Zenia Bates is  the founder of The Compassionate Awareness Autism Center.  She has dedicated her life to fighting Autism and the biases it brings. 

For Zenia, the fight is personal. She has successfully, raised a son diagnosed with autism. This challenge has made her very sensitive to the issues surrounding the disorder. From supplying the right types of nutrition to establishing a consistent regimen for her son,  Zenia has developed a strong understanding of Autism, and seeks to educate the community about its unique characteristics.

Zenia has dedicated her life to Ca2c's mission to build healthier, happier communities for individuals dealing with Autism.  She has tirelessly built a coalition of men and women dedicated to empowering communities with knowledge, understanding and compassion.