Hi, I’m Tina Chilliest. I live in Worcester and represent the families of the Worcester DDS AREA. I have teenage twins.
Our family has been supported by the Center and have become more involved with the Center over the years as both demanded and allowed by situations and life.
I am grateful for many opportunities provided by the Center that have in the past or currently made a positive impact on our family. From early information and networking, continuous education in the many areas, Sensory Gyms, Family and Overnight Camp opportunities and so much more. I have had the opportunity to collaborate with In Sync Social Communication Center to create a social skill group with built in supports for receptive/expressive language deficits which filled a need for my own child and others supported by the Center with similar challenges. I must say that it was equally gratifying to contribute to the Community supported by the Center; knowing that many of the supports and activities that we’ve enjoyed and from which we have or continue to benefit were also created by the Center’s staff and families like ours.
I am honored to serve on the Autism Resource Center of Central Massachusetts Family Advisory Board as a Worcester representative. I want to invite any of you to meet me at an event or contact me for further information. Perhaps a local coffee chat, informal outing, etc. We’ve all been connected to the Center at some point and know the value of a friendly face and personal welcome. It would be my pleasure to offer that to you.
Family Advisory Board member since 2010