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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May 6, 2015
7:30 - 8:30 PM EDT

OCD and Teens/Young Adults:  How to keep them engaged in their own treatment, symptoms, and lives

Presenter: Martin E. Franklin, Ph.D.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an effective treatment for OCD at all age levels. But continuing treatment becomes a challenge in the transition from adolescence to young adulthood because therapists have a hard time properly encouraging these patients to become independent partners in their treatment while still receiving support from family and friends. There are a number of challenges that arise during this developmental stage, but they can be conquered.

May 13, 2015
7:30 - 8:30 PM EDT

Tourette Syndrome and Autism: Similarities and Differences

Presenter: Mark Mintz, MD

The diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome (TS) or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is based upon ubiquitous symptoms and signs, which are not dependent upon biological causes. Yet, both TS and ASD are complex neurobiological disorders with many similar medical and behavioral manifestations and complications. Thus, understanding common clinical and biological links between TS and ASD can help to better understand the biological causes and contributors of these disorders, help inform therapeutic options targeted at mechanisms of disease rather than only symptoms, and improve patient outcomes.

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
Tell Us Your Ideas

What else can we do on Wednesdays?
Tell us a Story about what you did.