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Abbie Brown Collins

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Abbie Brown Collins is founder and director of the Spasmodic Torticollis Recovery Clinic and has been named to the Montclair Who’s Who for Health and Medical Professionals. She was formerly a teacher of the deaf both in San Francisco and at the New Mexico School for the Deaf. She holds a B.S. from University of Wisconsin and an M.A. from San Francisco State in Special Education.

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