Saturday, January 29
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Join us for this wonderful opportunity for parents of children, teens, and young adults who have been diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome to connect and share experiences. Whether your child is newly diagnosed or has been on this journey for some time, this is an opportunity to ask questions about supporting them through high school, college, and beyond, tips on fostering healthy relationships with immediate and extended family, and a chance to gain a community of parents who can relate to your struggles–and your successes!
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Session 1: School Transitions: Setting your Child up for Success in High School and Beyond
It is often difficult to know how to best support your child through high school, and setting your child up for success means supporting them through different phases of development and responsibility. Please join several of our NJCTS families as they share their experiences navigating this journey and the best ways they set their children up for success in high school and beyond.
12 to 12:30 p.m. Break
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Session 2: Positive Family Relationships: Tips and Strategies for Children and Parents
There’s no question that receiving a TS diagnosis and supporting a child or teen with Tourette Syndrome requires a lot of patience, time, and attention. This has impacts within the entire family, including siblings who may or may not share the diagnosis. It can also be difficult to navigate with extended family. Please join some of our NJCTS families for an inside look at how they coped with the diagnosis within their families and supported their child or teen in forming and maintaining healthy relationships.
*Each panel discussion will be followed by breakout sessions for further discussion and to network.