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Fifth-grader is Stepping Up Awareness Efforts

An inspiring 10 year old is quickly becoming his own best advocate. Kyle Swords of Pine Brook, NJ, is educating his community about an often misunderstood and misdiagnosed disorder which he faces every day. In kindergarten, he started developing tics… Continue Reading

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Newton High School Alumna brings Tourette Syndrome education back ‘home’

The NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, Inc. (NJCTS) continues its mission to educate the public, medical professionals, and educators about the disorder. Recently, Education Outreach Coordinator Gina Maria Jones, M.Ed, delivered a faculty in-service to the entire… Continue Reading

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Neeta Elementary School Principal named 2015 NJCTS Educator of the Year

Nominated by Jen Heicklen and her daughters, Anna and Ava, Carole Ramage was chosen as this year’s winner by the NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome Principal Carole Ramage of Neeta Elementary School in Medford Lakes, NJ continues to be a source… Continue Reading

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The 8 Things This Parent of a Child with Tourette Wants You to Know

As a parent of a child with Tourette Syndrome these 8 things are obvious. Here is my list of what I want folks to know: I have looked into ways of helping my child with tics and each kid is different. Saying it is sugar or video… Continue Reading

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Cresskill students get lessons about Tourette Syndrome from NJCTS Youth Advocates

NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome’s (NJCTS) Youth Advocates inspired, educated and spread awareness about Tourette Syndrome to a total of 1800 Cresskill, N.J., students from May 11 through May 15, as part of a weeklong TS awareness campaign in the… Continue Reading

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NJCTS discusses Tourette Syndrome at Centenary College Abilities Day

HACKETTSTOWN — Spreading awareness of Tourette Syndrome and providing world-class resources is at the heart of the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome’s (NJCTS) mission. This month, NJCTS took part in Abilities Day at Centenary College in Hackettstown. Myself and… Continue Reading

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Need help with a 504 meeting

Hello, my 11-year-old has a vocal tic disorder. They say it’s not Tourette because it’s just vocal tics so far. Hers started about 3 years ago with just a weird throat clearing sound, then she added a whimper and now… Continue Reading

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Kane is a TS superhero!

This is Kane! Kane is 10 years old from Murray Iowa. Kane is a loving child who enjoys helping other people! Kane and I have had quite the journey together! I was only 18 when I gave birth to this… Continue Reading

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New Jersey 7th-graders learn a lot from Youth Advocate Presentation

My daughters Sarah and Anna did a New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) Youth Advocate Presentation for more than 150 7th-graders last week at Galloway Township Middle School, and to put it bluntly…they killed it. The… 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