Educational Institutions

Kansas City Autism Training Center, Inc.

  • Prairie Village, KS
  • www.kcatc.org

Mission Statement

Autism is one of the most devastating disorders of early childhood, typically causing life long impairment in every aspect of a young person's development. Over 40 years of research has resulted in a treatment that radically changes that outcome for the better. These applied behavioral analytic techniques are not yet available to most children with autism. The KcATC promotes these state-of-the-art services and provides them to Kansas City area children and their families. The KcATC Board of Directors revised our mission statement in 2015 to better reflect all of the people we serve:The Kansas City Autism Training Center is committed to helping people on the autism spectrum fulfill their potential through ethical, evidence-based treatment, education and training.

Main Programs

  1. KcATC Direct Autism Services
  2. Astra Day School
  3. KcATC Direct Training
Service Areas

Self-reported

Kansas

ruling year

2001

Principal Officer since 2006

Self-reported

Mr. Ron Johnson

Keywords

Self-reported

evidence-based, autism services, childcare, educational services

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2014, 2014 and 2014.
Register now

Also Known As

Astra Day School

EIN

43-1923793

 Number

3481011868

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

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

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Autism (G84)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Accomplishments: After a long search for a permanent home, KcATC found the Red Bridge Christian Church at 10842 MeGee in Kansas City, MO. The 21,000 SF building, no longer used as a church, was on the market for $1.4 million. The building is perfect to accommodate future growth of KcATC. Upon receiving a letter of request from KcATC, the church board voted unanimously to donate the facility and grounds to the agency. KcATC plans to move to the new location in 2017. Renovations are required and KcATC will focus on raising those funds in 2016.A new certification for ABA providers was created in 2015, and to stay in compliance with insurance coverage, all one-on-one therapists had to attain Registered Behavior Technician certification by 12/31/15, a major cost for a small nonprofit. KcATC received a $22,000 grant from the Kansas Health Foundation and all KcATC providers have achieved RBT status.KcATC measures success in small accomplishments of the children we serve. Here is one story from 2015. When one child began receiving services from KcATC in 2011, she was delayed in all language, cognitive and social areas and had no vocal language. She made significant gains during her time as KcATC, learning to talk and engage socially with friends. In 2015, she learned to read at KcATC and in August she transitioned to full-time first grade in a typical classroom with no supports. She is thriving in her new school environment, making friends, and her favorite thing to do is read. This year she joined cheer camp and performed with her friends during halftime of the school basketball game. Without 1-1 ABA and systematic programming she would not be successful in the environment that she is in today.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

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

Program 1

KcATC Direct Autism Services

KcATC Direct Autism Services provides 20-35 hour treatment plans for children ages 2 ½ to 12 diagnosed with autism. We design and provide interventions that employ applied behavior analysis (ABA) and are individualized for each child. Our goal is for every child served at the Center to make a socially valid change that is important to the child and his/her family that results in the child being able to succeed in a less restrictive environment. For this reason, we provide parent training, ensuring skills learned onsite transfer to the home, and we support inclusion experiences (both in schools and the community).

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Other Named Groups

Budget

Program 2

Astra Day School

Astra Day School is a service provided by KcATC which offers intensive one-on-one therapy to children on the autism spectrum, as well as provide day school services for two preschool classrooms which enroll both typically developing students and students with special needs. As the day school program of KcATC, Astra Day School provides a solid, scientific culture of trained learning specialists and a core belief that every child has the right to learn to their greatest potential. Astra's close ties to behavioral science lead to a unique focus on reinforcement and motivation for every student. Low student-to-teacher ratios ensure consistent instruction for both high-achieving students and more fragile learners, so that individual students receive the amount of personalized attention required to learn, rather than the amount of attention allotted to them through state regulatory guidelines. For more information, please visit www.AstraDaySchool.org

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Budget

Program 3

KcATC Direct Training

KcATC - Direct Training participates with the Kansas Center for Autism Training and Research and as a training site for the Kansas Autism Waiver program. We provide direct training and supervision for participants enrolled in the program. Initially participants complete a set of online tutorials designed to increase their knowledge of evidence-based practices and attend a clinic-based training with exposure to implementing these practices with children with an ASD. Following these clinic-based activities, these trainees come to KcATC to experience how these evidence-based practices are put into effect in a community setting.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Kansas

Funding Needs

Donation of funds and materials to expand services to more children and families.Donation of funds to support scholarship for low-income and uninsured/under-insured families.Donation of funds to support continued expansion of outreach services. Donation of funds for renovations to the new building.

Accreditations

photos


External Reviews

Source: greatnonprofits.org

The review section is powered by Great Nonprofits

Financials

Financial information is an important part of gauging the short- and long-term health of the organization.

KANSAS CITY AUTISM TRAINING CENTER, INC.
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone and website
  • Forms 990 for 2014, 2014 and 2014
  • Board Chair, Board Co-Chair and Board Members
  • Access to the GuideStar Community
Get all this now for free
Need the ability to download nonprofit data and more advanced search options? Consider a Premium or Pro Search subscription.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Kansas City Autism Training Center, Inc.

Leadership

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone and website
  • Forms 990 for 2014, 2014 and 2014
  • Board Chair, Board Co-Chair and Board Members
  • Access to the GuideStar Community
Need the ability to download nonprofit data and more advanced search options? Consider a Premium or Pro Search subscription.

Principal Officer

Mr. Ron Johnson

BIO

Co-Founder of the Kansas City Autism Training Center, Inc.Father of a son diagnosed with autism.Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Missouri State University. Significant business and successful sales experience in insurance and real estate industry.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"From the Executive DirectorWith the passage of health insurance coverage in the State of Missouri and limited coverage in the State of Kansas during the 2010 legislative session, 2011 has become an exciting year for the Kansas City Autism Training Center. These changes have been a great benefit to families with fully insured, health insurance plans. Families with a child diagnosed with autism will not have to choose between financial devastation to afford to provide evidence based treatment; or even worse yet, not having access to treatment at all. Since the Center opened our doors in 2006 with one child, we have been committed to the Science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Our commitment to evidence-based treatment is paramount to our organization and for families seeking treatment for their child. Our autism program goal is for every child served at the Center to make a socially valid change that is important to the child and his/her family that results in the child being able to succeed in a less restrictive environment. We are living up to this goal. As we move forward in 2012 and beyond, we will continue to need the support of the community for expansion and provide hope to families struggling with a child with autism. The Kansas City Autism Training Center is committed and prepared to provide hope for families struggling with this pervasive disorder. We look forward to the future and thank all donors for their leadership and support of the Kansas City Autism Training Center."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Gary Hall

Arsalon Technologies

Term: Jan 2016 - Jan 2017

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section, which enables organizations and donors to transparently share information about essential board leadership practices. Self-reported by organization


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?