The Tim Howard NJCTS Leadership Academy is a four-day program that takes place in state-of-the-art dormitories on Busch Campus at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in Piscataway. The 2nd annual Leadership Academy will take place August 6-9, 2015, and applications are available now for this incredible opportunity!
Participants will work, play, eat and sleep at Rutgers and enjoy a wide range of activities, such as:
- Interacting with doctors, psychologists, and other experts in the field to learn more about Tourette Syndrome!
- Being a part of large group discussions and small group discussions with other teens and young adults with TS. You’ll hear their stories and have opportunities to share your own!
- Participating in a variety of recreational activities, ranging from swimming, sports, yoga, games, team-building activities, movies, singing, and more!
- Forming friendships and connections with other participants, and meeting successful young adults who will serve as Coaches, guiding participants through the weekend’s events!
Guest speakers include leading experts in their field, all of whom have extensive knowledge of TS, and you’ll learn more about TS from a variety of different perspectives, including the biology of TS, the psychology of TS, and how TS affects people socially.
Programming is broken into three tiers that explain Tourette Syndrome and associated disorders from these perspectives:
- a biological perspective;
- a psychological perspective; and
- the social implications of these disorders.
- brain activity with TS
- Executive Functioning Disorder
- psychological ramifications of, and treatments for, TS
- self-advocacy, transition, and negotiating sociological systems
- forming healthy social relationships.
Presenters include neurologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and other relevant medical and education professionals with extensive knowledge about TS.
All activities and sessions will be related to the treatment and management of TS and associated disorders, including yoga, meditation, and movement therapies. Social activity and recreation are included.