Disability Support Specialist & Coach

Karen listening by the pond in her backyard

Karen Lynn-Chlup says, “If I can do it, you can do it.”

Do you have a disability, but you know that there is more for you in life than settling for a boring job, or sitting in front of a TV in day care—no matter what they say? You’re tired of settling for a boring job or a life of day care and TV. You want to thrive, not just survive.

Do you have a family member with a disability, and you’re worn out? You don’t know how to help them more than you already are. You don’t know where to turn, and it seems like even the resources that should be there for you are no help. And nobody gets it.

Karen gets it.

Karen has spent her whole life doing what people said she couldn’t, fighting against a society and system not made for people with disabilities—and helping others live their lives outside the box as well.

Karen calls herself a disability support specialist, but really she sees ability, not disability. She starts with and stays focused on what people can do.

For Karen, what you can do means what you can do right now—and what you have the potential to do.

Karen jokes that her clients come to her for her smile. Along with her joyful attitude, deep caring, and dedication, Karen brings first-hand understanding of the challenges and bad attitudes faced by people with disabilities, and she brings decades of experience overcome those challenges.