January 2014

January 2 NJCTS 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
January 9 NJCTS 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
January 15 Wednesday Webinar
“Accommodation Plan vs. Individualized Education Plan (IEP)”
Presented by Susan Conners, M.Ed.
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
To reserve your webinar seat, click here to register
January 20 Martin Luther King Mitzvah Day
An opportunity to learn about and support various charitable groups and organizations, including NJCTS, in the community
2 to 4 p.m.
Congregation B’nai Israel, 160 Millburn Avenue in Millburn
NJCTS presentation to be given by Alec Wolf
January 22 Wednesday Webinar
“Accommodations, Strategies and Techniques for Working with Students with Tourette”
Presented by Susan Conners, M.Ed.
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST
To reserve your webinar seat, click here to register
January 22 Patient-Centered Medical Education Grand Rounds
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark
8:30 a.m. (for pediatric resident students only)
Presented by TBA
January 23-April 3 Skills Groups for Children & Adolescents with Tourette Syndrome
6 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday
152 Frelinghuysen Road on Rutgers University’s Busch Campus in Piscataway
Cost: $200 for all 10 meetings
Click here for more information
January 23 Learning Disabilities of New Jersey & MetroWest ABLE Presentation
“Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Testing: A Survival Guide for Parents and Professionals”
7:30 to 9 p.m.
JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Avenue in West Orange
Click here for more information
January 23-24 NJCTS 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.
January 27 NJCTS Parent Connection at Somerset/Hunterdon
SPECIAL PRESENTATION: “Rights of Youth in the Juvenile Justice System,” by the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN)
Somerset Medical Center’s Hamilton Conference Room, 110 Rehill Avenue in Somerville
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Click here for more information & to RSVP by January 26

February 2014

February 5 Faculty In-Service Presentation
H & M Potter Elementary School in Bayville
Presented by NJCTS Education Outreach Coordinator Melissa Fowler, MA, MEd
February 6 NJCTS 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
February 7 NJCTS 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.
February 8 Tourette Syndrome Workshop
A chance to learn about and interact with research, genetics and other opportunities associated with this neurological disorder
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Virtua Hospital, Health & Wellness Building Room E130-132, 100 Bowman Drive in Voorhees
Registration is required — click here for more information
February 12 Wednesday Webinar
“Treating Specific Phobias: When and How?”
Presented by Martin E. Franklin, Ph.D., director of the Child and Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich & Anxiety Group (COTTAGe) at the University of Pennsylvania
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
To reserve your webinar seat, click here to register
February 20 Faculty In-Service Presentation
Veterans Memorial Elementary School in Brick
Presented by NJCTS Education Outreach Coordinator Melissa Fowler, MA, MEd
February 24 NJCTS 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
February 24 Faculty In-Service Presentation
The Forrest School in Fair Lawn
Presented by NJCTS Education Outreach Coordinator Melissa Fowler, MA, MEd
February 26 Wednesday Webinar
“Getting Unstuck: How to Overcome Anxiety and Mood Problems with Behavioral Activation and Exposure”
Presented by Dr. Brian Chu
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST
To reserve your webinar seat, click here to register
February 26 Faculty In-Service Presentation
Oakview Elementary School in West Deptford
Presented by Michelle Lubonski, M.S.Ed
February 26 Peer In-Service Presentation
Oakview Elementary School in West Deptford
Presented by Michelle Lubonski, M.S.Ed

March 2014

March 3 Peer In-Service Presentation
Campbell Elementary School (grades 1-2) in Metuchen
Presented by NJCTS Education Outreach Coordinator Melissa Fowler, MA, MEd
March 3 Peer In-Service Presentation
Campbell Elementary School (grades 3-4) in Metuchen
Presented by NJCTS Education Outreach Coordinator Melissa Fowler, MA, MEd
March 4 Peer In-Service Presentation
Stone Brook School in Branchburg
Presented by Dr. Rob Zambrano, PsyD
March 4 Faculty In-Service Presentation
Stone Brook School in Branchburg
Presented by Dr. Rob Zambrano, PsyD
March 10 Faculty In-Service Presentation
Holy Cross School in  Rumson
Presented by Tracy Lederman, Ed.D.
March 12 Faculty In-Service Presentation
H & M Potter Elementary School in Bayville
Presented by Janine Howley, MA
March 12 Patient-Centered Medical Education Grand Rounds
Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune
8:30 to 10 a.m. (NOT open to the public; for doctors and resident students only)
Presented by Robert Zambrano, Psy.D. and the Kowalski family
March 12 Wednesday Webinar
“Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors: Helping Teens and Young Adults Manage Stress and Anxiety”
Presented by Rachel Strohl, Psy.D.
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST
To reserve your webinar seat, please click here
March 13 NJCTS 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
March 13 NJCTS 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
March 24 NJCTS 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
March 26 Wednesday Webinar
“Using Creative Arts in Therapy: Benefits of Music, Dance & Art”
Presented by Kathleen Nace, MT-BC, NMT, of The Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
To reserve your webinar seat, please click here

April 2014

April 1 NJCTS Children’s Scholarship
For graduating New Jersey high school seniors with Tourette Syndrome who are enrolling in college, university or trade school in the fall.
ONE MONTH LEFT TO APPLY!
Download an application
April 1 NJCTS Educator of the Year
For an educator in New Jersey who has made a significant difference in the life of a child with Tourette Syndrome during the 2013-2014 school year.
ONE MONTH LEFT TO NOMINATE!
Fill out the nomination form
April 1 NJCTS Health-Care Professional of the Year
For a health-care professional in New Jersey who has made a significant difference in the life of a child with Tourette Syndrome.
ONE MONTH LEFT TO NOMINATE!
Fill out the nomination form
April 1 10th annual NJCTS Family Retreat Weekend
Join us from June 6-8 at YMCA Camp Bernie in Hunterdon County for the “best weekend of the year”
ONE MONTH LEFT TO REGISTER!
Get your family signed up
April 6 1st NJ Walks for TS at Princeton
To support the NJCTS Children’s Scholarship Program, which awards money to graduating New Jersey high school seniors with Tourette Syndrome
1 p.m. registration/check-in begins
2 p.m. walk start
WEST Picnic Area of Mercer County Park in West Windsor
Register as an individual, join a team or create a team!
Donate to an individual or team, or fundraise for yourself!
Read about the success of the NJ Walks for TS program
April 9 Wednesday Webinar
“Impulse Control Problems and Tourette Syndrome”
Presented by Cathy Budman, MD, director of the Movement Disorders Program at North Shore-LIJ Health System
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
To reserve your webinar seat, click here to register
April 23 Wednesday Webinar
“Tourette Syndrome & Developmental Disabilities”
Presented by Lawrence Brown, MD
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST
To reserve your webinar seat, click here to register
April 24 NJCTS Children’s Scholarship
For graduating New Jersey high school seniors with Tourette Syndrome who are enrolling in college, university or trade school in the fall.
ONE WEEK LEFT TO APPLY!
Download an application
April 24 NJCTS Educator of the Year
For an educator in New Jersey who has made a significant difference in the life of a child with Tourette Syndrome during the 2013-2014 school year.
ONE WEEK LEFT TO NOMINATE!
Fill out the nomination form
April 24 NJCTS Health-Care Professional of the Year
For a health-care professional in New Jersey who has made a significant difference in the life of a child with Tourette Syndrome.
ONE WEEK LEFT TO NOMINATE!
Fill out the nomination form
April 24 10th annual NJCTS Family Retreat Weekend
Join us from June 6-8 at YMCA Camp Bernie in Hunterdon County for the “best weekend of the year”
ONE WEEK LEFT TO REGISTER!
Get your family signed up
April 25 Abilities Awareness Day
Centenary College in Hackettstown
NJCTS to present information
Speaker: Volunteer advocate Ross Yellin
April 28 NJCTS 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
April 30 Guest Lecture
For first-year doctoral students of psychology
Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University
Presented by Robert Zambrano, Psy.D.

May 2014

May 1-2 NJCTS 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
For more information, please click here
To schedule an appointment, please e-mail familystudy@biology.rutgers.edu 
May 1 NJCTS Children’s Scholarship
For graduating New Jersey high school seniors with Tourette Syndrome who are enrolling in college, university or trade school in the fall.
LAST DAY TO APPLY!
Download an application
May 1 NJCTS Health-Care Professional of the Year
For a health-care professional in New Jersey who has made a significant difference in the life of a child with Tourette Syndrome.
LAST DAY TO NOMINATE!
Fill out the nomination form
May 1 NJCTS Educator of the Year
For an educator in New Jersey who has made a significant difference in the life of a child with Tourette Syndrome during the 2013-2014 school year.
LAST DAY TO NOMINATE!
Fill out the nomination form
May 1 10th annual NJCTS Family Retreat Weekend
Join us from June 6-8 at YMCA Camp Bernie in Hunterdon County for the “best weekend of the year”
LAST DAY TO REGISTER!
Get your family signed up
May 2 Peer In-Service Presentation
Clearview Regional Middle School in Mullica Hill
Presented by NJCTS Youth Advocates Anna and Sarah Baldwin
May 3 Cooper Facets of Dyslexia Conference
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford Campus
1 Medical Center Drive in Stratford
NJCTS to present information
May 5 Faculty In-Service Presentation
Leroy Gordon Cooper Elementary School in Cliffwood Beach
Presented by Tracy Lederman, Ed.D.
May 6 Faculty In-Service Presentation
Melvin H. Krep School in East Windsor
Presented by Cheryl Ludwig, MA, CCC-SLP
May 8 NJCTS 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
May 8 NJCTS 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
May 12 Peer In-Service Presentation
Pleasant Valley School in Mullica Hill
Presented by NJCTS Youth Advocates Anna and Sarah Baldwin
May 13 Peer In-Service Presentation
St. Francis Cathedral School in Metuchen
Presented by NJCTS Youth Advocate Tommy Licato and NJCTS Education Outreach Assistant Allissa Letts
May 14 Faculty In-Service Presentation
Green Hills School in Newton
Presented by NJCTS Education Outreach Assistant Allissa Letts
May 16 Jeans Day Fundraiser
Cresskill School District
All proceeds to benefit NJCTS
Click here for more information
May 19 NJCTS 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
May 21 Wednesday Webinar
“OCD in Young Children”
Presented by Joelle McGovern, Ph.D. – University of Pennsylvania
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST
To reserve your webinar seat, click here to register
May 28 Faculty In-Service Presentation
Leroy Gordon Cooper Elementary School in Cliffwood Beach
Presented by Meir Flancbaum, Psy.D.
May 29 Peer In-Service Presentation
Leroy Gordon Cooper Elementary School in Cliffwood Beach
Presented by TBA
May 29 Peer In-Service Presentation
Bayshore Middle School in Leonardo
Presented by NJCTS Youth Advocate Tess Kowalski
May 30 Faculty In-Service Presentation
Shepard Middle School in Kinnelon
Presented by Graham Hartke, Psy.D.

June 2014

June 5 NJCTS 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
June 6-8 10th annual NJCTS Family Retreat Weekend
Join us for the “best weekend of the year”
Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon (exact times TBA)
YMCA Camp Bernie in Port Murray
$40 per person
Click here to register your family
Click here for directions to the camp
Click here for testimonials about past retreats
June 23 NJCTS 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
June 26 NJ Coalition for Inclusive Education Conference
NJCTS presents “TS in the Classroom” workshop
10 a.m. at Montclair State University
Presented by NJCTS Education Outreach Consultant Melissa Fowler

July 2014

July 9 Wednesday Webinar
“Sports-Related Brain Injury”
Presented by Mark Mintz, MD – The Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST
To reserve your webinar seat, click here to register
July 14-20 Camp Carton
A sleepaway opportunity for kids with TS ages 10-12 in New Jersey and the surrounding area
Camp Ramapo for Children in Rhinebeck, N.Y.
Click for more information and to apply

August 2014

August 1-3 Tim Howard NJCTS Leadership Academy Pilot Program
For teens ages 14 to 17 diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome — program is FULL for 2014
Rutgers University’s Busch Campus in Piscataway
Learn more about this important pilot program!
August 13 Wednesday Webinar
“10 Ways to Make a Great School Year”
Presented by Michael Osit, Ed.D.
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST
To reserve your webinar seat, please click here
August 13 Faculty In-Service Presentation
Willowglen Academy in Sparta
Presented by NJCTS Education Outreach Consultant Melissa Fowler
August 23 Young Adult Community Event
“Tourette Picnic in the Park”
Central Park Boat House in New York City
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Click here for more information
August 27 Peer In-Service Presentation
Lenape Valley Regional High School in Stanhope
Presented by Graham Hartke
August 28 & 29 NJCTS 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 2014

September 2 Faculty In-Service Presentation
Morgan Elementary School in Hamilton
Presented by Robert Zambrano, Psy.D
September 3 Faculty In-service Presentation
St Joseph’s School in Carteret
Presented by Meir Flancbaum, Psy.D
September 4 Faculty In-Service Presentation
Bayshore Middle School in Middletown
Presented by Tracy Lederman, Ed.D.
September 17 Wednesday Webinar
“Getting Kids Motivated for School! Strategies to foster your child/teen’s motivation to achieve in school”
Presented by Graham Hartke, Psy.D.
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST
To reserve your webinar seat, please click here
September 18 & 19 NJCTS 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 20 Family Fun Night
For TS parents and kids ages 9 to 18
6 to 8 p.m.
Mantua Township Community Center in Sewell
RSVP by calling 856-468-1096 or click here for more information
September 23 Faculty In-service Presentation
Veterans Memorial Elementary School in Brick
Presented by Tracy Lederman, Ed.D
September 24 Faculty In-Service Presentation
Green Hills School in Newton
Presented by NJCTS Education Outreach Consultant Melissa Fowler, M.Ed
September 24 Peer In-Service Presentation
Green Hills School in Newton
Presented by NJCTS Education Outreach Consultant Melissa Fowler
September 29 Peer Outreach Presentation
Cambridge Elementary School in Kendall Park
Presented by NJCTS and Youth Advocate Tommy Licato
September 30 Patient-Centered Medical Education Grand Rounds
Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack
Presented by NJCTS and Tolga Taneli, MD

October 2014

October 1 Wednesday Webinar
“Trade Secrets of a Tourette Syndrome Doctor”
Presented by Tolga Taneli, MD
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST
To reserve your webinar seat, please click here
October 2 Community Service Fair
Representatives from local community service organizations, including NJCTS, along with high school clubs will be on hand to let students and families how they can provide service and volunteer
7 to 9 p.m.
Millburn High School in Millburn
NJCTS presentation to be given by Alec Wolf
October 2 NJCTS Board of Directors Meeting
6 to 7:30 p.m.
October 3 Peer Outreach Presentation
Schuyler Colfax Middle School in Wayne
Presented by NJCTS
October 8 Wednesday Webinar
“Mental Health Issues in Today’s Asian American Community”
Presented by Dr. Andrew J. Lee of Kean University
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST
To reserve your webinar seat, please click here
October 15 Faculty In-Service Presentation
Whitman Elementary School in Turnersville
Presented by Tracy Lederman, Ed.D.
October 17 Peer In-Service Presentation
Green Hills School in Newton
Presented by NJCTS Education Outreach Consultant Melissa Fowler, M.Ed.
October 19 North Jersey TS Parent Connection
A great opportunity to meet other parents, share ideas and get connected!
1 to 4 p.m.
Collins Pavilion at Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains
Click here for more information
Click here to RSVP by October 13
October 20 Faculty In-Service Presentation
Westwood Junior & Senior High School in Washington
Presented by Graham Hartke, Psy.D.
October 21 Peer In-Service Presentation
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Turnersville
Presented bu Tracy Lederman, Ed.D.
October 22 23rd annual American Academy of Pediatrics School Health Conference
Come visit the NJCTS booth!
7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27 in Edison
Click here for more info
October 24 Youth Advocate Presentation
150 8th-grade students
Orange Avenue Middle School in Cranford
Presented by Sarah Ethridge, NJCTS Youth Advocate
October 29 Wednesday Webinar
“Mental Health Stigma and Help Finding Services in the African American Community”
Presented by Dr. Christine Adkins-Hutchison
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST
To reserve your webinar seat, please click here
October 30 Youth Advocate Peer In-Service presentation 
Grover Middle School in West Windsor
Presented by Tess Kowalski, Youth Advocate & NJCTS
October 30 & 31 NJCTS 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 2014

November 5 NJ Walks for TS at Mendham Fundraiser
4 to 8 p.m.
Mr. Subs in South Plainfield
15 percent of the proceeds will go toward the 5th annual NJ Walks for TS at Mendham event on November 15
Click here for more information
November 6-7 NJ Education Association Conference (NJEA)
Atlantic City Convention Center
Come visit us at our booth! We have two presentations this year on November 6:
9:30-11 a..m — “Tourette Syndrome, OCD, and ADHD: Practical Strategies and Accommodations” in Room 320
3-4:30 p.m. —  “Tourette Syndrome, OCD, ADHD: The School Nurse’s Role” in Room 415
November 7 Jeans Day
To support the programs and services of NJCTS
TKL Research in Rochelle Park
Click here for more info about this program
November 12 Wednesday Webinar
“Getting Kids Motivated for School”
Presented by Graham Hartke, Psy.D.
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST
To reserve your webinar seat, please click here
NOTE: This webinar was rescheduled from September 17. If you registered for it then, you are still signed up!
November 14 Faculty In-Service Presentation
New Roads School in Somerset
Presented by Melissa Fowler, MA, M.Ed.
November 15 5th annual NJ Walks for TS at Mendham
To support the NJCTS School In-Service Program, which educates students and teachers at schools in every corner of New Jersey about Tourette Syndrome and its associated neurological disorders, anti-bullying initiatives and self-advocacy
9 a.m. registration/check-in begins
10 a.m. walk start
Borough Park in Mendham
REGISTER TODAY!
Donate/fundraise & support the NJCTS School In-Service Program!
Sponsor the walk and change the lives of MANY children!
Read about the success of the NJ Walks for TS program
November 17 Faculty In-Service Presentation
New Brunswick High School
Presented by Meir Flancbaum, Psy.D.
November 18 Faculty In-Service Presentation
Yardville Heights Elementary School in Hamilton
Presented by Cheryl Ludwig, MA, CCC-SLP
November 19 Wednesday Webinar
“Bullying & Vulnerable Populations”
Presented by Nadia Ansary, Ph.D.
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST
To reserve your webinar seat, please click here
November 20 1st annual Childhood Mental Health Symposium
Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Tics, OCD, Trichotilomania
Presented by NJCTS, the American Academy of Pediatrics, NJ Psychiatric Association and Rutgers University
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
To register, please click here
For more information, please click here

December 2014

December 1 Faculty In-Service Presentation
Carpenter Elementary School in Old Bridge
Presented by Robert Zambrano, Psy.D, NJCTS
December 3 Wednesday Webinar
“Monsters, Robbers & Nightmares, Oh My! Simple Steps to Improve Your Child’s Sleep”
Presented by Courtney Weiner, Ph.D.
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST
To reserve your webinar seat, please click here
December 4 Faculty In-Service Presentation
Parsippany Hills High School in Morris Plains
Presented by Graham Hartke, Psy.D, NJCTS
December 14 Family Fun Night
Bowling outing for kids and families with Tourette Syndrome
6-9 pm
Glassboro Bowl & Rec Center in Glassboro
Click here for more info or call/text 856-294-8594
December 18 Peer In-Service Presentation
Green Hills Elementary School in Greendell
Presented by Melissa Fowler, MA, MEd and NJCTS
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