Youth Advocates Testify to NJ Assembly About the Importance of Tourette Syndrome Awareness

On Thursday, May 17, Amanda Silvers and Charles Griebell sat in front of the New Jersey State Assembly's Health Committee and urged them to pass a joint resolution (AJR44) permanently designating June 4 as "Tourette Syndrome Awareness Day" in New Jersey.
"I am passionate and open about sharing my story and educating others about TS so they learn that there are people in the world just like them," says Amanda. 

NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome Reappoints Tim Howard as Member of Board of Directors

World-renowned goalkeeper Tim Howard reaffirms his commitment to improving the lives of individuals with Tourette Syndrome by continuing his appointment as a member of the Board of Directors for the NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders (NJCTS). Howard has been associated with NJCTS, the nation's first Center of Excellence for Tourette Syndrome, since its founding.

"Tim Howard's partnership with NJCTS was formed when he publicly announced his TS diagnosis in 2000," said NJCTS Executive Director Faith W. Rice. "We are delighted to have Tim's continued support and inspiration as we work toward making lives better for individuals and families living with Tourette Syndrome."

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Celebrating the One Year Anniversary of the New Jersey-led Tourette Syndrome Research Breakthrough That Changed the Direction of TS Research Forever!

Congratulations to Our 2018 Scholarship Winners

First Place:
Charles Griebell
Hallie Hoffman
Second Place:
Mike Hayden
Honorable Mentions:
Sarah Baldwin
Gregory Bristol
Alexis Cariddi
Venkata Dudi
Crystal Flax
Gregory Houldsworth
Bennett Miller
Matthew Muller
Lianne Sturrock

The winners are all graduating New Jersey high school seniors in public or private school who have been diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome and will be attending a college, university, or trade school in the fall. They were selected  based upon academic achievement, community involvement, and accomplishments as an individual living with this challenging and complex neurological disorder.
Kids and Teens Go Above and Beyond for the Virtual Walk

During our 2018 Virutal NJ Walks for TS, several kids and teens stepped up to lead teams across the state raising awareness and funds for NJCTS. Our top five teams, who will be invited to the New Jersey State House for an awareness event, are as follows:

Team Jatin
Nicholas' Trek with Tourette's
Team Jamo
Team Aiden
Tim's NB Raiders/ Team Charles & Reyner (tie)

Family Retreat Weekend is Just Two Weeks Away

Join us for the most significant family support weekend of the year! Learn More
Peer Pressure, Dating and BFF's
Navigating the Social Scene with TS
Thursday, May 24
7 P.M.

Calling all teens and  young adults! This live chat opportunity is for YOU -- not your parents --- but for YOU! Join us for our next Ask The GreaTS video chat where our panel of teens and young adults will talk about dating, friendship and navigating social interactions with TS.

In the News:

Tim Howard shares the powerful advice he'd give to his younger self
Goalkeeper Tim Howard, who has long been open about the challenges of having Tourette syndrome, shared the advice he would give to his younger self as part of a series for the Child Mind Institute's Mental Health Awareness month.

Nine-year-old Nicholas DeLieto of Spotswood and his family were on a mission. Clad in blue NJ Walks for TS t-shirts the family spent the day bringing awareness to Tourette Syndrome and supporting NJCTS.
Explore new ways to support NJCTS programs and services

Did you know that many corporations will match your charitable contributions at 100% or more?  Please be sure to check with your company to see if they have a matching donations program.   If you have any questions, please call us at 908.575.7350.

Interested in Volunteering? 


We are always looking for a "few good people" to provide some support for the organization. Are you interested is doing some clerical work, helping at an event or assisting at a convention? Do you have a student that needs volunteer hours? 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. Someone will get in touch with you to discuss the possibilities.


Volunteer Interest Form


Upcoming Webinars

September 18
The Relationship Between TS and Autism
Presenter:   Roger Kurlan, MD 

TS Rocks Returns!