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YOU can help fund the NJCTS Tim Howard Leadership Academy!

Our friend Esther Howard (Tim’s mother!) has started a crowdfunding campaign on behalf of the NJCTS Tim Howard Leadership Academy. She needs our help to meet the goal. Let’s do our part by copying, pasting and sharing this link in e-mail, on Facebook,… Continue Reading

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Tim Howard and NJCTS aim to score with soccer clinic

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story originally appeared on MyCentralJersey.com on April 15. SOMERVILLE – Not usually one to let a goal get by, acclaimed U.S. soccer goalkeeper Tim Howard is more than happy to make an exception for the NJ Center for… Continue Reading

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Have you seen “Front of the Class?” If not, you should!

Have you seen “Front of the Class”?? It’s available on DVD or sometimes you can catch it on the Hallmark channel. http://shop.hallmark.com/anytime/anytime-gifts/front-of-the-class-1998DVD1422.html?searchterm=front+of+the+class SHARE THIS POST

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What’s A Tic? Part 2 — Tic Classifications

There are different classifications for tics, motor vs. vocal (Do you do it with you muscles or with your voice?) and simple vs. complex (How many muscles groups are involved in the movement?) As I said in part 1 of… Continue Reading

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What’s A Tic? Part 1 — Definitions

One of the most common questions I get after telling someone I have Tourette Syndrome is, “Wait, so like, what are your tics?” I think this question is harder to answer than actually telling people I have Tourettes. It feels like I’ve… Continue Reading

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Why one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to ADHD

There’s often a pattern when it comes to the many different treatments of ADHD. Each one shows improvement in some children, but not in all. Each treatment needs to be carefully regulated by parents and pediatricians to make sure none… 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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No single fix for ADHD

One of the phrases that grates on me the most is, “if you would only,” when it comes to parenting children with disorders, particularly. Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders in the United States, so there… Continue Reading

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Fighting fear

I took Kane and Kenzi to a carnival last night at the school where his father and I graduated from. Kane was excited all day to go. When we got there and he saw the amount of people, he began… Continue Reading

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Exercise-induced anxiety

While researching for another article, I happened upon a discussion thread about anxiety attacks and exercise. While science has shown that exercise generally lowers anxiety by producing endorphins in the brain, a number of individuals stated that as much as they… Continue Reading