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May 15-June 15 is Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month

Please join Teens4TS, the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome, the Tourette Syndrome Association and the hundreds of thousands of Americans with TS in celebrating Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month, May 15 to June 15.

Tourette Syndrome is a misdiagnosed, misunderstood neurological disorder that affects 1 in 100 people, especially teenagers. Marked by involuntary body movements and vocal sounds called tics, Tourette Syndrome affects more than 200,000 American families. Also affecting those families are the many associated conditions such as OCD, ADD, ADHD and anxiety.

So take a moment today, or at any time during this month, to show your support for those who have Tourette. There are scores of different ways to do that. Here are a few:

  • Leave a comment on one of these blog entries. The people that write them would love to talk with you about Tourette Syndrome.
  • Head to the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome website and check out the myriad programs and services offered for those with TS — not just in New Jersey, but around the United States and world, too.
  • Go to POPVOX and check out the pending TS legislations — H.R. 3760 and S. 2321 — and show your support for them by leaving a comment, which will be sent directly to your U.S. Congressman.
  • Sign thisĀ very important petition, which if it reaches 1,000 signatures will be passed on to the Congressmen and Senators debating the two Tourette Syndrome bills.
  • Want to take part in this blog personally? Send an e-mail to teens@njcts.org and ask to be a blog contributor.
  • Head over to the Teens4TS Facebook page and give us a “like.” Or, wander on over to our Twitter page and “follow” us.
  • Lastly, leave a comment on THIS blog entry and tell us about how Tourette Syndrome has impacted your life. We would love to hear your story.
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