There's a new superhero entering the comic book world and she's a teenage girl with Tourette Syndrome. Twitcha is the brainchild of NJCTS Youth Advocate Sarah Baldwin who illustrated and wrote the book with the help of her fellow NJCTS Tim Howard Leadership Academy participants LI TA Mary Gregorian of Smithtown, NY and Julie Nemerson of Northbrook, IL. Together the teens dreamed up a superhero that would be living with Tourette Syndrome and facing the same struggles that they were, both emotionally and physically.
Presentation to the 2019 Nassau County Police Academy Graduating Class
Dr. Cathy Budman, MD, and Dr. Jane Zwilling, PsyD presented an instructional lecture to the 2019 Nassau County Police Academy graduating class. Also in attendance were Tourette Youth and Adult Ambassadors.
Nassau County proclaims May 15 - June 15 Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran presented Long Island Tourette Association Youth Ambassadors and members of Long Island Student Heroes a proclamation designating May 15 - June 15 Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month.
Inspires Cuomo Bridge Lighting for Tourette Awareness
Kudos to Alexandra Cuttler and all of her fellow Hudson Valley Youth Ambassadors for the work they do to spread awareness, promote acceptance, and provide support to other kids with Tourette in their schools and communities.
Presentation to Border
Patrol Agents at JFK Airport
Dr. Budman, Dr. Zwilling and several YAs presented on a panel to Border Patrol Agents at JFK airport.
New York State Centers ofExcellence Consortium Conference
Drs. Cathy Budman and Jane Zwilling, along with Kate Callan, participated in a NYS Centers of Excellence Consortium Conference.
Dr. Budman and LITA YouthAmbassadors lecture
at Hofstra Northwell
Kudos to Dr. Budman and LITA Youth Ambassadors for a fabulous lecture to first year students at the Hofstra.