NJCTS Set to Host a Live Chat with Teens Affected by Tourette Syndrome

Teens will take questions from a worldwide audience during February 22 online event.

The NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) will host their next “Ask The GreaTS” live chat on Thursday, February 22 at 7 p.m. eastern time. The goal of the approximately one hour session is to encourage, facilitate, and engage youth and young adults in the global Tourette Syndrome (TS) community to participate in meaningful discussion and an exchange of ideas.

“This support service allows the participants to talk about relevant TS-related life topics with experienced young adult presenters and advocates,” explained Faith Rice, Executive Director of NJCTS. “Our hope is to bring together members of the global TS community in a supportive, friendly environment, and help participants develop TS awareness, self-confidence and resilience.”

Participants that sign up for the chat will be able to watch the presenters have a candid, experience-based discussion, followed by the opportunity to engage in a Q&A session. Those interested in participating can sign up by visiting www.njcts.org/askthegreats.

The GreaTS is a global platform dedicated to breaking down social stigmas, creating awareness, and providing support resources around Tourette Syndrome. It is a call to arms for those with TS to rise above the challenges and embrace their greatness.

Tourette Syndrome is an inherited, neurological disorder characterized by repeated involuntary movements and uncontrollable vocal sounds called tics.  Tourette is much more common than most people think—generally appearing in children at age 6 or 7 in all ethnic groups and affecting both males and females.  It is estimated that as many as 1 in 100 people show signs of TS or other tic disorders.