Crystal Wissinger is the owner and founder of Imagine Wellness, LLC. She has provided behavioral support for families and children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in a variety of settings and across multiple instructional modalities since 2005.
Crystal has worked at a variety of clinics including (but not limited to) Texas Star Academy in Dallas, Texas and the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD studying such techniques as Discrete Trial Training, Verbal Behavior, Incidental Teaching Techniques, Behavioral Feeding Therapy, and Functional Communication Training.
Crystal holds a Masters of Science in Counseling and Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis. She became a yoga teacher at the 200-hour level and is also a certified Yoga Life Coach. She is a passionate advocate for those living with autism and their families, and has made it her heart's mission to ensure that those she works with feel strong and empowered by a shared knowledge of behavioral principles and the world of developmental challenges.
Crystal gives back to the community by serving as the volunteer Howard County Coordinator for a running organization called Athletes Serving Athletes (ASA). ASA is a not for profit organization that seeks to empower individuals living with disabilities to train and compete in mainstream running events. Crystal comments, "this work combines the two loves of my life: running and working with differently abled persons to promote an inclusive future full of passion, wellness, and love for each person, no matter their challenges. Seeing the joy on the faces of ASA parents as their children as they cross the finish line continues to light the flame in my heart".
While the concept of Imagine Wellness began taking shape in 2011, it was officially founded in January of 2012. Crystal hopes that through this work she can continue to share her love for the differently abled community to promote open-mindedness, acceptance, and inclusion. We each have an idea of what wellness means for us, but Crystal believes that we need to work with our autistic youth to help them find their voices so that they might answer the question for themselves, 'what is wellness for me?'.
Imagine Wellness, LLC