NJAMHAA honors Faith Rice with 2017 Courage and Compassion Award

The New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, Inc. (NJAMHAA) recognized individuals who contribute to the quality of life for children and adults throughout the state. NJAMHAA President and Chief Executive Officer Debra L. Wentz, PhD, and NJAMHAA Board Member Bob Budsock presented the Courage and Compassion Awards

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New York Red Bulls honors Tim Howard for his work with NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome

The New York Red Bulls took the opportunity to recognize the charitable efforts of one of their own during the season opener against the Colorado Rapids. Howard was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome (TS) at 10 years old and he has become an advocate for the disorder. TS is a misunderstood

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Princeton Teen Wants Others to Join NJ Walks for TS

Charles Griebell is a high school junior, and he’s changing the way the public understands Tourette Syndrome (TS). TS is a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary sounds and movements known as tics. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as many as 1 in 100 children show signs of

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Holmdel Teen Readies for 5K in Support of Tourette Syndrome on April 2

Jeff DeCicco remembers his earlier days in the classroom. He has Tourette Syndrome (TS), neurological disorder characterized by tics. Back then, when he needed a voice, the NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders (NJCTS) spoke for him. Through the education outreach program, NJCTS delivered in-school workshops and, according

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Bateman, Ciattarelli Join NJ Walks for TS at Princeton

State Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-16) and Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16) have joined the Honorary Committee for the 4th annual NJ Walks for TS at Princeton. The 5K walk/family fun run will take place at Mercer County Park on Sunday, April 2nd and is designed as a day of advocacy,

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Camden’s Promise Middle School fifth-graders get lesson about standing up for others with disabilities from NJCTS Youth Advocates

The Baldwin sisters are no strangers to speaking up on behalf of kids who are a little bit different. The NJCTS Youth Advocates have been leading presentations to schools and community groups in South Jersey for years. Anna and Sarah recently educated more than 100 fifth graders at Camden’s Promise

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Youth Advocate inspires Holy Tomato Too to donate proceeds to NJCTS

South Jersey Youth Advocate Anna Baldwin organized a fundraiser at Holy Tomato Too in Mullica Hill last month to benefit NJCTS. We are excited to report that it was night filled with delicious tomato pies and helped raise Tourette Syndrome awareness! Pictured here are owner Troy Memis, Anna, and manager Maryalice

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Edison Police Make Hoagies for NJCTS at Wawa Grand Opening

Edison Police and Firefighters faced-off in a hoagie-making challenge, raising money for two of their favorite charities—including the Somerville-based NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, Inc.—at the grand opening of a Wawa store in town. On Friday, December 9, the brand new Wawa at Woodbridge Avenue and College

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