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Acceptance. Intervention. Civil Rights. October 14, 2017

In This Issue

Unmasking anxiety in autism

6 Ways to Avoid a Relationship with Your Autistic Child ;)

Why 'High Functioning' Autism Is So Challenging

State laws requiring autism coverage by private insurers led to increases in autism care

Parents and Others Looking for Help!!!

National TACA Autism Conference

Developmental DIR Autism Therapy in Your Home!!!

Halloween Fun AT KID VENTURES

TRIO Consultants

Party In The House - Halloween Spooktacular in Poway

Cortica Care: Comprehensive Autism Treatment

TONIGHT!!! October 14th! - YOU are invited!!! Calling Teens & Adults with Special Needs!

Science Group for Children with Autism & Similar Conditions

Job & Resource Fair for People with DisABILITIES!

Autism Experts Empowering Families and Children Together

UCSD Autism Center of Excellence- SPARK

TERI Newsletter-It's Fall!

Participate in a Research Survey!

SAVE THE DATE!!! Saturday, March 24, 2018


 






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  • Unmasking anxiety in autism

  • Anxiety can assume unusual forms in people with autism - turning uncertainty, or even a striped couch, into a constant worry. New tools may help identify these hidden fears.

    No one except Gregory Kapothanasis knows exactly what upset him today. On this hot day in July, he went to his day program for adults with developmental disabilities, as he has done without incident five days a week for the past four years. But then things unraveled. According to the program's report, he grabbed a staff member's arm hard enough to bruise it. Then, on the bus during the daily outing, he started screaming and hitting his seat. Now, several hours later, he is finally home, but there is a stranger in his living room. Bouncing from one couch to another, clutching a faded beige blanket stolen from his aunt's dog, Kapothanasis still seems out of sorts.

    His mother, Irene - who has cared for him, with the help of home aides, for all of his 24 years - is playing over the day's events, trying to figure out what triggered him. His outburst is disturbingly reminiscent of a difficult period that peaked six years ago but is uncharacteristic of the young man today. Kapothanasis loves interacting with other people, going to the beach and dining at DiMillo's, a floating restaurant in a decommissioned car ferry in Portland, Maine. Read on...

  • 6 Ways to Avoid a Relationship with Your Autistic Child ;)
  • Many parents-to-be have a picture in their minds of a beautiful little boy or girl asking for hugs and cuddles, inviting Mom and Dad to a pretend tea party, or asking "will you come play?" In fact, many parents not only expect but rely on their child to be the dreamer-up of ideas and the instigator of pretend play.

    Kids with autism, though, while they may, in fact, have huge imaginations, are unlikely to take the social lead.

    In fact, kids with autism are often more than happy to play alone, repeating their favorite activities over and over again, with no involvement from Mom, Dad, or anyone else.

    What's more, kids with autism rarely imitate others. As a result, they rarely play the kinds of pretend games or sports that parents expect. The idea of imitating a parent cooking dinner may not occur to them. The concept of playing dress-up, or being "just like" Mom, Dad, sports figures, or superheroes may not enter their minds. They may not draw scenes from real life, or yearn to be Disney princes or princesses. Read on...

  • Why 'High Functioning' Autism Is So Challenging
  • The autism spectrum is very large. If you think of it as a rainbow (or a bell curve), you'll note that there's an awful lot of the spectrum that is at neither one end nor the other-but somewhere in the middle.

    At this point in history, we don't have good information to tell us whether most people on the autism spectrum are "somewhere in the middle," but it is clear that the lion's share of media attention goes to folks at the high and the low ends of the spectrum-that is, the profoundly disabled and the very high functioning.

    The fact is that life with severe autism is extraordinarily difficult. And logic would suggest that people on the high end of the spectrum have it easy-as do their families and teachers. But the reality is quite different.

    Myth: High Functioning Autism Is No Big Deal Read on...

  • State laws requiring autism coverage by private insurers led to increases in autism care
  • A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found that the enactment of state laws mandating coverage of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was followed by sizable increases in insurer-covered ASD care and associated spending.

    Over the past decade, 46 states have passed laws requiring ASD coverage of autism by private health insurers. The study found that children in states that required ASD coverage were more likely to receive treatment.

    "The hope of patient advocates and policymakers was that these insurer mandates would increase care for children with autism, and they seem to have done that-in fact, the impact was even larger than we had expected," says Colleen L. Barry, PhD, MPP, the Fred and Julie Soper Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Bloomberg School. Read on...

  • Parents and Others Looking for Help!!!


  • Looking for 1-2 roommates to share cute 2 bedroom 1 bath house in Encinitas with my sister, who is autistic and non-verbal, and her caretaker. My sister will be starting Supported Living in 6 months or more, so roommates(s) could move in now or later. Please email or call me for more information - Daria at 619-294-6577 or doeringsx5@gmail.com.



    I am looking for an instructional aide to help my 6-year-old ADHD daughter in a private, Catholic school setting Monday-Friday 8am-12noon in Coronado. I would prefer someone with ABA knowledge. My daughter is a bright, spirited kid who needs lots of help staying on task and guidance and instruction on non-preferred actives (handwriting.) She is currently medicated but it is only taking us so far. She has behavioral issues we are working out. She needs someone who is strong and seasoned who will provide guidance and direction across all areas of the school setting; she is bossing around her current aide! Please contact me for info christinevantuyl@hotmail.com, or text 858-405-7264. Thank you for reading!



    My family is a dual income family and we need additional help caring for our 15 y/o daughter who is high functioning Asperger. Specifically, we would like to find someone who can be at the house after school while we commute back from our jobs. It would be 3-5 days a week in the afternoons from 3-6pm. A certified professional behavioral coach would be preferred, but not mandatory.

    Our schedules are moderately flexible and we work with the candidate to create a schedule that works for the both of us.
    Thanks! please contact Dustin at dmcarey@gmail.com



    My son is 5 and he will be on Kindergarten the next school year. He is currently in TK, and he is doing fine. He has an IEP, and he he is on general education with some support fron school staff. We would like to apply by choice to the following schools:

    Holmes Elementary, Curie PTA Elementary, Spreckels Elementary

    Do you have any experience with any of these schools in relation with the support and awareness for kids on the spectrum. Are these good options ? I will really appreciate your help and comments. Please write to julissa_ll@hotmail.com



    If you have a question or request for this newsletter group, please send your email request to ValeriesList@aol.com. People who can help you will email you directly with their responses.

  • National TACA Autism Conference
  • October 20-22, 2017
    Hilton Orange County Hotel in Costa Mesa
    3050 Bristol Street
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626


    Join hundreds of parents and professionals to learn the latest in research, treatment options and therapy for individuals with autism. The National TACA Autism Conference will feature three days with three tracks of presentations to cover all aspects and levels of the autism journey. Topics will include special diets, therapies, beginner and advanced biomedical treatments, IEP, inspiration and much more. Whether your child is recently diagnosed or you have years of experience, you will walk away from the conference with a plan for the next steps for your autism journey. https://www.tacanow.org/national-taca-autism-conference

  • Developmental DIR Autism Therapy in Your Home!!!
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    NOW IN SAN DIEGO!!!

    Why choose us?
    In a program such as ours the child learns to think reflectively and base behaviors on their own desires and feelings rather then on repetitiously learned non-reflective patterns of behavior. We work from a multi-displinary perspective considering functional language use, visual-spatial processing, auditory processing and motor function.

    Services Provided:

    • DIR/Floortime Therapy
    • Developmental Therapy
    • Behavioral Supports
    • Parent Training and Support
    • Developmental Assessment
    • Social Skills Support
    Real Connections Accepts Many Insurances!!!

    Real Connections Child Development Institute
    415 North Highway 101 Suite C
    Solana Beach, CA 92075
    (858) 354-2006
    ilene@realconnectionsinstitute.com
    http://realconnectionsinstitute.com/blog1/services/

  • Halloween Fun AT KID VENTURES
  • NFAR is hosting a family play session at Kid Ventures in 4-S Ranch on Friday, October 27th from 5 -6:30 PM. Join us for some Halloween-themed fun!

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

    Registration is $5 per child. For more information, contact NFAR orTO REGISTER.

  • TRIO Consultants
  • What's The TRIO?

    The Expert: Cynthia LaBrie Norall, PhD, BCBA-D
    The Individual: Evan Wooton, Social Coach & Facilitator
    The Family: Julie Marie Miller, Mother. Writer. Ally.


    We are advocates, counselors and coaches for those with hidden disabilities such as ASD, ADD/ADHD and dyslexia in schools, in communities and in the workplace. With our TRIO of perspectives, we are able to offer an innovative approach unique to our field.

    Services Offered:

    • Autism Coaching
    • Educational Diagnosis
    • Expert Family Law Testimony
    • Parent Coaching and Support
    • Friends' Club
    • Job Transition Facilation
    • Job Coaching
    • Hidden Disability Educational Support
    • Educator Disability Coaching
    • Employer Disability Training
    • IEP Review and Advocacy
    • New Diagnosis Counseling

    Your challenges become our goals as we seek to provide an empathetic experience while leading and guiding, to ultimately teaching you the skills of self-advocacy through resources, and support along with proven methods. With a pool of resources gained over two decades, we can offer referrals to you to help you turn your roadblocks and struggles into meaningful life experiences. Through many combined years of trials and successes, we are excited to become your number one alliance toward peace of mind toward the future.

    julie@trioconsultants.net
    Tel : 760.207.3802
    https://www.trioconsultants.net

  • Party In The House - Halloween Spooktacular in Poway
  • We are hosting a Halloween community event that will include sensory friendly trick or treating, arts, crafts, games and more! Friday, October 27th at 4pm!!!

    Center for Autism and Related Disorders
    15708 Pomerado Road, Suite 102N
    Poway, CA 92064
    P:858-746-5566

  • Cortica Care: Comprehensive Autism Treatment
  • Experience a unique and effective approach to autism therapy.

    Our aim is to bring to families everywhere the most effective therapies for the treatment of autism. Our integrated care model is based on the scientific research and clinical practice of our founder, Dr. Suzanne Goh. We seek to set a new global standard for autism care by achieving superior developmental outcomes for the children and families we serve.

    At Cortica, we believe the world needs a higher standard of care for all those living with autism, or a potential diagnosis of autism. Families like yours deserve effective, collaborative, caring therapies that are accessible and reasonably priced, no matter who you are or where you live.

    Meet our extraordinary team of autism specialists.
    Our multi-disciplinary team includes specialists from many different fields. All of our team members have specialized training and expertise in autism care.

    • Pediatric Neurologists
    • Electroencephalography & Neuromodulation Specialists
    • Neurology Nurse Practitioners
    • Nutrition and Holistic Health Practitioners
    • Speech-Language Therapists
    • Occupational Therapists
    • Physical Therapists
    • Music Therapists
    • Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA)
    • Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT)
    • Social Workers and Marriage-Family Therapists
    • Special Education Teachers
    We provide every child at Cortica with an individualized program to accelerate learning and development. An essential ingredient for success is collaboration among physicians, therapists, parents, children, and our extended communities.

    Together, we clarify the complex, celebrate extraordinary efforts, and witness moments of brilliance as our children grow new skills and abilities. Many of our services are covered by medical insurance plans. Contact us for all the info!!!

    Cortica Care
    7090 Miratech Drive
    San Diego, CA 92121
    858-304-6440
    http://www.corticacare.com

  • TONIGHT!!! October 14th! - YOU are invited!!! Calling Teens & Adults with Special Needs!
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  • Science Group for Children with Autism & Similar Conditions
  • (October - December) @ Family Wellness Center

    Let's experiment through science!Science Based Social Group

    Children, ages 8-12, have fun engaging in weekly science activities while also practicing an important social skill. Our upcoming 8-week session will focus on relationship maintaining, specifically designed for children with social learning challenges, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or similar needs.

    Please contact the Family Wellness Center for more information and to register.

    Group meets every Thursday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    October 26 - December 21
    *No session on November 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday

    *Please call for group cost. Registration and scholarship request deadline is October 25.
    REDUCED FEES AND SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL GROUPS BASED ON ELIGIBILITY

    Contact 858-634-8300 or fwc@centerforchildren.org for more information or to register.

    https://www.centerforchildren.org/family-wellness-center/event-calendar/

  • Job & Resource Fair for People with DisABILITIES!
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | 10AM to 2PM Balboa Park Club Inn 2144 Pan American Rd W, San Diego, CA 92101 http://www.sdjobtoberfest.org

  • Autism Experts Empowering Families and Children Together
  • aefct

    AEFCT provides high quality services that are structured, comprehensive, and individualized. Our mission is to provide intervention to children with autism, putting the needs of each child first so that they are met fairly and appropriately. We use developmentally sound strategies supported by empirical evidence, combined with a team approach that involves family participation. Autism affects the entire family unit, and we recognize that parent education and participation are essential to achieve success.

    Our Services:

    • Assessment
    • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
    • Supervision / Consultation
    • Parent/Caregiver Training
    • Funding Sources
    Developmental Approach:
    AEFCT is dedicated to providing developmentally appropriate services that utilize teaching strategies supported by empirical evidence.

    Team Approach:
    Direct family participation is a central component of the AEFCT program. Parent participation both during direct instruction and after behavior consultants leave is imperative to each child's success because autism affects the entire family unit. The most important teachers in a child's life are their parents. As such, parent education and participation are essential in order to attain and maintain success.

    Multicultural Approach:
    Sensitivity to the diverse population that exists in San Diego is addressed through the individualization of curriculum, parent and staff training, and education.

    AEFCT
    4669 Murphy Canyon Rd., Suite 212
    San Diego, CA 92123
    858-569-0056
    http://aefct.com

  • 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

  • TERI Newsletter-It's Fall!
  • Click here to read their latest newsletter for all the info about their activities and upcoming events!!!

  • Participate in a Research Survey!
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    I am a graduate student of Communication Disorders at Eastern New Mexico University. The reason I'm reaching out is to see if ValeriesList can assist me with my graduate research. My focus is how applied behavior analysis (ABA) techniques are viewed by parents of children with autism. To collect information for my research I have an online questionnaire with a 12 minute video on survey monkey. Would it be possible for you to put the survey link in a newsletter or email to reach your followers? This research is very exciting to me, as it will illuminate perceptions of an important strategy in improving the lives of children with autism.

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VNYK8H6
    Principal Investigator: Erin Bishop
    Email: erin.weaver@enmu.edu
    This project has been reviewed by the IRB of Eastern New Mexico University and approved as protocol # 1718006. Records pertaining to proposal review and approval are available upon request.

  • SAVE THE DATE!!! Saturday, March 24, 2018
  • On Saturday, March 24, 2018 we are celebrating the 14th annual San Diego Race for Autism in Balboa Park, and it's going to be "Super!"

    This family friendly event gathers together more than 6,000 families, educators, and autism professionals from across Southern California to help raise awareness and funding for one of our country's largest concerns- autism. Once considered rare, autism affects as many as 1 in 68 children in the US, and more than 19,000 families right here in our community.

    100% of the Race funds stay right here in San Diego and provide funding for early identification and education efforts, technical training in software testing for young adults, parent programs, instructional workshops and has funded more than 600 community programs and classrooms, benefiting thousands of local children and families.

    Please join us in making a difference on March 24th. Because everyone can be a SUPERHERO!

    Save the date and click here for all the info!!!

  • ASD Mornings at theNAT


  • Please visit http://www.sdnhm.org/visit/accessibility/asd-mornings/ for more information.

  • 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:
    • October 21, 2017
    • November 18, 2017
    • December 16, 2018
    • 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:
    Oct. 29: Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
    Dec. 10: Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
    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/

  • Yvette M. Soto Accounting & Income Tax

  • I have a Bachelors degree in Accounting from the University of San Diego and have over 20 years of experience working in the field of accounting. I am also a Notary Public. I offer professional bookkeeping services at an affordable price, including payroll and tax preparation for individuals and small to medium sized businesses. I can also navigate the tax ramifications of receiving public benefits and credits for special needs because I, myself have twins with Autism.

    Yvette M. Soto
    (619) 977-6586
    yvetteMsoto@gmail.com
    http://www.yvettesoto.com
    3633 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 205
    San Diego, CA 92108

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    Lisa Lundhagen
    Independent Mary Kay Consultant
    760-481-4643
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  • MitoSpectra for Mitochondrial Dysfunction

  • What is Mitochondrial Dysfunction?
    Within each cell are "power sources" called mitochondria. In patients with autism and related disorders, these mitochondria may not function properly. This causes a decrease in cell performance and has been linked to hyperactivity, abnormal fatigue, muscle weakness, and regression of social and language skills.

    A Link to Autism
    During the last two decades, scientists have made a connection between autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and mitochondrial dysfunction. In 2009, researchers from Johns Hopkins University produced guidelines for the treatment of ASD patients with mitochondrial failure. They recommended a vitamin cocktail to restore the function of mitochondria, and improve brain chemistry.

    www.mitomedical.com
    Click here to view An Educational Webinar about Autism and Mitochondrial Function by Dr. Suzanne Goh

  • Care For Us: Providing Therapy, Support, Play and Social Groups

  • Care For Us is dedicated to changing the lives of special needs families for the better. We are a 501(c)3 exempt non-profit organization providing free individual, marriage and family therapy, support groups and social engagement activities for families with unique parenting needs. No matter what your journey is, we have resources and teammates that can help you with yours. This journey is best walked with others. We serve the San Diego area and are located in Eastlake Chula Vista. Follow us on facebook at Care For Us and see our website at care4us.org

  • Sarah Nissen, Holistic Food & Health Consultant

  • I'm Sarah and I live in San Diego, CA with my 2e son (gifted and ASD), my 2 dogs and my husband.

    I research and find outside-the-box alternative health and diet solutions for myself and other families. I've done this ever since I can remember.

    I facilitate holistic changes that create thriving kids naturally. Specializing in gluten-free real food diets, and advice on outside-the-box therapies and educations.

    Check out my website and my FB page for all the info!!!

  • Smile Art Dentistry for Special Needs Families


  • Welcome to Smile Art Dentistry, I'm Dr. Michael Scrydloff. Our Poway Dentistry staff and I invite you to discover our cosmetic and sedation (Including "laughing gas") dental services in Poway. Smile Art Dentistry utilizes the most advanced techniques and equipment to provide the smile you deserve. We pride ourselves in creating an enjoyable and comfortable environment for your dental visits. Smile Art Dentistry provides routine dental care, sedation dentistry, cosmetic dental services, and oral surgery all at one convenient Scripps Poway area location.

    Special-Needs Dentistry
    Smile Art Dentistry is happy to serve all the dental needs of patients with disabilities or special-needs. Dr. Scrydloff is experienced in treating medically complex and special-needs patients. All dental services are provided in one place, so there is no need for excess transportation or referrals to other offices. In addition, we offer a wide array of dental procedures and services to provide any patient with a healthy smile. Contact Smile Art Dentistry today for Special-Needs Dentistry in Poway.

    Smile Art Dentistry
    9932 Mercy Rd # 104
    San Diego, CA 92129
    858 566-2151
    https://smileartdentistry.com

  • 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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    Owner/Editor ValeriesList.com

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