Debra Balke (Business)

Debra Balke

Debra Balke

Nominated by: Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center (CCASC)

Debra Balke is our one-and-only Pediatric Neurologist on the Central Coast. In 2007, Debra Balke was sitting around the kitchen table with other parents, talking about the tremendous hurdles their children with Autism faced. Together, Debra and several other parents generated an idea that turned in to the non-profit Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center (SLOAutism.org), the only organization on the Central Coast dedicated solely to supporting the unique needs of individuals and families impacted by Autism. Debra took on a major role in re-organizing the Center into an all-volunteer organization. She devotes countless hours to streamlining management, from tax issues to grant writing, liability concerns to community outreach. I think she actually reads IRS non-profit tax code for fun! Most importantly, she imparts hope and shows how individuals with Autism can be productive, valued members of the community.

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Debra Balke (Business)

Debra Balke

Debra Balke

Nominated by: Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center (CCASC)

Debra Balke is our one-and-only Pediatric Neurologist on the Central Coast. In 2007, Debra Balke was sitting around the kitchen table with other parents, talking about the tremendous hurdles their children with Autism faced. Together, Debra and several other parents generated an idea that turned in to the non-profit Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center (SLOAutism.org), the only organization on the Central Coast dedicated solely to supporting the unique needs of individuals and families impacted by Autism. Debra took on a major role in re-organizing the Center into an all-volunteer organization. She devotes countless hours to streamlining management, from tax issues to grant writing, liability concerns to community outreach. I think she actually reads IRS non-profit tax code for fun! Most importantly, she imparts hope and shows how individuals with Autism can be productive, valued members of the community.



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