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NJCTS discusses Tourette Syndrome at Centenary College Abilities Day

HACKETTSTOWN — Spreading awareness of Tourette Syndrome and providing world-class resources is at the heart of the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome’s (NJCTS) mission. This month, NJCTS took part in Abilities Day at Centenary College in Hackettstown. Myself and… Continue Reading

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52 Weeks of TS: Week 42

EDITOR’S NOTE: Every Tuesday, noted Tourette Syndrome advocate Troye Evers shares his “52 Weeks of TS” blog journal with the TSParentsOnline community. With just 10 weeks remaining in this series, there’s a chance you missed one more entries from his… 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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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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Why I care about special education

I wish I could answer that question with an easy simple sentence, but I can’t.  Before my son was diagnosed with Tourette’s and all it’s friends, I can honestly say I didn’t give too much thought to special needs children. … Continue Reading

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My 17-year-old son needs help

HELP!!! My 17-year-old son had Tourette Syndrome onset about a year ago and hasn’t been “diagnosed”. He is miserable and confused and has stopped going to school. He has isolated himself socially and has just given up. He will not… Continue Reading

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52 Weeks of TS: Week 36

EDITOR’S NOTE: Every Tuesday, noted Tourette Syndrome advocate Troye Evers shares his “52 Weeks of TS” blog journal with the TSParentsOnline community. In cased you missed any of the first 35 weeks, you can read them here. For more information about… Continue Reading

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Understanding depression in children

As a child or teen, did it bother you when people would comment “these are the best years of your life”? For many children, this blanket statement is a stark contradiction from the reality they know. A bulk of people… Continue Reading

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Guest blogger: “I swear it isn’t true”

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was shared by Tourettes Action on its Facebook page. It originally comes from the blog of guest blogger Adrian. For nearly three years I’ve written a blog about running and mental health, and in particularly the… 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