Debra Balke, MD

Co-founder & President, Board of Directors

Dr. Debra Balke is one of the co-founders of the Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center, starting in 2006 as the pediatric oriented organization CCASK. Dr. Balke is committed to changing lives for the better in San Luis Obispo County by seeking positive collaborative change in our existing county systems, creating much needed new programs and services, and assuring that our future generations of families touched by autism have the support and services they need to thrive. Dr. Balke notes that one of her greatest accomplishments was successfully raising a child with autism to adulthood, independence, happiness, and employment against great odds and doubts of many. Child Neurology of SLO in Templeton, California is Dr. Balke’s medical practice where she has been in practice for almost 20 years. She is a board certified pediatric neurologist who received her medical degree and fellowship training in pediatrics, adult neurology, and pediatric neurology at the UCLA School of Medicine.