And the Winners of the Unicorn Children's Foundation Community Inclusion Awards are…

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Nov. 25, 2019 - PRLog -- The Unicorn Children's Foundation held the 2019 Community Inclusion Awards on Friday, November 22, 2019 at Boca West Country Club which happened to coincide with the Foundation's 25th Anniversary and rebrand launch. The day was officially proclaimed the 25th Anniversary of Unicorn Children's Foundation by Vice-Mayor of Palm Beach County, Commissioner Robert Weinroth during the event. These unsung heroes were recognized for their efforts at building a better and more inclusive community for individuals with special needs and their families. Nearly 100 nominations were received in 14 categories.  The finalists were announced on October 24th at a VIP Announcement Party sponsored by the Wyndham Deerfield Beach.

 Champion of Inclusion Award
Debbie Majors, City of Boynton Beach

Disability Employer of the Year
Ken's Krew

Employee of the Year
Jaclyn Applebaum, Arc of Palm Beach/ Otis Elevators

Healthcare Provider of the Year Dr. Judith Aronson-Ramos, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics of South Florida

Innovation & Collaboration of the Year
Sea Turtle Adventures, Inc.

Legal Service Provider of the Year
Sheri L. Hazeltine & Associates, P.A.

Legislative Official of the Year
Senator Kevin Rader

Media Influencer of the Year
Harold Reitman, Different Brains Inc.

Post Secondary Program of the Year
Dan Marino Foundation Marino Campus

Respite Care Companion of the Year  Sierra Louk, The ARC of Palm Beach County

Self-Advocate of the Year
Rachel Barcellona

Service Professional of the Year
Melissa Burkhardt, Early Start Autism
 Supportive Housing Award
Jack Kosik, The Villages of Noah's Landing

Teacher/Educator of the Year  Sara Chong, The ARC of Palm Beach County

Community Choice Award
Ken's Krew

Congratulations to all of the nominees, finalists, and winners who embody excellence, integrity and passion in providing support and services to the 1 in 6 individuals who have one or more special needs/disability!  The Unicorn Children's Foundation is extremely grateful for the support of our sponsors: Marsh Private Client Services, Florida 360 Realty, TD Bank, Publix, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, Gregory's Fine Jewelry, Simply the Best Magazine and Wyndham Deerfield Beach.

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Unicorn Children's Foundation is a 25 year old non-profit organization that is dedicated to building communities of acceptance, support, and opportunity for kids and young adults who are challenged by special needs and neurodiversity by supporting or developing its cradle to career pathways.  Our initiatives connect families to community resources, advocate for inclusive opportunities, respect differences, empower individuals, and support success.  With 1 in 6 children being diagnosed with a developmental or learning disorder, we believe it is our responsibility to create a world where all children's potential can flourish.  To learn more about the Unicorn Children's Foundation visit Also available on Facebook and Twitter.

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