Benjamin Tilford

Title: Program Lead

Organization: Assistance League of Tustin: Assisteens® Buddy

Bio: Benjamin Tilford is a senior at Beckman High School in Irvine, CA. He was one of the founding members of F.R.I.E.N.D.S club at Peters Canyon Elementary School. He volunteers with the AYSO VIP Soccer Buddies program. He is active with Assistance League of Tustin and serves as the Chairman for all “Buddy” Programs. He also Co-founded Cruconnect - an orientation and information service for the special education community at his school.


This panel discusses inclusivity and the importance of meaningful relationships for individuals with Duchenne.

Hawken Miller

Content Strategist


Doug Levine, PT

CureDuchenne Certified Physical Therapist


Holly Van Meeteren, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Tustin Unified School District

Tiffany Cook, MS, CCC-SLP

Senior Director

CureDuchenne Cares

Benjamin Tilford

Program Lead

Assistance League of Tustin: Assisteens® Buddy