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NJCTS announces introduction of federal legislation for Tourette Syndrome

New Jersey Congressman Albio Sires proposes ground-breaking TS bill

PRLog - Dec. 29, 2011 - SOMERVILLE, N.J. -- The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) is proud to announce the introduction of federal legislation for Tourette Syndrome by U.S. Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ13).

Titled the Collaborative Academic Research Efforts (CARE) for Tourette Syndrome Act, the legislation would expand and further coordinate efforts toward Tourette Syndrome research by promoting activities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) aimed at combating and diagnosing TS.

"Tourette Syndrome is a misunderstood disorder that is too often stigmatized," Congressman Sires says. "While symptoms can be suppressed over time, too many individuals -- particularly children -- face the everyday challenge of trying to manage tics, whether at school or in various social settings. Through expanded and collaborative research, we can learn more about the cause and treatment of the disorder to help improve the lives of those individuals impacted by Tourette Syndrome.”

Congressman Sires has worked closely with NJCTS Executive Director Faith W. Rice, Dr. Jay A. Tischfield, Rutgers University and other NJCTS leadership to craft this legislation. Says Rice, "New Jersey has changed the face of TS research, education and support through partnerships and collaborations. We hope to model that process nationwide."

More information will follow over the next several weeks. Please contact NJCTS at 908-575-7350 or www.njcts.org, or the office of Congressman Sires with any questions you might have or to read the official Congressional release.

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