Karyn Lewis Searcy
Karyn Lewis Searcy, MA, CCC has maintained a clinical focus on parent-child relationships and communication disorders for more than 35 years. The clinical director and founder of the Crimson Center for Speech & Language in San Diego, she was instrumental in developing the non-profit Crimson Treatment & Research Center, which fosters community outreach through clinical collaboration in an effort to provide programs for families struggling to obtain funding. A past board member of the San Diego Chapter of the Autism Society of America, she was also the 2010 recipient of their Health Hero Award. A national speaker on collaboration and parent-child interaction as they relate to communication disorders, Karyn has co-authored journal articles and book chapters about those processes and served as co-investigator on an NIMH grant for the SoCalifornia BRIDGE Collaborative from 2009-2011. She currently serves as a board member for the California Infant Development Association (IDA) and is a professional advisory board member for Down Syndrome Action in San Diego.