NJCTS Tim Howard Leadership Academy Highlights

The NJCTS Tim Howard Leadership Academy is the only program of its kind held on a university campus. The four-day intensive learning experience teaches kids with Tourette Syndrome about their disorders preparing them for the future at college and beyond. From August 1 to 4, teenagers from as far as California and Puerto Rico took part in the 2019 Academy where the themes of self-empowerment, self-leadership, and resilience were threaded through various roundtable discussions, panels and a sessions.

We could cover a lot of highlights from the Academy, but we wanted to let the participants tell you how they felt!
"I got to attend so many great workshops, and even talk to Tim Howard through a webinar! But the most important takeaway from this year is the importance of friendships with people with Tourette." - Sam
"This is my family. This is my team. They will always have my heart."  - Anthony
"Here's to another amazing year of self advocacy!" - Maggie
"I love these people and they mean so much to me."  - Jake
'Thank you for the best four years of my life!" - Tara
Youth Advocate Workshops are Scheduled for October

Being a part of the Youth Advocate program is a great way to meet others with TS, as well as a unique opportunity to show the importance of standing up for yourself and others.

The Twitcha Tour Continues

NJCTS Youth Advocate, author and illustrator, Sarah Baldwin, met with US Congressman Jeff Van Drew to discuss her comic book Twitcha and the importance of self-advocacy. She then signed copies of Twitcha for the kids who attended a showing of Incredibles 2 in downtown Somerville. While Sarah is off to college, NJCTS will be working on introducing Twitcha to school districts across New Jersey!
Get Your Twitcha T-Shirt

All proceeds from the sale of the shirts will support NJCTS and help us print more copies and distribute to schools in New Jersey and beyond!

Find the purchase links at  www.njcts.org/twitcha
Back to School Help is Available

Back-to-school can be a difficult time of transition for any kid but it can be especially hard for those diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome and associated disorders. NJCTS wants you to know that we are here to help when you need it so call us at 908-575-7350 or email us at 
info@njcts.org .

Take advantage of our many programs and services:

Connections Made at the Second Annual NJCTS Family Picnic

Members of the NJCTS community, new and old, came together at the annual Family Picnic at Johnson Park in Piscataway. While the kids played, parents connected with each other and learned more about NJCTS. We hope everyone had a blast!

Upcoming Webinars

September 25
Understanding and Dealing with Children Who Refuse or Avoid Going to School: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach
Presenter: Meir Flancbaum, Psy.D.

Explore new ways to support NJCTS programs and services

There are lots of creative ways to help NJCTS - special gifts in someone's name, planned giving, matching gifts from your company, payroll deductions, and more. Please call the office at 908-575-7350 or email info@njcts.org and someone will help you explore a giving option that will work best for you.

The easiest way to donate is to click the button below!

Interested in Volunteering? 


We are always looking for a "few good people" to provide some support for the organization. Are you interested in helping at an event or assisting at a convention? Do you want to join a fundraising committee? 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. 



Celebrating 15 Years of NJCTS
2020 NJCTS Tim Howard Leadership Academy Application