Crystal Bell

Crystal Bell is a LifeCourse Family Specialist and the mother of Peyton, a 13-year-old with a Down Syndrome diagnosis, Conner, an 12-year-old, with an Autism and ADHD diagnosis, and Lilly, an energetic, “typically” developing two year old.  Crystal has served as Family Partner for the Bureau of Special Healthcare Needs as well as an active volunteer at Missouri Family to Family, before joining the team full-time in November of 2016.  She is an active, trained, Sharing Our Strengths Peer Mentor and Family Leader within the MO Family to Family organization as well as a graduate of the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council’s Partners in Policymaking Program.  She also provides the family perspective on various state and national boards and committees.  Crystal is a lifelong learner whose education and trainings span all life stages and domains and include training on Wrightslaw, Tools of Choice and Care Coordination and Advocacy. Through her extensive training and implementation of the LifeCourse Tools and Framework, Crystal and her family have experienced the first-hand transformations that occur when an individual and their family are given the permission to dream.