In This Issue:

  • Family Fun Event
  • New Podcast
  • Research Update
  • Upcoming Online Programs
  • On the Blog
  • Be One of The GreaTS

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Family Fun on the Farm!

NJCTS families from across the region came together at Oasis Family Farm in Robbinsville, NJ for a few hours of spooky, fall fun! Instant connections and new friendships were made as parents shared their stories and the kids....well...were just kids with no worries. We love our TS community!

We will see you all again at Camp, if not sooner!

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What's New in Research?

The Rutgers University’s Neuroscience department has been using mouse trials to study the underlying neuropathology of Tourette Syndrome. The study is led by Dr. Max Tischfield and assisting him is Ph.D. candidate, and former NJCTS Youth Advocate, Tess Kowalski.  Recently at a supporter event, Dr. Tischfield gave an update of his research. Watch the video!

November Online Programs & Support Groups

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

TOURETTE TALK: Stress, Children and Relationships

November 7 at 7 p.m.

The unique demands of parenting neurodivergent children can increase stress in a couple’s relationship, and this stress can in turn impact children’s well-being. Facilitated by Aayesha Alvi, LAC, M.A.,  the discussion will explore this interplay, as well as how sensitive and attuned couples therapy can bolster the parents’ connection with each other, and ultimately provide the healthiest environment for the entire family. 

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

November 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.

Community Connections for Young Adults with TS

November 13 at 7 p.m. (online)

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.

MasterMinds Webinar Series: Trichotillomania: Letting Go of Your Hair

November 16 at 7 p.m. (November 17 at 2 p.m.)

Presented by Anna Urbaniak, PhD

Explore the realm of Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) and demystify the puzzle of Trichotillomania. This webinar goes beyond providing insight; it’s also a call to action. Join us to discover a potent approach that combines mindfulness, acceptance, and action aligned with your values – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

ON THE TEEN BLOG: Getting Involved With NJCTS – My Story

"NJCTS has greatly impacted my life over the past two years. I have made incredible connections through my involvement with the organization, found numerous role models I admire, and learned invaluable lessons that I would not have otherwise."

Read more from Youth Council member Sarah Freeman

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Wrapping up the first half of the Program year and looking towards 2024!


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