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Community Autism Now

 34111 Amber Lantern Street
 Dana Point, CA 92629
[P] (714) 352-9714
[F] --
http://www.specialfishies.org
[email protected]
Jodi Powell
FOUNDED: 2016
INCORPORATED: 2012
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Organization DBA Special Fishies:Aquatic Freedom and Education
Former Names Community Autism Now (2012)
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 45-4557018 00000

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

SPECIAL FISHIES: AQUATIC FREEDOM AND EDUCATION is established exclusively for the purpose of promoting special needs awareness, assistance and resources to families, children, and individuals with special needs. Especially in the areas of recreation, aquatics, and sensory activities.

Special Needs child is defined as any child 4mos-18yrs with high needs, spirited, sensory processing disorder (SPD/SI), Autism Spectrum Disorder, cerebral palsy (CP), spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), Downs Syndrome, Low tone, Learning Disabled, Stroke, and any other childhood disorder in which water will be healing.

Providing specialized aquatic safety, education and swim lessons for children and parents of special needs children.

Providing specialized aquatic safety, education and swim lessons for military and their children.

Providing innovated new programs to aid in the mission to lower the risk of drownings for children with special needs and bring awareness to this subject matter. Including but not limited to canine assisted swim

Sensory play and sensory programs are included in education and freedom

 

Mission Statement

SPECIAL FISHIES: AQUATIC FREEDOM AND EDUCATION is established exclusively for the purpose of promoting special needs awareness, assistance and resources to families, children, and individuals with special needs. Especially in the areas of recreation, aquatics, and sensory activities.

Special Needs child is defined as any child 4mos-18yrs with high needs, spirited, sensory processing disorder (SPD/SI), Autism Spectrum Disorder, cerebral palsy (CP), spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), Downs Syndrome, Low tone, Learning Disabled, Stroke, and any other childhood disorder in which water will be healing.

Providing specialized aquatic safety, education and swim lessons for children and parents of special needs children.

Providing specialized aquatic safety, education and swim lessons for military and their children.

Providing innovated new programs to aid in the mission to lower the risk of drownings for children with special needs and bring awareness to this subject matter. Including but not limited to canine assisted swim

Sensory play and sensory programs are included in education and freedom

 


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2018
Projected Expenses $11,457.00
Projected Revenue $12,774.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • THE RYLAN STONE SHIELDS FUND
  • Canine Assisted Swim
  • Drowning Prevention Financial Aid Grant

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

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Overview


Mission Statement

SPECIAL FISHIES: AQUATIC FREEDOM AND EDUCATION is established exclusively for the purpose of promoting special needs awareness, assistance and resources to families, children, and individuals with special needs. Especially in the areas of recreation, aquatics, and sensory activities.

Special Needs child is defined as any child 4mos-18yrs with high needs, spirited, sensory processing disorder (SPD/SI), Autism Spectrum Disorder, cerebral palsy (CP), spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), Downs Syndrome, Low tone, Learning Disabled, Stroke, and any other childhood disorder in which water will be healing.

Providing specialized aquatic safety, education and swim lessons for children and parents of special needs children.

Providing specialized aquatic safety, education and swim lessons for military and their children.

Providing innovated new programs to aid in the mission to lower the risk of drownings for children with special needs and bring awareness to this subject matter. Including but not limited to canine assisted swim

Sensory play and sensory programs are included in education and freedom

 


Background Statement

CAN started by LeeAnn Segan in 2011 after having her daughter diagnose with ASD. She wanted a place for people to go and get help finding the resources they need. Although her life has changed and is no longer on the board, she remains an active and valuable advisor for us.
In September 2016, Jodi Powell came on as the new President with a new mission. Expanding from not just Autism but all special needs and focus in on the aquatics area since this is the area that Jodi knows and is passionate about having worked in it for over 15 yrs.

In 2013 she met a little 2 year old boy with SMA that touched her heart to the core. He brought back  memories of her father who passed away from MS. A desire to give all children the opportunity to feel free and strong, to swim, to float, and to laugh. Now her own wonderfully spirited toddlers have taught her patience, and that not all Special Needs look the same by any means. High needs, spirited, ADD, ADHD, Autism-, Cerebral Palsy, SMA, Downs Syndrome and the list goes on…As one prominent physician whom I will call Dr. P said “I can not think of any disease in which swimming would not be beneficial”.

Water is healing to all

 
 

Impact Statement

Through swim lessons, learn through play, freedom sessions and sensory play we break the barriers of the stigma of special needs all while lowering catastrophic the drowning rate with those with special needs. Friendships are made, voices are heard, muscles get stronger and smiles and laughter fill the air. All inclusive activities help bridge the community of "typical" and "special needs" children. Through swim and play there are no differences! 

Water holds a special appeal for many children on the autism spectrum, but this fascination can end up being dangerous, especially when coupled with a tendency to wander. Tragically, the National Autism Association reports that between 2009 and 2011, accidental drowning accounted for 91 percent of the total U.S. deaths reported in children with autism ages 14 and younger who had wandered away from their homes, schools, or caregivers.

Our goal is to help reduce this risk of accidental drowning and bring more joy, confidence, and coordination into our autistic kids' lives, as well as improve their learning in other areas, strengthen their bodies, and reduce anxiety, through swimming lessons.

The benefits to teaching special needs children swimming range from gross motor to cognitive skills, to muscle strength and endurance and improvement in overall communication skills. Swimming fosters courage, confidence, trust and helps to develop friendships. It’s great for socialization and relaxation.

Here at Special Fishies we have Special needs developmental swim programs that use water education to develop water safety and swimming skills. They focuses on developing self-confidence and building self-esteem. Our programs are  customized for each student’s emotional and developmental capabilities. With each child a goal is set of helping him or her become physically active and learn the life-saving skill of swimming. The ultimate goal is to work with them through a progression that provides them with another avenue for integration into a small group of highly functional special needs children. Our swim programs  have a tremendous impact on the life of a special needs child – helping them to learn an important life and safety skill. The water not only offers them great motivation but it also gives those with limited movement on land restriction-free movement –possibly for the first time in their lives. In addition to body conditioning, learning water skills gives special needs children confidence and a sense of achievement – and they have fun exploring new boundaries with success.

 

Needs Statement

Whether your interests lie in saving lives through swim lessons, ensuring the continued success of Special Fishies, or helping more children discover the lifelong benefits of swimming, you can make a difference. Adopt a Fishie, donate directly to scholarships or to our Ryland Fund to build travel and eBooks and videos to reach farther

Special Fishies invites you to join us in helping every child to learn to be water safe. Every contribution, regardless of the gift level, is critically important to our work. And we take our mission seriously – every dollar donated goes to our programs. .

We know you want to be compassionate, involved members of your community. When you donate to Special Fishies, you create real and lasting change in the lives of children everywhere. They are confident, courageous, successful, and safe, thanks to you!

* $50,000 to jump start the Ryland Program that will take us statewide and in two years all over 

* Monetary donations to fund sensory play programs.  We seek to provide up to $2,000 per financial quarter per community program.  Camp, Lessons, Playground Sensory Play-dates and collaborative events with other local  non profits.

*Monetary donations to help provide adequate training for staff at qualified private sector companies to improve our services and stay at the forefront of education and new techniques $2000 annually

 
 
Volunteers for our camps and park play dates are always needed and welcomed!



CEO Statement

May every special child find a love for and a freedom in the water, they need a little help getting to the water and we need your help! We aren't just a non profit board, we are a family. 

Board Chair Statement

Thank you for your interest in CAN dba Special Fishies: Aquatic Freedom and Education. With the public's assistance we can continue to provide financial aid to children with special needs that otherwise would never find a way to find freedom in the water.   All of our board members have been affected by Autism and other Special Needs and their heart is in helping those in need. Please help CAN dba Special Fishies : Aquatic Freedom and Education to continue to provide these much needed services and freedom to these children and educate the public in the aquatics field about children with special needs. 

Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

To donate to CAN dba Special Fishies:Aquatic Freedom and Education you can either use the Paypal button on the homepage of our website and FB page (http://www.littlefishiesswimschool.com/special-fishies/) or mail a check to 34111 Amber Lantern St., Dana Point CA 92629 To volunteer with Special Fishies:Aquatic Freedom and Education please email [email protected]

Geographic Area Served

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

Serves all of Orange County and now North San Diego County. We hope to satellite the program all over within the next two years. Our camps and home base will always be here in Southern California

Organization Categories

  1. Recreation & Sports - Swimming, Water Recreation
  2. Human Services - Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations
  3. Animal Related - Single Organization Support

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Programs


THE RYLAN STONE SHIELDS FUND

Rylan Stone Shields Born September 24, 2009- July 11, 2017 in Willits California in Mendocino County California. He had moderate to severe autism and does what many with ASD do, elope. When a child with ASD or SPD elope, if there is water nearby they will find it. Sadly the majority of swim teachers do not know how to teach children with special needs. It is the number one cause of death for  children through adolescents with ASD. 

OUR MISSION

In his memory children will get these lifesaving skills. We have an amazing angel guiding us on this part of the Special Fishie journey. What we do can not be shared in one location. What we do needs to be done everywhere, for everyone no matter finances or location. We can and will make it happen!

Drownings happen because most instructors fail the ones that aren’t “typical” learners. Most are stuck in their ways of teaching and not able to see that all children are different and therefore learn differently.

Drownings are silent.

Drownings is the number one cause of death in children 4 and under.

Drownings is the number one cause of death for children with special needs throughout childhood!

As parents we take our child to a lesson and watch as they “fail”. Teachers say they can’t be taught. Parents, we believe them.

This is not true! Every child is teachable. 

Even though many can’t talk, they still communicate with their eyes, hands, body, attitude and facial expression. We have to be humble and open enough to hear what they are saying.

That is what sets Special Fishies apart from all other swim programs out there. Each student that we meet is a brand-new experience. We get to find the key to unlock their freedom together. By freedom I mean not just safety but real freedom! Children on the Autism spectrum, Down Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder and any other childhood disorder that affects judgment and safety are drawn to water. Water is not only a physical attraction but an attraction physiological as well. For a child on the spectrum their vestibular system works differently.

The vestibular system is an incredible system your body has. It’s basically an internal gps that tells your body where it is in space in relation to gravity. When you swim your vestibular system is challenged in a different way than it is on land. A child that feels disconnected out of water finds a connection with their bodies in the water. A connection they instinctively crave. Swimming is a sensory seeker dream place. Lowers anxiety and produces more serotonin. A child after a swim session is more focused, attentive and happy which carries over through their day.

THE FIRST STEP

Special Fishies has been asked to collaborate with a new non-profit, A.W.A.K.E.N Project. We will be able to travel up to Kern County, CA for retreats on a quarterly basis. Here is a description of these amazing retreats:

Annie Ybarra, I am the President and co-founder of the recently developing non profit, The A.W.A.K.E.N Project. My team and I create revitalizing holistic healing retreats for children on the spectrum and their families. Through a specialized transformational nutrition plan and various therapies as well as treatments we strive to bring significant and demonstrable healing to children on the spectrum, and an ultimate rejuvenation for parents that is so badly needed.

https://ybannie2289.wixsite.com/theawakenproject

This venture is one in the line of many to come. We plan on partnering with a organizations such as the JCC and/or YMCA and educate facilities to make these lessons available to everyone everywhere.

We plan on monthly park playdates to educate public on drowning prevention at adaptive playgrounds all over California and the West, just to start!

Special Fishies has also invited to Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times in Mountain Center, California next year.

THE SECOND STEP

We are making an ebook and video series that parents and teachers can get to teach their own child/student.

We will be offering Facetime/Skype sessions for parents and teachers to help through. Once someone goes through training or takes a Fishie class they become a part of the Fishie family. Together we can make a difference and stop the drownings! One life saved is one family that won’t be broken forever.


We need donations for travel expenses, learning tools, education supplies, and help getting all these programs off the ground. It takes a village and we need ours to make this vision happen.

Help us take Special Fishies statewide! We can, and with your help and generosity we will!

Budget  $50,000
Category  Public Safety, Disaster Services, General/Other Water Safety
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) People/Families with of People with Disabilities Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success 
Get the books and vidoes complete so parents all over the country can gain access to what we do. We can Facetime or Skype.
Get the travel trailer to train schools and parents all over California as well as park play dates educating on drowning prevention along the coast from San Diego north past LA. 
Program Long-Term Success  2 year plan is to be on the road, educating, training and teaching everyone what we do. If Rylan had access to qualified swim lessons via Skype or in person his mom may have him in her arms right now. “We lose so many children with autism to drowning. The rates of children being diagnosed is rising. It’s time to ensure that the services needed to meet the rise in autism are readily available. If I had access to a swim instructor who was qualified to teach my son, I wouldn’t have hesitated to get him involved. Unfortunately, the access wasn’t there, and the worst happened.” Jennifer Risch, when asked what you would like to come from this tragedy.
Program Success Monitored By 
Those that become water safe ( jump in, back float, swim, float, swim to wall or stairs)
Those whose PT tell us they are getting stronger
Those who lose weight (obesity is a huge problem for those with ASD) 
Those who make friends
Those who start to walk, talk and swim! 
Examples of Program Success 
The more children that can get early accesss to swim lessons and freedom/stregthening will do one of three things:
1. save a life
2. free a body
3. gain confidence 
 

Canine Assisted Swim

Requesting funding for scholarships that will allow children with any special need or disabilities access to life-transforming aquatic program that cuts through the barriers of Autsim, Fear, Sensory Integration Disorder,  Sensory Processing Disorder and Trauma. Our canine partner, Cori (with Puppy Prodigies-Waves of Empowerment non profit)  were certified by the Italian team from SICS. Italian water rescue dog organization. They helped us in the ocean and pool  to develope tools to use Cori's natural instinct to save lives and help really save them by helping make them water safe. We learned how to get a child to backfloat with her and swim with her months before they would with a human. We work a lot with military families with a child with special needs and military with PTSD. 

Budget  25,000
Category  Animal-Related, General/Other Animal-Related, General/Other
Population Served People/Families with of People with Disabilities Military/Veterans Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 

Less lessons, less time, less money to get a child safe in and around the water is a game changer for famillies with a child on the autism spectrum or a child with deep rooted fear. When all else has failed or their child is deemed not teachable. We do teach!

Program Long-Term Success 
By bridging the trust from canine to human in 3-5 lessons we can cut the amount of swim lessons needed for a child. What took me almost a year to do (get a child to put her face in and also back float) Cori did in two lessons and by the third she did it with me.
Follow up 3 months, 6 mos and 1 yr later with lessons to determine long term results of the confidence remaining and child remaining water safe. 
Program Success Monitored By 
How quickly we can get the child to swim on their own.
We set goals and we also ask parents and child to set goals.  We have open communication with the families to make sure their goals for their child are being met
Each child's progress would be recorded before and throughout the program.
Every 3 months we bring child in for a refresher to see if all is being retained 
Examples of Program Success 
  • OT, PT skills are reinforced and these professionals will report on how swimming has helped improve faster
  • Water Safe Children

Drowning Prevention Financial Aid Grant

The number one cause of death in children aged 1-4 is drowning. With children who have special needs, especially ASD and SPD, the number increases exponentially. We offer 1:1 swim lesssons in which we adapt to each students needs. Whether it is to gain stregth in the water for those with SMA and CP to learn to swim for those with anxiety, autism, sensory prcessing disorder, down syndrome and so many more. 
We developed programming for our Fishies to get everything they need in one place to aid in their other therapies and overall happiness. One child with autism explaines swimming as freedom. He feels his body in the water and has boundries with it. He craves resistance. Once non verbal swimmer taught me he needed more resitatnce to swim more. As teachers we have to be humble enough to learn from our students when they communicate in their own way their needs. We use innovative teachingtecniques to break through the barriers of autism and fear. Using canine assisted swim, amazing equipement and outside the box thinking we break thorugh barriers and are able to give children with special needs an amazing experience not just during swim lessons but at our camps and playground sensory days. We see friendships formed, words spoken, walking for first time, and swimming freely and safely for first time. Wacthing the tears stream down their parents face match my own tears of happiness.  
Budget  50,000
Category  Recreation & Sports, General/Other Swimming
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) People/Families with of People with Disabilities US
Program Short-Term Success  In the short term such programs will bring the community together and create a better awareness of special needs. Breaking the barriers of misconception of what a child with special needs is like or cappable of.   As these programs develop they will teach these children to have a positive self image and to be self confident. They will be less likely to be victimized by bullies and  harassed. We build confidence, safety and friendships.
Program Long-Term Success 
Long term goals center around reducing the number of drownings each year for all children but especially those with special needs. Continue educating others on working with chikldren with special needs in the aquatic field, themore qualidfied instructors the more lives we can save.
Getting lessons to anyone that needs it all over Southern California. 
Making our community more inclusive. It isn't just about the child with special needs but their family and friends too. All our activities are all inclusive to develop understanding compassion and acceptance.
Our long term goal is to eventually have a Freedom Center, like a recreation  center but built for those with special needs and all! A place they can get everything in one place. PT, OT, Speech, Swim, and socials! 
 
Program Success Monitored By 
Each connection will keep detailed reports of the progress in terms of social skills and the desired physical aquatics skills, as well as an open dialogue with the parents or care takes of the children they work with. With the child and parent we will set a goal to work towards. Success will be monitored on how long it takes to become water safe. We will also chart social skill development with non vervbal and verbal children. How our aquatic freedom Fishies adjust to new equipment such as face  mask to give face down freedom to swim. Have parents fill out progress reports on their expectaions of the progranm before and follow up after.
 
Examples of Program Success 
Miles, 9yo with seizure disdorder and CP took 2 months to let me put a full face mask on. After 3 years working with Miles he lifted his hand and pointed to the mask telling me more!  2 months and he finally realized what it can give him!
 
Sawyer a spirited 4yo becomes best friends with 16yo Joshie who is nonverbal severly autistic
 
Logan has sensory processing disorder. In this environment no one makes fun of him for having to lick his hands or touch others gently to calm himself. This has made 6 yo Logans confidence explode to the point that after 3 camps he started surfing! 
 
Having a child with ODD/ASD and other behavioral issues come to me as a last resort. I was his 6th teacher in 3 years. Within first lesson we were swimming togther. I should him respect and he showed it back to me. He is now water safe and doing laps of 3 strokes. 

Management


CEO/Executive Director Mrs Jodi Michelle Powell Powell
CEO Term Start Sept 2016
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

 So many experiences in my life have brought me to this point in my life and career. The first was having a father who suffered most my young life from Multiple Sclerosis. If I had the knowledge and capability back then, I could have helped his quality of life. Now I carry him with me every time I hold a new Fishie who can’t walk anywhere but in the water,where they move and feel like nowhere else in their world. My father was the one who instilled my love for swimming from before I could walk. When I moved to AZ in 2001 I was devastated at the rate of drownings and decided to take the love he gave me, my skills as a lifeguard and instructor, my degree in psych and start my own swim school. One life lost is one life too many when it is preventable!

For the next 15 years I found myself with the most amazing Fishies being brought into my life to teach me. I continued to learn and grow with each Special Fishie I taught. Then after becoming a mother I tapped into that maternal intuitive type of teaching and my world grew with my Special Fishies and all Fishies. There is no one right way to learn. But to learn in a fun loving way will create a passion for water that is essential for any Southern California child.

In 2013 I met a little 2 year old boy with SMA that touched my heart to the core. He brought back those memories of my father. I knew the direction I was going was about to change. I have a desire to give all children the opportunity to feel free and strong, to swim, to float, and to laugh. I now have added teaching you how to work with your own special fishie. Even in the bathtub, with the correct tools and knowledge you can turn bath time into 30 minutes of freedom.  Now my own wonderfully spirited toddlers have taught me patience, and that not all Special Needs look the same by any means. High needs, spirited, ADD, ADHD, Autism-, Cerebral Palsy, SMA, Downs Syndrome and the list goes on…As one prominent physician whom I will call Dr. P said “I can not think of any disease in which swimming would not be beneficial”. Water is healing to all!

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
LeeAnn Segan Dec 2011 Feb 2016

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Mrs Talyer Carpenter Vice-President / Director of Public Relations

Hello, my name is Tayler Streby. I was a lifeguard for three years while I attended college at Malone University in my home state of Ohio. During that time I also taught swim lessons to children and took part in helping some nonprofits fundraise. After attending there four years, I received a degree in Communication Arts and Spanish. I love being able to serve the community that I am a part of and I am so excited to help Special Fishies give freedom and knowledge to the people of California. I have worked in engineering, catering, and I have been a barista, a kennel tech, and a sports medicine assistant. All have been rewarding, but I am so eager to work in nonprofit and give to the community. I am happily married to my husband, David and we have a dog named Kili and a cat named Nala. David is an officer in the Marine Corps, so we lived in Ohio, Virginia and Oklahoma before making our move to California. David and I attend Heritage Christian Fellowship here in San Clemente, and we both love music, animals, and hiking.

Mr Jodi Powell President/Founder --
Ms. El Seabern VP -Director of volunteers and bookeeping

Coach El was a varsity swimmer and water polo player throughout her high school career, as well as a pool lifeguard at the local tennis club. She has always had a passion for being in the water. She was Vice President of the best buddies’ program at San Clemente High school, and this made her realize her passion for working with special needs children. El is currently a student, double majoring in psychology and women gender studies and hoping to become a EMDR therapist.

El believes that “every individual should have the opportunity to experience the freedom that water can provide.” Through fun games, building relationships, and different uses of techniques, El hopes to build a bond with her special fishies and help them experience the wonders that the water can provide!

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

We work hard to collaborate with other local non profits to better reach our goals and theirs:
1. Puppy Prodigies
2. Courtney Sandcastle Foundation (we do our play-ground dates there and 1/2 our camps)  
3. Waves for All ( coming soon)
4. Sandy Feet Initiative 
5. Stop Drowning Now (working on collaborating)

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 20
Number of Contract Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate % 75%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 2
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 92,629
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 4
Male: 1
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Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 2
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

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

Government Licenses

Education

CEO Comments

Our biggest obstacle right now is gaining funding for our Fishies programs and getting our programs into all communities.

Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Jodi Powell
Board Chair Company Affiliation President
Board Chair Term Sept 2016 -
Board Co-Chair MRS Elizabeth Strother
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Vice-President
Board Co-Chair Term Sept 2014 -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mrs. Lauren Austin Secretary Voting
Ms. Mayra Cortez Media Relations Voting
Mrs. Jodi Powell -- Voting
Mrs Fianna Rezuano Web and Marketing Voting
Mr. Frank Schwartz Legal Advisor Voting
Ms. El Seabern VP - Treasurer Voting
MS. Eleuthera Seabern VP Of Orange County 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
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Board Demographics

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

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 5
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 25%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

Challenges we face most is getting the word out of what we do and reaching all those that are in need. Challenge number two is gaining financials to cover students in need for all our program so we will never have to say no to anyone.

Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

  • By-laws
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Donor Services
  • Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction

Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $12,774.00
Projected Expenses $11,457.00
Form 990s

2017 990N

2017 990N

2016 990N

2014 199n e-postcard

2013 199n e-postcard

2012 the good one 990 n

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Revenue $3,232 $4,778 $4,804
Total Expenses $3,519 $5,237 $3,282

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $302 $607 $565
Indirect Public Support -- $600 $1,080
Earned Revenue -- $250 $400
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $2,930 $3,318 $1,375
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- $4 $1,384

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Program Expense $1,683 $2,419 $425
Administration Expense $615 $639 $2,443
Fundraising Expense $1,221 $2,178 $414
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.92 0.91 1.46
Program Expense/Total Expenses 48% 46% 13%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 38% 48% 14%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Assets $704 $1,066 $2,652
Current Assets -- -- --
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities -- -- --
Total Net Assets $704 $1,066 $2,652

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities nan nan nan

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value --
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CEO Comments

From 2012-2017 nothing was done much with Community Autism now aside from one fundraising event each year. With our new mission and direction we already raise more and do more in one year than the last 5. What was ok to do with $3,000 a year now runs out with in a couple months of scholarships. Our programs depend on the monies we bring in through donors, fundraisers and gifts. It is literally the gift of life and freedom. Last year we donated more and more than we made. This year we are expanding to North OC and North SD. More lives to save but need more funds to get it there with qaulified instructors.

Foundation Comments

Due to its size, this organization files a 990N. Summary financial data is per the financials provided by the organization and consultation with the organization.

Documents


Other Documents

Our 2018 Flyer (2018)

media releases (2017)

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