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Medical Marijuana: What’s the Process?

Today’s guest post is from a TS parent in South Jersey who has done the research into medical marijuana now that TS is a qualifying condition. She’s done the legwork and would like to share it with fellow parents! Hello!… Continue Reading

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Family Retreat – A Parent’s Perspective

About 6 years ago, a few months after our son was diagnosed with TS, we learned about the NJCTS Family Retreat (Camp Bernie).  It sounded like fun but we did not know what to expect.  We are not much of… Continue Reading

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What do you choose?

A new school year is a new beginning.  In our house, there’s a combination of excitement and anxiety right about now.  We’re coming off the high of a breakthrough summer for both Maddie and Max who spent 7 weeks at… Continue Reading

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Our Journey

Recently an old friend from college reached out to me after seeing my first NJCTS blog post. We hadn’t spoken in well over 10 years and we were both surprised by this new common bond we had. Her oldest daughter… Continue Reading

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Worry Free Living Month

In the blink of an eye, the holidays are here again.  The excitement and anticipation this time of year can be particularly challenging for children with special needs and naturally, their parents.  Children are faced with so much stimulation, impulses… Continue Reading

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Who will you be in the face of your child’s differences?

During my yoga practice this weekend, my teacher Jess shared something that got me thinking.  She said that at the end of her pregnancy with her twins, she was up 80 pounds and feeling out of sorts with her body. … Continue Reading

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Chronic Tics or Tourette Syndrome Research opportunities at Weill Cornell Medical College

Weill Cornell Medicine is conducting a research study for Children and Adults ages 7-25 with Tourette syndrome and Chronic tic disorders. For more information please call 212-746-5930.

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Facing a new TS, ADHD, OCD & anxiety diagnosis

My name is Vanessa, and my 7 year old daughter, Angelina was recently diagnosed with Tourettes, ADHD, OCD, anxiety, and a possible language processing delay. Her symptoms are on the mild side.  I am new to all this and I… Continue Reading

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Tourette Research opportunities at Overlook Medical Center

Atlantic Neuroscience Institute at Overlook Medical Center routinely offers studies and clinical trials in a range of neurological and movement disorders, including Tourette syndrome. To learn more, please contact Caroline Sabatino, Research Associate, at 908-522-5901.    Pediatric Tourette Trials Ecopipam… Continue Reading

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7 Things to Help Reduce Tics!

Editor’s note: We welcome blogger AndreaF back to TSParentsOnline with a follow-up to her popular post from a few years ago. What are your experiences with these methods to reduce tics? We’d love to hear from you. Before my book… Continue Reading