A plea to all parents of special needs kids

EDITOR’S NOTE: This blog entry was originally written to parents in Delaware, but the general theme of it applies to parents everywhere! When I started this blog journey by telling my son’s special education story from a Delaware Charter school, I… Continue Reading


New “Goodreads Group” for Tourette Syndrome-related literature!

The more popular self-publishing becomes, the more books there are on the market about Tourette Syndrome and similar neurological disorders, particularly memoirs. That’s why I was surprised when I tried to look up groups on Goodreads for Tourette Syndrome awareness, and not much… Continue Reading


Tourette Syndrome groups for children and adolescents

The Tourette Syndrome Program at Rutgers University, in collaboration with the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome (NJCTS), is now recruiting for a 10-week program uniquely designed to help youth learn about tics, build confidence, and navigate the various social… Continue Reading


I spy new science on tic relief

Everyone in my group is kind of freaking out about tics, including me. Not sure if it’s Christmas or the weather or just stress from school, but they are in high gear. As a background, most of us have kids… Continue Reading


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


We just want our son to be happy

When you find out you’re pregnant, you are the best parent you will ever be. Everything you do will be perfect, your child will be well behaved with good manners, an excellent student, an athlete, president of the student council,… Continue Reading


Still thinking about Camp Bernie

It has been just over a month since my family and I attended the annual NJCTS Family Retreat Weekend at Camp Bernie for the 5th time, and I am still thinking about the experience. Every year, I look forward to… Continue Reading


Laugh out loud

Ever have one of those laugh or cry moments? Tourette Syndrome can be frustrating, overwhelming, maddening, etc., but it can also be funny or silly. I’ve had people ask me this question soooo many times and I’m thinking: Where do… Continue Reading


My TS, My Story, Part 3: How I cope with tics

Part of the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada’s mission is to help individuals affected by TS through programs of self-help. That is why our posts this week will focus on self-understanding, self-knowledge and self-awareness. Today’s post is from Tina T.… Continue Reading


Looking for more support for my 12-year-old son

I have a son with Tourette Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I want to share what I have learned over the years and perhaps learn something new from other parents. My son was diagnosed around age 7, and he will… Continue Reading