December 29, 2013 at 7:59 AM
SHORT HILLS, NJ – The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) has graciously accepted a $2,500 grant from the Short Hills-based Investor’s Bank Foundation to help fund the organization’s School In-Service Program, which educates students and teachers at schools in every part of New Jersey about Tourette Syndrome, anti-bullying initiatives and self-advocacy.
The School In-Service Program is geared toward education professionals and students in elementary and secondary schools and provides information about Tourette Syndrome and its associated neurological disorders. These presentations aid in constructing a more positive, inclusive and successful classroom environment for students with TS and other disorders.
“Investors Bank is proud to support the NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome,” said Victor Rivera, the Vice President and Marketing Manager for the Clinton Branch of Investor’s Bank. “We appreciate the importance of what NJCTS does and the difference that you make in the lives of the children and families who avail themselves to the resources that the organization offers.”
Investor’s Bank also served as a sponsor for NJCTS’ NJ Walks for TS at Mendham, which took place November 23 and served as another supporting mechanism for the School In-Service Program. The School In-Service Program, which costs $71,000 each year to fund, features in-service presentations by educational professionals and trained youth advocates and given to faculty, students and families at the elementary, junior high and high school level.
“We are honored to receive this grant and appreciate Investor’s Bank’s commitment to serving children and teenagers with TS,” NJCTS Executive Director Faith W. Rice said. “We believe the tools and strategies delivered via our School In-Service Program address issues TS children, families and educators face each day and are grateful that Investor’s Bank has partnered with us in our quest to provide support for the 1 in 100 kids affected by this often devastating neurological disorder.”
More information about the NJCTS School In-Service program is available by calling 908-575-7350 or by visiting www.njcts.org.