Established in 2004 as the nation's first 
Center of Excellence for Tourette Syndrome
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Inaugural NJ Walks for TS at Bergen is a success!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the first NJ Walks for TS at Bergen!

We want to thank our sponsors: Asurion, Architectura, and J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc. Also, a very special thank you to our tee shirt sponsor, Nyree, who chose to support our walk during her 40 acts of good deeds challenge for her 40th birthday! We thank the many New Jersey legislators who supported our efforts by serving on our honorary committee, the Good Works Band and the Carl Gentry Trio who kept us dancing all morning, and all of our amazing volunteers, including our talented photographer Allen Jones! Click here to see photos from NJ Walks for TS at Bergen. 
Apply for the 2017 NJCTS Tim Howard Leadership Academy

The NJCTS Tim Howard Leadership Academy is now accepting applications for the Class of 2017. Teens living with TS are encouraged to apply to attend this life-changing leadership program taking place August 3-6 at Rutgers University. Click here for more information and to request an application.
Meet the newest members of the NJCTS family
Patricia Phillips, NJCTS Education Outreach Coordinator

Patricia Phillips has been  an instructor at the City College of New York and Bergen Community College where she has taught courses in career education, advocacy, public speaking, and ESL. Prior to joining NJCTS, Pat worked in the private sector for such companies as IBM and Viacom in corporate communications and marketing. She holds an MBA in Marketing from Fordham University. 
Erin Caccavale-Boyle, NJCTS Family Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator
Erin Caccavale-Boyle has worked in the mental health field in a variety of positions including case management, wellness and recovery, and employment services. She holds a Bachelor's degree from Kean University in Psychology and a Master's degree from Monmouth University in Psychological Counseling. 

Kyle, Tess, and Tara
Montville sixth- and seventh-graders get lessons about TS from Youth Advocates Tess and Tara

More than 600 students at Robert R. Lazar Middle School in Montville, NJ learned about Tourette Syndrome and about treating others with respect after NJCTS Youth Advocate Tess Kowalski's recent presentation. The students welcomed their classmate Kyle to the front of the room to answer questions about his experience with TS. Youth Advocate-in-training Tara Barr also answered some questions. Tess, Tara, Kyle, School Counselor Susan Rappaport, and NJCTS Youth Development Coordinator Maddie Pucciarello did an outstanding job creating an open and supportive atmosphere to finish out the school's week of respect.
Kids Who Make Magic

Congratulations to NJCTS Youth Advocate Ally Abad who was recognized by Magic 98.3FM for their "Kids Who Make Magic" award! Ally was nominated by North Brunswick High School Principal Pete Clark for her advocacy work on behalf of the 1 in 100 kids living with Tourette Syndrome. She recently accepted this award during a ceremony sponsored by the Children's Hospital at St. Peter's University Hospital and Magyar Bank. Way to go, Ally!
Rutgers TS Clinic is now recruiting youth with TS

The Rutgers Tourette Syndrome Program offers a 10-week, group-based program beginning in February that aims to help children build resilience and develop the skills necessary to better navigate life with tics and associated conditions. For more information or to register for the group, call 848-445-6111 x 40150.
Community Health Law Project honors Faith Rice

For 29-years, the Community Health Law Project has been recognizing exceptional advocates who are making extraordinary contributions to improving the lives of people with disabilities. NJCTS Executive Director Faith Rice was selected as a winner of the 2016 Ann Klein Advocate Award for her work in building a collaborative network of support and services for the Tourette Syndrome community. The Ann Klein Advocate Awards are named for Ann Klein, former Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Human Services, who was instrumental in establishing a community-based system of care for people with mental and physical disabilities. Other recipients of the 2016 Ann Klein Advocate Award were Julie Doerrman, Program Coordinator, Recovery Network for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing Loss Center for Family Services; Military Family Support 360 Project at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst; Joe Young, Executive Director, Disability Rights New Jersey; and Wakefern Food Corp.
NJCTS is seeking presenters!

We are seeking educators and health care and mental health professionals who are interested in joining our team to facilitate Tourette Syndrome presentations across New Jersey. Each faculty, peer, and hospital in-service requires approximately a 2 hour time commitment. The number of presentations varies per month and per your availability. Training and materials are provided. These are highly rewarding opportunities that bring tremendous value to NJ schools, families, and the community. Please contact Pat Phillips at 908-575-7350 or forward your resume to
Make NJCTS part of your year-end giving

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous supporter, all donations made to NJCTS now through December 20, 2016, up to $5,000, will be matched! Your $50 donation now becomes $100. Your $500 donation becomes $1,000! 

Please contribute to NJCTS during this dollar-for-dollar matching period. Regardless of the amount, your contribution helps to ensure that we can continue to provide the essential services and support to the 1 in 100 individuals living with Tourette Syndrome. 

Please visit our website at to donate online, call 908-575-7350 to donate by phone, or mail a check to NJCTS, 50 Division Street, Suite 205, Somerville, NJ 08876. Thank you so very much.
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Save the date for these upcoming events!

January 11: Visit our table at the Quality Childcare Expo at the DCF Training Academy