Kristin Conaboy Edwards is the president and clinical director of Conaboy & Associates, Inc. Ms. Edwards is considered an expert in her field with wide-ranging experience working with children who have physical, sensory, social and emotional challenges. She serves children from infancy through young adulthood in private settings, including her clinic, in homes, and in school or community programs. She regularly provides expert evaluation services and testimony in special education due process hearings. She also specializes in post-secondary transition services for adolescents and young adults. She leads parenting support groups and is committed to providing family and educational advocacy.
She is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a bachelor of science degree in occupational therapy and a minor in psychology. She completed her pediatric specialty fieldwork program at the Georgetown University Child Development Center. In addition to being a board certified disability analyst, Ms. Edwards is also a certified employment training specialist, holds a graduate certificate in transition special education from George Washington University, and is a certified Karma Kids Yoga Instructor. She has experience working in varied clinical, therapeutic, and diagnostic settings including community-based programs, homeless shelters, child care settings, early intervention programs, public and charter school programs, specialized school placements for students who are emotionally challenged, and family homes.
Ms. Edwards is licensed to practice in Washington, D.C, Maryland and Virginia. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) where she additionally serves on the AOTA Transition Task Force, collaborates on important transition publications, and has served as a representative of the field at briefings on Capitol Hill.
In her practice, she cultivates a team approach, a client-and-family-centered model of practice, promotes a family/caregiver friendly environment, fosters growth and development of staff, and believes that children who learn together, live together.