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Karen Wilson

Karen Wilson

Los Angeles, CA
Visionaries 2022 Accelerator
ChildNEXUS aims to improve the lives of children and adolescents struggling with learning, processing, or social-emotional challenges by increasing access to reliable information, support, and professionals who provide high-quality educational and mental health services.

Dr. Karen Wilson, the Founder of ChildNEXUS, is a pediatric neuropsychologist. She has worked with hundred families whose kids have learning or social-emotional challenges and has seen firsthand the frustration parents experience when their children are struggling. She has also seen the relief and joy that comes from understanding a child’s struggles and knowing how to help them.

In 2020, Dr. Wilson left a tenured academic position, where she was the Department Chairperson, to launch ChildNEXUS.  She wanted to end the struggle of parents searching for information about their child’s difficulties, increase practitioners' ability to connect with families who need their expertise, and ensure that children who struggle with learning, neurodevelopmental, or mental health challenges get the support they need to thrive and achieve their full potential.

Dr. Wilson has shared her expertise in a broad range of media outlets, and in 2020, she was recognized by American Express as a Founder of Change.  She has been invited to address a multitude of audiences, including parenting groups, educators, and professionals attending national conferences.

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