Community Newsletter  
Summer/Fall 2017
Transforming NeuroHealth Through Service
Mark Mintz, M.D., President, CEO & Founder


Mark Mintz Photo
Transforming NeuroHealth is a phrase we have been using to describe what we do at CNNH. It captures our commitment to evaluating each patient as a unique individual, and understanding the biological and clinical causes and contributions to neurological, neuropsychiatric, and neurodevelopmental disorders and diseases. While our ultimate goal is to improve brain functioning and NeuroHealth, we also understand that our commitment to service is an important component in the transformation process.   

As we transition from summer to fall, CNNH's clinicians and staff are renewing preparations for a busy season of service: Service to patients. Service to community. Service to research. 

Service to Patients. 
The clinical and administrative staff at CNNH are a select and special...


Introducing High Density EEG - The Video
The Benefits of HD-EEG Technology Captured on Video




We are proud to provide the latest in non-invasive EEG technology: High Density Electroencephalography (HD-EEG) for superior accuracy and detection of abnormalities with a quick and painless application. Our HD-EEG technicians have specialized training and experience in using this technology and strive to create a comfortable, soothing experience for patients without the need for sedation. 

Any doctor can refer a patient for HD-EEG testing (without being a patient at CNNH) for evaluating epilepsy/seizures, autism, ADHD, brain injury, neuropsychiatric disorders and more.


"A Day to DREAM" Brings a Community Together
CNNH's Community Day was a Great Success


Balloon artist entertaining children and adults!
C NNH hosted a community day on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Nearly 100 people, from New York City to Atlantic City, registered for the event. This full day event featured workshops on both pediatric and adult issues, including sleep concerns, medication management, creative arts therapies, movement disorders, the direction of health care, behavior supports, animal assisted interventions and so much more. Demonstrations of CNNH's cutting edge neurodiagnostic technologies and therapies were also offered as well as a catered lunch to interface with our doctors and staff. And, children's activities entertained the youngest members of the community with a balloon animal artist and crafts! The response to this day of education, networking and fun  was overwhelmingly positive as shared in these testimonials below...


CNNH Patient Champion
The search for a doctor to help her son with headaches led this mother on a most unexpected journey


CNNH was formed to provide a unique model of care that makes a difference in the lives of the patients we treat, one unique person at a time. We are continually inspired by the courage, perseverance and spirit of our patients and their families. They are true champions... CNNH Champions!

In this newsletter we would like to share a story from the mother of a patient suffering from daily and debilitating headaches. We extend a heartfelt "Thank You" to Julie and her son for sharing their story with this community!
 

"For nearly a year my 16-year-old son has suffered from constant, debilitating headaches. He's been unable to attend school due to the pain and... 



Patient Achievements
Recognizing Achieved Goals from CNNH Patients


With permission from our patients, we would like to dedicate a section of this and future newsletters to sharing patient achievements. In this newsletter please enjoy hearing about Nick Matteo's accomplishment in school!

Nick Matteo received The Hard Work and Determination Award from his school in June. Only one student from the graduating class gets selected for this award each year. Congratulations, Nick!!


Romaine Schubert, M.D. Joins CNNH
Pediatric Neurologist Specializing in Complex Neurological Concerns


CNNH is proud to welcome Romaine Schubert, MD to our team!

Dr. Schubert will be available to see patients in our Wall Township and Voorhees offices. 

With nearly 30 years of expertise in treating children with a variety of neurological concerns, Dr. Schubert specializes in:
  • Seizures and epilepsy
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • ADHD
  • Tic Disorders/Tourette Syndrome
  • Developmental Delay/Learning Differences                                                  ...and other complex neurological concerns


CNNH Parent/Patient Advisory Committee
Group Comes Together to Understand Patients' Needs and Concerns


The CNNH Parent/Patient Advisory Committee was formed last year in an effort to strengthen the CNNH patient community through: 
  • advising the CNNH leadership on patient needs and concerns
  • extending information and education, networking opportunities and enrichment programs to patients and their families
The committee was instrumental in planning our first annual community "Day to DREAM" event on June 24, 2017 at CNNH - Voorhees. People from the community gathered to learn about... 



Wisdom from Wall
CNNH-Wall Township Clinical Staff Share their Expertise with the Community


A year-long webinar series is being planned to introduce the staff at CNNH - Wall Township to the community and provide information on many topics of interest. The Webinars are free but registration is necessary!




 

Wednesday, September 27th | 6:30 to 8:30pm | CNNH - Voorhees Location

Clinicians and therapists from South Jersey who work with patients who have neurological, developmental, behavioral and cognitive concerns are invited to join us for a referral mixer on Wednesday, September 27th from 6:30 to 8:30pm at CNNH - Voorhees.

This one-time (and free) event will give clinicians and therapists from various disciplines an opportunity to meet one another, exchange information and learn about other local services.

  • A resource table will be available to share practice information and business cards (bring 1 or 2 pieces of marketing material to share)
  • Categorized name tags will e provided to facilitate networking
  • Light refreshments will be served!

 

Who might be interested in attending? Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Speech Therapists, Creative Arts Therapists, Behavior Therapists, Marriage and Family Therapists and other related professionals are welcome!



Bike Ride Fundraiser for NeurAbilities
360 Mile Israel Ride



In November, Mark and Pnina Mintz, representing Team CNNH, will ride 360 miles from Jerusalem to the southern tip of Israel as participants in the Israel Ride "Ride as One" . They are seeking sponsorships, 50% of collected donations will go to NeurAbilities programs, and the other 50% will go to the Arava Institute, which seeks to create trust across borders and work towards future peace in the middle east.  

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Fall Creative Arts Therapy Series

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Ongoing Research
Clinical Research Center of New Jersey


Upcoming Research Studies

Studies that will be starting soon for the  following neurological conditions:
  • Migraine
  • Tourettes
  • Seizures
  • Parkinson's
  • Autism

CRCNJ WEBSITE ⇢

CNNH Happenings - Upcoming Events

 
Visit  www.cnnh.org/events to keep up-to-date with all of our upcoming events and other community activities. 


LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS
September 27th
"Clinical Connections - Referral Mixer" 
6:30 to 8:30pm
Hosted at CNNH - Voorhees (more information above)

September 27th
"Art Therapy for Patients with Parkinson's and Their Caregivers"
Fox Rehab Center
Presented by Alexandra Back, MA, ATR,  CNNH Art Psychotherapist & Director of Creative Arts Services

Oc tober 10th
"Using Creative Arts Therapy and Social Skills in School Settings"
6:30pm
Presented by Alexandra Back, MA, ATR, CNNH Art Psychotherapist & Director of Creative Arts Services
hosted by The Autism Initiative at Camden County College 

October 21st
"Understanding the Value of a Neuropsychological Evaluation" 
Presented by: Greg Alberts, Ph.D., CNNH Neuropsychologist 

October 25th
Dr. Roger Kurlan will be giving Rounds at Cooper University Hospital on Tourette Syndrome in collaboration with New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders.


PUBLICATIONS
Platzes K, Yuan H, Sch tz H, et al.[includes  Mintz M]:  GRIN2B encephalopathy: novel findings on phenotype, variant clustering, functional consequences and treatment aspects. Journal of Medical Genetics 2017; 54:460-470. dos:10.1136/jmedgenet-2016-104509. Pub 2017 Apr 4.


TEAM DISTINCTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS
Dr. Mark Mintz was appointed Research Associate  
Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health, 
College of Education and Human Services,  Montclair State University
Montclair, New Jersey


TEAM CNNH
September 23rd
Bike MS: City to Shore Ride 2017


EXHIBITS/SPONSORSHIPS
October 18th
AAPNJ School Health Conference
Sponsored by American Academy of Pediatrics/New Jersey

October 21st
Learning Disabilities Association of NJ




CNNH Happenings - Recent Events
March - August 2017

 
Visit  www.cnnh.org/events to keep up-to-date with all of our upcoming events and other community activities. 

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS
March 15-18th
"Navigating Staff Relationships as a Music Therapy Intern"
presented by Amanda Zorzi, CNNH Music Therapist
hosted by MAR-AMTA (Mide-Atlantic Region - American Music Therapy Association) 2017 Music Therapy Conference

April 12th
"Update on Current Medications of Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders"
Presented by: Roger Kurlan, M.D., CNNH Neurologist and Neurologic Movement Disorders Specialist


PUBLICATIONS
Dr. Mark Mintz authored  Evolution in the Understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Historical Perspective. The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 2017; 84:44-52. 


TEAM DISTINCTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS
Dr. Mark Mintz was a appointed as a Fellow of the American Epilepsy Society (FAES)


TEAM CNNH
June 4th
Go the Distance: Ride 4 Autism

June 11th
American Cancer Society Bike-A-Thon 2017

August 5th
Atlantic City Triathlon 2017
Team CNNH won 3rd place in the "Sprint Relay, Co-Ed Division"


EXHIBITS/SPONSORSHIPS
Sponsored by The Epilepsy Foundation of NJ 

May 24th

June 4th
benefitting Alpine Learning Center




Voorhees, NJ  
·  Rutherford, NJ

Wall Township, NJ 
·  King of Prussia, PA
 
P: 855.852.8150     F: 855.266.6180
"The staff members at CNNH are unparalleled in their professionalism and passion to see our children succeed. I searched a long time to find a place like this for my children. It's a rare organization that can boast of such dynamic clinicians and diverse services."
- Jacqui E., mother of two sons with autism