I’m featured in the Trenton Times and on NJ.com!

Check out my story that appeared yesterday in the Trenton Times and on NJ.com! It’s about the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders’ (NJCTS) Children’s Scholarship Program and the NJ Walks for TS at Princeton event this Sunday that is taking place to help support the scholarship program.

I was an NJCTS scholarship winner last year, and this year’s winners should be named in the next couple of months. This is very exciting! One of my favorite parts of the story is when they used this quote from me:

“My parents have taught me to be outspoken about Tourette syndrome and to never be ashamed.”

It’s so true! I hope you like the story. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment here. I’d appreciate it!




  1. Kudos to Amanda Silvers for pushing beyond her challenges to the point of helping others deal with theirs! It’s important to publicize folks like Amanda to show that those with challenges can not only succeed but help others, too. That she is a mentor is endearing. I wrote a report in 2007 on strong families and healthy neighborhoods for kids and in it mentioned the need to have armies of mentors to help kids with the challenges that they face today. Given the explosion of senior citizen population across the country, it shouldn’t be all that hard to find appropriate mentors for kids and others who may need one.

  2. What a terrific young woman! Best use of a scholarship that I’ve seen in years- congratulations Amanda!

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