Join this empowering session and hear a mother and son discuss the importance of advocacy, and how you can make advocating a part of your life every day. Learn first-hand, ways you can become a better advocate for yourself and the TS community.
Charlotte Regen is an educator and mother of two children, living in Central Jersey. Mrs. Regen’s professional degree is in Special Education and she works in middle school Special Education. Charlotte and her husband became involved with NJCTS when their son was diagnosed eight years ago. They have participated in Family Retreat Weekend, NJ Walks for TS, the Youth Advocate Program and The NJCTS Tim Howard Leadership Academy.
Sam Regen is a 17 year old senior at Robbinsville High School. At school, he is the President of Play Unified, member of National Honors Society, Thespian Honors Society, and Music Honors Society, and deeply involved in the Musical Cast, Chamber Choir, and Jazz Band. Outside of school, he is a Youth Advocate for the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome, volunteer of Ability Tree, and member of the Youth Advisory Committee of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
NJCTS is introducing these new interactive information sessions for parents and children that are designed to give families the knowledge and skills they need to advocate today, tomorrow and every day. The Empowerment Advocacy sessions will be held virtually on Saturday mornings and be led by talented professionals and some of our own youth advocates.