Veronica has worked with children with autism since 2006. Having worked in a variety of environments, she garnered the skill set and knowledge to work with children on various levels of the autism spectrum. Her career began at the Emory Autism Center where she gained experience implementing play therapy with preschool aged children. She also worked at The Marcus Autism Center, a private facility for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Her work here included children with severe language delays and severe behaviors (i.e. hitting, biting, self-injurious behavior). She also worked for the Cobb County School District for six years as a teacher for children with intellectual and behavioral disabilities (most of the children having autism) and was elected Teacher of the Year in 2013. Veronica has also worked privately in the homes of several families over the past ten years. She also holds a bachelor of art in psychology and earned her master of education degree in multiple and severe disabilities from Georgia State University in 2010.
Veronica Crafton’s colorful experience has prepared her to educate and serve children, families, and educators. She is trained to work with a wide range of ages (from 2-18 years) as well as a variety of cognitive levels (from mildly intellectually disabled to profoundly intellectually disabled). Her service in the public school system has given her an understanding of classroom expectations for students, while helping parents understand details about their rights and options. Her work in the private sector allowed her to develop her own educational and social goals and objectives for each of her clients. Veronica knows firsthand the struggles faced by families with children with autism, which is why she works tirelessly to meet the needs of each family in ways unmatched by other companies and consultants.
Veronica is an alum of Lead Atlanta, a leadership development and community education program for young professionals, and board member of Vox Teen Atlanta. She is also a recipient of the Women's Net Grant (May 2018) and was recognized as Georgia Trend's 2018 40 under 40 (October 2018).