Free Webinar Helps Teachers Recognize Tourette Syndrome in the Classroom

Group behind the world's first TS DNA Sharing Repository aims to assist educators help children with Tourette Syndrome.

Somerville, NJ, September 19, 2008 --( A free webinar offers teachers and other school professionals the tools necessary for helping students with Tourette Syndrome. New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, home of the world's first TS DNA Sharing Repository, presents An Educators’ In-Service will be presented in two parts beginning on September 24 and concluding on October 1.

Tourette syndrome (TS), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related neurological disorders and learning disabilities are addressed and coping strategies will be discussed. The diagnosis and clinical assessment of Tourette Syndrome is explained to help teachers spot early symptoms in their students. The NJCTS Sharing Repository at Rutgers University is making DNA samples of those with Tourette Syndrome available to qualified genetic researchers worldwide.

This seminar enables educators (teachers, paraprofessionals, school nurses, guidance counselors, child study team members and others) to recognize students' difficulties as well as their strengths and potential. Parents are invited to attend this web-based seminar to better understand what information is being presented to educators.

Attendance for both sessions is recommended. Visit, go to NJCTS and click on “Wednesday Webinars" to register. Professional development credits will be offered for each module. Space is limited.

An Educators’ In-Service - Module 1 of 2
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
An Educators’ In-Service - Module 2 of 2
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome
Nicole Greco