Dyslexia Awareness Advocacy and Action Inc
7313 INTERNATIONAL PL
Suite 90
LAKEWOOD RCH FL 34240-8406
Mission
Our organization exists in order to help those with Dyslexia or other language-based learning disabilities.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Mrs. Susan Stevens
Board Chair Affiliation Sea Of Strengths Academy
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2014
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes June 2018
State Registration Yes Nov 2016
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $5,000.00
Projected Expenses $3,500.00
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter of DeterminationView
Impact Statement
Our organization is newly formed, and as such we are looking forward to accomplishing many things in the coming year.  Our goals for the year are to:
1.  Conduct events in the community that help raise awareness of dyslexia.
2.  Host parent workshops to help parents better advocate for their children.
3.  Speak with local legislators and school board members to help them have a better understanding of dyslexia.
Needs Statement
1. Public awareness events - movies, speakers, presentations - $2,500
2.  Parent advocacy workshops - $2,000
3.  Teacher dyslexia training -  $3,500
4.  Student Scholarships for tutoring and summer programs - $5,000
5.   Develop an advisory board of local business leaders who are interested in improving outcomes for students with dyslexia.
Background Statement
The organization was founded by teachers who teach students with dyslexia.  The goal of our organization is to improve outcomes for children with dyslexia in the Sarasota-Bradenton area.  To do this we have identified three areas of focus: awareness, advocacy, and action.  Despite the fact that dyslexia was first used as a term in 1887, public understanding of dyslexia is still quite limited.  Many myths about dyslexia still persist, and these myths present a major obstacle in finding appropriate help for individuals with dyslexia.  For this reason we feel that awareness is the first step.  Parent advocacy is also a critical piece of the puzzle.  If parents are given the tools, they can ensure that their child gets the help that they need to be successful.  Lastly, it is important that we take specific action.  This comes in many forms but includes training for teachers to better instruct students with dyslexia, and informing our politicians of the actions that they can take to help individuals with dyslexia.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Sarasota
FL- Manatee
Areas Served Comments Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, Bradenton, Parrish, Palmetto, Venice, Englewood, Osprey.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Education
Secondary Org Type Public & Societal Benefit
Tertiary Org Type Education
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
I began my career in education over 16 years ago after first working as a social worker.  My first teaching assignment was with at-risk youth in Manatee County.  I was immediately struck by how bright and inquisitive the students were, yet many struggled significantly in reading.  This lead me to learn more about dyslexia, and why many bright children struggle with the reading process.  I co-founded a private school to help students with dyslexia in 2009, which currently serves 25 students in grades 1-8.  There is still much more work to be done.  While I am able to help students who attend my school, many more students in the community are not getting the help they need.  Parents and educators often misunderstand dyslexia, and are unsure as to how they can help.  It is for this reason that I have decided to create an organization that will have a greater impact on students with dyslexia in my community.
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
N/A - Volunteer run organization.
Programs
Description
This movie highlights the journey of the director and producer of the movie, Harvey Hubbell. As a dyslexic, Harvey explores how he struggled throughout school and discusses the unique challenges that all dyslexic students face. Discussions with brain scientists, researchers, students and advocates alike, are all included in this very informative movie.
Budget $200
Category Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years) Adults
Short Term Success As a result of attending this awareness event, parents learned new information about dyslexia.
Long Term Success The increased knowledge often leads to more research by a parent on dyslexia.  This is an important job part of a parent being able to be a strong advocate for their child.
Program Success Monitoring We measure success in increased self-awareness by the parent(s) and student(s) who attend our awareness events.  This knowledge is helpful in building self-advocacy skills.  We have not yet developed an instrument to formally measure results.
Program Success Examples One of the exciting outcomes came from inviting students with dyslexia to watch the movie with their parents.  This was very inspirational as the students were able to see many successful individuals with dyslexia.  The students talked about these individuals and initiated conversations with their teachers about going to college.  Students with dyslexia often feel that they are different, but sometimes this difference leads to amazing results as evidenced by Charles Schwab, Sir Richard Branson, and Whoppi Goldberg all of whom are dyslexic.
Comments
Program Comments by Organization Our goal for the year is to have a program related to each of our core components: awareness, advocacy, and action.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email n/a
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 4
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 4
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Collaborations
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 Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Comments
Management Comments by Organization We are a new small non-profit with an all volunteer staff. We will be working on a fund raising plan for the coming year.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Susan Stevens
Company Affiliation Sea Of Strengths Academy
Board Term Dec 2015 to Dec 2016
Board Chair Email sstevens@sosaschool.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Robin Hamilton Sea Of Strengths Academy
Mr. John Hettler Sea of Strengths
Ms. Susan Stevens President
Mr. David Stevens Sea Of Strengths Academy
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 2
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 5
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 7
Board Meeting Attendance % 93
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Under Development
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $5,000.00
Projected Expenses $3,500.00
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
990 N 20152015
990-N2014
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$0----
Administration Expense$0----
Fundraising Expense$0----
Payments to Affiliates$0----
Total Revenue/Total Expenses------
Program Expense/Total Expenses------
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%----
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$1,171----
Current Assets$1,171----
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$0----
Total Net Assets$1,171----
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $1,171----
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $0----
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $0----
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%----
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information was taken from the unaudited compilations.  Contributions include foundation and corporate support.
Nonprofit Dyslexia Awareness Advocacy and Action Inc
Address 7313 INTERNATIONAL PL
Suite 90
LAKEWOOD RCH, FL 8406
Phone 941 538-6822 101

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