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The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders

 2500 Red Hill Avenue, Suite 100
 Santa Ana, CA 92705
[P] (949) 267 x 0400
[F] (949) 221-0004
www.thecenter4autism.org
[email protected]
Marilyn Huynh
FOUNDED: 2012
INCORPORATED: 2012
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Organization DBA --
Former Names For OC Kids (2012)
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 95-2540117 00004

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

Our mission is to provide help and hope to children, adolescents, young adults and their families challenged by autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders through excellent clinical care, innovative research, quality education, and community engagement.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide help and hope to children, adolescents, young adults and their families challenged by autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders through excellent clinical care, innovative research, quality education, and community engagement.


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2016
Projected Expenses $5,348,652.00
Projected Revenue $5,945,602.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Clinical Services
  • Clients and Family Support Programs
  • School Consultation
  • Research
  • Wellness

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

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Overview


Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide help and hope to children, adolescents, young adults and their families challenged by autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders through excellent clinical care, innovative research, quality education, and community engagement.


Background Statement

In late 2012, a catalytic investment by the Thompson Family Foundation and the Children and Families Commission of Orange County was provided to create The Center. The level of quality and ambition of this venture is reflected in The Center’s alignment of major partners, including University of California Irvine, Chapman University, and Children’s Hospital of Orange County. When community partners such as these are committed to the vision of change, truly remarkable things happen: advocacy, innovation, funding…and transformation…of services, programs, organizations, and perspectives.

 


Impact Statement

The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders (The Center) serves  Southern California's diverse population.  Our top accomplishments have been expanding our services to serve birth through twenty-two years of age, enhancing our clinical offerings (both the services provided and the clinicians available to our patients), and partnering with schools and other agencies to best help families and individuals.  In the past year we helped over 2,800 families through over 18,000 visits.  Nearly half of these families relied on Medicaid/CalOptima and one-third were non-English speaking.  Current diagnostic rates of autism spectrum disorder as reported by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is 1/68.
 
Our goal is to ease these challenges by expanding the clinical services offered at The Center, by building capacity in our community through professional training and to better understand autism spectrum through our ground-breaking research.

Needs Statement

EDUCATION/TRAINING: $250,000
"Transitioning to Adulthood: Realizing Goals Through Education and Training (TARGET)" - this training and education program prepares families, schools, communities, and individuals with ASD to successfully transition to adulthood.  Our program focuses on parents and caregivers, schools, and employers.

CLINICAL SERVICES - Expanding Clinical Providers: $1,000,000

 

The need in our community continues to outpace The Center’s current capacity. This poses a significant challenge for families who must wait for diagnostic and treatment services for their children. Our goal is expand the clinical services offered at The Center. With your support, funds would be used to hire additional clinicians to increase the number of families receiving assessment and treatment. We will also expand sponsorships provided to families who are otherwise unable to access services.
 
WELLNESS: $100,000

We are expanding our program to include a broad array of activities that engage the body and mind – such as dance, music, art, drama, yoga, sports, nutrition and beyond.
 
RESEARCH - Clinical Innovations: $250,000
 
We are actively recruiting more clinical researchers to expand our knowledge about behavioral therapies and for better health outcomes for children. 

We are also engaged in research conducted by the Center for Autism Research & Translation whose key focus is to develop novel therapies including new drugs and diagnostics.

CEO Statement

The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders is dedicated to providing help and hope to individuals and their families living with a neurodevelopmental disorder through a comprehensive approach by delivering exceptional clinical care, innovative research, and quality educational and training to parents, care takers, community professionals and agencies.

We hope you will join us on the path to bring help and hope to those affected by autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. It is through the support of the community that we have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of the individuals and families we serve.

 


Board Chair Statement

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

People can donate online on our website: http://www.thecenter4autism.org/About-Us/Donate/ or via a check. All checks can be mailed to: The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders Attention: Marilyn Huynh - Director of Development2500 Red Hill Ave, Suite 100Santa Ana, CA 92705 We also accept other types of contributions such as gift-in-kind donations (new children’s books and toys, etc.) We also have a variety of volunteer opportunities, from community activities to fundraising events. We welcome community participation at all levels! 

Geographic Area Served

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

The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders is located on the Tustin/Santa Ana/Irvine border and is easily accessible for all Orange County families.

Organization Categories

  1. Mental Health & Crisis Intervention - Community Mental Health Centers
  2. Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines - Autism
  3. Education - Educational Services

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Programs


Clinical Services

*Provide expert evaluation and treatment for individuals from birth through 22 years old.

*Provide a variety of assessments and treatments including occupational, speech and language, behavioral and/or educational consultation and skills training.

 

 

Budget  $1,700,000.00
Category  Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines, General/Other Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities Other Health/Disability
Program Short-Term Success  We are currently serving over 2,800 families over 18,000 visits (representing a 35% increase in clients served in a two-year time span and a 50% increase in client visits). We anticipate increasing the number of families served by an additional 20% in the next year.
Program Long-Term Success 
We aim to provide help and hope to those living with and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

The need in our community continues to outpace The Center’s current capacity. This poses a significant burden on the families who must wait for diagnostic and treatment services for their children. Our goal is to ease these challenges by expanding the clinical services offered at The Center, by building capacity in our community through professional training and to better understand autism spectrum through our ground-breaking research.

The long-term success of this program would be to reduce the average age of diagnosis for ASD and other developmental disorders to under the age of three within Orange County and have services be available at the time of need, thereby increasing the likelihood of improved outcomes.
 
Program Success Monitored By 
Our Center monitors progress through multiple means, such as client satisfaction surveys and funding agency scorecards. We also track client progress through individual monitoring and data collection.
Examples of Program Success 
We have increased the number of families we've served over the last two years. We are currently serving over 2,800 families over 18,000 visits (representing a 35% increase in clients served in a two-year time span and a 50% increase in client visits).
 
Families have found value in the expansion of our services as noted below:
 

Parent testimonials:

“I am so happy I found out about this [program] from autism mom’s group! From the first initial visit, they were great and engaged with [my son]. Thank you!!!!” – Parent

“We cannot speak highly enough about the amazing job [the team] did! We are relieved, impressed and amazed by how much our son enjoyed himself and with how quickly you learned to interact with our son and help him manage his behaviors and create a beneficial environment for him and for you!” - Parent

 

Clients and Family Support Programs

The Center offers a wide range of support programs for children, adolescents, and young adults and their families. These services provide the support, education and empowerment families need to thrive. Specific services and programs include, but are not limited to the following:

*Interpreter/translation services

*Patient & family education

*Transition programs at critical stages

*Social services

*Family support classes

 

Budget  $1,700,000.00
Category  Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines, General/Other Birth Defects, Genetic Disorders & Developmental Disorders
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success 
We are currently serving over 2,100 families over 8,000 visits (representing a 35% increase in clients served in a two-year time span and a 50% increase in client visits). We anticipate increasing the number of families served by an additional 20% in the next year.
Program Long-Term Success 
We aim to remove barriers and create opportunities for these individuals and their families.

The need in our community continues to outpace The Center’s current capacity. This poses a significant burden on the families who must wait for diagnostic and treatment services for their children. Our goal is to ease this burden by expanding the clinical services offered at The Center, by building capacity in our community through professional training and to better understand autism spectrum through our ground-breaking research.

The long-term success of this program would be to reduce the average age of diagnosis for ASD and other developmental disorders to under the age of three within Orange County and have services be available at the time of need, thereby increasing the likelihood of improved outcomes.

Program Success Monitored By 
Our Center monitors progress through multiple means, such as client satisfaction surveys and funding agency scorecards. We also track client progress through individual monitoring and data collection.
Examples of Program Success 
We have increased the number of families we've served over the last two years. We are currently serving over 2,100 families over 8,000 visits (representing a 35% increase in clients served in a two-year time span and a 50% increase in client visits).

Families have found value in the expansion of our services as noted below:

Parent testimonials:

“I am so happy I found out about this [program] from autism mom’s group! From the first initial visit, they were great and engaged with [my son]. Thank you!!!!” – Parent

“We cannot speak highly enough about the amazing job [the team] did! We are relieved, impressed and amazed by how much our son enjoyed himself and with how quickly you learned to interact with our son and help him manage his behaviors and create a beneficial environment for him and for you!” - Parent


School Consultation

Our FAST (Families and Schools Together) program, in partnership with Chapman University’s College of Educational Studies, builds strong bridges with Orange County schools. These efforts promote collaboration and provide support and educational opportunities designed to meet the needs of individual students, families and schools.

Budget  $300,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities Families
Program Short-Term Success  We have expanded our FAST program, serving 104 families in the past 12 months, accessing services through classes, consultation, individual meetings. We now have three school contracts; our goal is to double that within the next fiscal year.
Program Long-Term Success  Our long term goal is to improve the communication between families and schools, including clearly defining the expectations of both the school and family. This in turn benefits the child, the family and the school personnel.
Program Success Monitored By 
Our Center monitors progress through multiple means, such as client satisfaction surveys and funding agency scorecards. We also track client progress through individual monitoring and data collection.
Examples of Program Success 
We have increased the number of families we've served over the last two years. We are currently serving over 104 families through our FAST program. Families have expressed gratitude and positivity toward these programs. 

Research

The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders focuses primarily on the development of novel behavioral interventions and strategies for better health outcomes for children with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders.  Our research provides important information on the underlying mechanisms of neurodevelopmental disorders as well as the efficacy of interventions in individuals with ASD, ADHD, and comorbid conditions.  Below are current research projects being conducted by The Center.  

Budget  $4,000,000.00
Category  Medical Research, General/Other Diseases & Disorders Research
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities People/Families of People with Health Conditions
Program Short-Term Success 
Our success has been submitting and receiving grants which allows for further and more extensive research and disseminating data through publications and presentations in scientific meetings.
Program Long-Term Success 
The goal is to develop promising new drugs designed to normalize biological pathways in the brains of those with autism. Additionally, we are focused on improving the efficacy of traditional therapies, and explore innovative ways to improve the lives of individuals through new knowledge, exercise and the arts.
 
Our innovative research efforts span the continuum from discovery of novel findings to dissemination of best practices through our efforts with the Autism Treatment Network.

Research is incredibly important to the Center. Through our efforts, and the families' that participate, we are better able to understand the underlying mechanism of Autism Spectrum Disorders and ADHD.

It's exciting to have researchers involved at the clinical level so that the knowledge gained is translated quickly into benefiting the individuals and the families that we work with.
Program Success Monitored By 
Our Center monitors progress through multiple means, such as surveys and funding agency progress reports. We also track progress through individual monitoring and data collection.
Examples of Program Success 
Within the last year, we've made tremendous strides in our research. We’ve filed one patent, submitted seven grants, three grants awarded (with two pending), two publications and one achievement award was received for our research.

Wellness

We offer a broad array of activities and programs which engage the body and mind – such as dance, music, art, drama, yoga, sports, nutrition and beyond – to enhance the lives of our patients and their families, as well as to study the efficacy of such participation on development, behavior and social skills.

Budget  $80,000.00
Category  Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines, General/Other Birth Defects, Genetic Disorders & Developmental Disorders
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated
Program Short-Term Success 
We've served 135 families in the past year through movement, art and music programs. Our goal is to have 60 wellness opportunities in the next year. We're proud of our recent partnerships with Pacific Symphony and Art 4 Healing and the activities we've developed and offered.
Program Long-Term Success 
We aim to enhance the lives of our patients and their families, as well as to study the efficacy of such participation on development, behavior and social skills. Our long term goal is to have on-going research within this area and have the capacity to serve all interested families.
Program Success Monitored By 
Our Center monitors progress through multiple means, such as client satisfaction surveys and funding agency scorecards. We also track client progress through individual monitoring and data collection.
Examples of Program Success 
These programs create a safe, welcoming and multisensory environment, where children and families can attend an array of wellness activities that they might not otherwise have had the opportunity to experience.

As one parent expressed about our Pacific Symphony program, “This event gave my son with autism the opportunity to see a small symphony for the first time in person. When we heard that he could actually see, hear and touch an instrument, it was more than he could ever imagine. You made it a safe place for our family to come without being judged, especially when our kids kept running around wanting to touch the instruments or kept screaming, ‘Violin!’ over the music. Thank you again!”

Management


CEO/Executive Director Catherine Brock MA
CEO Term Start Sept 2014
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Catherine Brock has over 21 years of experience working in the field of autism. She most recently was associate director of the University of Washington Autism Center, where her responsibilities included operations, administration and clinical leadership. With a master's degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University Seattle and more than a decade in practice as a licensed mental health counselor, Ms. Brock has deep knowledge of autism and possesses the understanding and expertise necessary to forge strong relationships with patients and their families.

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Dr. Joseph Donnelly Medical Director --

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

The Center has five founding partners: UC Irvine, CHOC Children's Hospital, The Children and Families Commission of Orange County, Chapman University College of Educational Studies, and The Thompson Family Foundation.
 
Our collaborations include: UC Irvine's Child Development School, Healthy Smiles, First Responders within Orange, Autism Speaks/ATN, Thompson Center of Missouri, Pacific Symphony Heartstrings Program, Stanford University, UC San Diego, UCLA/USC, and Cal State Fullerton.

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 32
Number of Part Time Staff 11
Number of Volunteers 48
Number of Contract Staff 8
Staff Retention Rate % 88%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 8
Caucasian: 27
Hispanic/Latino: 11
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 2
Other (if specified): 2
Gender Female: 44
Male: 7
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Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan Yes

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
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 Yes Annually

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Don Cardinal
Board Chair Company Affiliation Chapman University College of Educational Studies
Board Chair Term Jan 2014 - Dec 2016
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Christina Altmayer Executive Director, Children and Families Commission of Orange County Voting
Catherine Brock MA Executive Director Exofficio
Mike Cahalan MD Professor & Chair, UC Irvine Department of Physiology and Biophysics Voting
Don Cardinal PhD Dean, Chapman University College of Educational Studies Voting
Dan Cooper MD Professor & Chair, UC Irvine Department of Pediatrics Voting
Joseph Donnelly MD Medical Director, The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders Exofficio
Jay Gargus MD Medical Director, The Center for Autism Research & Treatment Exofficio
Maria Minon MD VP, Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, CHOC Children’s Hospital Voting
Oswald Steward UC Irvine Voting
Dan Tarman SVP/Director of Communication, PIMCO, Community Member Voting
Don Thompson Executive Director, The Thompson Family Foundation 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: 10
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 3
Male: 8
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 0%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 80%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2015 to June 30, 2016
Projected Revenue $5,945,602.00
Projected Expenses $5,348,652.00
Form 990s

2013 Form 990

2012 Form 990

2011 Form 990

Audit Documents

2015 Audited 2015 Report

2013 Audited Financial Report

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Revenue $4,561,547 $4,481,781 $2,691,785
Total Expenses $3,340,633 $2,552,678 $1,732,331

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$1,952,074 $1,996,300 --
Government Contributions $1,570,500 $1,570,500 $1,560,000
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $1,570,500 $1,570,500 $1,560,000
Individual Contributions $58,741 $70,699 $187,000
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $980,232 $844,282 $944,785
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Program Expense $2,672,506 $2,042,142 $1,385,864
Administration Expense $668,127 $510,536 $346,467
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.37 1.76 1.55
Program Expense/Total Expenses 80% 80% 80%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Assets -- -- --
Current Assets -- -- --
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities -- -- --
Total Net Assets -- -- --

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 nan% nan% nan%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
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? Yes

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

This organization is a part of the University of California, Irvine. The financial data provided in the charts and graphs for the previous three years reflects this organization's operations, while the posted audits and 990s reflect the UCI Foundation's operations. Summary financial data is per the financials and consultation with the organization.

Documents


Other Documents

Help & Hope Brochure (2015)

What's New at the Center (2015)

No Other Documents currently available.