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Chance to thank NJ Senator for supporting Tourette Syndrome was invaluable

A few weeks ago, Senator Stephen Sweeney visited the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) to meet a few of the kids and families who benefit from the organization’s resources and tireless efforts. His visit was… Continue Reading

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Money matters: Presentation on financial planning for children with disabilities coming to NJ on 11/7

We encourage anyone within driving distance of Denville, N.J., to take advantage of this valuable presentation! The NJCTS Parent Connection at Morris/Sussex scored a successful debut on September 12 when it bridged the gap for parents of children with Tourette… Continue Reading

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Wish us luck as we desperately need a new place to live

Been a lazy summer. We are trying to get into an apartment, but since I’m staying with my mom right now, they’ve cut Corey’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) by $240. Talk about aggravation! We need to have our own place… Continue Reading

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Without support, our son wouldn’t be getting freed from his tics

I was overwhelmed by the well-wishes and show of support from fellow parents of kids with TS who wrote on my last blog. In addition, the insight from those before us who have navigated this winding road of psychiatric care… Continue Reading

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A healthy, functioning son is worth more than a mound of medical bills

I am writing in response to the article, “Medical Bills Bankrupt Families of Mentally Ill Children,”  which is a topic poignant to my family at this time.  For the past few weeks, I’ve been checking our mailbox every day, making… Continue Reading

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2013 goals: What are yours?

The holidays are over. Deep. Breath. Time to get back to a routine again. My kids are FERAL. I mean, it’s bad. And who can really blame them? We’ve given them a steady diet of sugar, no sleep, gifts, music,… Continue Reading