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Team of Advocates for Special Kids

 100 W. Cerritos Ave
 Anaheim, CA 92805
[P] (714) 5338275 x 215
[F] (714) 5332533
www.taskca.org
[email protected]
Elena Arrojo
FOUNDED: 1978
INCORPORATED: 1979
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Organization DBA TASK
Former Names Team of Advocates for Special Kids (1978)
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 95-3294319 00000

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

TASK educates and empowers people with disabilities and their families. 

Mission Statement

TASK educates and empowers people with disabilities and their families. 

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2018
Projected Expenses $2,000,000.00
Projected Revenue $2,000,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Special Education Support
  • Assistive Technology Program

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

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Overview


Mission Statement

TASK educates and empowers people with disabilities and their families. 

Background Statement

TASK is an established non-profit serving Southern California families for 40 years. Our mission is to educate and empower people with disabilities and their families. Our target population is young people from birth to age 26 with any disability - physical, developmental, social/emotional, mental health, or medically-related - and their families.  We do also serve adults through our Assistive Technology program. 

TASK helps parents navigate the often complex world of Special Education with the goal of securing an appropriate education for their kids. Our family-centered approach includes parent-to-parent emotional support (parents need to grieve the loss of the child they thought they would have); parent education and training (we have a menu of over 35 workshops); one-on-one consultations to guide parents in next-step decision-making for assessments and Individualized Education Program (IEP) preparations; and referrals to partner agencies to help families access other community resources. Raising a child with special needs is an overwhelming experience for most parents. TASK guides parents, helps them understand their rights and the appropriate process for making Special Education requests, and directs them to other agencies’ services.

TASK also offers parent education and direct services for youth in the area of assistive technology (AT). Assistive technology describes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities and also includes the process of selecting, locating, and using them. AT can range from simple, adaptable toys for kids with mobility issues to apps that help kids with autism understand social cues to complex eye-tracking and speech devices that help people communicate who could not otherwise. We contract with a Speech and Language Pathologist to offer assessments and help families get the technology they need.



Impact Statement

Accomplishments – past year:

  1. Increased number of clients served by 16%
  2. 96% of our program participants rated our services as excellent and extremely helpful
  3. Sustained and secured new partnerships with 70 nonprofit organizations
  4. Created first strategic plan and delivered 90% of goals
  5. Developed new program with physicians to better serve families with disabilities and encourage early diagnoses

Goals - current year:

  1. DDS Disparity Grant, Riverside County – TASK will support the Inland Regional Center to increase service to under-served individuals who are Spanish-speaking, Hispanic or have Autism
  2. 40th Anniversary Celebration – 2018 is TASK 40th year of service in Southern California. We are using this milestone to promote engagement within the community and among donors, volunteers and clients
  3. Program and Financial Growth – Under our new strategic plan, we are striving to sustainably grow our programs and our private funding (by nearly 10% over three years)
  4. New Partnerships – We will create six (two per year over three years) new organizational partnerships with fellow nonprofits to better serve our families
  5. New Programs – We will creating new programs that will promote long-term, positive change for people and families with disabilities

Needs Statement

  • Operating support 
  • Programmatic support
  • Board members, especially those with corporate connections
  • Funding to establish a volunteer program to leverage our human resources 

CEO Statement

It has been a pleasure to serve as TASK’s new Executive Director for the past year and nine months. The organization is celebrating our 40th anniversary, and this has created an excellent opportunity to engage our founders, volunteers, donors, staff and the families we serve. This year we had our first family resource fair and nearly 400 people attended this event. Later this year, we will be honoring our founders, directors, volunteers and families with a gala dinner. The organization has long depended upon government funds, and our strategic plan has called for an investment in time and resources in fund development and outreach into the community. Like most efforts, this will take some time—however the organization is starting to grow our services and build a sustainable fundraising and outreach model. These are exciting times here at TASK, if you know someone that can benefit from our services we would be more than happy to assist!


Board Chair Statement

Statement from Board Chair

My name is John Hess and I have been serving as TASK’s Board Chair for nearly two years. As a retired SELPA Director and Special Education Teacher for over 30 years, it has been a wonderful experience to lead TASK from a governance perspective. For several years, the organization needed new ideas and a broader plan for growth. The new strategic plan is accomplishing just that. We are beginning to grow our fundraising and outreach, and it is beginning to show in our program numbers which are growing rapidly. Our major successes revolve around program growth, fundraising and outreach, and new program offerings to our community. Our challenges are the same areas…as we continue to grow, we are experiencing growing pains, and finding new ways to fulfill our mission.


Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

monetary contributions, in-kind contributions, volunteer opportunities

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County

TASK is headquartered in Anaheim and serves Orange County residents with disabilities and their families.    
 
We also serve the counties of Ventura, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego and Imperial. 

Organization Categories

  1. Education - Special Education
  2. Human Services - Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers
  3. Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy - Disabled Persons' Rights

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Programs


Special Education Support

TASK's special education support for families is the heart of our service.  This is offered in the forms of unlimited phone consultations; in-office visits, where Family Support Specialists review IEP documents and offer one-on-one support; and community workshops.  These services are available bilingually, in English and Spanish, and are available at no charge to families. 
Budget  1,000,000
Category  Education, General/Other Special Education
Population Served Families Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Females
Program Short-Term Success  this year we have increased the number of families served by 16%
Program Long-Term Success 
TASK receives funding from the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs to serve as a Parent Training and Information Center.  Every state has one, but California has several. TASK is the largest PTI in CA and the second largest in the U.S. We serve thousands of families each year, most of whom are most likely to face disparities in special education services due to income level and language barriers.  Without early interventions and sustained supports during their school years, children with disabilities are less likely to overcome challenges and learn accommodations that will give them a fighting chance as adults, particularly if they come from low-income families where parents are not well-educated. 
 
TASK serves thousands of Southern California children each year.  
Program Success Monitored By  TASK follows a rigorous and discipline reporting schedule, tracking every phone call, email, consult, workshop, etc.  Participants are surveyed regularly. 
Examples of Program Success  --

Assistive Technology Program

TASK offers people with disabilities support with Assistive Technology (AT). AT describes any item, piece of equipment, or product system that increases, maintains, or improves a person’s functional capabilities. AT is valuable because it can diminish or eliminate barriers to education and independence. It ranges from “low-tech” pencil grips for people with fine motor difficulties to “high tech” devices like head-controlled peripherals, which allow people who cannot control their arms or legs to use a computer.
 
TASK AT program includes access to a TECH Center at our Orange County location.  Families can schedule an individualized tech consultation to determine which apps, adaptations, or communication options work for them or their child. Our AT staff also presents a host of community workshop each quarter, which are offered to families free-of-charge.  
Budget  700,000
Category  Education, General/Other Education & Technology
Population Served Families Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Females
Program Short-Term Success  Through a recent Voice Options program, TASK was able to help adults communicate, many of whom had subsisted for years with no technological means of communication. 
Program Long-Term Success  TASK has helped thousands of people with disabilities, adults and children, better understand AT and it's valuable function in helping children learn and communicate.  Through the TECH Center and our various communication devices, TASK has "given a voice" to individuals without the ability to speak, by offering the chance to test out eye-tracking devices, switches, picture-based software programs that connect to speakers, and more.  The TECH Center has promoted independence for people with disabilities. 
Program Success Monitored By  TASK adheres to a rigourous reporting schedule and strictly tracks data about our programs and people served. 
Examples of Program Success  --

Management


CEO/Executive Director Mr. Mario Haug
CEO Term Start Nov 2016
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience TASK's Executive Director, Mario Haug, has more than 24 years of experience in nonprofit management.  The vast majority of his experience is in development and fundraising. Formerly, he was Chief Executive Officer at the Cancer Support Community in Pasadena.  Prior to that he headed fundraising departments at Goodwill, Salvation Army, USC and Junior Achievement. 

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Mrs. Marta Anchondo -- --
Mrs. Joan Tellefson -- --

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ms. Elena Arrojo Manager, Communications & Development --
Ms. Suzanne Galindo Project Manager, Region2 --
Mr. Matthew Johnson Manager, Grants & Information --
Mrs. Laura Simmons-Martinez Manager, Assistive Technology --
Mrs. Paula West-Hernandez Project Manager, Region 1 --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

TASK collaborates with approximately 70 nonprofit partners. 

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 19
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 5
Number of Contract Staff 3
Staff Retention Rate % --
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: --
Asian American/Pacific Islander: --
Caucasian: --
Hispanic/Latino: --
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 19
Male: 4
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? --
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy --
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? No
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Mr. John H. Hess
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired Special Education administrator
Board Chair Term 2015 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mrs. Kathleen Daigle MBA Parent of a child with a disability Voting
Mr. John Elwood Elwood Advisory Services Voting
Dr. John Hess Ed.D Retired Special Education Administrator and Educational Consultant Voting
Dr. Terilyn Jackson Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Concordia University Voting
Mr. Tim Jin Technology specialist, Teacher Created Materials; AAC user Voting
Mr. Matthew Lehman BCBA Educational Consultant; The ABA Group Voting
Mr. David Lustig Financial Advisor, Wealth Management Solutions Voting
Mr. Tony Tai Nguyen Esq. Special Education Attorney Voting
Mrs. Katherine Patel Chair, Community Advisory Committee, ABCUSD SELPA Voting
Ms. Monica Shors Southern California Edison Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 2
Caucasian: 7
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 4
Male: 6
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy --
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 0%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

My name is John Hess and I have been serving as TASK’s Board Chair for nearly two years. As a retired SELPA Director and Special Education Teacher for over 30 years, it has been a wonderful experience to lead TASK from a governance perspective. For several years, the organization needed new ideas and a broader plan for growth. The new strategic plan is accomplishing just that. We are beginning to grow our fundraising and outreach, and it is beginning to show in our program numbers which are growing rapidly. Our major successes revolve around program growth, fundraising and outreach, and new program offerings to our community. Our challenges are the same areas…as we continue to grow, we are experiencing growing pains, and finding new ways to fulfill our mission.

Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Fiscal Year Oct 01, 2017 to Sept 30, 2018
Projected Revenue $2,000,000.00
Projected Expenses $2,000,000.00
Form 990s

2017 TASK Form 990

2016 TASK Form 990

2015 TASK Form 990

2014 Form 990

2013 Form 990

2012 Form 990

Audit Documents

2015 TASK Financial Statement

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $1,595,413 $1,696,869 $1,643,456
Total Expenses $1,592,126 $1,707,619 $1,593,884

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$9,967 $6,379 $3,498
Government Contributions $1,578,396 $1,683,033 $1,633,226
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $1,578,396 $1,683,033 $1,633,226
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- $0 $0
Earned Revenue $7,050 $7,457 $6,732
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- $0 $0
Membership Dues -- $0 $0
Special Events -- $0 $0
Revenue In-Kind -- $0 $0
Other -- $0 $0

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $1,369,170 $1,454,520 $1,387,837
Administration Expense $222,956 $253,099 $206,047
Fundraising Expense -- $0 $0
Payments to Affiliates -- $0 $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.00 0.99 1.03
Program Expense/Total Expenses 86% 85% 87%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $359,043 $396,083 $380,315
Current Assets $332,263 $360,613 $357,645
Long-Term Liabilities -- $0 $0
Current Liabilities $121,975 $162,302 $135,784
Total Net Assets $237,068 $233,781 $244,531

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 2.72 2.22 2.63

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the audited financial statements and Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.

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