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NJCTS 2015 Calendar

January 2015

January 6Faculty In-Service Presentation
Gloucester Township Public Schools
Blackwood, NJ
Presented by Cheryl Ludwig, MA, CCC-SLP, NJCTS
January 7Faculty In-Service Presentation
Green Fields Elementary School
West Deptford, NJ
Presented by Tracy Lederman, Ed.D., NJCTS
January 7Peer In-Service Presentation
Green Fields Elementary School
West Deptford, NJ
Presented by Tracy Lederman, Ed.D., NJCTS
January 8-9NJCTS Genetics Sharing Program
Interviews with Dr. Robert King and DNA sample collection at the NJCTS Cell and DNA Sharing Repository
Rutgers University's Busch Campus
Piscataway, NJ
E-mail familystudy@biology.rutgers.edu to schedule your appointment or click here for more details.
January 12Faculty In-Service Presentation
Milltown Elementary School
Bridgewater, NJ
Presented by Melissa Fowler, MA, M.Ed, NJCTS
January 14Professional Information Session
Bay County Child Study Team of Directors
Bridgeton, NJ
Presented by Carolyn Baldwin, NJCTS
January 20Youth Advocate Presentation
Memorial Middle School
Fair Lawn, NJ
7th-grade students (two presentations)
Presented by Emily Fleischman, NJCTS
January 21Grand Rounds
Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School Department of Pediatric Neurology
Newark, NJ
9:15 am
Presented by James Lechman, MD, Yale University, NJCTS
Click here for more information
January 21Wednesday Webinar
"Creative Applications of Exposure Therapy and Habit Reversal Therapy"
Presented by Joelle Beecher-McGovern, Ph.D.
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST
To reserve your webinar seat, please click here
January 22-April 2Skills Groups for Children & Adolescents with Tourette Syndrome
NJCTS Tourette Syndrome Clinic
152 Frelinghuysen Road in Piscataway on Rutgers University's Busch Campus
6 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday
Cost: $200 for all 10 meetings
Click here for more information
January 23Youth Advocate Presentation
15 freshman confirmands
Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township
Presented by Sarah Ethridge, NJCTS Youth Advocate
January 23Grand Rounds with Patient-Centered Medical Education
Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School Department of Pediatrics in Newark
9:15 a.m.
Presented by Tolga Taneli, MD, RNJMS Psychiatry, NJCTS
Click here for more information
January 24Peer Advocate/Patient Educator Training
For young adults, teens and tweens interested in being advocates
Virtual Hospital Health & Wellness Center
Voorhees, NJ
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (lunch provided)
RSVP to Melissa Fowler by January 17 at 908-575-7350 or mfowler@njcts.org
Snow date is January 31, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
January 27Virtual Support Group
For anyone in the New Jersey Tourette Syndrome community
7:30 p.m.
If you plan to take part, please RSVP to Leanne Loewenthal ASAP by e-mail or by calling 908-575-7350
January 281 in 100 Club
A Tourette Syndrome support group for families in Bergen County
Teaneck Community Charter School, 563 Chestnut Avenue
Teaneck, NJ
7:30 p.m.
Presented by Dr. Graham Hartke, Psy.D.
Please RSVP to Caryn Aronson or Charisse Santos
January 29NJCTS Board of Directors
5:30 p.m. via Conference Call
January 302nd annual Tim Howard NJCTS Leadership Academy
LAST DAY TO APPLY
Get an application here: www.njcts.org/teamup
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February 2015

February 2Faculty In-Service presentation
Haddon Township High School
Presented by Michelle Lubonski, M.S. Ed, NJCTS
February 2Peer In-Service presentation
Haddon Township High School
Presented by Michelle Lubonski, M.S. Ed, NJCTS
February 5-6NJCTS Genetics Sharing Program
Interviews with Dr. Robert King and DNA sample collection at the NJCTS Cell and DNA Sharing Repository
Rutgers University's Busch Campus
Piscataway, NJ
E-mail familystudy@biology.rutgers.edu to schedule your appointment or click here for more details.
February 17Virtual Parent Support Group
For parents of TS kids ages 4-11
7:30 p.m.
February 19Virtual Parent Support Group
For parents of TS kids ages 12 & older
7:30 p.m.
February 25Wednesday Webinar
"Making Sense of Sensory Issues – How to manage heightened senses at home and in the classroom"
Presented by Michelle Miller, Psy.D.
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST
To reserve your webinar seat, please click here
February 27Faculty In-Service presentation
Teaneck Community Charter School
Presented by Gina Maria Jones, M.Ed, NJCTS
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March 2015

March 9Youth Advocate Presentation
Hilldale Elementary School
Pine Brook, NJ
Presented by Sarah Ethridge, NJCTS Youth Advocate
March 11Faculty In-Service Presentation
The Center School
Presented by Melissa Fowler, MA, MEd, NJCTS
March 11NJCTS Table at Resource Fair
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Katz Jewish Community Center
1301 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ
Click here for more information
March 23College Workshop
Montclair State University
Presented by Michelle Miller, Psy.D., NJCTS
March 24Virtual Parent Support Group
For parents of TS kids ages 4-11
7:30 p.m.
To attend, please RSVP by e-mail to Leanne Loewenthal
March 25Virtual Presentation
Yeshivat Netivot Montessori
East Brunswick, NJ
Presented by Gina Maria Jones, M.Ed, NJCTS
March 25Youth Advocate Presentation
Galloway Township Middle School
Presented by Sarah Baldwin and Anna Baldwin, NJCTS Youth Advocates
March 26Project Self-Sufficiency Health Fair
NJCTS to feature a table with information for the citizens of Sussex, Warren and Hunterdon counties
Click here for more information
March 26Virtual Parent Support Group
For parents of TS kids ages 12 & older
7:30 p.m.
To attend, please RSVP by e-mailing Leanne Loewenthal
March 28College Workshop
"Red Flags: Recognizing Early Warning Signs"
Bergen County Community College
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: $30
Presented by Melissa Fowler, MA, MEd, NJCTS
March 292nd annual NJ Walks for TS at Princeton
Join us at Mercer County Park for a walk to raise awareness about Tourette Syndrome
Registration is $22.50 now and $25 at the event
All proceeds to benefit the NJCTS Youth Development Programs
Register yourself, your family or your team today!
Donate/fundraise to help support statewide education & advocacy!
March 31Disability Awareness Fair
Allen B. Shepard Elementary School
Old Bridge, NJ
NJCTS will have a table at this event!
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April 2015

April 2Grand Rounds
Monmouth Medical Center
Presented by Meir Flancbaum, Psy.D, NJCTS
April 13Randolph Disabilities Awareness Fair
NJCTS will have a table at this event
April 13NJ Association of School Social Workers
Spring Institute
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel
Iselin, NJ
NJCTS will have a table at this event
April 14Community Information Session
CIACC of Bergen County
Paramus, NJ
Presented by Gina Maria Jones, M.Ed, NJCTS & Penny Dragonetti, NJCTS
April 15Youth Advocate Presentation
Rutgers School of Applied Psychology
Piscataway, NJ
Presented by Tommy Licato, NJCTS Youth Advocate
April 16-17NJCTS Genetics Sharing Program
Interviews with Dr. Robert King and DNA sample collection at the NJCTS Cell and DNA Sharing Repository
Rutgers University's Busch Campus
Piscataway, NJ
E-mail familystudy@biology.rutgers.edu to schedule your appointment or click here for more details.
April 17Awareness Day
Centenary College
Hackettstown, NJ
NJCTS will have a table at this event
April 18Statewide Parent Advocacy Network Bi-Annual Conference
Come see the NJCTS table!
“Speak Up! Take Action! Create Change!” is a statewide conference for those who are “all in”
Montclair State College
Click here for more information
April 21Youth Advocate Presentation
Marlton Elementary School
Presented by Hallie Hoffman, NJCTS Youth Advocate
April 21Faculty In-Service Presentation
Marlton Elementary School
Presented by Diana Antinoro-Burke, Psy.D
April 21Virtual Parent Support Group
For parents of TS kids ages 4-11
7:30 p.m.
To attend, please RSVP by e-mail to Leanne Loewenthal
April 22Wednesday Webinar
"Outgrowing the Child Neurologist: Medical Transition in Tourette Syndrome"
Presented by Lawrence W. Brown, MD
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST
To reserve your webinar seat, please click here
April 23Virtual Parent Support Group
For parents of TS kids ages 12 & older
7:30 p.m.
To attend, please RSVP by e-mailing Leanne Loewenthal
April 28Community Information Session
CIACC of Somerset County
Somerville, NJ
Presented by Gina Maria Jones, M.Ed, NJCTS & Penny Dragonetti, NJCTS
April 29Virtual Faculty In-Service Presentation
Hammarskjold Middle School
East Brunswick, NJ
Presented by Gina Maria Jones, M.Ed, NJCTS
April 30Faculty In-Service Presentation
Culver Center
Millville, NJ
Presented by Lisa Cox, PhD, LCSW, MSW, NJCTS
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May 2015

May 1NJCTS Children's Scholarship
For graduating New Jersey high school seniors with Tourette Syndrome who are enrolling in college, university or trade school in the fall.
LAST DAY TO APPLY
Click here to get yours in today!
May 3-5New Jersey National Social Workers Conference
"Creating a Culture of Collaboration"
Borgata Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City, NJ
NJCTS to feature at table at this conference!
May 6Youth Advocate Presentation
Sewell School
Mantua, NJ
Presented by Anna and Sarah Baldwin, NJCTS Youth Advocates
May 6Wednesday Webinar
"OCD and Teens/Young Adults: How to keep them engaged in their own treatment, symptoms and lives"
Presented by Martin E. Franklin, Ph.D.
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST
To reserve your webinar seat, please click here
May 7-8NJCTS Genetics Sharing Program
Interviews with Dr. Robert King and DNA sample collection at the NJCTS Cell and DNA Sharing Repository
Rutgers University's Busch Campus
Piscataway, NJ
E-mail familystudy@biology.rutgers.edu to schedule your appointment or click here for more details.
May 11Youth Advocate Presentation
Cresskill Middle School
Presented by Drew Friedrich, NJCTS Youth Advocate
May 11Youth Advocate Presentation
Cresskill High School
Presented by Drew Friedrich, NJCTS Youth Advocate
May 13Wednesday Webinar
"Tourette Syndrome and Autism: Similarities and Differences"
Presented by Dr. Mark Mintz
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST
To reserve your webinar seat, please click here
May 14School Expo Fair
New Road School
Somerset, NJ
NJCTS will have a table at this event!
May 14Professional Staff In-Service Presentation
Straight & Narrow
Paterson, NJ
Presented by Julie Ryan, Ph.D., NJCTS
May 14Youth Advocate Presentation
Merritt Memorial Elementary in Cresskill
Presented by Cameron Mehlman, NJCTS Youth Advocate
May 15Resource Fair
Come visit the NJCTS table!
Bergen's Promise
Rochelle Park, NJ
10 a.m.-noon
May 15Youth Advocate Presentation
Bryan Elementary School
Cresskill, NJ
Presented by Mike Hayden, NJCTS Youth Advocate
May 1511th annual NJCTS Family Retreat Weekend
LAST DAY TO REGISTER for the June 12-14 event at YMCA Camp Bernie
Click here to sign up now!
May 20Medical Professional Presentation
Clarion Hotel, 815 Route 37 West
Toms River, NJ
Presented by Tracy Lederman, M.S., Ed.D., NJCTS
May 20Community Information Session
CIACC of Monmouth County
Freehold, NJ
Presenter by Penny Dragonetti, NJCTS
May 21Community Information Session
CIACC of Mercer County
Hamilton, NJ
Presented by Penny Dragonetti, NJCTS
May 21Community Information Session
CIACC of Morris County
Presented by Gina Maria Jones, M.Ed, NJCTS
May 26Faculty In-Service Presentation
Family Success Center
Newark, NJ
Presented by Gina Maria Jones, M.Ed, NJCTS
May 28Community Information Session
CIACC of Essex County
West Orange, NJ
Presented by Penny Dragonetti, NJCTS
May 30Medical Professional Presentation
O'Leary Counseling, LLC
Barrington, NJ 08007
Presented by Cheryl Ludwig, MA, CCC-SLP, NJCTS
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June 2015

June 2Community Information Session
CIACC of Burlington County
Westampton, NJ
Presented by Penny Dragonetti, NJCTS
June 2Grand Rounds with Patient-Centered Medical Education
Goryeb Children’s Hospital
Morristown, NJ
Presented by The Nowacki Family (Youth Advocates Jacob and Joseph) and NJCTS Youth Advocate Grace Hawruk
June 2Community Information Session
CIACC of Camden County
Pennsauken, NJ
Presented by Penny Dragonetti, NJCTS
June 3Agency Resource Fair
Somerset County CIACC
Somerville, NJ
NJCTS will have a table at this event!
June 4NJCTS Tim Howard Soccer Clinic & Private VIP Reception
To benefit the NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders, and the NJCTS Tim Howard Leadership Academy
Rutgers University
Soccer clinic: 3 to 5 p.m., rain or shine, at Rutgers' Yurcak Field in Piscataway
VIP Reception with Tim Howard: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Human Genetics Institute in Piscataway
Click here to register for this event
Click here to sponsor this event
Click here to support/donate to this event
June 4Medical Professionals In-Service Presentation
GenPsych
Brick, NJ
Presented by Dr. Rob Zambrano, Psy.D, NJCTS
June 5NJCTS Genetics Sharing Program
Interviews with Dr. Robert King and DNA sample collection at the NJCTS Cell and DNA Sharing Repository
Rutgers University's Busch Campus
Piscataway, NJ
E-mail familystudy@biology.rutgers.edu to schedule your appointment or click here for more details.
June 7Spring Street Fair
Somerville, NJ
NJCTS will have a table at this event!
June 8Virtual Information Session for Medical Professionals
Bancroft NeuroRehabilitation
Cherry Hill, NJ
Presented by Gina Maria Jones, M.Ed, NJCTS
June 11Youth Advocate Presentation
William J. McGinn Elementary
Scotch Plains, NJ
Presented by Tess Kowalski, NJCTS Youth Advocate
June 12-1411th annual NJCTS Family Retreat Weekend
If you have a child with TS and you want a weekend away with your immediate family, join us at YMCA Camp Bernie for a weekend full of adventures and learning but most of all fun with one another.
Cost is $45 per person, which covers food/fun and lodging for the weekend
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 15
Click here to register today!
June 13NJCTS Genetics Sharing Program at the Family Retreat Weekend
Interviews with Dr. Robert King and DNA sample collection at the NJCTS Cell and DNA Sharing Repository
Rutgers University's Busch Campus
Piscataway, NJ
E-mail familystudy@biology.rutgers.edu to schedule your appointment or click here for more details.
June 16Community Information Session
CIACC of Union County
Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Elizabeth, NJ
Presented by Penny Dragonetti, NJCTS
June 23Summer Training Institute
Youth Consultation Service
East Orange, NJ
3-hour training session
Presented by Gina Maria Jones, M. Ed, NJCTS
June 23Virtual Parent Support Group
For parents of TS kids ages 4-11
7:30 p.m.
To attend, please RSVP by e-mailing Leanne Loewenthal
June 24Wednesday Webinar
"Tourette Syndrome: A Psychiatric or Neurological Disorder"
Presented by Dr. Harvey Bennett and Dr. Joshua Braun
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST
To reserve your webinar seat, please click here
June 25Virtual Parent Support Group
For parents of TS kids ages 12 and older
7:30 p.m.
To attend, please RSVP by e-mailing Leanne Loewenthal
June 30Youth Advocate Presentation
Summer Camp Program at Rider University
Lawrenceville, NJ
Presented by Charles Griebell, NJCTS Youth Advocate
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July 2015

July 7Youth Advocate Presentation
Summer Camp Program at Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Presented by Charles Griebell, NJCTS Youth Advocate
July 9Summer Training Institute
The MHASWNJ
3-hour training session
Presented by Michelle Miller, Psy. D., NJCTS
Visit the MHASWNJ at www.mhaswnj.org, on Facebook, or on Twitter
July 22Community/Faculty In-Service Presentation
Family Support Organization
Eatontown, NJ
Presented by Tracy Lederman, M.S., Ed.D., NJCTS
July 23-24NJCTS Genetics Sharing Program
Interviews with Dr. Robert King and DNA sample collection at the NJCTS Cell and DNA Sharing Repository
Rutgers University's Busch Campus
Piscataway, NJ
E-mail familystudy@biology.rutgers.edu to schedule your appointment or click here for more details.
July 24Faculty In-service
Partnership for Children
West Orange, NJ
Presented by Meir Flancbaum, Psy.D., NJCTS
July 28Virtual Parent Support Group
For parents of TS kids ages 4 to 11
7:30 p.m.
To attend, please RSVP by e-mailing Leanne Loewenthal
July 30Virtual Parent Support Group
For parents of TS kids ages 12 and older
7:30 p.m.
To attend, please RSVP by e-mailing Leanne Loewenthal
July 31Grand Rounds
Overlook Medical Center
Summit, NJ
Presented by Harvey Bennett, MD, NJCTS
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August 2015

August 6-92nd annual Tim Howard NJCTS Leadership Academy
For teens entering grades 9-12
Rutgers University's Busch Campus in Piscataway
Click here for more information or e-mail Melissa Fowler
Learn more about the success of the pilot program, which took place August 1-3, 2014!
August 19Wednesday Webinar
"Anxiety & Test Taking in School"
Presented by Colleen Martinez, Ph.D
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST
To reserve your webinar seat, please click here
August 26Faculty In-service
DCF Regional School of Essex
Newark, NJ
Presented by Gina Maria Jones, M.Ed, NJCTS
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September 2015

September 1Faculty In-service
Gould School
North Caldwell, NJ
Presented by TBA
September 2Faculty In-service
Nellie Bennett Elementary School
Pt. Pleasant, NJ
Presented by Tracy Lederman, Ed.D, NJCTS
September 3Faculty In-service
Wallace School
Hoboken, NJ
Presented by Michelle Miller, Psy.D, NJCTS
September 3Professional Medical Staff Presentation
Delaware Valley Regional Movement Disorder Meeting
Organized by Capital Health
Philadelphia, PA
Presented by Lawrence Brown, MD, NJCTS
September 4Faculty In-service
Liberty Corner School
Liberty Corner, NJ
Presented by Gina Maria Jones, M.Ed, NJCTS
September 9Community Information Session
CIACC of Passaic County
Paterson, NJ
Presented by Gina Maria Jones, M.Ed, NJCTS & Penny Dragonetti, NJCTS
September 20NJ Walks for TS Continues!
Join us in Medford Lakes for the first walk in South Jersey to raise awareness about Tourette Syndrome
Click here to register
All proceeds benefit the NJCTS Youth Development Programs
Click here for more information
September 21Faculty In-service
Family Support Organization of Burlington County
Lumberton, NJ
Presented by Penny Dragonetti, NJCTS
September 23Grand Rounds with Patient-Centered Medical Education
Cooper University Hospital
Camden, NJ
Presented by Rob Zambrano, Psy.D, NJCTS & NJCTS Youth Advocates
September 24Community Information Session
CIACC of Ocean County
Toms River, NJ
Presented by Penny Dragonetti, NJCTS
September 28Faculty In-service
Hammarskjold Middle School
East Brunswick, NJ
Presented by Rob Zambrano, Psy.D, NJCTS
September 30Grand Rounds
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Presented by Tolga Taneli, MD, NJCTS
September 30Wednesday Webinar
"Self-Injury in Adolescents and Adults"
Presented by Edward A. Shelby, Ph.D.
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST
To reserve your webinar seat, please click here
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October 2015

October 2Grand Rounds with Patient-Centered Medical Education
Capital Health Medical Center
Pennington, NJ
Presented by Rob Zambrano, Psy.D, NJCTS
October 14New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics School Health Conference
The Palace
Somerset, NJ
Come visit NJCTS at our booth!
October 21Wednesday Webinar
"Medical Transitions Part 2"
Presented by Lawrence W. Brown, MD
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST
To reserve your webinar seat, please click here
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November 2015

November 5-6NJEA Convention
Atlantic City
Come visit NJCTS at our booth!
November 156th annual NJ Walks for TS at Mendham
Borough Park in Mendham
Click here to register
All proceeds benefit the NJCTS Youth Development Programs
Click here to donate
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