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Northern California

Victoria Criswell

Who’s in your family

Bill, my husband of 23 years, Will-19 in college in LA, Carson-18, Tyler-16 with CHARGE/Autism, Hamish-19 exchange student and Bailey-our K-9 buddy.

What do you want people to know about your family?

We live in Alamo, a suburb in the SanFrancisco Bay Area. I have been married to an amazing, supportive husband for 23years.Originally from KansasCity, Missouri, I met my husband in Texas and have been in California for 25years. I have three wonderful boys and our house always has something going on. Tyler attended Perkins School for the Blind in Boston in the summer of 2019 in their Deafblind program and loved it! I’m currently trying to duplicate the Perkins program into my son’s school, so that he can flourish in our home district, and working towards Interveners being acknowledged in our district. Additionally, I’m focusing on educating myself on transition and what does that look like for Deafblind adults. My son, Tyler, loves life just as I do, and we try to make everyday amazing! There is nothing he can’t do, it just takes a little longer to get there. He would like to travel the world and I’m trying to figure out how to make that happen!Stay tuned.

What activities do you like to do?

I love to garden, hike, camp and study family genealogy. I love opera and all kinds of music. I’m involved in Boy Scouts (now for special needs son), and working on my cars with my boys.

Why do you volunteer with the Foundation?

To learn from others and understand what I need to be doing for my son.By doing this, I hope to help others who are going through this amazing journey. Together we are strong!

To contact your state’s Family Liaison, please email Lourdes Quintana at Lourdes@chargesyndrome.org.