Dutile Tremblay Community Fund is proud to have funded a project for students at the Vining School here in Billerica MA

FROM:  STAFF AT VINING SCHOOL        REQUEST:    Flexible Seating for Focusing

My students need Softzone gaming chairs, portable lap desks, bouncy bands, a bean bag, and exercise balls and stands to help them focus.

My Students

I teach in a L.A.B (Learning Applied Behavior) school. The majority of my students are regular education students with a handful that are within the inclusive classroom. These students have the option of leaving my classroom and taking breaks in the LAB room. I would love the opportunity to limit their need for removal by providing flexible seating to meet their needs as well as any child's needs in my classroom. My students want to learn and be a part of their peers.


My Project

The supplies that I am requesting will be used on a daily basis. Students will be able to come in and request a specific spot to work at that day. This allows the child to understand how they work best so that they can focus on their academics. The exercise balls and bases will be used instead of chairs at students desks. The ECR4Kids gaming chairs and portable lap desks will be used as alternatives to traditional desks for my active students. The large bean bag will be placed in an area with curtains for a safe outlet for these children.


My hope is to develop not only a trauma sensitive classroom but an atmosphere that will help to improve and increase student attention and focus.

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2019 Celebrating Ten Years of Change Making

Posted by Marietremblay3 on February 20, 2019 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)


I can't believe this is ten years of bringing community together for a common cause, to be the change in the life of a child by providing the proper tools to endeavor.  

This year's events are in full swing and if you can lend a hand in anyway please reach out to us.   Raffle donations, be it a gift card or a home made basket are needed for both events.  It's a great chance for local business' to advertise as well with over 300 peop...

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Tools for Students on the Autism Spectrum

Posted by Marietremblay3 on November 7, 2018 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Mrs. Calvani   Ditson School   Billerica MA


The students enter our classroom and choose the seat of their choice based on their comfort level. I have enough stability balls and gaming chairs for each of my students. During class meetings, accountable talk or instructional time, the class and I meet on the rug. The kids are either sitting on or kneeling behind a stability ball, sitting in the gaming c...

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Posted by Marietremblay3 on May 14, 2017 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (1)


Thanks to Billerica area community support

2017 Student Scholarships were awarded as follows:


$7,000 to Shawsheen Tech Grads

4,000 to Camp Starfish

4,000 to Camp Kaleidoscope

100 Care Notebooks were created and distributed to area families( a $2,000.00 project)

Camp Starfish   In Rindge, New Hampshire    There are many prog...

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Summer of 2016

Posted by Marietremblay3 on September 8, 2016 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

$7,500 was distributed to 8 Shawsheen Tech graduates in June.   These funds were raised at the Annual Comedy show held at the Billerica Elks.    

March 25, 2017 we will be holding our next fundraiser to benefit the graduating trade students of Shawsheen Valley Technical High School

CARE BINDERS:   I have been planning this project for several years and Tuesday night it will be Completed!    Produ...

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Posted by Marietremblay3 on June 15, 2015 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

THANK YOU for supporting the 2015 fundraising events!

June 1, With the help of Mr. James Sullivan, over $5,000 in Tools and Funds were awarded to 14 graduates at Shawsheen Technical H.S.

$500 funded Educational Advocacy 

Camp Kaliedescope:   We will be sending Two Single Parent families with children on the Autism Spectrum  to Camp K this summer, for a fun and educational session in a supportive environment.   

Camp Starfish:  ...

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Happy Mother's Day

Posted by Marietremblay3 on May 10, 2015 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

I am Ethan.

You may not understand me, or the way I feel today.

You may not understand my reasoning for things I do or say.

The reasons why I'm so loud and say things over & over again,

Why I run so differently or lose my homework every now & then.


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6th Annual Autism Field Day

Posted by Marietremblay3 on April 18, 2015 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Smack in the middle of Fund Raising season !   Joe is getting the cooker ready, Ray is gathering raffle prizes and boy do we have a fun filled 

6th Annual Autism Field Day - May 16th at the Billerica Elks  

SWERVE, formerly Heart of Boston, will provide live music for us as we enjoy 250 pounds of roasted meats and a Tex-Mex buffet

Scheduled Activities:  Registrations on line

Morning Bike Run for those interested!   Rob Aldred is Road C...

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Posted by Marietremblay3 on January 31, 2014 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

February 1, 2014     noon - 5

Western Avenue Studios

120 Western Ave., Lowell

FIRST FLOOR Community Area


The First Saturday of Every Month, Artists open their doors to the public - come stroll around ...

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