NJ Walks for NJ Kicks Off This Month
Join NJCTS as we kick off our 2023 NJ Walks for TS fundraising campaign on Sunday, March 19 at Flounder Brewing Company in Hillsborough, NJ. Have fun and learn about all the great things happening at NJCTS this year!

This event is open to all NJCTS families. Refreshments and snacks will be served. Alcohol will be available to purchase for those 21 and over.
The First NJCTS "Adults With TS" Meet Up Takes Place in Somerville
For those in the Tourette Syndrome/Tic Disorder community, ages 18+ please join us Saturday, March 11 at the Village Brewing Co. in Downtown Somerville for a night of fun & food at our first in-person gathering of 2023! There will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres and attendees can purchase drinks if they desire.
2023 Awards Deadline: March 15
Health Care Professional and Educator of the Year nomination forms are available for download.
The NJCTS Scholarship Application is now available. All New Jersey seniors with Tourette Syndrome are eligible!
March Online Programs & Support Groups
NJCTS is planning exciting programming throughout the month for teens, adults and families.
March 8 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.
March 13 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.
March 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Presented by Ferdinando Palumbo, MSW, LCSW
Scrupulosity OCD typically involves intrusive thoughts, images, and doubts related to their moral and religious beliefs. Obsessive and compulsive behaviors, internal or external, are aimed at reducing distress by atoning for wrongdoing or checking if they had behaved in an offensive manner. This presentation seeks to raise awareness about scrupulosity OCD and to learn about the different treatment options available.
March 21 at 7 p.m.
Our panel of adults in their 30s with TS will discuss methods we can use to explain what our TS is and what it means to us.
Academy Applications Are Due THIS MONTH
The Tim Howard Leadership Academy may be in August, but the application must be turned in by the end of March. We are in the process of setting up telephone interviews with participants. If you have any questions, or need an extenstion, please email the Academy director at admissions@njcts.org.
ON THE TEEN BLOG: How TS Has Affected Me in Dance
"My dance teacher always says, “No fidgeting.” He will often not turn on the music until each dancer is standing perfectly straight, still, in position, and ready to go. As someone with Tourette’s Syndrome, this can be difficult for me. "

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