IEPs and 504 Plans: Navigating Special Education

Special education attorney Andrew Meltzer will provide a comprehensive overview of special education in New Jersey. He will discuss the structure of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”), who is eligible, and how to go about securing an appropriate educational program for your child. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation

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Explosive Outbursts in Tourette Syndrome

Facilitated by: Cathy L. Budman, MD for NJCTS and the NJ Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics Explosive outbursts are common symptoms in both youth and adults with Tourette Syndrome (TS) and cause significant morbidity. This webinar will provide an updated overview for the participant. Objectives:  Describe the clinical phenomenology of explosive

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A Neuroplasticity-Based Approach to Tics

Presented by Betsy Stroeber It’s well understood that tic disorders are neurological in nature and usually follow a common developmental course. Most often, this course leads to abatement of symptoms in adulthood, even in relatively severe childhood cases. What’s behind the common course of tic disorders and what if we

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Mental Health in Media: Its Stigma and Stereotypes

Presented by Meg Isbitski, LCSW We will discuss the inaccurate and harmful depictions of mental health in the media. There will be an explanation of how these depictions relate to stigma and perpetuating stereotypes from a personal and societal perspective. Special considerations include different cultural lenses and how this affects

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Getting into the Weeds with Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana has been approved for the treatment of Tourette Syndrome. However, it is not always easy to understand how to navigate the process for acquiring medical marijuana or what to expect. Join this session as we discuss how the process works and what you need to know.

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Trauma Informed Classroom

Presented by Bobbie Downs, Ed.D. ## During this presentation, we will recognize the prevalence and realize the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) so that we can respond in a trauma-informed way and resist re-traumatization. We will explore the way that trauma can shape learning and behavior while also discussing

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Nature Connection for Children’s Mental Health

Presented by Cathy Jordan, Ph.D. ## Over the last couple of generations, children have become increasingly disconnected from nature, with worrisome implications for their physical and mental health, cognitive development and educational outcomes. In this webinar we will take a deeper dive into how nature supports children’s mental wellbeing including strengthened

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Important Work of Play

Play is a necessary and valuable contributor to children’s development. Unfortunately, in an atmosphere that prioritizes competition and achievement, play can become less of a priority.

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When to Worry About Your Child’s Worries

Presented by Jerry Bubrick, Ph.D. ## Join Dr. Jerry Bubrick, Senior Psychologist, from the Child Mind Institute for a presentation and focused Q and A on ‘When to Worry About Your Child’s Worries’. He will speak about children’s mental health, signs to look out for, what anxiety looks like in school,

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Outgrowing the Child Neurologist: Transition in Tourette Syndrome

Presented by Lawrence W. Brown, MD## Adulthood may come naturally, but it takes years of preparation. There are many challenges and barriers facing adolescents with any neuropsychiatric disorder. But there are also practical solutions that can lead to optimal success for youth with Tourette syndrome. Lawrence W. Brown, MD is Associate

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