My daughter Sarah and I were in Washington, D.C., from April 18-19 for the National Tourette Syndrome Association Youth Ambassador Leadership Program. Sarah was chosen as the New Jersey TSA Youth Ambassador by the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome. We both had a ball!
Sarah and I left with renewed strength to continue our goal of educating everyone we come in contact with about TS. The material NJCTS sent us with was wonderful and kept us in front of the curve. It also was helpful for Sarah because she was able to give six peer-to-peer presentations before we left for D.C.
Having spoken to 200 classmates was invigorating and cathartic for Sarah. All around, it was a great experience! Sarah and I are starting to put together her brochure and letters for more presentations.
We’ve spoken with a few principals in our district (Chatham) about Sarah presenting in the fall at one of their faculty meetings. All were very positive that this would happen. We also are potentially looking at doing presentations in the surrounding schools districts of Madison, Summit, Westfield, Morristown, etc.