Congratulations to Our 2022 Scholarship Winners
NJCTS awarded college scholarships and celebrated our top professionals, walk teams, Youth Advocate of the Year, and our very first Faith W. Rice Legacy Award Winner at a special luncheon at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Bridgewater, NJ on Friday, June 3. Joining the honorees and NJCTS staff and board members was State Senator Andrew Zwicker (D16) who presented each honoree with a special citation.

Academic achievement, community involvement and accomplishments all play a part in the NJCTS Scholarship Committee’s decision in selecting winning candidates each year. This year’s recipients are going off the college’s like Rutgers School of Engineering, Michigan State, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Faith Rice Memorial Scholarship

First Place Scholarship
Adyan Khondker
Noelle Powers

Second Place Scholarship
Ava DeFino
Anna Heicklen

Healthcare Professional of the Year
The Center for Emotional Health of Greater Philadelphia

Educator of the Year
Mantua Public Schools

Top NJ Walks for TS Fundraiser
Leaving a Legacy
Dr. Jay Tischfield received the first ever Faith W. Rice Legacy Award at our June 3 Awards Luncheon. The award is for someone who has gone above and beyond to enrich the lives of those living with Tourette Syndrome.

Together Again at Camp FantasTIC
Camp FantasTIC, a family retreat weekend, was held for the first time at Black Rock Retreat in Pennsylvania. Several families joined NJCTS staff for fun activies, campfires, water games, and the opportuntity to make forever friendships.

Youth Advocate of the Year

NJCTS has awarded AnnaClaire Sems of Bernardsville Youth Advocate of the Year for 2022. AnnaClaire has been a Youth Advocate with NJCTS for several years, presenting at New Jersey schools to educate her peers about TS and tell them her personal story.

AnnaClaire was presented her award at the June 3 Awards Luncheon by Executive Director Pat Phillips and Youth Development Coordinator Lisa Augliera.
Thank You Kelley!
NJCTS presented Kelley Teabo with a Shining Star award for her years of service to the Tourette Syndrome community.

Kelley has moved to Virginia and will be leaving NJCTS after the Leadership Academy, which she will return to NJ to attend.

Good luck in your new adventures!
July Online Programs & Support Groups
NJCTS is planning exciting programming throughout the month for teens, adults and families.

July 11 at 7 p.m.
Calling all adults with TS, age 18-35. 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.

July 13 at 8 p.m.
Our NJCTS parent support group is an avenue for parents who are new to a TS 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 TS to learn and seek guidance.

July 21 at 7 p.m.
How do you maintain a loving and healthy relationship with your significant other when every roadmap you had been given is no longer relevant? Please join us for this fruitful discussion on how to maintain a healthy long lasting relationship with your spouse or partner despite the ups and downs or parenting a child with a chronic condition.
NJCTS Youth Advocate Emily Liu won the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide PSA contest in the poster category. The contest was designed to help increase awareness for teen suicide prevention and the life saving resources available to help anyone in need. Thank you Emily!

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Back to School.....Be Ready This September
Are you nervous about sending your child back to school in September? Do you need a way to explain to teachers about their Tourette Syndrome and associated disorders? We are here to help! Check out our resources to prepare you for the new school year. And save the date for our August 25th Tourette Talk featuring everything you need to know about IEPs and 504 plans.

In Our Next Issue:
Highlights from the Tim Howard Leadership Academy
More info for Back to School
The NJCTS Youth Council Meets for the First Time

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