Dr. Teri Krakovich (aka “Dr. K.”) founded Achieve Quality of Life, in order to solve every-day problems for families who are looking to make meaningful changes in their lives. Many of the families who benefit from Achieve Quality of Life’s services are impacted by Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities or neurodiversity (e.g., a family member has been diagnosed with a condition such as Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, or Dementia).
Dr. K.’s brother was diagnosed with Autism, Moderate ID, and ADHD in the 1990s. Through her own life experiences and while working as a Clinical Psychologist and Certified Brain Health Coach, Dr. K. has had the pleasure of getting to know families across a variety of settings (e.g., residential, academic, medical, skilled nursing, and assisted living) while living and working in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Nebraska, and Denmark.
Dr. K. has researched (and observed) the stresses of parenting individuals with disabilities as well as the role that being a sibling to a disabled individual can play in impacting the non-disabled sibling’s development and outcomes. Her academic work included studying topics such as interventions/treatments for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as burnout and retention for support staff who work with those who have Intellectual and Developmental disabilities.