“I’m gonna have more friends now” because of Youth Advocate presentation in New Jersey

Last week, my daughters Anna and Sarah gave a TS Youth Ambassador Presentation.  Like all of the ones they have given before, I sat in the audience and watched the faces of the kids as they learn about TS.  They… Continue Reading


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


Our connection with Tim Howard & NJCTS … in print!

Hi everyone! Some of you may have seen this article on CentralJersey.com last week that talked about “a mother’s connection between her children and a soccer legend.” I just wanted to share with you the e-mail I sent the reporter that… Continue Reading


Youth Ambassador applications now available!

TSA seeks at least one teen and parent/guardian team from each TSA chapter (or at least one team per state not served by a TSA chapter) to attend the upcoming YA Training. The Training for teens and their parent/adult guardian… Continue Reading


Send my child to a Tourette camp?

EDITOR’S NOTE: This blog is about camps for Tourette Syndrome children. For anyone living in the New Jersey/New York Metro area, Camp Carton is taking place July 14 to 20 in Rhinebeck, N.Y., for kids with TS ages 10 to… Continue Reading


Tourette Syndrome advocacy at New Jersey Mitzvah Day

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


“Why me?” doesn’t exist for my youth ambassadors

Don’t ever believe that Tourette Syndrome will prevent your child from achieving great things. Last year, I wrote about my son and oldest daughter with Tourette Syndrome. I mentioned that my daughter was diagnosed at age 11 and never asked… Continue Reading


Fun night brings together Tourette Syndrome families

Last year, my daughter took part in the National Tourette Syndrome Youth Ambassador program. We went to Washington, D.C., were my daughter had the opportunity to spend three days with kids from all over the country who had TS. She… Continue Reading


New National Youth Ambassadors are unveiled!

The following is from the National Tourette Syndrome Association. Teens4TS is extremely proud of each and every one of the 46 teens who last week became Youth Ambassadors! The national Tourette Syndrome Association’s 2013 Trip to the Hill brought 46… Continue Reading


“Tourette Syndrome: Coping With Difference” — Perspectives

The following is part 5 of a series of entries that, as a whole, comprise a paper titled “Tourette Syndrome: Coping With Difference” I wrote for a class I am taking at the University of Texas-San Antonio. Read part 1… Continue Reading