Tourette Talks are designed for open discussions and the exchange of information and ideas and are a safe space for frank dialogue. 

Due to the personal nature of some discussions, not all Tourette Talks are made public. Participants have the option to remain anonymous and to keep their cameras off.

November 29, 2022: Supporting Siblings of Children with Special Needs

Parents understand why they need to focus attention on their child diagnosed with a special need but at the same time parents also agonize over what impact this is having on the siblings in the family.  There may be feelings of guilt, neglect or even inadequacy. What can parents do to support their other children, the siblings?

October 27, 2022: Bullies Can Be Beaten – Understanding Your Rights

Mariann Crincoli, Esq. from Sussan, Greenwald and Wesler defines what Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB) is, and explains what school districts must do, and your rights as a parent.

September 20, 2022: Starting the Conversation on Teen Suicide Prevention

Tracy Cappiccille, LPC, DRCC and Dr. Annette Hoffman from the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, will shed some light on the growing concern over teen suicide in America. In this presentation for parents and professionals, they will share the vital statistics, discuss the warning signs, risk factors, appropriate ways to start a conversation and the many resources available.

August 25, 2022: Are IEPs and 504s on Your Back to School List?

Understanding the significance of IEPs and 504s can be critical in setting them up for success. In this Tourette Talk you will learn the difference between IEPs and 504s all while being educated on (1) how to know if your child is eligible, (2) what should be included in your child’s plan, (3) who should be creating it, and so much more! 

February 17, 2022: An Overview of Comprehensive Behavior Intervention for Tics (CBIT) for the treatment of Tourette Syndrome and Tics

This presentation will provide a brief overview of tic disorders, followed by a description of CBIT, including its main components, treatment indicators, and scientific support. The presentation will also include discussion of tele-therapy as means to provide treatment. 

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