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The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome is a not-for-profit organization committed to the advocacy of children and families with Tourette Syndrome and its associated disorders. Dedicated to delivering high quality services to these individuals, the Center recognizes the importance of educating the public, medical professionals, and teachers about this disorder through programs and affiliations with public schools, health centers, and universities. To ensure that individuals with Tourette Syndrome are contributing members of their communities and society at large, the Center is committed to leading the promotion and development of diagnostic and treatment therapies and actively supporting research for a cure.
The Center offers programs statewide working with families, colleges and hospitals as well as web presented seminars, reaching participants from around the globe. In collaboration with the TSANJ, hospitals, and educational institutions, the Center will expand its offerings to assure that programs are reaching families and professionals who currently do not have access. Utilization of media technologies is critical to this expansion.
There is a lack of understanding and knowledge in the community about Tourette Syndrome, and many people with the disorder are stigmatized. As a result, a large portion of Tourette Syndrome incidents are denied.
The Center will continue its efforts to create awareness of this disorder through informational programs and will work with radio and television stations and the written media to bring awareness to schools, colleges, residential communities and professionals in the health, education, and psychological development fields.