NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated disorders recently received a $2,000 grant from Investors Foundation. The grant will help further NJCTS’s mission of providing support and advocacy for teens with Tourette Syndrome (TS) through the NJCTS Scholarship Program.
Each year since 2004, NJCTS has offered scholarships to graduating New Jersey graduating high school seniors who have been diagnosed with TS, an inherited, neurological disorder characterized by repeated involuntary movements and uncontrollable vocal sounds called tics. Winners are selected based upon academic achievement, community involvement, and accomplishments as an individual living with this challenging and complex disorder and the numerous mental health disorders that accompany it.
“NJCTS is grateful for the support of Investors Foundation,” said Faith Rice, executive director. “Our teens with TS often battle stigma, bullying, and learning difficulties in the classroom due to the disorder. Our scholarship recipients are some of the most resilient, talented, and community-minded kids you could ever meet and are deserving of these scholarships.”
To learn more about NJCTS and the scholarship awards, visit www.njcts.org or call 908.575.7350.
NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, the nation’s first Center of Excellence for Tourette Syndrome, is a not-for-profit organization committed to the advocacy of children and families with Tourette Syndrome and its associated disorders. Dedicated to delivering high quality services to these individuals, the Center recognizes the importance of educating the public, medical professionals, and teachers about the disorder through programs and affiliations with schools, health centers, and universities.
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