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Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month is finally here!

Tourette’s Syndrome Awareness month is finally here!! Today Kane and I will be speaking with his class! Also, so many amazing supporters in our community as well as surrounding communities will be wearing teal to show their support for Kane… Continue Reading

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A blessing of a T-shirt for TS Awareness Month!

Kane is finally starting to come out of his shell and feel comfortable in his own skin. I have watched him grow and blossom over the past year, and I am so proud! He has become more vocal in school,… Continue Reading

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Hear superstar Tim Howard speak at Rutgers on June 4!

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NJCTS executive director receives joint resolution from NJ Senate & Assembly after winning award

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

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie issues 13th straight Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month proclamation

Since 2001, every New Jersey Governor sitting in office has issued a proclamation declaring May 15 to June 15 as Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month in the Garden State. on behalf of the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated… Continue Reading

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Here’s how YOU can take action during Tourette Awareness Month!

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

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“At Random” is random, just like Tourette!

A pretty much perfect documentary project for Tourettes in in the social media age, http://www.atrandom.ca/ is different every time it’s watched — just like Tourette. Symptoms are different for everyone that has it, and the viewer can choose how long they’d like… Continue Reading

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TS Awareness Month: “Mockingbird,” a poem by my daughter

For TS Awareness Month this year, instead of sharing TS facts, I have posted a video, blog post or poem showing the effects on NON AWARENESS on my Facebook page. Today, I chose to share a poem by my daughter Ally… Continue Reading

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One does not simply “stop doing that”

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

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Here’s the deal

Take it from someone who has been there: Seeing someone tic can often look/be funny, silly, unnerving, weird, etc. Sometimes, I’m not even sure what to make of myself — especially if I’m dealing with new tics or a new… Continue Reading