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Empowering Through Information and the Fostering of Connections
Acceptance. Intervention. Civil Rights. November 16, 2017

In This Issue

Missing brain wave may explain language problems in nonverbal autism

Finding a Great Support Person: "I Am More Than a Client"

Ways to Help Your Child With Autism to Fit In Socially

Why Behavioral Therapy Is the Best Way to Treat OCD in Kids

Parents and Others Looking for Help!!!

Jeremiah's Ranch Craft Day Saturday November 18 in Fallbrook, CA

Autism Experts Empowering Families and Children Together

Special Needs Parent Meet and Greet!

Cortica Care: Comprehensive Autism Treatment

East County Autism Support Group

MicroCurrent 4 Kids is the Alternativie and Safe Therapy Option!

November Newsletter

The ABLE Act

USD Football Home Game for ATPF Families

Sensory Friendly Nutcracker

Holiday Potluck and Book Exchange

2018 Race for Autism JUSTICE LEAGUE PACKAGE

The Race for Autism RESOURCE FAIR registration is open!


 


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  • Missing brain wave may explain language problems in nonverbal autism
  • Nonverbal children with autism don't show the typical wave of brain activity involved in linking objects with their names. This is likely to be one mechanism that hampers the development of speech in these children. Researchers presented the unpublished results yesterday at the 2017 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

    About 25 percent of people with autism speak few or no words. But very few studies on language have focused on these children, so the nature of their language problems is poorly understood.

    In the new study, the researchers recorded electrical activity in the brains of 10 nonverbal children with autism, aged 4 to 7, and 15 matched controls. Read on...

  • Finding a Great Support Person: "I Am More Than a Client"
  • "My need for support is the most important aspect of my life. Hard to imagine, but I need help in all areas of my life. The importance of finding the right support persons cannot be over emphasized. Imagine what it is like to need a support person in your home all the time. It is hard to have people around constantly. I have to choose my support staff carefully.

    My search for support staff begins with looking at the needs I have and the qualities I am looking for in a support person.

    The first thing I do is make a list of what I specifically need and want in a support staff. Some of the words to describe the qualities I look for are: understanding, happy, kind, flexible, willing to learn, having a sense of humor, able to make good decisions, positive, smart, energetic, enthusiastic, calm, under 30, reliable, and Ted-like. I feel Ted, a support person I have now, has those qualities. Happy people are essential to my well being because life is greatly difficult when you dearly have a body like mine, that does not respond to your wishes. Belief in my ability to frankly realize my dreams is important. I need to feel that the support person feels I am capable. Happy people are important to my keeping a good attitude. Read on...

  • Ways to Help Your Child With Autism to Fit In Socially
  • Autistic kids sometimes need lessons in "kid culture"

    Most children with autism have a tough time fitting in with their peers. In fact, because autism's core symptoms include difficulty with social communication, social problems are almost inevitable. But while your child with autism may not ever become the homecoming king or queen (though nothing is impossible!), there are some concrete steps you can take as a parent to help your child make sense of the expectations of people around them.

    Teach Your Child to Speak Like a Child
    Speech and social therapists mean well, and often they do well. But most therapists are women. And most children with autism are little boys. As a result, it is not uncommon to hear little boys with autism speaking uncannily like grown women. "How are you today?" "It's a pleasure to meet you!" "How was your weekend?" Read on...

  • Why Behavioral Therapy Is the Best Way to Treat OCD in Kids
  • Kids need training, tools to face down obsessions

    We were pleased to see the results of a recent study on the effectiveness of treatments for children with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Pleased in part because there are so few studies involving children, but also because researchers were testing not just medication for OCD, but cognitive behavioral therapy.

    The study involved 7- to 17-year-olds with OCD who were divided into three groups. The first group was treated with medication. The second got medication with some instruction in cognitive techniques for managing anxiety. The third got medication with a course of behavioral therapy. After 12 weeks, the children were evaluated to see how many had at least a 30% reduction in their symptoms, measured by the severity of their anxiety, the kinds of rituals they were performing to manage that anxiety, and the amount of time they were spending on those rituals. Read on...

  • Parents and Others Looking for Help!!!


  • My son is almost 19 and next year he will finish his certificate. He is done with typical academia. He is not interested in formal college. Are there different choices besides adult day programs or college. Employment is an option, however that seems limiting.
    Are there any other ideas or options out there?
    Laura jrschley@att.net



    I have a number of parents with whom I work who restrain their children with autism in times of escalation (e.g. physically harming others or self). None of them have been trained (e.g. PART training) on how to do so appropriately like the training we receive in special schools and inpatient units. Does anyone have a resource for parents to be properly trained? Thank you.
    Kristina L Franey, Psy.D.
    Child Psychologist
    kristina.l.franey.civ@mail.mil



    Dear Friends and Family of We Rock the Spectrum - San Diego,

    Today our Corporate team was alerted that the owners of this location have had to make an emergency move out of the state of California due to family health issues. Our location will be temporarily closed until we can find a new owner.

    In the mean time, if you have any outstanding memberships or events booked with the gym, please reach out to info@wrtsfranchise.com and these will either be transferred to another location or refunded.

    If you or any other leaders in the community are interested in helping with this transition or to become a franchisee with We Rock the Spectrum, please reach out to our Franchise Development Director, John Canaday, at john@wrtsfranchise.com.

    Thank you to everyone for your unwavering support of this gym over the past two years. Hopefully we can continue to provide this amazing community with the sensory gym you deserve. We are committed to serving the San Diego area either in this gym or with a future location.

    We will update you all when we have better news.

    Sincerely, Dina Kimmel
    Founder, CEO
    We Rock the Spectrum



    Looking for an autism friendly art studio for my 23 year old daughter. Her primary interest is painting but I would like to expose her to other artists mediums. She is at a very basic level as far as painting skills. North County would be fabulous but I'm willing to travel for the right teacher/studio.
    Thanks so much! margie1515@me.com



    I would like to ask this community if anyone know of a great ABA therapy provider in the South Bay Area. I'm also looking for OT and speech for my 3 year old. TIA
    Please contact me at helenfaeg@gmail.com



    I am looking for a tutor for my son. We need someone with expertise in 2nd and 3rd grade curriculum and who has lot of patience. My son is in 3rd grade but about 1 to 2 grades behind. He has extremely short attention span and can't focus on task at hand w/o lot of redirections. We live in 4S ranch. If you or someone you know is available to provide in home tutoring , please contact me at gosheetal@hotmail.com



    My son has high functioning autism and is currently a sophomore in high school. He is planning to attend college after he graduates. I would love to speak with parents of kids with HFA/Aspergers who are going through or have been through the process of getting their kids into college. I need advice on such things as getting accommodations for taking the SAT/ACT, getting accommodations set up in college, what I need achieved during his last triennial IEP, etc. Thank you in advance for your help. You may email me, Shelly, at shelly@hirschbergfamily.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.

  • Jeremiah's Ranch Craft Day Saturday November 18 in Fallbrook, CA
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    Learn How to Make Fun Holiday Crafts and Decorations
    Saturday, November 18
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Karen Douglas will lead this fun FREE workshop at the College of Adaptive Education headquarters. 911 E Elder, Fallbrook (We are located in the rear of Emmanuel Baptist Church).
    All are welcome.

    Click here for all the info!!!

  • Autism Experts Empowering Families and Children Together
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    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

  • Special Needs Parent Meet and Greet!
  • Saturday, December 9, 2017
    10am to Noon
    Office of Kid Carrooobba
    9019 Park Plaza Dr., Suite L
    La Mesa, CA 91942
    Cost is $20


    Host by Sanford Autism Consulting and Dr. Cindy Britton.

    Join us for our first annual Celebrating You!! Event~A Special Needs Parent Meet and Greet! This special event promotes self-care and community building for parents of children with Autism, ADHD, developmental challenges, visual/hearing impairment, etc. All are welcome!

    Step away from the busyness and enjoy a light brunch while celebrating with gratefulness during the holidays. Meet like-minded parents and make connections as we prepare for the new year. Giveways and holiday photo opportunities await.

    Space is limited, so rsvp today! Tickets will be $20 if purchased prior to the event and $25 at the door. Note: This event will be held at the office of KidCarroooba. Also, this is a special event to honor parents; adults only please.

    For more information, contact the event sponsors: Sanford Autism Consulting, info@sdautismhelp.com, 619.403.9097 Dr. Cindi Britton, cindi@coachbrittonadhd.com

  • 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

  • East County Autism Support Group
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    Monday, November 20
    6:30 PM - 8 PM
    Office of Dr. Rienzi Haytasingh
    5550 Baltimore Drive, Suite 150
    La Mesa, CA


    Support, information, resources and referral for families of persons on the autism spectrum. Join us to learn the experiences of others and share your own. Light refreshments.

    Autism Society San Diego County
    info@autismsocietysandiego.org
    858-715-0678
    https://www.autismsocietysandiego.org

  • MicroCurrent 4 Kids is the Alternativie and Safe Therapy Option!
  • As one of San Diego's best alternative health clinics, Microcurrent Healing offers therapy options for a wide variety of health concerns. *Microcurrent 4 Kids is the specific name of our pediatric neuro-developmental program.* Although we work with many conditions, your child's therapy program will always be tailored to their specific needs and your goals for their health and development. As a client at Microcurrent Healing your child will receive the special care that they deserve and our commitment to helping him/her attain their full developmental potential, in a caring, nurturing and supportive environment.

    This technology is an effective option for many different childhood neuro-developmental disorders, learning disorders, and other mental health issues.

    Some of the neuro-developmental issues we commonly see include:

    • ADD/ADHD
    • Depression
    • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
    • Autism/Asperger's
    • Tourette's Syndrome
    • Dyslexia
    • Down Syndrome
    • Concussions
    • Epilepsy
    • Anxiety
    • Sensory Processing Disorder
    • Developmental Delay
    To understand the scientific process of how this technology works to improve these conditions, visit our Science page. THIS IS NOT ELECTRIC SHOCK THERAPY! (Microcurrent therapies have been approved by insurance companies for PTSD.)

    FINANCING NOW AVAILABLE!!!
    Two Locations to Serve you!!! In Kearny Mesa and Encinitas!! Call for all the info!!!!


    858 367-9108
    info@microcurrent4kids.com
    http://www.microcurrent4kids.com

  • November Newsletter

  • Click here to view their latest newsletter for all the info and upcoming activities!!!

  • The ABLE Act
  • ARE YOU REALLY ABLE TO SAVE?
    Most people in the disability community have heard about the "Achieving Better Life Experiences" (ABLE) Act over the last few years. Finally, after nearly six years of revisions, testimony and lobbying, ABLE won final congressional approval and was signed by President Obama on December 21, 2014. While adoption by states is voluntary, California will almost certainly adopt the ABLE Act. Now more than ever is the time for special needs families and advocates to become keenly aware of what it will...and won't...do for them.

    WHAT IS AN ABLE ACCOUNT?
    The ABLE account was meant to be a version of the "529" (College Savings Plan), but with the tax-free withdrawals to be used for "qualified disability expenses." Advocates had hoped that these accounts would be a viable alternative to special needs trusts: exempt from being counted against the eligibility limits for SSI, Medi-Cal/Medicaid, or other means-tested programs, while having the added bonus of tax-free growth. Unfortunately, the ABLE act that came out of Congress was neither the ABLE Act that went in...nor the Act that most advocates expected. Click here for all the info!!!

    San Diego Special Needs Law Center
    110 W. C Street #1300
    San Diego, CA 92101
    (619) 235-4357
    https://www.specialneedsplanninglaw.com

  • USD Football Home Game for ATPF Families
  • November 18th, 2017
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park
    San Diego, California 92110


    Come out and join us for the USD Football Home Game! ATPF kids are FREE and adults are $5 each.

    RSVP your tickets with Lisa@autismtreeproject.org or call 619-222-4465

    http://www.autismtreeproject.org

  • Sensory Friendly Nutcracker
  • It's November and that means Nutcracker is almost here! Did you know we were the first ballet on the west coast to put on a Sensory Friendly Nutcracker? If you missed it last year come experience it this year. Our 60 minute production has modified sound* and lighting, and even safe spaces to ensure that our audience members on the spectrum and their friends and family are as comfortable as possible for this holiday classic!
    *Recorded Music

    http://californiaballet.org/autism-friendly-nutcracker/

    AUTISM-FRIENDLY NUTCRACKER - SAN DIEGO CIVIC THEATRE
    Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10:00am
    1100 Third Ave
    San Diego, CA 92101

  • Holiday Potluck and Book Exchange
  • Tired of your Thanksgiving leftovers? Then plan on joining us for an evening filled with GFCFSF dishes and books. Yes we said books. We know Autism Parents love food as much as they love improving their loved ones health, social skills, relationships and more. That is why we will be pairing each participant with a book that will best help their child or loved one with Autism. So bring a dish to share and leave with a book to help you through your Autism journey. Please RSVP, it will help us set up appropriately. Thanks!

    Hosted by Co-Coordinators Nancy Kirkman and Vanessa Surprise.

    *We meet in the Lower Fireside Room, park in the lot close to the baseball fields on the corner of Pomerado Rd and Rancho Bernardo Rd.

    *We will need to be out of the room by 9pm, please feel free to continue your conversations outside.

    Tuesday, November 28, 2017
    6:30 - 8:30 PM
    Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church
    17010 Pomerado Road
    San Diego, CA 92128
    https://www.tacanow.org/local-chapters/west/california/san-diego/

  • 2018 Race for Autism JUSTICE LEAGUE PACKAGE
  • 2018 Race for Autism JUSTICE LEAGUE PACKAGE is available until Dec. 31! This is a great way to build your company or family team of superheroes!

    Designed for groups of 20+ persons, the Justice League includes:
    -Flat rate of $25 per person (children, youth, adults) with chip-timing for runners

    Upon receipt of payment of $500 or more, your group will be set up with a special code for team members to register.

    To purchase a Justice League Package, please contact NFAR at info@nfar.org or 858-679-8800. This offer is only available through December 31.

  • The Race for Autism RESOURCE FAIR registration is open!
  • The Race for Autism RESOURCE FAIR registration is open! Each year, our Resource Fair connects companies/organizations with many local families. 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:
    • 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:
    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/

  • 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

  • Advocate for Children with Special Needs & Disabilities

  • April Villafaña is an advocate for North County children with special needs & disabilities.

    Specializing in IHSS In-Home Supportive Services, Early Intervention IFSPs & Special Education IEPs. Complete our new client consult form online at www.NorthCountyAdvocacy.com to arrange a free phone consultation for your family.

  • Little Trees Pediatric Therapy

  • Little Trees Pediatric Therapy provides highly skilled, family-centered occupational therapy and physical therapy services in North County San Diego and Riverside County.

    We provide pediatric therapy in all areas of development and specialize in early intervention and feeding therapy.

    Call us to schedule an appointment
    Phone: (760) 207-7934
    Fax: (760) 657-2932
    info@littletreestherapy.com

    Little Trees Pediatric Therapy serves North County San Diego and Riverside County.

    Main Office:
    27537 Commerce Center Drive, Suite 106
    Temecula, CA 92590
    http://www.littletreestherapy.com

  • Builders of Eloquence and Engagement, LLC

  • Builders of Eloquence and Engagement, LLC
    info@beellc.com
    (619) 250-7725
    International calls: 001 (619) 250-7725 www.beellc.com

    With offices to serve you in:
    Chula Vista and Carlsbad, San Diego County, CA, U.S.A. Tijuana, Baja California, México.

    Who are the BEEs? The Builders of Eloquence and Engagement are each and every one of the children, teenagers and adults with communication challenges such as non verbal autism, apraxia, dyspraxia, echolalia, mutism, and more, who are working each day towards accessing learning and communication.

  • Reset Fitness with Pam Bundy

  • I started off my career as a legal secretary then moved on to be a legal assistant, with the ultimate goal of becoming an attorney. After two of my boys were diagnosed on the autism spectrum 23 years ago, I came to the realization that I needed to be in a less negative environment. What I really wanted to do was to help people which puts me where I am today.

    I am a certified Stott Pilates Full Level One Instructor and ACE Certified Personal Trainer with 20 years of experience working with very large facets of the population. I also hold certifications as a Nutrition Coach, Parkinson's Wellness Recovery trainer, and Bosu Master Trainer. I am currently working on my ACE Behavior Specialist and Group Fitness Instructor certifications. My specialties include back rehabilitation, weight loss and toning, menopause management, Parkinson's clients, and bodybuilding. I have had several life experiences that has helped shape me to become a fitness coach who understands life's challenges, and I excel in helping people overcome obstacles to reach their health and fitness goals. Click here to visit my FB page and please contact me for more info!!!

  • 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.

  • 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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    Valerie Dodd-Saraf
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    Owner/Editor ValeriesList.com

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