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Resources

Below you will find a listing of local and national resources specific to autism and related disorders, including diagnostic services, support groups and more!

California Autism Center & Learning Group

Age Group: 18 months-18 years of age
Social Skills: The Social Skills Group (9am-noon on Saturdays) targets various social skills deficits amongst moderate to high functioning children on the spectrum.
Insurance: Takes a variety of insurance including Medi-cal.
Counties Served: Fresno, Madera, and Merced County
Phone: (559) 475-7860
Address: 1630 East Shaw Avenue #190, Fresno, CA 93710
4152 West Swift Avenue #104, Fresno, CA 93722
1160 W Olive Ave Suite C/E Merced, CA 95348
Website: You’re already here 🙂

Autism Learning Partners

Age Group: 18 months-26 years of age
Social Skills: Available at certain locations
Insurance: Takes a variety of insurance including Medi-cal.
Phone: (888) 805-0759
Address: 6770 N. West Ave., Ste 103, Fresno, CA 93711
Website: www.autismlearningpartners.com

Behavior Intervention Association (BIA)

Age Group: 18 months-18 years of age.
Social Skills: The Village CREW program offers children 5-16 years of age opportunities to socialize within their age group.
Insurance: Takes a variety of insurance including Medi-cal.
Phone: (559) 449-1059
Address: 5140 North Fruit Avenue, Fresno, CA 93711
Website: www.bia4autism.org

Behavior Management Foundation, Inc.

Age Group: Up to 20 years of age
Social Skills: Programs available
Insurance: Medi-cal only at this time
Areas Served: Fresno, Tulare, Madera, Merced, Stanislaus and Kings County
Phone: (559) 747-2177
Website: www.bmfinc.org

Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)

Age Group: 2-21 years of age
Social Skills: Classes/programs are offered throughout the year
Insurance: Takes a variety of insurances, including Medi-cal/Cal-Viva.
Phone: (559) 255-5900
Address: 1690 West Shaw Avenue, #102 Fresno, CA 93711
Website: www.centerforautism.com

Esperanza’s Therapy Services

Age Group: 2-20 years of age
Social Skills: Programs available
Insurance: Medi-Cal, CVRC, Anthem Blue, Health Net
Phone: (559) 348-9225
Address: 2565 Alluvial Ave, Clovis, CA 93611
Website: esperanzats.com

Fresno EOC Head Start

Description: No cost preschool program primarily servicing low income families. Provides comprehensive services including education, social, emotional, health, nutritional, family support, and disability service to children and families.
Phone: (559) 263-1200
Website: www.fresnoeoc.org/headstart

Genesis Behavior Center

Age Group: 12 months to 22 years
Social Skills: Call for more information
Insurance: Accepts most insurance plans including Medi-cal
Phone: (877) 828-8476
Address: Locations all over the Central Valley
Website: www.genesisbehaviorcenter.com

Holdsambeck and Associates

Age Group: 18 months-21 years of age case by case basis only
Social Skills: Not available
Insurance: Medi-cal and Cal-viva
Phone: (805) 979-9941
Address: 1849 North Helm Avenue, Fresno, CA 93727
Website: www.holdsambeck.com

Learning Arts

Age Group: 18 months-21 years of age
Social Skills: Teens/adolescents social skills programs available
Insurance: All insurance including Medi-cal
Phone: (559) 229-1540
Address: 7600 North Ingram Avenue, #103 Fresno, CA 93711
Website: www.learningarts.com

Metamorphosis Therapy Group

Description: Speech and language services.
Phone: (559) 205-0930
Website: www.metatherapygroup.com

One Piece at a Time Development Center

Insurance: Blue Shield & Cigna (call for more info)
Phone: (559) 930-2720
Address: 7413 North Cedar Avenue # 103, Fresno, CA 93720
Website: www.opatdc.com

Aspire Speech & Learning Center

Description: Provides speech-language and academic services to children and adults.
Phone: (559) 228-9100
Address: 2505 West Shaw Avenue # 101 Fresno, CA 93711
Website: www.clconnect.com

Break the Barriers

Description: Offers a wide range of inclusive classes and programs for children with disabilities including: swimming, archery, dance, day camp, gymnastics, martial arts, music, and sign language.
Insurance: All fees are out of pocket, scholarships may be available
Phone: (559) 432-6292
Address: 8555 North Cedar Avenue Fresno, CA 93720
Website: www.breakthebarriers.org

Central California Adaptive Sports Center

Description: Provides year-round adaptive recreation and adventure programming for people with disabilities.
Phone: (559) 593-2504
Address: PO Box 147, Shaver Lake, CA 93664
Website: www.centralcaladaptive.org

Central Valley Children’s Services Network

Description: Provides support, education and linkage of community resources to advocate for high quality care for all children in the Central Valley.
Phone: (559) 456-1100
Address: 1911 North Helm Avenue, Fresno, CA 93727
Website: www.cvcsn.org

Empower Speech Therapy & Life Skills Center

Description: Provides speech therapy services, specializing in bi-lingual services, Augmentative & Alternative Communication/ (AAC) / Assistive Technology Services. Marriage and family therapy services.
Age group: Children to adults
Phone: (559) 801-2626
Address: 420 Bullard Avenue # 104, Clovis, CA 93612
Website: www.empowerCV.com

EPU Children’s Center

Description: Comprehensive, family-centered early intervention services for children with special needs.
Insurance: Call for more information
Phone: (559) 229-2000
Address: 4440 North First Street, Fresno, California 93726
Website: www.epuchildren.org

Goodfellow Occupational Therapy

Description: Provides individualized treatments for diagnosis and issues that require intensive intervention.
Phone: (559) 228-9100
Address: 2505 West Shaw Ave, Building A Fresno, California 93711

Junior Grizzlies

Description: Co-ed baseball league for junior athletes with mental and physical disabilities.
Phone: (559) 320-2542
Address: 1800 Tulare Street, Fresno, CA 93721

Learning Rx

Description: Offers a variety of programs that target specific cognitive weaknesses including reading, comprehension, and math skills.
Phone: (559) 275-3276
Address: 9495 North Fort Washington Road, Fresno, CA 93720
Website: www.learningrx.com

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes

Description: Reading and comprehension center for children and adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (autism, ADHD, dyslexia)
Insurance: Call for more information
Phone: (805) 541-6383
Address: 416 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Website: www.lindamoodbell.com

Lori Ann Infant Program

Description: Serving children and families of children with special needs, including assessments and parent support
Insurance: No cost
Age group: 0-3 years of age
Phone: (559) 248-7236
Address: 67 East Ashlan Avenue, Fresno, CA 93704
Website: www.fresnounified.org/dept/specialeducation

Simpson Speech and Language

Description: Provides comprehensive evidence-based assessments, consultations, and individualized speech therapy.
Insurance: Takes a variety of insurances including Blue cross and Blue Shield
Phone: (559) 797-1873
Address: 2405 Tulare Street # 201, Fresno, CA 93721
Website: www.simpsonspeech.com

The Talk Team

Description: Certified and licensed speech pathologists
Insurance: Call for more information
Phone: (559) 970-8277
Address: 1752 East Bullard Avenue, Suite 101, Fresno, CA 93710
Website: thetalkteam.com
Email: info@thetalkteam.com

TopSoccer

Description: Program for young athletes with disabilities
Attention: Gary Walz
Address: 50 West Bullard Avenue, Clovis, CA 93611
Email: topsoccer@cjsl.info

Central Valley Training Center, INC (CVTC)

Description: Adult day program, vocational skills, independent living skills, behavioral management
Insurance: Referrals from CVRC only
Phone: (559) 228-8696
Address: 3626 West Gettysburg Avenue, Fresno, CA 93722
Website: www.cvtcinc.com

Community Integrated Work Program (CIWP)

Description: Adult day program, vocational skills, independent living skills
Insurance: Referrals from CVRC only
Phone: (559) 276-8564
Address: 578 B Street Hayward, CA 94541
Website: www.ciwp.org

Department of Rehabilitation (DOR)

Description: Employment and independent living resource for people with disabilities
Phone: (559) 445-6011
Address: PO Box 24001, 2550 Mariposa Mall Room 2000, Fresno, CA 93721
Website: www.dor.ca.gov

Resources for Independence, Central Valley (RICV)

Description: Promote independence in the community through an array of programs including high school transition, career placement, and transportation services.
Insurance: Call for more information
Phone: (559) 221-2330
Address: 3008 North Fresno Street Fresno, CA 93703
Website: www.ricv.org

The Arc

Description: Adult day program, community employment program, community integration, community living, supported living
Insurance: Referrals from CVRC only
Phone: (559) 226-6268
Address: 4490 East Ashlan Avenue, Fresno, CA 93722
Website: www.arcfresno.org

Trinity Development Center

Description: Adult Day Care
Insurance: Referrals from CVRC only
Phone: (559) 412-8996
Address: 1568 North Millbrook Avenue, Fresno, CA 93703

Vocation Plus Services, INC

Description: Coordinates with local companies to employ individuals with physical, developmental & intellectual disabilities. Physical mobility required.
Insurance: Referrals from CVRC only
Phone: (559) 221-8019
Address: 3985 North Fresno Street Suite #106, Fresno, CA 93726

Wayfinders at Fresno State

Description: Residential postsecondary independent living program with vocational, campus and community inclusion for students with intellectual disabilities. (2-year program)
Insurance: All services are out of pocket
Phone: (559) 278-0391
Address: Kremen School of Education & Human Development – 5005 North Maple Ave, MS ED1, Fresno, CA 93740
Website: fresnostate.edu/kremen/about/centers-projects/wayfinders/

California Psychological Institute

Description: Mental health services, individual, family and Group therapy, rehabilitative services, collateral services, infant mental health services, medication assessment and management, psychological testing, court ordered bonding and sibling assessments and case management.
Insurance: Referrals only through Fresno County Department of Social Services
Phone: (559) 256-2000
Address: 1470 West Herndon Avenue Suite #300, Fresno, CA 93711

Dr. Amar Siddique

Description: Doctor of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Clovis Pediatric Group
Phone: (559) 900-3045
Address: 729 North Medical Center Drive West Suite #223, Clovis, CA 93611

Dr. Anila C. Thampy MD

Description: Doctor of Pediatrics
Phone: (559) 437-9024
Address: 7105 North Chestnut Avenue Suite #102, Fresno, CA 93720

Dr. Shaw Yorizane, Jr.

Description: Doctor of Optometry
Phone: (559) 447-5522
Address: 7411 North Cedar Avenue Suite #102, Fresno, CA 93720

Exodus Recovery Crisis Stabilization Center

Description: Fresno Country residents who are experiencing a psychiatric crisis can receive assessments, mental health treatment, and linkage to community services
Phone: Youth Unit: (559) 600-6760 / Adult Unit: (559) 453-1008
Address: 4411 East Kings Canyon Road Fresno, CA 93702
Website: www.exodusrecoveryinc.com

Debra J. Wright

Description: Attorney at Law, specializes in autism cases
Counties served: All of California
Age group: All ages
Phone: (209) 473-3419
Fax: (209) 473-1315
Address: 4322 Saint Andrews Drive, Stockton, CA 95219

Disability Rights California

Description: Legal services related to disabilities
Counties Served: Fresno
Age Group: Children and adult
Phone: (805) 683-2776, Margaret S. Oppel
Fax: (559) 476-2001
Address: 567 West Shaw Avenue, Suite C3, Fresno, CA, 93704

CVRC (Central Valley Regional Center)

Description: Provides assessment, evaluation, case management, referral programs, and activities for people with developmental disabilities
Insurance: None required
Phone: (559) 276-4480
Address: 4615 North Marty Avenue, Fresno, CA 93722
Website: www.cvrc.org

Dr. Bradley T. Wajda

Description: Doctor of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Phone: (559) 493-5544
Address: 312 West Herndon Avenue Suite #102, Fresno, CA 93711

Dr. Howard Glidden

Description: Doctor of Neuropsychology
Phone: (559) 431-8500
Address: 1660 East Herndon Avenue Suite #150, Fresno, CA 93720

Dr. Janet Toribio Ph.D

Description: Doctor of psychology for children, teens, and adults.
Phone: (559)586-6778
Address: 3097 Willow Ave. Suite 5, Clovis, CA 93612

Dr. Jasmine Atwal MD

Description: Psychiatrist
Phone: (559) 325-5656
Address: 726 Medical Center Dr. Ste. 209, Clovis, CA 93611

Dr. Timothy C. Foster MD

Description: Pediatric Neurologist
Phone: (559) 298-3006
Address: 7055 N. Chestnut Ave. Ste. 101, Fresno, CA 93720

Dr. Mark Barnes Ph.D.

Description: Doctor of Child Psychology
Phone: (559) 978-3339
Address: 5080 North Fruit Avenue Suite #103, Fresno, CA 93711

Dr. Mark D. Popper Ph.D.

Description: Doctor of Psychology and Psychotherapy
Phone: (559) 266-5200
Address: 1913 North Gateway Boulevard Suite #102, Fresno, CA 93727

Dr. Joseph Alimasuya M.D.

Description: Doctor of Child Psychology
Phone: (559) 261-2999
Address: 6777 North Willow Avenue, Fresno, CA 93710

Sullivan Center for Children

Description: Comprehensive outpatient treatment facility providing outpatient psychological and psychiatric service to children, adolescents and families in the Central Valley. Comprehensive assessments, psychotherapy, medication, forensic, and other special services.
Phone: (559) 271-1186
Address: 3443 West Shaw Avenue, Fresno, CA 93711
Website: www.sullivancenterforchildren.com

Autism Speaks

Description: Promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder
Phone: (888)288-4762
Website: www.autismspeaks.org
E-mail: familyservices@autismspeaks.org

Autism Insurance Project

Description: A non-profit organization that assists autism families obtain medically necessary treatments through their health plans, which include fielding public questions, offering seminars, educating legislators, and much more
Phone: (925)388-0892
Address: 346 Rheem Boulevard Suite 207d Moraga, CA 94556
Website: www.mhautism.org
E-mail: info@autismhealthinsurance.org

California Sibling Leadership Network

Description: Build a network of information, support, and advocacy resources and to empower Sibs to thrive throughout all of life.
Phone: (559) 474-1972
Website: www.californiasibs.org

Carlos Vieira Foundation

Description: The Carlos Vieira foundation provides educational tools, medical supplies, and services to families who live in Central California that are affected by autism with the “Direct Help Grant Program”.
Phone: (209) 394-1444
Address: 15056 W. Peach Avenue, Livingston, CA 95334
Website: www.carlosvieirafoundation.org
E-mail: bethany@carlosvieirafoundation.org

Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT)

Description: Offers a network of support where families can meet each other and discuss issues surrounding autism treatment options.
Phone: (559) 232-9094
Address: PO Box 4291, Fresno, CA 93744
Website: www.feat-fmc.org
E-mail: info@feat-fmc.org

First 5 Fresno County

Description: Advocacy Company that directs children & families to services in the San Joaquin Valley
Age Group: 0-5 years and their families
Phone: (559) 558-4900
Address: 2405 Tulare Street Suite 200, Fresno, CA 93712
Website: www.first5california.com

Fresno Autism Network (FAN)

Description: An organization established to provide education & supportive services for families & children affected by autism.
Contacts: Stephanie or Angela
Phone: (559) 577-7457 or (559) 341-5600
Website: fresnoautismnet.wix.com/mysite
E-mail: fresnoautismnet@aol.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASDfamilies

Fresno EOC WIC

Description: Provide supplemental nutritious food, nutrition education, breastfeeding support and other services to woman who are pregnant, breast-feeding, postpartum, and children under 5 years of age with low to medium household income.
Phone: (559) 263-1150
Website: www.fresnoeoc.org/wic

JDT Consultants Inc. (Therapeutic Behavioral Services)

Description: Short term mental health services that are provided to eligible clients in need of behavioral support.
Insurance: Call for more information
Phone: (559) 221-1680 or (559) 790-2662
Address: 4205 West Figarden Drive, Fresno, CA 93722
Website: www.jdtconsultant.com

Loretta’s Little Miracle

Description: Provide skilled nursing services for medically fragile and developmentally disabled children.
Phone: (559) 226-1225
Address: 4747 N First St #181, Fresno, CA 93726
Website: www.lorettalittlemirales.com
E-mail: info@lorettaslittlemiracles.com

National Alliance on Mental Illness : Fresno

Description: NAMI’s mission is the sharing of information with people with mental illness, their families, friends, mental health professionals, and the public.
Phone: (559) 224-2469
Address: 7545 N. Del Mar #105, Fresno, CA 93711
Website: www.namifresno.org
E-mail: info@namifresno.org

Premier Healthcare Services

Description: Largest provider of pediatric home care. Offers high quality pediatric skilled nursing, pediatric therapy, autism services, enteral nutrition, therapy and adult services.
Phone: (559) 540-7130
Address: 5250 N. Palm Ave. Ste. 227, Fresno, CA 93704
Website: www.aveanna.com

rethinkfirst

Description: Evidence-based treatment solutions for educators, clinicians & parents working with special needs children
Additional Info: Online resource
Phone: (877) 988-8871
Website: www.rethinkfirst.com

United Cerebral Palsy of Central California

Description: Life skills, visual arts, performing arts, technology education and community integration training
Insurance: Referrals from CVRC only
Address: 4224 North Cedar Street, Fresno, CA 93726
Phone: (559) 221-8272
Website: www.ucpcc.org

Chuck E. Cheese’s

Services: “Sensory Sensitive Sundays” Chuck E. Cheese will open 2 hours early every first Sunday of the month and will feature reduced lighting and noise, food and games, trained and caring staff, and more!
Phone: (559) 261-4552
Address: 7809 North Blackstone Avenue, Fresno, CA 93720
Website: www.chuckecheese.com

Cool Cuts 4 Kids

Services: Child haircuts
Phone: (559) 325-7348
Address: 635 West Herndon Ave Ste. 200, Clovis, CA 93612
Website: www.coolcuts4kids.com

Edwards Fresno Stadium 22 & IMAX

Services: “My Way Matinee” are sensory friendly films. Show times are available on their website.
Phone: (844) 462-7342 ext. 136
Address: 250 Paseo del Centro, Fresno, CA 93720
Website: www.regmovies.com

Hair on the Farm

Services: Haircuts for children with special needs in an outdoor farm setting
Phone: (559) 916-2243

Heidi’s Hair

Services: “Haircuts for extraordinary kids” In home hair cuts for children and adults with special needs
Phone: (559) 797-1694 (call or text)
Website: www.heidishairs.com
E-mail: heidishairss@gmail.com

Joni and Friends

Description: Work with local churches and organization to provide outreach programs that minister help and hope to those who face the daily challenges of life with a disability.
Phone: (559) 227-5664
Address: 1300 E. Shaw Ste. 135, Fresno, Ca. 93710
Website: www.joniandfriends.org
E-mail: centralcal@joniandfriends.org

MAGIC Fresno

Description: Provides adaptive and integrative sports training and athletic opportunity in an exceptional need, friendly sports environment.
Website: www.facebook.com/magicfresno
Email: magicfresno@gmail.com

Maya Cinemas

Services: “Maya Cares” hold sensory friendly screenings on the first Saturday of every month.
Phone: (559) 549-0005
Address: 3090 East Campus Pointe Drive, Fresno, CA 93710
Website: www.mayacinemas.com

Sierra Vista Cinemas 16

Services: “Sensory Sensitive Films” are at 10am on the last Saturday of each month. Visit their website for the full schedule
Phone: (559) 297-3456
Address: 1300 Shaw Ave. Clovis, CA 93612
Website: www.santarosacinemas.com/sierra-vista

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Description: The AAN strives to promote the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care and enhance member career satisfaction.
Phone: (800) 879-1960
Address: 201 Chicago Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55415
Website: www.aan.com
E-mail: memberservices@aan.com

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

Description: Improving the health of patients, families, and communities by serving the needs of members with professionalism and creativity.
Phone: (415) 345-8667
Address: 1520 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, Ca. 94109
Website: www.familydocs.org
E-mail: cafg@familydocs.org

American Academy of Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

Description: Advancing occupational therapy practice, education, and research through standard setting and advocacy on behalf of its members, the profession, and the public.
Phone: (301) 652-6611
Address: 6116 Executive Boulevard Ste. 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
Website: www.aota.org

American Psychological Association (APA)

Description: Promote the advancement, communication, and application if psychological science and knowledge to benefit society and improve lives.
Phone: (800) 374-2721
Address: 750 First St. NE Washington DC 20002-4242
Website: www.apa.org

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Description: Empowering and supporting audiologists, speech-language pathologist, and speech, language, and hearing scientist through advancing science, setting standards, fostering excellence in professional practice and advocating for members and those they serve.
Phone: (800) 638-8255
Address: 2200 Research Boulevard, Rockville MD 20850-3259
Website: www.asha.org

Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP)

Description: Improving the health and wellbeing of children and families by promoting high quality research, education, advocacy, and practice.
Phone: (703) 556-9222
Address: 6728 Old McLean Village Drive McLean, VA 22101
Website: www.sdbp.org
E-mail: info@sdbp.org

Autism Society of America- Kern County

Description: Provides support, awareness, information and education to families, professionals and the public. Strive for advocacy, research, education and inclusion for individuals challenged with autism.
Phone: (661) 489-3335
Address: 2920 H St. #107 (Kern island Building) Bakersfield, CA. 93301
Website: kernautism.org
E-mail: kernautism@gmail.com

National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)

Description: NICH’s mission is to lead research and training to understand human development, improve reproductive health, enhance the lives of children and adolescent, and optimize abilities for all.
Phone: 1-800-370-2943
Address: P.O. Box 3006, Rockville, MD 20847
Website: www.nichd.nih.gov
E-mail: nichdinformationresourcecenter.mail.nih.gov

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Description: Transforming the understanding and treatment of mental illness through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.
Phone: 1-866-615-6464
Address: 6001 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Website: www.nimh.nih.gov
E-mail: nimhinfo@nih.gov

National Autism Center (NAC)

Description: Nonprofit organization dedicated to disseminating evidence-based about the treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), promoting best practices, and offering comprehensive and reliable resources for families, practitioners, and communities.
Address: 41 Pacella Park Drive Door 2, Randolph, MA 02368
Website: www.nationalautismcenter.org

Central Valley ASD Mamas Support Group

Description: An online support group (Facebook) providing moms of children on the autism spectrum a safe place to give and receive support. This group also hosts occasional in-person support groups and mom’s nights out.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1746324098779075/

Ivan and Friends (IFF) – Uniting ASD Families

Description: An online support group (Facebook) run exclusively by volunteers that strives to provide hope, encouragement, and a safe place for families affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This group hosts and provides information about local activities such as family events, mommy outings, daddy get-togethers, etc.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ivanandfriendsASDfresno/

The Autism Community in Action (TACA) – San Joaquin Valley Chapter

Description: TACA provides parent education and support to families across the United States. The SJV Chapter holds “Coffee Talks” throughout the year, usually in Visalia. Coffee Talks provide settings where families can informally network, share resources and speak with seasoned parents.
Phone: (949) 640-4401
Address: 2222 Martin Street, Suite 140, Irvine, CA 92612
Website: https://tacanow.org/local-chapters/west/california/san-joaquin-valley/

Joni and Friends Central California

Description: A national Christian organization that works with local churches and other organizations to provide outreach programs that minister help and hope to those who face the daily challenges of life with any disability. Joni and Friends hosts a mother’s support group from 6-8pm on the second Monday of every month.
Phone: (559) 227-5664
Address: 1300 E Shaw Ave, Ste 135, Fresno, CA 93710
Website: https://www.joniandfriends.org/central-california/
E-mail: centralcal@joniandfriends.org

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