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Acceptance. Intervention. Civil Rights. February 01, 2018

In This Issue

Roche wins FDA's breakthrough therapy label for autism drug

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi', Latest Movie Credit for Exceptional Minds With Autism

Variant analysis may vastly underestimate heritability of autism behaviors

How can students with autism be supported through college?

Family and Others Looking for Help!!!

Dr. Josh Feder Comments on Article About Playing with Your Child with Autism

FAMILY FUN AT KID VENTURES!

Special Needs Dance Sat Feb 3 in Vista

Conference: Teaching Social Competencies - More Than Social Skills

You're invited to Banding Together's 7th Annual Greatest Hits

The Movement Method

The IEP Guy

North County Autism Support Group in Oceanside

Connections at NTC Liberty Station in Point Loma

The XciteSteps "Natural Opportunity Model"

ATPF Food & Farming Workshop: Session 1

6th Annual ATPF-USD Baseball Player Mentor Program Meet & Greet

HCBS Seminar

Recreational Resource Fair for Children with Special Needs


 








  • Roche wins FDA's breakthrough therapy label for autism drug
  • Swiss drugmaker Roche said on Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted its breakthrough therapy designation for Balovaptan to treat autism spectrum disorder (ASD), potentially accelerating its development and approval.

    Balovaptan, which may improve social interaction and communication in people with ASD, is being developed by Roche's Swiss-based pRED research unit and has an expected filing date of after 2020, according to the company's website.

    Autism spectrum disorder has no standard FDA-approved drugs for its core symptoms such as social interaction difficulties, communication challenges and a tendency to engage in repetitive behaviors. Roche said Balovaptan has shown the potential to improve social interaction and communication in people with ASD. Read on..

  • 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi', Latest Movie Credit for Exceptional Minds With Autism
  • Visual effects artists on the autism spectrum work on the blockbuster film of the century.

    The Exceptional Minds Studio of artists on the autism spectrum adds "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" to its list of movie credits.

    Exceptional Minds was one of several studios that worked on visual effects for the long-anticipated movie, which opened in theaters December 15. "Having our name show up on the credit roll alongside the top professionals who worked on this film is an achievement in itself, but it is made all that more significant because we are a studio of artists on the autism spectrum," said Exceptional Minds Studio Executive Producer Susan Zwerman.

    "Many of our artists never even dreamed they would be working in this film industry," she added. Read on...

  • Variant analysis may vastly underestimate heritability of autism behaviors

  • An analysis of DNA variants suggests the heritability of childhood behavior problems, including autism traits, is about 6 percent, researchers report in a new study1. When the same team looks at the heritability by analyzing twins, however, their estimate comes in at 50 percent.

    The low estimate is based on a scan of genomes for known DNA variants, called single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). The researchers also looked at traits such as anxiety, depression and hyperactivity, as well as autism features, such as not being able to pick up on social cues. By comparing the variants and traits in thousands of people, researchers can identify which variants are associated with specific traits and behaviors.

    For their twin analysis, by contrast, the researchers looked at the frequency of behavioral traits in identical twins - who share virtually all of their DNA - versus fraternal twins, who share only about half. Comparing the frequencies can provide an estimate of the behavior's heritability. Read on...

  • How can students with autism be supported through college?
  • Collection of specially dedicated articles explores how autism spectrum disorder (ASD) students experience post-secondary education and makes recommendations for improvements

    Thirty years ago it was rare for a student with ASD to enter college. But over the past decades, there has been much improvement in the detection and awareness of ASD in children. Now, with the provision of effective treatments, those with average or above average intellectual abilities are enrolling at universities. However, college presents new challenges for these students as well as for college support personnel, and gathering and analyzing college experiences of students with ASD is fundamental to their success. Now a special issue addressing the experiences of ASD students has been published in Springer's Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

    In the US alone there are roughly 550,000 children with ASD who will be transitioning into adulthood over the next decade, and it is expected that approximately 45 percent of these emerging adults will enroll in a university, college, or technical/vocational school in the coming years. Read on...

  • Family and Others Looking for Help!!!


  • Our 19-year-old autistic son and daughter need to have their wisdom teeth removed along with dental fillings. Can anyone recommend a dentist/oral surgeon who have experience working with autistic adults so we can do BOTH procedures in one setting? Please contact me directly mayahuchan@gmail.com or 619-253-8826. Thank you.



    My son has autism and his first insurance is anthem blue cross and secondary insurance is medi-cal. Alexa's playc is the service we are trying to get covered. First insurance will only cover 60% and Medi-cal phone representative I talked with said they will not cover the remaining 40% because Alexa's playc is not registered with them. Neither will they reimburse me if Alexa's playc bill me directly. I am wondering whether any parents had the similar situation and had a way to work around it.
    Also, can you recommend some special needs attorney? liyingee@gmail.com



    My name is Sara and I'm wondering if anyone has success with Vital Links headphones? Do you have a used pair you'd like to sell? Contact me: sjinsd@yahoo.com



    My son has autism and I would like to work on his focus and auditory processing. Does anyone have any good therapies that have helped address these two areas? I'd also be interested in any positive experiences with acupuncture. Thanks.
    Best, Kathy (kathyng.tskn@gmail.com)



    Can you ask the group if anyone has set up an Able account for their son or daughter. I know a law pass to allow up to $100,000 to be set aside in an account.

    However California does not have this in place yet. Other states do have this in place and will allow person out of state to open an account. So I was just wondering if anyone had yet and what their experience has been.
    Thanks Laura S. jrschley@att.net



    Does anyone have a great referral for multiple overnight respite or IHSL care in Encinitas area? My son is 18, high functioning ASD, healthy, happy and easy to be with but needs supervision and direction. Not untypical of this age, he no longer wants to travel with his parents,​​ which we do for business and pleasure We are wanting to hire someone who has the flexibility and availability to stay with him 3-7 days/nights occasionally. When he is in school no care is needed from 8am-3pm. Regional Center nor our Respite Care providers have given us any good options.​ Looking for referrals or ideas. Thank you, Kalli​ kallihs@gmail.com



    Can anyone share their experience with San Diego Center for Children residential program, good or bad. Thank you! melanielanders@att.net



    Hi there, I'm wondering if you might have any resources for schools in North County SD that have a reputation for being good for kids with Autism? Public, Private, Charter, any...? Thank you!!! kathrynwdaly@gmail.com



    We are moving within SDUSD boundaries (Carson) is the school within our boundary. It is too big for my son who is in 2nd grade with an IEP for ADHD, SPD and ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder).
    He thrives right now in our current school with no Aide/One to one and he has been in Gen Ed since the start of school 76% of his day 24% of his day spent in SPED classroom. He is doing amazing! The only complaint is he 'is bored' He is ahead academically and required quite a bit of redirection to stay on task during his day. He requires a smaller environment and a very Structured, Patient, Positive Teacher.
    Has anyone heard of any Elementary schools within SDUSD boundaries (closer to Mission Valley, Pt. Loma, Linda Vista, Bay Park, OB, Hillcrest, Mission Hills etc. ) that have strong 2nd grade Teachers and the children have been challenged academically and happy at? Thank you for any suggestions! 1badkitty03@gmail.com



    I am looking for a summer camp for my 6-year-old son who has autism in Southern California since we are moving to the area this coming May. Please let me know what camps are good!
    Best,
    Razan razan.kattoa@gmail.com



    Looking for a daytime assistance for a 13 year old with autism. Someone to help with homeschooling and occasional appointments. Please email resume zghorishi@hotmail.com



    I am looking for some resources for my son. He has high functioning autism, adhd and sensory integration disorder. He also has behaviors that can be pretty aggressive at school. I am trying to find a school in San Diego north county that maybe able to assist. I would appreciate any suggestions. mdhiggins48@gmail.com



    Hello, I am a of mom of beautiful boy with autism and also a graduate student of clinical counseling program from University of Phoenix. I am couple weeks away from finishing my theoretical classes and looking for the agency, center or private practice that might be able to host me for my practicum and 2 internships, 700 hours, towards my Master Degree in Clinical Counseling. I have an extensive experience in autism field and I am open to any sites that can be autism and family therapy oriented. Please let me know if you might have some ideas or if you would be to provide those hours for me.
    Thank you much !
    Yulia
    858/342-3118 YuliaSV@hotmail.com



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  • Dr. Josh Feder Comments on Article About Playing with Your Child with Autism
  • Dr. Feder

    The article on playing with children, in the previous newsletter, speaks to challenges then at the end mentions how DIR and RDI can be helpful. I heartily agree and would underline that in San Diego and online there are a number of people and organizations who can help. For DIR both ICDL.com and Profectum.org online include free resources and referrals as well the Circlestretch chunk of my website JoshuaFedermd.com. Real Connections does in home DIR locally and there are a number of professionals in a range of disciplines who do DIR including SLP and OT's. Moreover, the BRIDGE collaborative's Project ImPACT for toddlers, used at Rady, the Regional Center, and a number of clinics, is, remarkably, accepted as both an excellent example of DIR and a form of naturalistic ABA. For RDI there are at least two big companies in town too. So there lots of help here in San Diego to help parents learn to connect with and support the development of their kids with autism and related challenges.

    Joshua D Feder, MD
    Child and Family Psychiatry
    6194177506 joshuafedermd.com

  • FAMILY FUN AT KID VENTURES!
  • Point Loma Location
    Monday, Feb 19th 4:00 - 5:30 PM

    NFAR is hosting a family play session at Kid's Ventures in Point Loma on Monday, February 19th from 4 - 5:30 PM.

    Parents, children with autism and their siblings (ages 2 - 8 years old) are invited to join us for a fun filled afternoon of structured activities, and creative play.

    Kid's Ventures creative indoor play facility is designed to help nurture your child's imagination and creativity in a healthy and fun environment.

    Registration is FREE but pre-registration is required.
    Waiver will be sent to you in advance so that you can fill it out and bring it with you.

    For more information, contact NFAR at 858-679-8800!

  • Special Needs Dance Sat Feb 3 in Vista
  • RSVP to Caroline at 602-502-2743!
    http://www.innerdancers.org

  • Conference: Teaching Social Competencies - More Than Social Skills
  • Our mission is to help people develop social competencies to better connect with others and live happier, more meaningful lives. We do this by creating concepts, curricula, and materials that help professionals and parents teach social competencies and help individuals as young as four and across the lifespan meet their personal, academic, and professional goals.

    Join us in San Diego! March 12-15, 2018
    EARLY BIRD - 20% OFF!!!


    Learn practical strategies for self-regulation, executive functioning, perspective taking, and more at the four-day conference. Learn More & Register!

  • You're invited to Banding Together's 7th Annual Greatest Hits
  • Dr. Seahorse, The Grinnell Trio and Jungle Poppins comprise an amazing line up for a cause that is close to their hearts; bringing music to the lives of youth, teens and young adults with special needs. Please join us for an exciting fundraising concert with live auction!

    SATURDAY, February 24, 2018
    12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Live Auction at 1:30 p.m.
    BELLY UP TAVERN
    143 S. Cedros Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075


    BENEFITING MUSIC THERAPY PROGRAMS
    A portion of ticket sales and proceeds from the event will go directly to music therapy scholarships and programs for youth with special needs.

    TICKET PRICE
    $18 advanced / $20 day of show
    $32 reserved loft seating
    Click here to purchase tickets!!

  • The Movement Method
  • Movement Method
    An evidence-based, kinetic learning theory, for children with neurocognitive difference such as autism. Through specific movement and interactive interventions, the child will experience increased curiosity and engagement with family members and their environment. Movement Method's focused interventions improve intrinsic motivation, attention, communication, social interaction and emotional regulation.

    February 10th 2018
    9am-12pm
    Liberty Station Conference Center
    Room 204A & 204B
    Point Loma


    Live workshop that will teach you the Movement Method and will give you practical advice you can start using immediately! Click here to register!!!

    www.familyguidanceandtherapy.com
    619-600-0683
    info@familyguidanceandtherapy.com

  • The IEP Guy
  • Developing an appropriate IEP should not feel like trying to unravel a Rubik's cube.

    The IEP Guy is an experienced non-attorney special education advocate working side by side with families to obtain appropriate placement, services, and outcomes for students.

    The IEP is the heart and soul of special education. Think of it as the heliocentric model of our solar system. Just as the planets orbit around the sun, so do placement, services, and outcomes revolve around the IEP.

    Therefore, it is imperative that parents develop an appropriate IEP for their child given the major impact it has on the student's academic and functional performance.

    Services:
    Say goodbye to hourly rates! All services are provided on a flat fee basis. No surprises!


    IEP Services

    • IDEA Compliance
    • Student Eligibility
    • Placement
    • Related Services
    • Goal Development
    • Evaluations
    • Manifestation Determinations
    • State Complaint Procedure
    • Due Process
    Discipline
    • Student Suspension and Expulsion
    • Involuntary Transfers
    • Exclusion from Extracurricular Activities
    Academic Disputes
    • Grade Reduction and Loss of Credit
    • Student Record Removal
    • Student Promotion and Retention (K-8)
    Parent Coaching
    • Administrative Complaint Procedures
    • Section 504 Plans
    • Education Code
    Leo Marchena
    The IEP Guy
    4275 Executive Square, Suite 200
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    858-345-6536
    www.theiepguy.com

  • North County Autism Support Group in Oceanside
  • Hosted by Autism Society San Diego

    Monday, February 5, 2018
    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Kirsch Therapy
    1945 Avenida Del Oro, Suite 120 · Oceanside


    This group is open to all parents, professionals, and members of the community interested in improving the lives of those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. The group's demographic includes all ages, home & out of home placements, and all "levels of functioning." There's a wealth of information to be shared by our more "seasoned" families, and it is a welcoming place for those new to the Autism diagnosis. Click here for all the info!

  • Connections at NTC Liberty Station in Point Loma
  • Connections is a new program, developed through the National Comedy Theatre, that is specifically designed for teens, ages 13-17 with ASD. The program uses improvised theatre to teach, and to help students master, creative thinking, listening and social awareness in a fun and supportive setting.

    Classes meet weekly, and run in six week blocks, and are taught at NTC Liberty Station in Pt. Loma.

    For more information, check out www.unscriptedlearning.org

  • The XciteSteps "Natural Opportunity Model"
  • 858-428-0222
    www.excitesteps.com

  • ATPF Food & Farming Workshop: Session 1
  • Hosted by Autism Tree Project Foundation
    Saturday, February 3 at 10 AM - 1 PM
    Wild Willow Farm
    2550 Sunset Ave, San Diego, California 92154


    We are so thrilled to launch our 2nd Annual ATPF Food, Farming & Nutrition Program 6 week workshops, partnering with Wild Willow Farm in South Bay! Families are welcome to come out and join our team to work on the farm with Chef Maria Hesse. Kids ages 6+ are welcome to attend! Space is limited to 24 people per workshop!

    We believe that every child should have easy access to local, fresh and healthy food. Led by ATPF Board Member Pablo Fernandez, Owner of Secret Table, this program creates opportunities for our kids and families to learn about food, farming and nutrition within our San Diego community.

    First come first serve RSVP contact Rebeccab@autismtreeproject.org or call 619-222-4465.
    Click here for all the info!

  • 6th Annual ATPF-USD Baseball Player Mentor Program Meet & Greet
  • Hosted by Autism Tree Project Foundation
    Sunday, February 11 at 2 PM - 4 PM
    Fowler Park University of San Diego
    San Diego, California 92111


    We love our USD Player Mentors and are so excited to kick off the 2018 season!! ATPF kids are paired with USD Baseball Players and our families are invited to come out to every Sunday home game during the upcoming season. To RSVP, contact rebeccab@autismtreeproject.org or call 619-222-4465.
    Click here for more info!!!

  • HCBS Seminar
  • Click here for all the info and to register!!!

  • Recreational Resource Fair for Children with Special Needs
  • Saturday, February 10, 2018
    North County Regional Education Center
    255 Pico Avenue, San Marcos 92069
    Drop in any time between 10 am & 12 noon

    Children Welcome! Free Light Refreshments!
    Come explore local recreation programs and resource agencies who serve children with special needs and their families.

    Read more

  • Autism Accessibility Morning at the Fleet!

  • The third Saturday of every month, Fleet invites the Autism Spectrum Community to enjoy our museum through this special opportunity. Adults and families with children with autism can enjoy the Fleet's exhibit galleries in a quieter setting, an hour before regular open hours to the general public and with access to a special cool-off space. Visitors are welcome to stay and enjoy the museum all day. Admission includes a special IMAX film screening at 10 a.m. with the house lights on and a lower soundtrack volume.

    Upcoming dates:
    • January 20, 2018
    • February 17, 2018
    • March 17, 2018
    For more information, visit www.fleetscience.org/events/autism-accessibility-mornings.

  • San Diego Sibshop


  • October 2017 - August 2018

    WANTED: Siblings who have a brother/sister with special needs

    AGES: 7 - 12 years old
    Older siblings are welcome to attend as "Junior Leaders"

    WHAT: A fun-filled opportunity geared to the specific needs of siblings with brothers/sisters with special needs. Join us for games, crafts, hikes, cooking, and art. Meet other sibs - lunch provided

    TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    DATES:
    Feb. 25: Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
    March 25: Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
    May 20: Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
    August 19: Santee Lakes, 9310 Fanita Pkwy, Santee, CA 92071**

    DONATION: $5.00 - $10.00 per meeting per family for craft materials, supplies and lunch for the kids

    REGISTRATION: Pre-registration requested by email (if possible) the Thursday before the event.

    CONTACT: Email patmoulton@cox.net for a Sibshop registration form and / or additional information.

    Sibshop Leaders:
    Jody BonDurant-Strong, Administrator
    Ndoto BonDurant-Strong - adult sibling & CSUSM student
    Gina Clifton, ECSE Medically-Fragile Teacher, Special Education
    Pat Moulton, Retired

    Directions for Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor's Center (MTRP):
    1 Father Juniper Serra Trail (92119). Interstate 8 to 15 North / East on Friars Road.
    Stay to left - turns into Mission Gorge Road / Turn left on 1 Father Juniper Serra.

    https://www.facebook.com/sandiegosibshop/

  • Parents and Caregivers Needed for Online Survey

  • I am Arek Yetenekian, and as part of my doctoral research at Alliant International University I require the participation of parents or primary caregivers of non-communicative children with autism. Participants are requested to complete the survey packet via the provided URL, within a web browser. The study consists of several measures of mostly multiple-choice responses related to a child's quality of life, as well as related areas of interest such as familial quality of life and parenting stress. Demographic information will also be collected. Participants with at least a fifth grade reading level, residing in the US, with at least one minor child with autism who is unable to communicate through oral and written means, are required. Thank you very much for your consideration.

    Survey URL: https://newqtrial2015az1.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bq1Ye1UEEfFAuz3

    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at: 818-406-5199 ayetenekian@alliant.edu

    IRB #1607037250

  • Participate in Research: Attention Differences in Persons with ASD and their Family Members

  • Verbally fluent children with ASD between the ages of 8 and 16 and both of their biological parents are invited to participate in a new study examining attention skills. This study will follow recently published work that showed ­both the male sibling of a child with ASD and the child with ASD demonstrated similar attention abnormalities. This provides an important clue to the development of a better understanding of the genetic basis of ASD. This new study will examine trios, the child with ASD, and the mother and father. If one or both parents shows evidence of the attention difference we observed in children with ASD, we will have one of the first clear examples of a non-ASD core deficit that is experienced in first degree family members. Following with genetic analyses could potentially lead to a better understanding about the basic etiology of ASD. Families of a child with ASD are invited to participate in this research taking place at the Neuroscience Center of Alliant International University under the supervision of Alan Lincoln, Ph.D., MSCP, BCBA-D and Shamayne Brown, M.A.

    Study Requirements
    To participate in this study, both biological parents and your son must participate. Your family must be able to come to the Neuroscience Center at Alliant International University in San Diego, California. Participation for you and your son's other parent involves:
    • Completing questionnaires about yourself. This should take about 25 minutes.
    • Completing a brief standard cognitive measure. This should take about 30 minutes.
    • Completing a computer task. This should take about 30 minutes.
    Participation for your son:
    • Will require your child to complete the brief standard intelligence measure. This should take your child about 30 minutes.
    • You will be asked some background questions about your child and will be asked to complete forms related to your child's skills, abilities, and behaviors. This should take you about 25 minutes.
    • Your child will then be shown how to play the same computer games you will be shown and asked to play them as best he can. This should take about 30 minutes.
    We will try to accommodate your schedule as much as possible. Family members may come to the lab on different days if necessary. Some individuals may be excluded from participation in the study on-site. If your child is excluded, he will receive a $5.00 cash gift for his participation in the preliminary assessment. Upon the completion of participation in this study, each child will receive a $20.00 cash gift. Parents will each receive a $10 gift card upon completion of their participation. If a parent is excluded, he or she will be given a $5 gift card for participation in the preliminary assessment. You may also receive, upon request, results of your performance and/or your child's performance.

    If you are interested in participating, please contact us at our confidential e-mail: 858-635-4068, or by email: sbrown7@alliant.edu or alincoln@alliant.edu. Thank you in advance for your time and assistance. I look forward working with you and your family soon.

  • UCSD Autism Center of Excellence- SPARK

  • UCSD Autism Center of Excellence is working with the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) as part of an exciting research partnership called SPARK, and we would like to invite you and your family to take part. SPARK is an online, national genetics research partnership that seeks to improve the lives of people with autism. Through DNA analyses of saliva samples, the ultimate goal of SPARK is to gain a better understanding of causes and best treatments for autism. To get started, sign up and a saliva collection kit will be mailed to your home. A gift card totaling up to $50 will be sent to you once saliva samples from both parents and individual with ASD are received. We already have 1,991 participants registered on the website, help us reach our goal of 3,000 today!!!

    To register for SPARK: go to www.sparkforautism.org/ucsd.sarrc

    For additional information contact Hannah Kaplan at the UCSD ACE: h1kaplan@ucsd.edu or 858- 534- 6906

  • Children with Autism and Their Mothers are Needed for Student Reseach

  • Ariane Myers-Turnbull, MA
    Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student
    California School of Professional Psychology

    If interested please contact amyers-turnbull@alliant.edu or call 858-414-1076!

  • BRAIN DEVELOPMENT IMAGING LABS - Recruiting Participants

  • If you are interested in participating in any of these studies, please call 619-594- 0176 or email BDIL@sdsu.edu.

  • Join Our Study! Video Games to Train Attention and Eye Movement

  • Join our study at UCSD's Research on Autism and Development Lab ( http://radlab.ucsd.edu). We are currently recruiting participants for a study to measure the effects of training visual attention using video games. Click here to view the brochure!!!

  • Parents and Children Needed for Student Research

  • My name is Shamayne Brown and I am a doctoral student at Alliant International University. This study is examining the attention abilities of kids with ASD and their parents. I am recruiting families with a child with ASD as well as families with typically developing children.

    We are looking for boys, ages 8 to 16 years old, who have a diagnosis of ASD and their biological parents - both mother and father need to participate. We are also looking for boys, ages 8 to 16 years old, who are typically developing and both of their biological parents to serve as a control group.

    If you and your family are eligible for participation, you will be asked to come to a lab at the Neuroscience Institute at Alliant International University. You and your child's other parent will be asked to complete consent forms and questionnaires about your own behaviors; this should take you each about 25 minutes. You will also be given questionnaires about your child's behaviors. Only one parent needs to fill out these questionnaires and should take about 25 minutes complete. You, your child, and your child's other parent will complete a cognitive test, which will take about 30 minutes. Each of you will then play some games on a computer. This will take each person about 30 minutes. Your child's participation will take approximately one hour. Your participation and that of your child's other parent will take approximately one and a half to two hours.

    After your child completes his tasks, he will receive a $20 cash gift as an appreciation for his participation. Once you and your child's other parent have completed all tasks, you will each receive a $10 gift card as a token of appreciation for your participation. For further information, please contact Shamayne Brown at sbrown7@alliant.edu or 619-416-1799. Thank you for your time.

    *Approved by Alliant IRB
    IRB #1604025150

     
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    President, Foggy Coast Ventures, Inc.
    Owner/Editor ValeriesList.com

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