Union County School Nurses Association
Garwood
May 8Wednesday Webinar
“Medication Management for Tics and Tourette Syndrome”
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Presented by Dr. Mark Mintz
To reserve your webinar seat, click here to register
May 9Middlesex/Union County Family Support Group
JFK Medical Center Neuroscience Institute Library in Edison
7:30 to 9 p.m.
Click here for details
May 109th annual Family Retreat Weekend
YMCA Camp Bernie in Port Murray
REGISTRATION DEADLINE
For stories about Family Retreat Weekends, click here.
May 13-17Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month
Activity: Fundraising  initiatives to benefit NJCTS
Northern Burlington High School
May 14Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month
Activity: 
Celebrating Uniqueness Day
South Brunswick Middle School
Awareness presentations to students about disabilities such as Tourette Syndrome
May 15Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month
Officially begins today and runs through June 15
Share your TS Awareness Month activities with NJCTS!
May 17Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month
Activity: 
Peer Advocate Presentation
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Boonton
Presented by National Youth Ambassador Grace Hawruk of DePaul Catholic High School
May 22Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month
Activity: 
Patient-Centered Medical Education
Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick
Not open to the public
Presented by Youth Advocate Grace Hawruk and Kelly Hawruk
May 22Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month
Activity: Tour of the NJCTS Cell & DNA Sharing Repository at Rutgers University
With NJ State Senator Christopher Bateman, NJ State Assemblyman Jack Cittarelli and NJ State Assemblywoman Donna Simon, who will present NJCTS with its 13th straight TS Awareness Month proclamation from the NJ Governor’s office
May 23Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month
Activity: 
SPAN Workshop — IDEA protections for children with disabilities
Somerset Medical Center (Hamilton Room) in Somerville
7 to 9 p.m.
Click here for details and to register
May 23-24NJCTS Genetics Sharing Program
Interviews and DNA sample collection at Rutgers University’s Cell and DNA Sharing Repository in Piscataway.
E-mail familystudy@biology.rutgers.edu to schedule your appointment or click here for more details.
May 23Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month
Activity: Dare To Dream Student Leadership Conference
Middlesex County College in Edison
With Youth Advocate presenters Tommy Licato, Katie Delaney, Tess Kowalski and Dylan Teator
May 31Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month
Activity: Dare To Dream Student Leadership Conference
Montclair State University in Montclair
With Youth Advocate keynote speakers Dylan Teator and Katie Delaney

June 2013

June 4Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month
Activity: Walkathon to benefit NJCTS
Terrill Road Middle School in Scotch Plains
Initiated by student Josh Klapper
June 517th annual Atlantic Health Research Day
Morristown Medical Center
NJCTS presenting its latest collaborative TS research with Dr. Stuart Green
June 6Atlantic/Cape May County Family Support Group
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (New Cafe) in Pomona
7 p.m.
Click here for details
June 6Morris/Sussex County Family Support Group
St. Clare’s Hospital Auditorium in Denville
7 to 9 p.m.
Click here for details
June 7-99th Annual Family Retreat Weekend
YMCA Camp Bernie in Port Murray
Registration deadline was May 10.
For directions to Camp Bernie, click here.
For stories about past weekends and updates about this year’s event,click here.
June 17Peer Advocate Presentation
Clearview Regional Middle School in Mullica Hill
Presented by National Youth Ambassadors Sarah and Anna Baldwin of Mantua
June 25Burlington/Camden Family Support Group
Virtua-Marlton (Scarborough Room) in Marlton
7:30 to 9 p.m.
Click here for details
June 26-27Summer Inclusion Conference
The College of New Jersey in Ewing
Presented by the NJCTS Staff
June 27-28NJCTS Genetics Sharing Program
Interviews and DNA sample collection at the NJCTS Cell and DNA Sharing Repository on Rutgers University’s Busch Campus in Piscataway.
E-mail familystudy@biology.rutgers.edu to schedule your appointment or click here for more details.

July 2013

July 10Medical Presentation
Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside
8 to 9 a.m.
Presented by NJCTS Education Outreach Coordinator Melissa Fowler, MA, MEd, and Dr. Lawrence Laveman
July 11-12NJCTS Genetics Sharing Program
Interviews and DNA sample collection at the NJCTS Cell and DNA Sharing Repository on Rutgers University’s Busch Campus in Piscataway.
E-mail familystudy@biology.rutgers.edu to schedule your appointment or click here for more details.
July 16College Workshop
Bergen County Community College in Paramus
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Presented by NJCTS Education Outreach Coordinator Melissa Fowler, MEd, MA

August 2013

August 8-9NJCTS Genetics Sharing Program
Interviews and DNA sample collection at the NJCTS Cell and DNA Sharing Repository on Rutgers University’s Busch Campus in Piscataway.
E-mail familystudy@biology.rutgers.edu to schedule your appointment or click here for more details.
August 26Faculty In-Service Presentation
Teaneck Community Charter School in Teaneck
10 a.m.
Presented by Julie Ryan, Psy.D

September 2013

September 3Faculty In-Service Presentation
Clearly Elementary School in Buena
Presented by NJCTS Education Outreach Coordinator Melissa Fowler, MEd, MA
September 7Youth Advocate Training
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
NJCTS office at 50 Division Street, Suite 205, in Somerville
Facilitated by NJCTS Education Outreach Coordinator Melissa Fowler
By invitation only
September 12NJCTS Parent Connection at Morris/Sussex
St. Clare’s Hospital, 25 Pocono Road in Denville
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Click here for more information
Click here to download our flyer
September 12NJCTS Parent Connection at Middlesex/Union
JFK Medical Center’s Neuroscience Institute Library, 65 James Street in Edison
7:30 to 9 p.m.
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Click here to download our flyer
September 17Bi-Partisan Congressional Tourette Syndrome Caucus
A briefing by the Tourette Syndrome Association on understanding Tourette Syndrome and making connections
Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.
1 to 3 p.m.
September 23NJCTS Parent Connection at Somerset/Hunterdon
Somerset Medical Center’s Hamilton Conference Room, 110 Rehill Avenue in Somerville
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Click here for more information
Click here to download our flyer
September 24College Workshop
“Red Flags: Recognizing Early Warning Signs”
Raritan Valley Community College in Bridgewater
5 to 8 p.m.
Presented by NJCTS Education Outreach Coordinator Melissa Fowler, MA, MEd
September 24Peer In-Service Presentation
Whitman Elementary School in Turnersville
Presented by Tracy Lederman, Ed.D
September 24Peer In-Service Presentation
Washington Elementary School in Turnersville
Presented by Tracy Lederman, Ed.D
September 26-27NJCTS Genetics Sharing Program
Interviews with Dr. Robert King and DNA sample collection at the NJCTS Cell and DNA Sharing Repository
Rutgers University’s Busch Campus in Piscataway
E-mail familystudy@biology.rutgers.edu to schedule your appointment or click here for more details.
September 27Peer Advocate Presentation
Millstone River School in Plainsboro
10:30 a.m.
Presented by NJCTS Youth Advocate and National Youth Ambassador Tess Kowalski
September 30Faculty In-Service Presentation
Upper Freehold Regional Elementary School in Allentown
Presented by Janine Howley, RN

October 2013

October 3NJCTS Parent Connection at Atlantic/Ocean
Richard Stockton College Campus Center, Room 2, 101 Vera King Farris Drive in Galloway
7 to 8 p.m.
Click here for more information
Click here to download our flyer
October 5College Workshop
“Red Flags: Recognizing Early Warning Signs”
Bergen County Community College in Paramus
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Presented by NJCTS Education Outreach Coordinator Melissa Fowler, MA, MEd
October 8Patient-Centered Medical Education
Yale University Child Study Center in New Haven, Conn.
1 to 3 p.m.
Presented by the Hawruk, Licato and Kowalski families, along with Stuart Green, DMH, LCSW, the behavioral sciences director at Overlook Medical Center
Not open to the public
Click here to read more about this grand rounds presentation
October 9Wednesday Webinar
“Dealing With School Refusal”
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Presented by Dr. Rob Zambrano, Psy.D.
To reserve your webinar seat, click here to register
October 9Faculty In-Service Presentation
H.M. Potter School in Bayville
Presented by Tracy Lederman, Ed.D
October 10-11NJCTS Genetics Sharing Program
Interviews with Dr. Robert King and DNA sample collection at the NJCTS Cell and DNA Sharing Repository
Rutgers University’s Busch Campus in Piscataway
E-mail familystudy@biology.rutgers.edu to schedule your appointment or click here for more details.
October 1622nd annual American Academy of Pediatrics School Health Conference
7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset
NJCTS to present information about its programs and services
October 16Wednesday Webinar
“Cyber Safety Guide for Parents and Educators”
Strategies for preventing and responding to cyber bullying and risky online behaviors in children and adolescents
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Presented by Dr. Graham Hartke, Psy.D.
To reserve your webinar seat, click here to register
October 16Faculty In-Service Presentation
South Plainfield High School in South Plainfield
2 p.m.
Presented by Meir Flancbaum, Psy.D
October 19College Workshop
“Understanding Tourette Syndrome”
Bergen County Community College in Paramus
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Presented by NJCTS Education Outreach Coordinator Melissa Fowler, MA, MEd
October 21College Workshop
Passaic County Community College in Paterson
9 a.m. to noon
Presented by Dr. Robert Zambrano, Psy.D
October 28NJCTS Parent Connection at Burlington/Camden
Virtua-Marlton’s Scarborough Room, 90 Brick Road in Marlton
7:30 to 9 p.m.
Click here for more information
Click here to download our flyer
October 30Wednesday Webinar
“The Tourette Syndrome Program at Rutgers University”
A great resource for the TS community of New Jersey
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Presented by Dr. Shawn Ewbank, Psy.D.
To reserve your webinar seat, click here to register

November 2013

November 7-8NJEA Convention
Atlantic City Convention Center
Booth No. 1109
Come visit us, or tell your teachers to visit us at our booth!
November 8NJCTS Genetics Sharing Program
Interviews with Dr. Robert King and DNA sample collection at the NJCTS Cell and DNA Sharing Repository
Rutgers University’s Busch Campus in Piscataway
E-mail familystudy@biology.rutgers.edu to schedule your appointment or click here for more details.
November 8NJEA Convention
Atlantic City Convention Center
NJCTS presentation by Janine Howley, MA
3 to 4:30 p.m., Room 202
Call 908-575-7350 for more information
November 10NJCTS Genetics Sharing Program
Interviews with Dr. Robert King and DNA sample collection at the NJCTS Parent Connection at Bergen/Passaic Workshop
1 to 4 p.m.
Hackensack University Medical Center
E-mail familystudy@biology.rutgers.edu to schedule your appointment or click here for more details.
November 11Faculty In-Service Presentation
Connover Road Primary School in Colts Neck
Presented by Rick Zakreski, Psy.D
November 14NJCTS Parent Connection at Middlesex/Union
JFK Medical Center’s Neuroscience Institute Library, 65 James Street in Edison
7:30 to 9 p.m.
Click here for more information
November 17Member-Initiated Fundraiser
Grand Opening of “Josh’s Pop-Up Kitchen”
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Congregation Beth Israel, 18 Shalom Way in Scotch Plains
All proceeds to benefit NJ Walks for TS at Mendham
Click here for more information and the menu
November 18NJCTS Parent Connection at Somerset/Hunterdon
Somerset Medical Center’s Hamilton Conference Room, 110 Rehill Avenue in Somerville
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Click here for more information
November 21Community Presentation
“Red Flags: Recognizing Early Warning Signs”
Bridgewater Township Public Library
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Presented by NJCTS Education Outreach Coordinator Melissa Fowler, MA, MEd
November 22Peer Advocate Presentation
Hawthorne High School
Presented by De Paul Catholic High School student and NJCTS peer advocate Grace Hawruk
November 234th annual NJ Walks For TS at Mendham
Borough Park, at the corner of Mountain and Park avenues
9 a.m. registration
10 a.m. walk start
$22.50 prior to October 31; $25 after October 31
Click here to register
Click here to fundraise
Click here to download our flyer

December 2013

December 4Faculty In-Service Presentation
Mount Pleasant Elementary in Livingston
Presented by Melissa Fowler, MA, M.Ed, NJCTS
December 5NJCTS Parent Connection at Atlantic/Ocean
Richard Stockton College Campus Center, Room 2, 101 Vera King Farris Drive in Galloway
7 to 8 p.m.
Click here for more information
December 5-6NJCTS Genetics Sharing Program
Interviews with Dr. Robert King and DNA sample collection at the NJCTS Cell and DNA Sharing Repository
Rutgers University’s Busch Campus in Piscataway
E-mail familystudy@biology.rutgers.edu to schedule your appointment or click here for more details.
December 11Wednesday Webinar
“Dealing with Holiday Stress and Anxiety”
Presented by Dr. Michael Osit
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST
To reserve your webinar seat, click here to register
December 12College Workshop
“Understanding Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders”
Raritan Valley Community College in Bridgewater
5 to 8 p.m.
Presented by NJCTS Education Outreach Coordinator Melissa Fowler, MA, MEd
December 14NAMI New Jersey Annual Conference
“Pathways to Recovery: Treatment Options & Approaches”
Keynote Address on “Mental Disorders in the Genomic Age,” with a focus on NJCTS and Tourette Syndrome, given by Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey Executive Director Dr. Jay A. Tischfield
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Monroe in Jamesburg
Click here for Dr. Tischfield’s PowerPoint presentation
December 18Patient-Centered Medical Education Grand Rounds
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (for pediatric resident students only)
Presented by the Kowalski family and NJCTS Communications Coordinator Jeff Weber
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