And the Winners of the 2018 SNAC Community Inclusion Awards are…

Sharon Alexander, Tony Beall, Jen Klassens
Sharon Alexander, Tony Beall, Jen Klassens
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Oct. 11, 2018 - PRLog -- The Unicorn Children's Foundation sponsored the Special Needs Advisory Coalition (SNAC) of Palm Beach County 2018 Community Inclusion Awards on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Boca West Country Club. These unsung heroes were recognized for their efforts at building a better and more inclusive community for individuals with special needs and their families in Palm Beach County. Congratulations to all of the nominees, finalists, and winners who embody excellence, integrity and passion in providing support and services to the 12% of residents who have one or more special needs/disability.

Center for Strategic Philanthropy & Civic Engagement Volunteer of the Year

David Lagnado

Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County Innovation & Collaboration of the Year

Gulfstream Goodwill Industries

Mister NonProfit Consultancy Champion of Inclusion Award

Dr. Jack Scott, FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

Publix Self-Advocate of the Year

Haley Moss

Quantum Foundation Healthcare Provider of the Year

Dr. Carlos Gadia, NeuroNetwork Partners, LLC

Direct Service Professional of the Year

Jay Van Vechten, American Disabilities Foundation

Respite Care Companion of the Year

Torika Davis, The ARC of Palm Beach County

Employer of the Year

Home Depot/Ken's Krew

Employee of the Year

Stephanie Soplop, City of Boynton Beach

Teacher/Educator of the Year

Nicole Koppel, Palm Beach School for Autism

Post Secondary Program of the Year

FAU Academy for Community Inclusion

TD Bank Community Choice Award

SOAR – Summer Opportunity for Adult Readiness

The Special Needs Advisory Coalition of Palm Beach County is extremely grateful for the support of our sponsors: Center for Strategic Philanthropy & Civic Engagement; Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County; Farmer's Table; Mister NonProfit Consultancy; Publix; Quantum Foundation, and Unicorn Children's Foundation.  A special thank you to Miss Teen America Olivia Occhigrossi for assisting with the awards ceremony.  Community members are encouraged to have a voice at the monthly SNAC meetings which typically occur on the third Thursday of each month from 2:00 – 4:30pm.  Be sure to like and follow our page on Facebook for up-to-date information or call (561) 620-9377 to see how you can get involved.

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