Aviva Weiss MS, OTR/L
Founder and CEO, Fun and Function
Aviva Weiss is the co-founder and CEO of Fun and Function, the award-winning company dedicated to realizing each child’s fullest potential. This inspiring vision was born out of frustration: Aviva and her husband Haskel couldn’t find kid-friendly sensory tools for their family’s special needs and decided to create their own to help every family. As the CEO and Creative Director, Aviva works with a team of therapists, educators and artists and designs the company’s innovative toys, games, clothing and therapy equipment to build skills and self-esteem for children of every ability. Each design integrates high quality and play value at an affordable price.
Aviva has successfully expanded the product line for home, school and travel, supporting the diverse needs of families and educators as well as therapy clinics, hospitals, military bases and community organizations. Aviva is sought-after for her expertise in creating inclusive environments where people of all abilities can thrive. She is collaborating with schools nationwide to implement her learning program, The Active Mind School Partnership.
Prior to launching her company, Aviva worked at leading institutions including Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and St. Christopher’s Hospital. She serves on the advisory board of Salus University’s Occupational Therapy Program, and mentors occupational therapy students and entrepreneurs. She earned her B.S. in Psychology from Touro College and her Masters in Occupational Therapy from The Richard Stockton College, graduating summa cum laude from both programs. Aviva thrives on the challenges of running a business, and loves being the mom of eight wonderful children.
Aviva has been featured in Inc. Magazine, the Washington Post, and Fox TV and is available for public speaking engagements.