SPEC and its Director Millie Suarez, have received numerous awards through the years.
- 2009 Presidents Award from the Florida Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists
- 2008 Speech Pathology and Educational Center received the Best of Miami Award in the Speech-Language category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA), the USLBA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country.
- 1997 Alumni of the Year from Eastern Illinois University, for her work with multicultural children and their families
Millie has received the Key to the City of Miami-Dade County from Representative Kaplan