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Our Journey

Recently an old friend from college reached out to me after seeing my first NJCTS blog post. We hadn’t spoken in well over 10 years and we were both surprised by this new common bond we had. Her oldest daughter… 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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Register Today for South Jersey’s First NJ Walks for TS Event on Sept. 20

5k walk and family fun run in Medford Lakes will benefit NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome The NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders (NJCTS) is expanding its successful NJ Walks for TS program to include South Jersey. Registration… Continue Reading

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Tim Howard Kicks-off Year Long Awareness and Fundraising Campaign at Team Up with Tim Howard

Hundreds of fans joined the NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome (NJCTS) and Rutgers Men’s Soccer in welcoming home world renowned goalkeeper and New Jersey native Tim Howard at the Team Up with Tim Howard event on June 4 at Rutgers… Continue Reading

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“I’m gonna have more friends now” because of Youth Advocate presentation in New Jersey

Last week, my daughters Anna and Sarah gave a TS Youth Ambassador Presentation.  Like all of the ones they have given before, I sat in the audience and watched the faces of the kids as they learn about TS.  They… Continue Reading

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4 things someone with Tourette wants you to know

EDITOR’S NOTE: This blog entry was originally posted by Brittany Hays to ThoughtCatalog.com. I’m sure at some point in our lives we have all come into contact with someone who has Tourette Syndrome. For those of you who haven’t, well,… Continue Reading

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Tourette Syndrome + OCD was exhausting & difficult

It was more than 23 years ago that I was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome. I’ve learned a lot in that time. About myself, about others and most of all, that our relationship with mental health and conditions like TS is far… Continue Reading

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Acceptance is a wonderful thing

Kane is very good at controlling his tics to a certain extent at school. When he gets home, he is exhausted and sometimes grumpy. There are times that he is unable to control them. Thankfully, he has a wonderful teacher… Continue Reading

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5 Ways NOT to Help a Friend with Anxiety Attacks, part 5: Freak out

If ESPN broadcasted anxiety stats instead of sports scores, this would be the standing in my house: Anxiety-1:Brittany-0 I’m hitting the point in this pregnancy (27 weeks) where sleep is greatly desired, but I’m waking up more than I’d like.… Continue Reading

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5 Ways NOT to Help a Friend with Anxiety Attacks, part 4: Good advice

If ESPN broadcasted anxiety stats instead of sports scores, this would be the standing in my house: Anxiety-1:Brittany-0 I’m hitting the point in this pregnancy (27 weeks) where sleep is greatly desired, but I’m waking up more than I’d like.… Continue Reading