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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March 26, 2014
7:30 - 8:30 PM EDT

USING CREATIVE ARTS IN THERAPY: Benefits of Music, Dance/movement and Art Therapy

Presenter: Kathleen Nace, MT-BC, NMT

Creative Arts Therapy provide the opportunity to develop social skills, self-awareness, expressive and receptive language, self-esteem, and adaptive coping skills by providing a motivating modality for participants and self-expression and participation. Participants will learn how these modalities can be individually modified or adapted to fit a variety of needs and work with multiple ages and populations (ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Tourette Syndrome, TBI, Cerebral Palsy, etc). Click sign up for more information on our presenter and to register.

April 9, 2014
7:30 - 8:30 PM EDT

Impulse Control Problems and Tourette Syndrome

Presenter: Cathy Budman, MD

People living with Tourette Syndrome often struggle with impulse control disorders. While not limited to the TS community, this set of conditions frequently includes a wide array of impulsive and obsessive symptoms. This Wednesday Webinar will explore the some of the most common features observed among children and adults.

April 23, 2014
7:30 - 8:30 PM EDT

Tourette and Developmental Disabilities

Presenter: Lawrence W. Brown, MD

Tourette Syndrome is defined solely by the chronic presence of motor and verbal tics. But large epidemiological studies have clearly demonstrated that the presence of other neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders are so common as to be the rule, not the exception. Some like OCD appear to be directly linked genetically, while others are truly co-morbid liken autism, intellectual disability and tics in unique genetic conditions, where disturbed brain networks in the growing child disrupt the same systems affected in primary Tourette Syndrome. Yet others interact in ways not always fully understood such as ADHD, anxiety disorders, sleep problems, etc. this lecture will review the current scientific understanding of the interactions between tics and these developmental disabilities.

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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