What Does It Mean To Have ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is a developmental impairment of the brain’s self-management system known as executive functions. This disorder is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed disorders affecting both children and adults. In this webinar, we will delve into what ADHD is, the signs and symptoms, as well as

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Meeting My Inspiration to Advocate

As an awkward 6th grader who was struggling with my disorder, seeing her on the stage speaking her mind truly inspired me. 

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Treatment Approaches to Help Manage Bothersome Tics

This webinar will focus on both the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment approaches to bothersome tics, including painful tics. This will include an evidence-based review of Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention For Tics (CBIT), medications (Guanfacine, Topamax, dopamine antagonists), and considerations for botulinum toxin injections for specific tics. Dr. Peter Morrison, DO, received

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Understanding Executive Function Concerns in Tourette Syndrome and Related Disorders

Research has shown that low executive functioning skills hamper school performance of children and teens with Tourette Syndrome and related disorders. In this webinar, we will discuss the assessment process and treatment strategies for youth that struggle with executive function. Training methods, including computer-based games, have shown some, but limited potential for impacting

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UK Advocate Wilamena Shares Her Experience at the Tim Howard Leadership Academy

“Check out my new blog post and video all about my adventure to the NJCTS Tim Howard Leadership academy.”

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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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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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