AnnaClaire Sems Named Youth Advocate of the Year

“I educated children on what Tourette Syndrome is, what it looks like, and how it feels." Youth Advocate heads to UNC in the Fall.

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Kyla Butler Awarded Faith Rice Memorial Scholarship

Butler was awarded the Faith W. Rice Memorial Scholarship, named after NJCTS founder and former executive director.

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Youth Advocate Sofia ‘Tackles Tourette’ for Fourth Year

Sofia Trabilcy is well on her way to reaching her $5,000 goal and exceeding every other walk team.

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Teen Rock Band Headlines Camp FantasTIC

The Green Planet is “Recycling Rock n’ Roll One Song at a Time”. NJCTS is proud to announce the family band, The Green Planet will be playing at this year’s Camp FantasTIC at Black Rock Retreat in June.  The Green Planet band plays classic rock n’ roll covers with amazing technique and

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The Benefits of a Neuropsychological Evaluation

Presented by Cristina Sperrazza, Psy.D. Dr. Cristina Sperrazza, a neuropsychologist, speaks about the benefits of a neuropsychological evaluation. She provides a brief explanation of neuropsychology, an overview of the neuropsychological evaluation process, differences between neuropsychological testing and school evaluations, and possible outcomes after a neuropsychological evaluation (e.g., diagnosis, treatment and

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Understanding and Responding to Sudden Onset Tics in Teens: An overview for individuals, families, schools, and clinicians

Presented by Graham Hartke, Psy.D. Since the start of the pandemic there has been a seemingly sudden surge of teens, majority female, experiencing rapid onset functional tic-like behaviors (FTLBs). FTLBs differ from tics observed in primary tic disorders (i.e. Tourette Syndrome, Persistent Motor or Vocal Tic Disorders, Provisional Tic Disorder),

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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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“I finally felt that I was not alone.”

I am so thankful to NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome

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Tourette Syndrome PSA

NJCTS Advocates Call for a Stop to TS Stereotypes

Four young advocates tell their story in new PSAs for NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome

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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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