In This Issue:

  • Tim Howard Leadership Academy
  • Family Fun Event
  • Back to School
  • Upcoming Online Programs
  • Webinar News
  • On the Blog
  • Be One of The GreaTS

2023 Tim Howard Leadership Academy

High school students learned about advocacy, self-leadership, and resilience from professionals and mentors as NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders conducted our tenth Tim Howard Leadership Academy on the Busch Campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ on August 3 to 6. Read More.

NJCTS Family Day Scheduled for October

Join the NJCTS Community for this amazing Fall Fun day for families on October 7 at Oasis Family Farm in Robbinsville.

There will be a party area exclusively for NJCTS families, refreshments and snacks, access to the FunZone play area, a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch, and so much more, including a chance to meet others in the TS community.


Let NJCTS Help You With Back to School

As your kids head back to the classroom, remember that NJCTS is available to arrange a faculty in-service presentation, bring in a youth advocate to speak to a classroom, provide resources to parents AND teachers, and help you advocate for your child with TS or tic disorders. We are just a phone call or email away! Learn More.

Also, be sure to sign up for our September Tourette Talk about navigating school accomodations.

September 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

September 13 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

September 18 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.

MasterMinds Webinar Series: ABA Therapy, Creating Habits That Stick

September 20 at 2 p.m.

Presented by Jilian DeTiberiis, M.A., BCBA

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a type of therapy frequently applied to children with autism and other developmental disorders that focuses on imparting skills in specific domains of functioning, such as social skills, communication, academic and learning skills, motor dexterity, hygiene and grooming, and more.

TOURETTE TALK: Navigating School Accommodations and 504 Plans for Children with Tourette’s and Other Tic Disorders

September 21 at 7 p.m.

Join us for an informative Tourette Talk tailored for parents and educators. Presented by Dr. Jiang, a school psychologist and former special education teacher, this session offers insights into effective collaboration with schools to support children with Tourette’s and related tic disorders. Delve into common 504 plan accommodations, discover strategies for school partnerships, and learn from real-life case examples to ensure an inclusive and successful educational experience for every student.

Wednesday Webinar Series Has a New Name!

New name but same great resource for educators, health care professionals, and parents alike. NJCTS MasterMinds are premier, online educational webinars conducted by professionals working in the field. Upcoming topics for the Fall season include Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors, and Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for TicsLearn More.

ON THE TEEN BLOG: How Tourette Affects Youth in Sports (My Experience)

"I have been fencing since I was around 7 years old, and have done great during tournaments, matches, and training sessions. Fencing has never really been a challenge, until the past year or two."

Read more from Youth Council member Sree Lakkamraju

Be One of The GreaTS

Make an annual donation of $1,000 and become One of The GreaTS who are ensuring that our programs are available to all individuals with TS. This program offers an opportunity for individuals and families to show their appreciation for our programs. NJCTS shows gratitude to these generous donors through regular organizational and research updates and an annual reception.



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