NJCTS News: May 2020
TS Awareness Day in NJ; Online Support Groups; Game Night!; A Youth Advocate Perspective on Covid-19; Meet Carolyn; A Thank You to Heroes
In the Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic, Mental Health Has Never Mattered More
NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome provides programs and services for individuals and families during this uncertain time. The coronavirus pandemic is exacting a significant toll on everyone from the physical symptoms, anxiety about the risk of contracting the virus, worry about loved ones, job-related stress (in some cases, reduced hours
JTHS Teen With Special Needs Helps Peers During Pandemic
NJCTS Youth Advocate Kyla featured in The Jefferson Chronicle. The coronavirus pandemic has affected everyone—workers, parents, children. Perhaps one of the most affected groups is students who have learning challenges.
New Rutgers Saliva Test for Coronavirus Gets FDA Approval
This test was developed by Dr. Tischfield’s team at the repository that houses our TS collection. Congratulations to our longtime partners and friends at RU!
In Their Own Words: Carolyn Baldwin
Carolyn Baldwin has been involved in NJCTS for more than 10 years as a parent, volunteer and mentor to others. She and her family are fixtures at events like the Family Retreat, fundraisers and the Leadership Academy. She is currently a teacher in the Camden Public Schools. Thank you Carolyn
Youth Advocate Jenna Speaks to Law Enforcement About TS
The goal of the presentation was to spread awareness about TS and its symptoms. For someone with TS, an encounter with law enforcement can be an extremely stressful situation because of the common misconceptions surrounding the disorder.
NJCTS News – March 2020
In This Issue: A New Generation of Doctors; Walk Sponsors; The Academy Changed My Life; Meet Dr. Maria; Resource Room
Dietz & Watson and Black Bear Deli Brand Sign on as Gold Sponsors of NJ Walks for TS
NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders (NJCTS) are excited to announce that both Dietz & Watson and Black Bear Deli Brand have pledged their support for the organizations largest fundraiser and public awareness campaign of the year.
In Their Own Words: A Doctor’s Perspective
He sees many patients with Tourette Syndrome and often refers their family to NJCTS for advocacy and education services. Recently, he took a few minutes out of his day to talk to us about the importance of TS awareness among medical professionals and the current state of treatment options.
Youth Advocate Jatin Speaks at Bound Brook Elementary School
NJCTS Youth Advocate Jatin Nayyar, 17, of Morganville presented an introduction to Tourette Syndrome to a group of elementary school kids during an afterschool program at Lafayette School in Bound Brook. Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by uncontrollable movements known as tics. As many as 1 in