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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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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A Neuroplasticity-Based Approach to Tics

Presented by Betsy Stroeber It’s well understood that tic disorders are neurological in nature and usually follow a common developmental course. Most often, this course leads to abatement of symptoms in adulthood, even in relatively severe childhood cases. What’s behind the common course of tic disorders and what if we

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Mental Health in Media: Its Stigma and Stereotypes

Presented by Meg Isbitski, LCSW We will discuss the inaccurate and harmful depictions of mental health in the media. There will be an explanation of how these depictions relate to stigma and perpetuating stereotypes from a personal and societal perspective. Special considerations include different cultural lenses and how this affects

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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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