Krysti DeZonia, Co-Founder of TERI, currently directs the Learning Academy and Country School as well as the Research, and Life Planning Departments. A graduate of Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a Master’s in Special Education with an Autism focus, Krysti continued her educational pursuits by obtaining her Doctoral degree from UC San Diego. She provides consultation to families and school districts and has served people in this industry since 1979. Dr. Krysti has presented on various topics internationally in the field of special education and quality of life, and her writing has been published and featured prolifically. Dr. Krysti conceived of Life Planning and Special Needs Life Quality Coach training, our holistic method for planning and ensuring life quality for persons with autism and other developmental disabilities across the lifespan.
Krysti is also the parent of a son with profound and multiple disabilities. She has been married to husband Rob since 1983, and has two children, Jarred and Russel.