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WEDNESDAY WEBINARS: December 11 — “Dealing with Holiday Anxiety & Stress”

Over the next several months, the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) will host four brand-new presentations as part of its acclaimed Wednesday Webinar series, which was launched in 2008 and today draws an audience from 48 states and 15 countries.

The series features online seminars for parents, educators and professionals on topics of special interest to the Tourette Syndrome and associated disorders community, but often also applicable to the general public. All webinars run for 1 hour and take place at 7:30 p.m. EST.

On December 11, Dr. Michael Osit – a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked with children and adolescents for more than three decades – will present “Holiday Stress: Coping Skills for Parents and Kids.” This webinar will help parents identify signs of stress in themselves and their children, causes of stress, and ways to prevent and manage holiday-related stress. For more information or to reserve your webinar seat, please click here.

On January 15, Susan Conners, M.Ed. – an authority on educating students with Tourette who serves as a go-to source for major networks and other media outlets in their coverage of TS – will present “The 504 Accommodation Plan vs. the Individualized Education Plan (IEP).” This webinar will discuss the difference between a 504 plan and an IEP, and also will help parents and educators understand which one is most appropriate for a student in question. For more information or to reserve your webinar seat, please click here.

On January 22, Susan Conners will return with “Accommodations, Strategies and Techniques for Working with Students with Tourette Syndrome.” This webinar will propose many creative accommodations and strategies for working with TS children in the classroom and at home.  It also will include strategies for accompanying disorders such as OCD, ADHD, Executive Dysfunction, sensory issues, learning disabilities and Dysgraphia (writing deficits). For more information or to reserve your webinar seat, please click here.

And on February 26, Dr. Brian Chu – an assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University – will present “Getting Unstuck: How to Overcome Anxiety and Mood Problems with Behavioral Activation and Exposure.” This webinar will describe how evidence-based practice strategies, such as behavioral activation and  exposure, can be used to help pre-teens and teens develop a more active coping approach toward life. For more information or to reserve your webinar seat, please click here.

To receive a Professional Development Certificate or a Certificate of Attendance for attending any of these live webinars, there will be a $20 nonrefundable fee to receive the certificate. You may also view/download past webinars, or find out more information about Tourette Syndrome and the programs and services of NJCTS by visiting www.njcts.org.

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