In This Issue:

  • Camp FantasTIC
  • Parent & Teen Summit
  • Listen to the Podcast
  • Leadership Academy
  • January Programs
  • College Scholarship Application
  • Join us at the Circus

Happy New Year!

Camp FantasTIC Registration Open Until February 15

Since 2004, NJCTS has welcomed families to enjoy some time away from it all at the NJCTS Family Retreat Weekend. The weekend allows children and their families to meet others with Tourette Syndrome, learn more about their diagnosis, and engage with peer mentors in a fun and safe environment.

Learn More and Register!

Saturday, February 3

Basking Ridge

Summit Features Targeted Programming for Parents and Their Teens

  • Engage with other parents who are raising teens and young adults with TS
  • Talk to neurologists and psychologists who specialize in the treatment of TS
  • Chat with young adults in the workforce with TS


Have You Listened to The UpTIC?

Be part of the experience and tune into the UpTIC, if you want to stretch the boundaries of what is possible in your life.


  • Diverse Voices of Tourette Syndrome

  • Navigating Relationships

  • Celebrating Neurodiversity

  • Intersectional Identity and TS


Apply to the Tim Howard Leadership Academy

The NJCTS Tim Howard Leadership Academy is designed to develop self-leadership, advocacy skills, and resilience in teens with Tourette Syndrome and its associated disorders. The program increases the participants’ understanding of their disorders and provides opportunities and a safe environment to explore and identify their strengths, challenges, needs, and skills. The Academy provides an intentional space to build critical skills that will help young people with TS, like Tim Howard, to excel and, through that success, inspire others.


January Online Programs & Support Groups

NJCTS is planning exciting programming throughout the month for teens, adults and families.

Today’s Challenge, Tomorrow’s Strength: A Support Group for Parents of Children with Tourette

January 10 at 8 p.m.

The monthly NJCTS support group is an avenue for parents who are new to a tic disorder diagnosis to seek support and guidance from parents who have more experience, as well as an opportunity for parents with more familiarity in coping with a diagnosis to also learn and seek guidance.

Community Connections for Adults with TS

January 22 at 7 p.m. (online)

Calling all adults with TS, age 21 and up. Join us as we come together to build our community and connect with others navigating both the TS journey and adulthood. Here you can comfortably discuss your experiences, share advice, and build relationships with those who understand your unique challenges.


January 25 at 7 p.m.

Every young person needs help adapting to adult life. If you have Tourettes, it can be hard to ask questions and know that your experience will be understood.

In this community Q&A session, you can talk to other adults with TS who have it mostly “figured out.” Our audience-driven discussion will use questions the community has sent in beforehand, as well as any questions that come up in the session.

Attention High School Seniors

Join NJCTS at the "Greatest Show on Earth"

Experience magic under the Big Top with other NJCTS families. A limited number of tickets have been reserved at The Prudential Center for the Saturday, March 2 show at 3 p.m. Learn more and buy tickets now!


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