Educational Institutions

Conductive Education Center of Orlando Inc

  • Winter Park, FL
  • www.ceco.org

Mission Statement

Conductive Education Center of Orlando elevates the independence of children with Cerebral Palsy and other motor disabilities through conductive education, a holistic individualized program incorporating physical, social and educational elements in a group setting.

Main Programs

  1. School Day Program
  2. Youngster Program
  3. Summer Camp
  4. Walking Challenge
Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

CECO offers center based programs in Central FL. However, CECO's partnership with the Ronald McDonald House allows us to serve children with motor disabilities from around the country.

ruling year

2001

Principal Officer since 2011

Self-reported

Rosene Johnson

Keywords

Self-reported

CECO, children, Cerebral palsy, motor disabilities, conductive education, summer camp,

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EIN

59-3711800

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

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

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Birth Defects (G20)

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

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2014 Accomplishments Developed a long term strategic plan Moved into new facility, three times the size of previous location Implemented enhanced Core Standard track for K-3 students in the Day School 2015 Goals Improve program margins Create CE training and Intern Program Increase CE awareness within the medical industry Implement an Adult Program

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

School Day Program

The school day program at CECO incorporates a Conductive Education based program or an Occupational Therapy based program and a special education program. Classes have no more than 5 children and a one-to-one staff student ratio. Each student works to accomplish individual goals set by their IEP. The children are constantly stimulated throughout the entire day with self care skill training, motor skill building, sensory processing and group and individual educational activities. The instructors adapt unique lessons to address the needs, goals and abilities of each student.

Category

Health Care, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$500,000.00

Program 2

Youngster Program

This program is uniquely designed for children age 6 months to 3 years with any motor delay. The program incorporates the parents and specializes in young child development as well as parent education. Early intervention is essential for children with motor delays to reach developmental milestones, and this program is designed to provide both parent and child with the tools to meet those milestones. There is a strong emphasis on the senses, concentration, mobility, positioning, manipulation skills, intellectual and emotional development and speech.

Category

Health Care, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Budget

$50,000.00

Program 3

Summer Camp

CECO's annual Summer Camp is an intensive Conductive Education program with a focus on increasing physical and social independence. The daily routine includes programs to develop gross motor, fine motor and self care skills. The camp features a one-to-one staff student ratio, and challenges campers to become more independent. Students from around the world join us for this great program that is held for 5 hours Monday - Friday, in 2, 4-week periods.

Category

Health Care, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$100,000.00

Program 4

Walking Challenge

The Walking Challenge Program is a program for students who attend public school during that day, but require Conductive Education to help them develop to their physical and cognitive potential. The Walking Challenge focuses primarily on long-term physical independence (daily skills such as feeding and using the potty) and developmental goals. This program is an extension of the child's developmental plan from their teacher's IEP goals, the OT, PT and other developmental professional's plans for the child. Walking Challenge ensures that the students are maintaining their skills, and moving to the next level of independence.

Category

Health Care, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$75,000.00

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Our ultimate goal is to provide the greatest independence to children that have Cerebral Palsy and other motor disabilities. We accomplish this goal through the use of conductive education which is an integrated educational and physical movement approach. The children that attend our programs work hours through repetitive and purposeful movements to achieve each of their independent success. Every family that has been involved in CECO has realized a success that they were told would never happen for their child...we truly are transforming their lives. Our goal also is to provide and use conductive education in every way to enhance all those in our community including young adults and aging adults that have Cerebral Palsy, MS, Parkinson's and other diseases that affect the motor abilities. This pilot program will begin in the fall of 2015. CECO would also like to be the leader in conductive education in the United States. We have a foothold here by having the largest CE day school in the states. We are also hosting the 2016 ACENA Conference that will provide many professions such as educators, physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists and many more with the appropriate information on conductive education.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Through the collaboration with many other organizations within our community, we are directly helping students for assisting them determine what is the optimal program that will assist their personalized growth. We are involved with Early Steps as a resource for their families that have motor disabilities and to provide each child hope. We are also working on developing consistent relationships with all the local hospitals and doctors to create awareness for their patients. One of the biggest obstacles that we have is awareness therefore this is the targeted area that can give families the opportunity to learn more about CECO early on in the diagnosis process. To achieve the set forth goals we have many initiatives that will begin in 2015 and 2016. The fall of 2015 will be the pilot program for the Adult Program, fall of 2015 will also be the first time the Adventist University will offer Conductive Education as a four-year bachelor's degree as well as a Certification Program. 2016 will begin the big push for CECO to be the leader in conductive education in the states by hosting the ACENA Conference.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Through the many relationships that have been established within the Central Florida community CECO has flourished and will continue to do so. The Board of Directors are all highly engaged and involved in many aspects of the organization including assisting with developing new relationships and maintaining the current ones. The community resources have been extremely supportive and have continued, over years, to stay committed to the mission of CECO.The organization itself has a strong core team that works tirelessly to advocate and constantly improve programs, awareness and funding. The professional staff are all experts in their respective field, which drives all aspects of the organization to the next level and the one above that...always working to advance the mission to more families and the community.CECO has great relationships with community organizations including but not limited to: Winter Park ConstructionDePrince, Race and ZolloDiPasqua EnterprisesBayer HealthcareEdyth Bush Charitable FoundationUniversal Orlando FoundationCarMax FoundationBurnett Foundation BB&TPepsiCoOrlando Magic RVR ConsultingOrlando Science CenterAdventist University
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    CECO is looking to begin a research project to objectively measure the conductive education outcomes. This will be one major measurement that will provide the true data that our families, the children, our supporters, our staff and our community already are aware of.In the interim, each child is provided an assessment at the beginning of each program and a specific Individual Goal Plan (IGP) is created for them. They are given very specific goals and objectives to provide the Conductor and ESE Teachers to assist them in becoming more independent. The IGP's are reviewed quarterly and discussed with parents.The Board of Directors (BOD) meet bi-monthly to oversee all programs and finances. Every department provides them with a detailed summary of all aspects of the organization. The BOD provides a clear objective and business view on the entire organization.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    There are always ways that we want to progress but are limited due to varying factors. One progression that would be of great importance and would provide more families information about the benefits of conductive education, would be a strong relationship with the public school districts in the Central Florida area. These relationships could provide some of the students that have motor disabilities the opportunity to attend CECO's after school Walking Challenge Program so that they can work on their physical abilities and improve their independence. This would also provide the thousands of families the knowledge of CECO's Youngster Program that is available to be a resource to families and assist them with the appropriate developmental milestones that their child should be meeting.CECO has been successful in the event fundraising side of the finances and is working hard to create more individual relationships and transfer the transactional donations to more philanthropic donations and support. This is an everyday process that is slowly progressing and evolving to create sustainable donor support. CECO is also evaluating the profit margins of each program to create the sustainability of all aspects of the organization. Due to the overall costs of this very unique method of education, constant determination of the optimal ratio and program growth is of utmost importance.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

CECO offers center based programs in Central FL. However, CECO's partnership with the Ronald McDonald House allows us to serve children with motor disabilities from around the country.

Funding Needs

Operational Costs - McKay Scholarships, which are provided to each individual student and then signed over to the school, for the day school program covers 43% of the cost of educating each child ($35,000). The remaining portion must be raised through community support, which is approximately $500,000. Program Costs - To improve and provide the highest of quality for the children that so deserve it additional costs for technology, equipment and furniture is an additional $40,000 per class. With 7 classes, this is an additional $280,000 needed. In-Kind Donations - Many supplies are always in need at CECO, such as paper towels, copy paper, baby wipes, surgical gloves, and special needs equipment. Volunteers - Active volunteers to participate on various committees, administration, events and sharing the work that CECO does on a daily basis within the community.

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CONDUCTIVE EDUCATION CENTER OF ORLANDO INC
Fiscal year: Aug 01-Jul 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Conductive Education Center of Orlando Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Rosene Johnson

BIO

Rosene Johnson joins the program with over 11 years of experience in directing and leading educational non-profit programs. Ms. Johnson started her career as a faculty member in the College of Human Ecology at Michigan State University. During her tenure she developed and managed community programs, including the nationally recognized Building Strong Families home visiting parent education program. She then became the Executive Director of Spartan Child Development Center, Michigan State University's child development program for children birth through six years old. As the director, Ms. Johnson was responsible for all programmatic, administrative and financial components of the program. During her leadership, Spartan was recognized locally, statewide and nationally, including special remarks from President Barack Obama, for it's excellence in education and administration. Ms. Johnson also led the Center to it's first national accrediation in 10 years through the National Association for the Education of Young Children. She brings her experience in administration, program development and education to CECO this fall with plans to grow the school in the next 3 years to include a new building, increase in staff and expansion of the programs donor base.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The Conductive Education Center of Orlando (CECO) is a center passionate about transforming the lives of children with motor disabilities. Each day, children are afforded the opportunity to reach and pursue their greatest potential through the unique learning approach of conductive education—a holistic, integrated program combining physical, academic and social methods. CECO believes that no child should have to spend their day in a wheelchair and through innovative and intense applications, we have been making this a reality for thousands of children across the globe for the past thirteen years."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Joe Raymond Jr.

RVR Consulting

Term: Jan 2014 - Aug 2017

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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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?


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CEO OVERSIGHT

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


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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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