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.
Individual Recipient- Hanes Swingle, MD, University of South Alabama, Developmental-Behavioral
Organization Recipient- Project Outreach Gulf Coast
Individual Recipient - Sandy Naramore, Mitchell's Place
Organization Recipient - Arts 'n Autism
Individual Recipient- Joe Carter, Glenwood Inc.
Organization Recipient- Triumph, Lead Service Provider for individuals with ASD
Bill Pearson, Autism Society of Alabama
Rick and Suzanne Dowling, Arts ‘n Autism
Carl Nowell, Leader in Disability Rehabilitation
Bama Hager, Autism Society of Alabama
Cam Ward, Autism Task Force of Alabama
Laura and Mark Klinger, Leading Autism Researchers
Rebecca Dossett, Dossett Clinic for People with Autism
Phillip Young, Parent and Autism Advocate