Helena's Story

Helena graduated in 2016 with a Biology degree from the University of North Georgia.  As a college level student/athlete in basketball, Helena is a great asset and plans on assisting Will with Special Fit in the gym area.  Helena is also an auxiliary support with other aspects of ReClif, helping with seminars & workshops, marketing and supporting ReClif as a community outing and social events aide.

My name is Helena Tyler.  I’ve known the Blankenship family since I was in 4th grade when I started playing basketball with Reece’s sister, Daron.  It wasn’t until high school that I was officially introduced to Reece when attending work one day with my then future husband, Will Tyler who was one of Reece’s home therapy aides.  After completing my degree at the UNG, I was approached by Mrs. Blankenship who was looking for additional therapists for Reece.  I agreed to take the job after hearing about Reece's story and the advances he had recently made in communication.  Reece has forever made an impact on my life.  I am hoping to pursue a career in pediatric neurodevelopment with an emphasis on autism, and am currently studying for the MCATS and preparing my applications for medical school.  I am passionate about being an advocate for autism and want to dedicate my career to doing so through medicine.  I look forward to the destiny of ReClif and I am more than honored to help support Reece’s mission any way that I can!