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Betty J. Lewis Unsung Hero for August 2022

Wyletta Dilworth-Johnson, Betty J. Lewis Unsung Hero for August

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The Betty J Lewis Black History Celebration Committee is excited to announce the Betty J Lewis Unsung Hero for August 2022, Wyletta Dilworth-Johnson. Wyletta is a Camden native and graduated from Camden Fairview High School in 1997. She furthered her education at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas (B.S. Criminal Justice (2003) and Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona (Master of Science in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Family Dynamics (2021).

She is the wife of Leroy Johnson (8 years) and the proud mother of two amazing boys Darius (20) and Tristan (11). Wyletta is currently employed with Independent Care Management as a Lead Therapist for children with Autism. For 18 years Wyletta has dedicated her life to demanding autism awareness and acceptance. She believes that everyone is unique in their own way and that no one should have the power to dictate your happiness.

She is the founder of Autistic Voyage-Autism Fairy (Annual Autism Events/Strong Autism Moms Support Group), a motivational speaker, a poet, and an author of 4 published books. Wyletta’s most recent book is titled “How Can I Complain,” a message that conveys the importance of being grateful for the little things because those little things are someone else’s dreams.

Wyletta is currently working on “Bridging the Gap” between Autism and the Fire and Police Department (ALETA) and Jason Alan’s Barber College. Bridging the gap creates a platform for conversations regarding acceptance, awareness, safety, and concerns for all parties. Wyletta’s motto is to uplift, encourage and inspire. Her hobbies include doing nothing, smiling, watching the Golden Girls, shopping (purses & shoes), and creating wonderful memories with family.