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CARES Award at the Alabama Autism Conference

Each year, the Alabama Autism Conference awards the CARES Award. CARES stands for Commitment to Autism Research, Education, and Service. This year, we accepted nominations for an individual who showed dedication and commitment to Autism research, Autism education, or Autism service. We also recognized an organization that met this criteria of the CARES award. 

Past CARES Award Recipients

2017

Individual Recipient- Hanes Swingle, MD, University of South Alabama, Developmental-Behavioral Clinic
Organization Recipient- Project Outreach Gulf Coast

2016

Individual Recipient - Sandy Naramore, Mitchell's Place
Organization Recipient - Arts 'n Autism

2015

Individual Recipient- Joe Carter, Glenwood Inc.
Organization Recipient- Triumph, Lead Service Provider for individuals with ASD

2014

Bill Pearson, Autism Society of Alabama 

2013

Rick and Suzanne Dowling, Arts ‘n Autism

2012

Carl Nowell, Leader in Disability Rehabilitation

2011

Bama Hager, Autism Society of Alabama

2010

Cam Ward, Autism Task Force of Alabama

2009

Laura and Mark Klinger, Leading Autism Researchers

2008

Rebecca Dossett, Dossett Clinic for People with Autism

2007

Phillip Young, Parent and Autism Advocate