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ADHD – Another Day Having Discussions

I used to read that the “co-morbid” conditions of T.S. were far more frustrating than the tics themselves. As defined, co-morbid means the annoying other conditions that make you want to poke your eyes out with ice picks the simultaneous presence… Continue Reading

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Guest blogger: Sophia and her TS

Sophia talks to Tourettes Action about her experiences of living with TS and what it means to her. For me, Tourette’s made its appearance a little later than usual. I was 16 and had just been diagnosed with autism spectrum… Continue Reading

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UPCOMING WEBINAR: February 25 on Sensory Issues at Home & at School

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Making Sense of Sensory Issues – How to manage heightened senses at home and in the classroom February 25, 2015 Presented by Dr. Michelle Miller, Psy.D., a New York State-licensed clinical psychologist who works at Therapy West, a… Continue Reading

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What disabilities, disorders or conditions qualify for an IEP?

The following are listed as qualifying conditions, disabilities, or disorders for an Individualized Education Plan, or IEP.  The important thing to remember for any IEP is that the condition MUST affect a child’s educational outcome.  If they are brilliant and… Continue Reading

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UPCOMING WEBINAR: January 21 on Habit Reversal Therapy

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Creative Applications of Exposure Therapy and Habit Reversal Therapy January 21, 2015 Presented by Dr. Joelle Beecher-McGovern, a clinical psychotherapist at the Child & Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich & Anxiety Group (COTTAGe) in the Department of Psychiatry at… Continue Reading

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UPCOMING WEBINAR: November 12 on getting kids motivated for school

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Getting Kids Motivated for School: Strategies to foster your child/teen’s motivation to achieve in school November 12, 2014 Presented by Dr. Graham Hartke, is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Roseland, N.J. As our schools continue to… Continue Reading

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List of all NJCTS webinars, including October 29 on mental health in the African-American community

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Mental Health Stigma in the African-American Community October 29, 2014 Presented by Dr. Christine Adkins-Hutchison, Associate Director of the Office of Counseling and Disability Services at Kean University in Union, N.J. Asking for help of any kind… Continue Reading

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1st Childhood Mental Health Symposium to take place November 20 in New Jersey

The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) is proud to present the 1st annual Childhood Mental Health Symposium on November 20 at Rutgers University. The event will focus on neuropsychiatric disorders including tics, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)… Continue Reading

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List of all NJCTS webinars, including October 8 on Tourette in the Asian community

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Mental Health Issues in Today’s Asian-American Community October 8, 2014 Presented by Dr. Andrew J. Lee Dr. Lee designed this webinar to provide participants information about the stigma surrounding mental health issues in Asian and Asian-American communities,… Continue Reading

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List of all NJCTS webinars, including October 1 on trade secrets of a Tourette doc

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Trade Secrets of a Tourette Syndrome Doctor October 1, 2014 Presented by Tolga Taneli, MD Would you like to learn some great tips on speaking with your child’s doctors?  How about getting them all to collaborate with each… Continue Reading