BREAKING NEWS...

New Jersey Congressman Albio Sires, a longtime supporter of NJCTS, has reintroduced bill H.R. 1131, Collaborative Academic Research Efforts (CARE) for Tourette Syndrome, into Congress. The bill seeks to "amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the expansion, intensification, and coordination of the programs and activities of the National Institutes of Health with respect to Tourette Syndrome."

NJ Walks for TS  - Sign Up Now for Our Virtual Event

NJ Walks for TS promotes awareness, acceptance, action, and advocacy of
Tourette Syndrome and its associated disorders. This event is about fun and
empowerment for kids, by kids, and about kids. It is a chance to stand up and step out to break the stigma attached to TS and show your support for our friends, family, and neighbors living with this misunderstood neurological disorder.
To meet the needs of our on-the-go families and to ensure the greatest impact, NJCTS expanded NJ Walks for TS to encompass the entire state throughout the spring of 2019. It is NOT a single event on one day. The NJ Walks for TS Virtual Walk will allow your family and friends to show support wherever you choose, however you choose, anytime throughout March, April or May.
When you register as a Team Captain for NJ Walks for TS you receive a personal fundraising webpage.This serves as a helpful tool for your fundraising efforts, and you can personalize the page to make it your own.
Applications for the NJCTS Tim Howard Leadership Academy are Due

We are still accepting applications for the NJCTS Tim Howard Leadership Academy taking place in August of 2019 at Rutgers University.
The Academy is for teens who are currently in high school or who will graduate in 2019. 

Learn more about the Academy and take your first step in applying today! 


NJCTS College Scholarship Application is Now Available


Each year since 2004, NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) has offered the NJCTS Youth Scholarship Program to graduating New Jersey high school seniors in public or private school who have been diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome and will be attending a college, university, or trade school in the fall after their graduation from high school. Winners are selected based upon academic achievement, community involvement, and accomplishments as an individual living with this challenging and complex neurological disorder. 

YOUTH ADVOCATE TRAINING

Our Youth Advocates represent NJCTS all across the state, in schools, hospitals and out in the community. Those involved in the program have a wonderful opportunity to educate others about TS and to make a difference in the lives of all those who are affected by it. 

Youth Advocate Training
(Ages 13-18):
Saturday, February 23
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Bridgewater Public Library
Register Now
JUNIOR Youth Advocate Training
(Ages 10-12):

Saturday, March 23
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Bridgewater Public Library
Register Now

The objective of the NJCTS Youth Development Program is to provide youth with TS opportunities to develop their strength, courage and confidence while embracing their differences and advocating for themselves and others.To learn more about the program, contact Lisa at laugliera@njcts.org.  
Explore new ways to support NJCTS programs and services

Donate your car: VDAC is a free, convenient service for turning that old car, RV, or boat into a tax deductible donation benefiting NJCTS. 




If you have any questions, please call us at 908.575.7350.
You Can Make a Difference!
Upcoming Webinars

February 27
PTSD: Unpacking the Myths About Trauma and Exploring Solutions
Presenter:  Dr. Zachary Infantolino

March 20
Understanding and Tracking Implicit Biases
Presenter:  Dr. Milton A. Fuentes

April 17
Tourette Syndrome: Stop Your Tics by Learning What Triggers Them
Presenter: Sheila Rogers DeMare


Interested in Volunteering? 

 

We are always looking for a "few good people" to provide some support for the organization. Are you interested is doing some clerical work, helping at an event or assisting at a convention? Do you have a student that needs volunteer hours? There are a number of ways that we need and can use volunteers. Please take a moment to click the link below and fill out a volunteer form. Someone will get in touch with you to discuss the possibilities.

 

Volunteer Interest Form

 

COMING SOON:
Plans for TS Awareness Day in New Jersey