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PAR Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 11/26/2014: PAR

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 11/10/2014: PAR

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AKA  Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability
Lemoyne, PA
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PAR Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 11/26/2014: PAR

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 11/10/2014: PAR

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Also Known As: Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability
Physical Address: Lemoyne, PA 17043 
EIN: 23-7315182
Web URL: www.par.net 
NTEE Category: P Human Services
P03 Professional Societies, Associations
Ruling Year: 1974 
How This Organization Is Funded: Membership Dues - $1,287,177
Educational Services - $190,761
Licensing Agreements, Investment Income, Grants - $43,450


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Mission Statement

PAR's mission is to strengthen the capacity of its membership to provide person-centered services to Pennsylvanians with intellectual disability and/or autism.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses

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Fiscal Year Starting: July 1, 2013
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2014

Total Revenue $1,521,388
Total Expenses $1,489,965

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Leadership

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Mrs. Shirley Walker

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Shirley Walker is the President and CEO of PAR and has served in that capacity for over 20 years. Her career history includes being the Deputy Secretary of the Office of Children, Youth and Families for Governor Richard Thornburgh. Prior to that she was in education in the Los Angeles area and then in Pennsylvania as the Assistant Superintendent of a school district.

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Board Orientation & Education ?
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Yes
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Ethics & Transparency ?
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Board Composition ?
Why does this matter? The best boards are composed of individuals who bring a variety of skills, perspectives, backgrounds, and resources to tackle the complex and strategic challenges confronting their organizations. BoardSource recommends that boards commit to diversity and inclusion by establishing written policies and practices, which include strategic and intentional recruitment of diverse board members, continual commitment to inclusivity, and equal access to board leadership opportunities.

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?
Yes
Board Performance ?
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Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?
No

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Programs

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Budget:
$719,652
Category:
Education
Population Served:
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Program Description:

This includes the dissemination of information, analysis, research and training opportunities related to autism and intellectual disabilities services in Pennsylvania through PAR Mail (electronic publications), conferences, and regularly scheduled meetings and educational opportunities, and via the organization website at www.par.net(http://www.par.net/) . Providers and associates then disseminate PAR Mail throughout their organizations to tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians. PAR also sends complimentary copies of PAR Mail to government officials of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare and to the Pennsylvania Waiting List Campaign and other select advocacy groups.

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Program: Advocacy (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$468,354
Category:
Education
Population Served:
Other Named Groups

Program Description:

PAR assumes a key leadership role in the development and implementation of comprehensive support systems that have the capacity to fully serve people with autism and intellectual disabilities in Pennsylvania, according to their needs. PAR advocates for effective evidence-based policies, practices and quality frameworks within the service system. PAR’s advocacy extends well beyond the traditional federal and state definitions of “lobbying.” In addition to those defined activities, PAR empowers and educates individuals and families who receive services and also those who are waiting to receive services through information exchange, partnership coalitions, as well as through its online action center which is available to the public at no charge.

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Program: Access to Resources (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$119,090
Category:
Education
Population Served:
Other Named Groups

Program Description:

PAR provides free online access to information about services, funding and eligibility for consumers (people with autism or intellectual disabilities) and their families through the PAR Services Network (PSN). PSN is the premier database of services and supports available to persons with intellectual disabilities and autism in Pennsylvania. This information is also available, free of charge, to state and county governments who coordinate services.     PAR also operates CareCareer, a statewide database of career opportunities in the fields of autism and intellectual disabilities where job seekers can search, for free, for meaningful careers, and potential employers can post job openings.

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PAR's impact can be reviewed in our Annual Reports, which are included in our nonprofit report. PAR's impact is focused on strengthening the capacity of our members to provide person-centered services to Pennsylvanians with intellectual disability and/or autism.
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