My name is Carrie Noseworthy. I live in Leominster. I was the AFAM (Advocates for Autism in Massachusetts) representative for the Center for a few years. Although I am no longer the formal representative I am still very much involved in the legislative advocacy piece. I am a graduate of the LEND Fellowship Program through the Shriver Center in Charlestown and earned my MPA at Suffolk University so I could utilize my education to advocate for the autism community. I am now the Project Coordinator for the Mass Family Voices Family to Family Health Information Center.
My husband and I have two boys , both on the autism spectrum. During the early years, my family felt very isolated from family, friends and society at large. The Center was there when we needed them most. They made us feel accepted, supported and part of their family. Through the good times and through times of intense need, staff and members of the center were there for our family consistently and shared their resources sometimes, in the most innovative ways and always treating families with dignity and respect. The Center always goes above and beyond the call of duty for its members and those in need.
I hope that you and your family have similar experiences and look forward to supporting you on your journey. I would also add that your elected officials are there for you, their constituents. I encourage you to find your voice as you travel on your journey and remember, the politicians are voted into office to service your needs. Good luck and I look forward to seeing you online or in person!
Member since 2011