KAELY SHILAKES, DEVELOPMENT
"I feel so privileged to have the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing organization. I love recruiting more siblings to our bi-monthly brunches in LA, spreading the word about CASLN, and advocating for our brothers and sisters."
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in Los Angeles
B.A. in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University
Staff Psychologist for the Regional Center
Kaely is the younger sister of an amazing man with Down syndrome. Her experience growing up with him led to a path in psychology, a career in developmental disabilities, and a passion for supporting vulnerable populations. Kaely has enjoyed the opportunity to watch her brother grow, attend a Transition to Independent Living program, and live in an apartment with a roommate. Kaely loves her brother's sense of humor, love of life, and companionship.
Kaely loves animals, especially turtles, and enjoys spending time with her 9 pets and husband in Los Angeles. She also enjoys volunteering, Disneyland, and going to the beach.