Kristina "Krysta" Rupp, MS, OTR/L joined the ACCESS famiy in 2004 and has been a part of ACCESS for over 17 years as an occupational therapist. Krysta has worked with all ages from infants through young adults. Many of her currernt clients she has known since their preschool years! In the past, Krysta has served as the primary occupational therapy evaluator in the ACCESS Evaluation and Resource Center. She has grown with ACCESS and has been involved in the beginnings and growth of most of the programs and classrooms.
Krysta has served in many volunteer positions and opportunities at ACCESS including ACCESS’s Professional Development Committee, Life Lab development, Special Olympics coach, Starry Starry Night, Hip Hop Halloween Ball, Little Rockers Marathon, plant sales, scholarship committee fundraisers, and more. Krysta has a passion for learning and has specialized training in visual perception, vision therapy, and reflex integration. She has given many in-services over the years to therapists, teachers, and teacher assistants. She’s is currently located at the ACCESS Academy where she serves the high school-aged clients in Mr. George's and Mr. Matt’s classes.
Krysta believes in the value of problem-solving and trying new things with her clients. She loves nothing more than watching clients enjoy learning new skills, become more confident in their abilities, and recognize their value. This is why Krysta is often spotted assembling items and using tools with her students for the campus such as rolling chairs, shelves, desks, and tables. She believes in the value of hands-on work and the value of being successful in a task to facilitate self-confidence in her students and interest in the world around them.
Krysta enjoys being outdoors, camping/hiking, going on adventures, eating new foods, solving puzzles, playing games, and generally looking for fun things to do. She is married and has three children with whom she loves to spend time. Krysta is currently a volunteer Girl Scout Troop leader where she has served for four years. Krysta also runs a small business on the side. She is a consistent volunteer at her church, a frequent organizer of neighborhood events, as well as being involved in the PTAs at her children’s schools having had multiple leadership positions throughout the years.