The organization has been responsible for almost 1,000 marriages, according to Watson.
As one of its first members, he should know: He met his wife, Lynn, at a Date Able Valentine's Day party in 1988.
The Friendships & Dating Program is, in large part, a product of her clinical and research experiences with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their victimization Julie Atkinson is a Research Professional at the Alaska UCEDD, the Center for Human Development, at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
She is the project coordinator for the Friendships & Dating Program overseeing training, implementation, evaluation, and technical assistance.
Julie holds a Master of Science from Utah State University, and has worked as an aide in state government on health and disabilities issues.