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“Ducks” and the beginning of our TS journey

When I first suspected and began to research TS I said to myself, okay, okay it will be alright. I am the type of person who will research, read, research, and read whatever I can on any challenge that affects… Continue Reading

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20 Ways to Reduce Tics

As many of you know, I’m all about raising a kid whose spirit outweighs a few tics. But now that my baby is, gulp, a month shy of 13, it’s become apparent yet again to take a look at management.… Continue Reading

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NJ Walks for TS Honorary Committee Welcomes Congressman Leonard Lance

Congressman Leonard Lance (R-7) continues his support of NJ Walks for TS at Mendham by joining the event’s Honorary Committee. The 6th annual 5K walk/run at Mendham Borough Park is a day of advocacy, awareness, acceptance, and action. NJ Walks… Continue Reading

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Congressman Frelinghuysen Joins 6th Annual NJ Walks for TS at Mendham Honorary Committee

Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11) continues his support for the NJ Walks movement by joining the Honorary Committee of this year’s event. The 6th annual NJ Walks for TS at Mendham is a 5K walk/run is Saturday, November 14th at Mendham… Continue Reading

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Congressman Sires Returns to the Honorary Committee for the 6th Annual NJ Walks for TS at Mendham

Congressman Albio Sires (D-8) continues his support for  New Jersey Walks for TS by joining this year’s Honorary Committee. The sixth annual NJ Walks for TS at Mendham Borough Park will take place this Saturday, Nov. 14th. The 5K walk/run… Continue Reading

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Young Magician Wants to Make Tourette Syndrome Disappear For All

Drive through Teaneck and you might catch “The Great Marsini” at work. The entrepreneurial 10-year-old makes sure his lemonade or hot cocoa stand (depending on the season) stands above the rest. “I do magic tricks,” said Ben Mars. “One time… Continue Reading

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Fifth-grader is Stepping Up Awareness Efforts

An inspiring 10 year old is quickly becoming his own best advocate. Kyle Swords of Pine Brook, NJ, is educating his community about an often misunderstood and misdiagnosed disorder which he faces every day. In kindergarten, he started developing tics… Continue Reading

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What are the chances that my son or daughter will have TS and OCD?

OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) or obsessive compulsive behaviors** (OCBs) and Tourette, as well as another tic disorder called Chronic Tic Disorder* (CT), often appear together. Research shows these conditions are probably genetically linked and as a result, we tend to… Continue Reading