Applications for 2015 Tim Howard NJCTS Leadership Academy accepted through January 30!

The Tim Howard NJCTS Leadership Academy is a four-day program that takes place in state-of-the-art dormitories on Busch Campus at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in Piscataway. The 2nd annual Leadership Academy will take place August 6-9, 2015, and applications are available now for this incredible opportunity and will be accepted through Friday, January 30.

Participants will work, play, eat and sleep at Rutgers and enjoy a wide range of activities, such as:

  • Interacting with doctors, psychologists, and other experts in the field to learn more about Tourette Syndrome!
  • Being a part of large group discussions and small group discussions with other teens and young adults with TS. You’ll hear their stories and have opportunities to share your own!
  • Participating in a variety of recreational activities, ranging from swimming, sports, yoga, games, team-building activities, movies, singing, and more!
  • Forming friendships and connections with other participants, and meeting successful young adults who will serve as Coaches, guiding participants through the weekend’s events!

Guest speakers include leading experts in their field, all of whom have extensive knowledge of TS, and you’ll learn more about TS from a variety of different perspectives, including the biology of TS, the psychology of TS, and how TS affects people socially. collage2


  1. Is this open to anyone or just kids from NJ? What are the criteria for selecting a participant? These things would be good to know. Thank you!

    • Deana, if he wanted to travel for the academy, we would highly encourage you to apply. If not, there is also the the Camp Twitch and Shout event in the Atlanta area each year.

  2. Does the camp/academy offer oppertunities for older teens with TS? I’m 19 and only found out about it this year

    • Mary Kate, stay tuned! We are hoping to launch a Coach-in-Training program for those who have graduated HS but are not quite 20 (the cut off for Coaches) as part of the Academy very soon!

    • Jen, this is for teenagers, so ages 13-18. If you have a child slightly younger or older, please contact Melissa Fowler at mfowler at njcts dot org for more information. Thanks!

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