Kristin Adams spent her childhood in a small town east of Seattle. She could be found building forts in the evergreen forest behind her house, zooming down the street on her banana-seat bike, or searching for treasures in the back of antique cars in her family’s auto wrecking yard.
Today she has left her treasure hunting behind to become a public speaker and advocate for children with special needs. She serves on the Board of the Lake Washington School District Transition Academy, one of the nation's leading transition programs for adult students with special needs. She is a member of the Festival of Trees Guild at Seattle Children’s Hospital, a medical fundraising and awareness group supporting children in the Pacific Northwest with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Her work with Pet Partners, formerly known as the Delta Society, opened doors for her to work with people of all abilities in classrooms, clinics, retirement homes, and community centers. The program utilizes positive human-animal interactions to improve the physical, emotional, and psychological lives of those they work with.
The Chicken Who Saved Us: The Remarkable Story of Andrew and Frightful has received national attention in the Wall Street Journal and has been featured in the Washington Post, Fred Hutch News, ParentMap Magazine, Autism Parenting Magazine, Seattle Children’s Pulse, 406 Woman Magazine, 425 Magazine, and on NBC News West Coast affiliates.
In her former life she worked for 25 years as both a designer and art director and earned a BFA in design from the University of Washington. In her free time she can be found painting in her studio or curled up with a good book. She lives near Seattle with her husband and their two children. Find her on Facebook at Kristin Jarvis Adams, Author.
Kristin is currently working on another non-fiction book.
Discover more about Kristin on her NEWS page.