Chrissy Schenk is a licensed speech language pathologist who has worked specifically with the autism population in many settings all throughout the country. Chrissy holds her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology as well as a dual bachelors in both speech pathology and psychology. Chrissy has worked in the pediatric outpatient, prek-high school, young adult, acute care, and ABA based clinical settings. Chrissy specializes in helping families create realistic plans to increase communication, structure, routines, and organization in the home. Chrissy’s mission is to view each family member as a whole individual, and aims to truly see and understand any person with autism, speaking or non-speaking. Chrissy believes that every person’s behavior is a form of communication. Her personal mission is to help families find new ways to connect with each other. When Chrissy is not working with families, she enjoys traveling to new countries, reading, cooking, and game nights with her friends.
Specialty areas: AAC Training, Language/Communication, Teenage/Adult services, parent coaching, social skills, IEP Advocacy, Feeding Q &A.
Rachael Farkas is a passionate mother of 3 residing in Franklin, TN, as well as a licensed special education teacher. Rachael holds her M.Ed in special education with a focus in Autism from Temple University, as well as an ABA registered behavior technician certification. A New Jersey girl at heart, Rachael is the first to speak up to advocate for autistic individuals in her community and around the world. Rachael and a small team of specialists traveled to Kenya, Africa in February of 2022 with The Global Autism Project to help teach educators and parents how to work with their children with autism. In addition to her work around the globe, she previously worked for many years as a special education and autism support teacher in Pennsylvania, along with experience as a K-3 inclusion specialist. Rachael has extensive experience in ABA, specializing in working with children with behavioral needs. Rachael absolutely loves supporting families through the initial diagnostic process and is skilled in her ability to coach families in their therapeutic options as well as creating positive home environments. Rachael additionally enjoys coaching community members on how to create a more inclusive environment for children of any abilities. She believes that all children deserve the opportunity to experience and access all that their communities have to offer. Rachael’s hobbies include sharing adventures with her family, health and wellness, and spending time with close friends.
Specialty areas: Potty Training, Family Behavior Coaching, Early Intervention, Diagnostic Support, Therapeutic Matching, IEP Advocacy, Babysitter Training, Social Skills.
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“Chrissy is a dynamic, knowledgeable, and passionate SLP who is tireless in her pursuit of the best case scenario and outcome for all of her patients and families served. She weaves learned concepts together to create individualized treatment plans and stays up to date on current and upcoming interventions available, as well as being skilled in past trainings. Chrissy is a provider I would, and do, recommended consistently and am grateful to have as a colleague serving the pediatric community.”