Tamika is a teacher, actress, writer and entrepreneur. Tamika’s interest in autism is personal. Her youngest son was diagnosed with autism in June 2015.  Her own experience as a parent of a child with ASD led her to The Autism Hero Project, where she hopes to help provide healthcare access to autistic children of families in need, and do more than just raise awareness and educate communities about autism. She is an activist for creating a world of inclusion.  Her life experience with autism was published in the book Today's Inspired Latina, Volume III.




Chavdar Angelov (Vice President)  is an Information Technology executive with over 20 years of experience, known for developing industry awarded enterprise solutions and creating a company culture of success in the Fortune 500 financial services sectors of banking and insurance.


Chavdar is honored to serve the cause of helping those in need and his sincere dream is to “Prepare the people with autism for the Future and prepare the Future for the people with autism”.

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Resides in Crystal Lake with her husband of 32 years.  They have three (adult) children and two lovely granddaughters. In 2017, she retired from her 26 year banking career, allowing her to volunteer her time for such a worthy cause like The Autism Hero Project.


She is honored and excited to be a part of The Autism Hero Project and what it represents. Having a child (and brother) with autism she knows just how important it is to their success to have every resource available to them. 

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A licensed Realtor since 1994, Member of the Realtors Association of the Fox Valley, Member of the National Association of Realtors, Member of the Hispanic Network Speaks.  Sylvia Volunteers with many organizations: Easter Seals, Association of Individual Development and Dundee Rotary with events for special needs children and adults.

The Autism Hero Project is so important to her because she has worked with children most of her entire working life and believes that every child has a voice and should be heard.  What captivated her heart most about the organization was when she met a little boy with such a caring and loving heart and who considered her as one of his three grandmothers.  Seeing him grow, receiving all the therapies his mother could have him receive and with the continued support of his family, she felt that he truly would be successful in life and this is her hope for all children with Autism or any other special need.


Knowing that The Autism Hero Project is not only raising awareness but are doing all they can to make sure every child regardless of their family’s financial challenges will provide medical insurance for therapies allowing these children the same chances in life as other children makes her honored to be a part of this organization.


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A retired legal secretary, married has one daughter and four grandsons. Deborah has several friends with children with Autism.  Therefore is honored to be working with The Autism Hero Project, it is a worthy cause as every child deserves the best education and healthcare to become successful in their endeavors...


”They are our future!”

“I look forward to continue working with this organization to bring awareness about Autism and help families impacted with autism.”


​Telephone: 224-269-1074

​email: autismheroproject@gmail.com

Mailing Address:

2612 Pond View Drive

Algonquin, IL  60102

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