Educational Institutions

Preparatory Instruction Foundation

  • Hobe Sound, FL

This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.


This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission Statement

Autism is reaching epidemic proportions in the United States today, up to one in every 166 children. We face the challenge to develop programs that will help these children reach their best potential and live an independent life. We aim to ease the tremendous stresses on their entire families and financial burden on society. The rising number of children with autism require special intervention in order to learn how to cope. Shining Futures will give autistic children the help they need to communicate with the world around them. With our help they will become self-sustaining and self-sufficient.

ruling year

2004

Principal Officer

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Chris Ouillette

Keywords

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autism, special education, youth at risk,

EIN

20-0528071

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

Group Home (Long Term (P73)

Autism (G84)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

The Autism Centers we are creating will use cutting edge programs developed at the PIMA Academy, which have been proven to create positive outcomes in nearly every case.

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Operations

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Preparatory Instruction Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Chris Ouillette

BIO

Shining Futures was created by Chris Ouillette, an award-winning educator who founded the PIMA Academy in Tucson, AZ, a pioneering school for special needs students. This ground breaking program was very effective for the students who attended, many of whom had been expelled from other schools. 95% of these students were successfully mainstreamed back into traditional schools after completing the program. Linda Lennox, Project Manager, is a 25-year healthcare veteran who has an extensive background in pediatrics, mental health and hospital administration. Ms. Lennox has held a number of positions at major hospitals, including Director of Patient care. She has been an Associate Professor of Nursing at two Universities and holds Master's Degrees in both Nursing and Business Administration.

Governance

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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