Pathways Autism Cure & Treatment Inc
8500 Vamo Road
Grace Church
Sarasota FL 34231
Mission
Encouraging all autistic people to reach their maximum potential in all areas of their lives.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Ms. Judith Schwanz
Board Chair Affiliation Retired
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
Autism Family Center Of Florida
Autism Bakers for Barkers
Supported Organization na
Former Names
PACT
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2012
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Mar 2018
State Registration Yes 0
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $40,000.00
Projected Expenses $30,000.00
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter of DeterminationView
Impact Statement
Accomplishments:
  1. The race for Autism: Letting people know about the need for a facility like ours in the community.
  2. We will have Certified Therapy and Service dogs to help people with Autism.
  3. Have a successful family oriented fundraiser at Grace Church with a mermaids and pirates theme everything will be free(donations only) food, games, prizes, raffles, all donations will benefit Autism Bakers for Barkers program to employ adults with Autism over 18 years old.
  4. We will have therapy and service to help people on the Autism Spectrum.
 
Goals
  1. Start our Autism Bakers for Barkers Program which will run continually through the year.
  2. This program will be followed by Artisan Autism Bakery and Catering Service
Needs Statement
  1. Funding for sheeter, to roll out dough for dog biscuits $2,000
  2. Funding  for advertising $500
  3. Volunteers 
  4. Professional people to oversee our Baking programs Part-time $2,000 a month
Background Statement

Pathways Autism Cure & Treatment Inc and Autism Family Center Of Florida are completely dedicated to helping people on the Autism Spectrum. The founder Judy Schwanz has two sons with Autism. One son  has severe  Autism and does not speak , her other son has aspergers, He works full time, owns his own home and he is the inspiration behind Autism Bakers for Barkers and decided on the name. Carolyn Long has joined the Autism Team and was an executive with a successful dog food Company. Judy's oldest son Phil has assisted in establishing the organization.

Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
FL- Charlotte
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Education
Secondary Org Type Employment
Tertiary Org Type Employment
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

Our facility will be unique because it will be for Autistic people their family and friends. We want to establish a true partnership of parents and professionals to create and operate high quality programs and fun for those within the Autism Spectrum Disorders. A place where family  can bring their children for fun & interaction and not worry if their child has a meltdown.. We will have a sensory room available where a child can have a timeout with a professional while the parents can enjoy an activity with their other children. The autistic child can rejoin the family after the sensory break.

One of our biggest challenges will be our sheltered work shops and trying to keep our wages close to minimum wage . We cannot depend on the support of the state or federal government. Some of our sheltered work shops will be capable of generating good income for example our mini golf, cooking school and deli and thrift store. The success stories would be that the autistic clients would be able to find work in the community. We have discussed the idea of a membership fee for families. This would make our Autism Family center not depending so much on community help.
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

Autism Family Center Of Florida's main concerns are teenagers graduating from high school and adults with Autism who are having trouble finding meaningful jobs in our communities.  We are starting  our Autism Bakers for Barkers Program at 8500 Vamo Road in Sarasota, Florida . We will be accepting application the end of S August 2017 and are program will be up and running by the middle of October .We cannot wait until a child reaches adulthood. Training for future positions should start earlier. We have to create opportunities for autistic people to learn and grow. These solutions are critical to the well being of our autistic children and adults.

Programs
Description

The Autism Kitchen Classroom:  All adult students must be literate. There will be an interview with students and their parents. Students cannot exhibit aggressive behavior that would put others at risk. There will be an intake process for students. The formal intake process begins with a family meeting where information about the applicant is gathered (for example, food likes and dislikes allergies etc). Classes will be two hours long. We will teach students how to cook delicious gluten free healthy meals from scratch. We will break recipes down into manageable steps with drawings and graphics. We will start with easy recipes and graduate to more complicated recipes as the class progresses. Most students will go on to work in local restaurants, while others may stay and be involved in teaching new students. We hope to open our cooking school restaurant within a year into our cooking school. Social skills will be used during the preparation of food. Students will learn healthy eating.

Budget $50,000
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food Science
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) People/Families of People with Health Conditions
Short Term Success

Short term success would be having young people in the program take what they have learned and cook a meal for their family.

Long Term Success

Long term success would be having 80% graduate from our program and the remaining 20% stay in the program and help new students.The graduates of the program will leave with an understanding of a good diet.

Program Success Monitoring

Program success will be reflected  by the number of graduates from the program.

Program Success Examples Students coming to class and tell us they planned and cooked a meal for their family and they are elated to tell you about it. Students graduating from one of our programs and are now working at a restaurant.
Comments
Program Comments by Organization

We have raised some money toward our building fund :but more is needed.After we have a building we will be able to apply for local and state grants.

 
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email N/A
Experience


Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate % 100
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 5
Management Reports to Board No
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Collaborations
N/A
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Comments
Management Comments by Organization

Challenges: No organization exists in a static environment. Things will always be changing, economic trends, social changes and the demand for new services and offerings. Autism Family Center Of Florida will be implementing new ideas and therapy to help people on the Autism Spectrum, on a yearly basis.

Opportunities: Even as advances in new technology in early intervention and more help with adults with Autism, there will always be challenges. We will be implementing new programs and services, along with new opportunities. Communities will generate new expectations from our Autism Family Center Of Florida. Our strategic plan will need to be updated and reshaped every two years.

Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Judith Schwanz
Company Affiliation Retired
Board Term Jan 2017 to Jan 2020
Board Chair Email pschwanz@tampabay.rr.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Phillip Coates Hamilton Phillips Group
Jack Flanagan CPA(Flanagan and Jason Inc.
Alyce Hahn retired
Professor Dee Hood Rigling School Of Art And Design&Advisory Board: video and perspective
Carolynne Long retired
Judith (Judy) Anne Schwanz retired
Philip Dean Schwanz retired
Dr. Thomas Scott Jr retired
M.D. Stevens The Mikey Center
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 4
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 87
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Volunteer
Volunteer
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization

Since we are a new 501(c)3 non-profit we are experiencing quite a few challenges.

We have added two new board members. We are reaching out to parents of autistic people and professionals in the autism field to become board members.

We have raised some money for our building fund ; but have not reached our goal. Once we have a building we will be able to apply for local and state grants. 
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2017
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $40,000.00
Projected Expenses $30,000.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$0$0$0
Administration Expense$480$150$150
Fundraising Expense$4,000$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.1913.3320.65
Program Expense/Total Expenses0%0%0%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue75%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$845$1,850$2,947
Current Assets$845$1,850$2,947
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$845$1,850$2,947
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $5,125Fundraising $1,600Fundraising $2,797
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $200Contributions, gifts, grants $400Contributions, gifts, grants $300
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $00 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization

The main challenge will be a capital campaign to obtain money for a building. Even though Autism is the most prevalent childhood disease it is the least funded. Autism cripples children for life. Most people on the Autism Spectrum as adults, cannot live by themselves. Autism Family Center of Florida and Pathways Autism are going to change this; but we cannot do this without community support and help. Our three county communities have the opportunity to change Autistic people  and their families lives for the better. Lets do it!

Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from Federal 990-EZ.  Contributions include foundation and corporate support.
Nonprofit Pathways Autism Cure & Treatment Inc
Address 8500 Vamo Road
Grace Church
Sarasota, FL 34281
Phone 941 739-3936
Website http://n/a

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