My name is Crystal Warren, I started my journey working with children and young adults with autism and other special needs when I was 16 years old. I knew from that point on that this was my assignment in life. I have over 20 years experience working in the field, during my time in ABA I developed a passion for teaching children new skills and also assisting families in learning skills to help teach their children. I worked as a direct therapist under the supervision of a bcba for at an esteemed ABA clinic for 5 years, I became very passionate about spreading awareness in the communities and soon become apart of the business development team where I helped families receive services in several different states. This sense of compassion and drive to serve a population of individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities inspired a career I love, and the meaningful work I do inspires me every day. Working with individuals with special needs brings with it a host of unique challenges and opportunities. The children I work with make every day fulfilling, and I know my work is making a positive impact and helping each individual to grow, gain skills and work towards independence.
Remembering that everything I do serves a greater purpose helps me see the bigger picture. My work has truly made me a better person personally and professionally. Reconnecting with my sisters in service, Vivian and Ann has brought my journey full circle, with Rainbow of Hope!