NJCTS - New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, Inc. - Collaborations and Partnerships for the Tourette Syndrome Community

Wednesday is TS Day!
Wednesday Seminar Series

Wednesday Webinar Series

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August 19, 2015
7:30 - 8:30 PM EDT

Anxiety & Test Taking in School

Presenter: Colleen Martinez, Ph.D.

Students from elementary to high school are taking more tests than ever. How does the anxiety around testing affect them and their results? This webinar will give parents and students alike ways to identify stressors and help students cope with the anxiety around test taking.

Space is limited! For more information on our presenter or to register click here

September 30, 2015
7:30 - 8:30 PM EDT

Self-Injury in Adolescents and Adults

Presenter: Edward A. Selby, Ph.D.

Dr. Selby will describe the behavioral presentation, associated features, and clinical outcomes of nonsuicidal self-injurious behavior in both adolescents and adults. He will cover the the basics of assessing, understanding, and treating self-injury, with a particular focus on distinguishing self-injurious behavior from suicidal behavior. Dr. Selby will provide the useful information on a common behavior presenting in adolescents and young adults that will be beneficial professionals working in various settings (clinical, educational, community), and it will also be accessible and relevant to families and patients as well.

Space is limited! For more information on our presenter or to register click here

October 21, 2015
7:30 - 8:30 PM EDT

Medical Transitioning: Part 2

Presenter: Lawrence W. Brown, MD

Since transition planning has not been a major focus for many clinicians, it is important for families to be knowledgeable, help prepare themselves and their children, and advocate effectively with their providers to insure maximal success. Dr. Brown will discuss the general goals of transition from the pediatric to the adult system of care with emphasis on the child neurologist's role in the process. It must be recognized that transition is a distinct, long term effort rather than just a final act of transfer to an adult practitioner.

Space is limited! For more information on our presenter or to register click here

Things to DO
Kids
  • Share what it's like to have TS with your best friend
  • Create a cool story about what it's like to have TS and share it with your teachers and classmates... and us!
  • Come to our Camp Bernie weekend in June and make new friends
Parents
  • Join a TS support group (at hospitals throughout the state)
  • Become part of the online TS community for parents and friends
  • Learn more about TS, its symptoms and the TS Community
  • Educate your kid's teachers and school district about TS
  • Educate your friends about TS
  • Sign up for a Webinar
  • Volunteer your time
Educators
  • Sign up for a Workshop
  • Learn more about TS, its symptoms and the TS Community
  • Attend a hospital Grand Rounds session
  • Take a special interest in one special kid with TS
  • Become part of the online TS community for professionals
  • Tell your peers about NJCTS
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What else can we do on Wednesdays?
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