Kristine Lorefice, M.S.W. – Temple Grandin School

Kristine Lorefice, M.S.W.

M.S.W., Columbia University School of Social Work

B.A., Davidson College

Kristine is honored to be a part of the unique and nurturing community that is TGS. In addition to her MSW and BA degrees, Kristine also completed The New School’s Documentary Film graduate program in New York City. After a career in film/television development and casting, she discovered that her greatest joy was working with adolescents on the autism spectrum. She completed her training at NYC’s Asperger Center for Education and Training, ran her own creative therapeutic programs and helped lead various social skills groups and summer camps in New York City and San Francisco for youth on the spectrum. Every July in Lake Tahoe, she helps Aspen Network run their alternative therapeutic wilderness camp for young people with Aspergers and social differences.

Kristine’s strengths-based, holistic approach incorporates the healing setting of the outdoors, creative expression and unique programming that provides leadership opportunities and a place for a challenging, deep dynamic. Her main belief is to focus is on the incredible gifts that this population can give our world! As a member of the TGS support staff, she provides individual and group counseling and also teaches her Creative Circle curriculum and television & film classes on Fridays. Kristine loves nature, hiking, animals, photography, music, reading, writing poetry, cultural criticism and absurdist humor.