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NJCTS announces introduction of federal legislation for Tourette Syndrome
New Jersey Congressman Albio Sires proposes ground-breaking TS bill
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 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.