The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) is pleased to announce that NJCTS Executive Director Faith W. Rice was one of seven professionals honored by MDAdvantage on May 7 for her work in establishing the nation’s first Center… Continue Reading
Just about every day I see someone asking questions about Tourettes for which there are no solid answers. I can’t tell you what causes Tourettes, I can’t answer why Tourettes is hereditary yet you have no family history of it,… Continue Reading
It’s Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month! Fact: A person with Tourettes may be able to suppress their tics for a short while, but it takes a lot of effort and the tics don’t just go away, there may be a period… Continue Reading
With my full-time job and my hubby’s new biz starting, my patience has been strained. Add in a needy pit bull rescue, other family obligations, the kids’ school work, after school classes, and a sputter tic that my darling son… Continue Reading
Conversations with Stink can be considered either terrifying or hysterical depending on one’s mind frame. I choose the second option — it’s so much freer. People who insist in living life at option No. 1 are going to be forever… Continue Reading
There IS life beyond Tourette’s. Take a look at all these amazing people …It speaks to the possibility it can be done. Except maybe a ninja but there is some debate on whether the deficits in stealth are cancelled out… Continue Reading
These are pictures of my son, Alec, who spoke on behalf of the NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) at the January 20 Mitzvah Day at Congregation B’Nai Israel in Millburn, N.J. Alec spoke about how people… Continue Reading
It can be difficult to hear someone point out that your tics seem better because there is so much more to Tourette’s than what others can see. It’s the nature of Tourette’s to have symptoms wax and wane; there are… Continue Reading
When people look at me what they see may not be “normal,” but despite my difference I am just like anyone else.
How adults treat a child with Tourettes sets the tone for how that child will be treated by their peers.