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Organization DBA Asperger's Association
AANE
Former Names Asperger's Association of New England (2014)
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

The Asperger/Autism Network (AANE) works with individuals, families, and professionals to help people with Asperger Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles build meaningful, connected lives. We do this by providing information, education, community, support, and advocacy, all in an atmosphere of validation and respect.

Mission Statement

The Asperger/Autism Network (AANE) works with individuals, families, and professionals to help people with Asperger Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles build meaningful, connected lives. We do this by providing information, education, community, support, and advocacy, all in an atmosphere of validation and respect.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2016 to June 30, 2017
Projected Income $2,030,151.00
Projected Expense $2,001,808.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Groups and seminars for parents
  • Groups for Adults
  • Information, Referral, Consultation
  • LifeMAP Program

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Overview

Mission Statement

The Asperger/Autism Network (AANE) works with individuals, families, and professionals to help people with Asperger Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles build meaningful, connected lives. We do this by providing information, education, community, support, and advocacy, all in an atmosphere of validation and respect.

Background Statement

The Asperger/Autism Network (AANE), one of the first Asperger Syndrome (AS) organizations in the world, was founded in 1996 by a small group of concerned parents and professionals. They believed that sharing knowledge, and helping those with AS to know themselves, was the key to a fuller, productive life. Today, as we celebrate our 20th anniversary, it is a large, vibrant, well respected organization serving those with AS and related Autism Spectrum Disorders. We remain the leading organization in the United States providing support and services to this unique population of individuals. Our depth of knowledge and the quality of our supports benefit individuals throughout the lifespan, from those who are three years old to those who are 93 years old.

AANE is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Watertown, MA. It provides some services nationally, but the majority of the constituents live in New England. The organization is governed and run by and for the stakeholders. The Executive Director, Dania Jekel, is a social worker with over 35 years working in the field of developmental disabilities and 25 years of experience working with people on the autism spectrum and their families. She is a well know leader and expert in the field of Asperger Syndrome, a founding member of AANE and the Executive Director since its inception. The clinical staff are board-certified professional social workers and educators with strong personal ties to ASD and acknowledged experts and authors in the field. AANE also employs several people with AS.

Asperger Syndrome is an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) without accompanying intellectual or language impairment. Its characteristics include significant impairments in social interaction/socialization and communication, restricted interests and a preference for routines, as well as impairments in executive functioning. These include planning, managing time, initiating, organizing, and completing tasks. The result of these challenges has a profound impact on the lives of those with AS.

 

Impact Statement

AANE improves the lives of those with AS, and assists their families and service providers to better understand, parent and support them, by providing information on resources, school choices, transition planning, disclosure, crisis intervention, and other concerns. Each year, more than 1500 people expand their knowledge of AS and learn new strategies and techniques by attending conferences, workshops and webinars. Each day 2,000 people visit our website where they can increase their expertise by accessing videos, articles, conference information and more. We host six online groups including communities for parents, partners and grandparents, which allow 2,000 people to share information and gain support. There are ten active monthly adult groups across New England which provide about 175 adults a sense of community and minimize their social isolation.

FY 2014 -2015 Goals:
 
1) Providing information to families of those with AS and related disorders on resources, best practices, school choices, transition planning, disclosure, crisis intervention, and other concerns through individualized consultation, information and referral by phone or email -- 1400 MA families to receive 30 minutes to several hours of support.
2) Offering in person support groups in 4-6 communities throughout MA, for 90 min. per month.
3) Updating and maintaining a Website where 2,000 people per day can increase their expertise by accessing videos, articles, conference information and more.
4) Maintaining a Referral Database containing information on professionals knowledgeable about ASD across many disciplines.
5) Training families, adults with AS and community providers (educators, therapists, health care providers, first responders, etc.) about AS through conferences, workshops and webinars - 500 - 750 people to attend 2-hour workshops to 2-day conferences.
6) Providing direct services to adults with AS and related profiles through:
a. LIfeMap Program - 135 individuals receive one-to-one coaching for at least one hour per week, toward goals of employment, education and independence.
b. Support Groups to be held in at least 4 MA communities, to be attended by 10-12 people each month for 1 ½ hours per month, and Pizza & Game nights to be held in at least 8 MA communities, attended by 10-40 people monthly for 2 hours per session.
c. Artists Collaborative -- On a monthly basis, up to 60 artists will meet to see and critique each other's work and prepare for upcoming shows.

 


Needs Statement

1.Expand adult services to serve a wider range of adults with Asperger Syndrome and related conditions and meet more of their needs including employment, transition, social isolation, & independent living. Cost: $613,000 over five years.
2.Improve the efficiency, efficacy and financial sustainability of a community outreach program with a goal of increasing awareness and understanding of AS, by expanding training and consultation to schools, mental health centers, first responders, court personnel. Cost: $105,000 over 5 years.
3.Expand access to family services and facilitate family connections for families who have children with Asperger Syndrome. Cost $360,000 over 5 years.
4.Maintain advocacy efforts and increase partnerships with other advocacy organization to expand services and financial support for individuals with AS and related conditions. Cost: $150,000.
5.Secure AANE's financial foundation by establishing a reserve fund of 3 months expenses, upgrading the website, improving and professionalizing the Development Department. Cost: $772,000.

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

My first interaction with the Asperger’s Association of New England (AANE) came in my teen years, when my mother found the organization in an attempt to find a path forward with my brother, Isaac. Isaac had undiagnosed Asperger’s Syndrome for the first ten years of his life. When he was finally
diagnosed at age ten, our family was desperate—his outbursts were hard to understand and painful for all of us and his issues in school seemed to be worsening. My mother found AANE, and the support of  Executive Director Dania Jekel and her staff led us out of the darkest time in our lives, ensuring that my mother gained the skills to set Isaac, and therefore the rest of our family, up for success.

Fifteen years later, when I came back to live in the Boston area, I  reconnected with AANE. I was ready to give back to the organization that had helped put my family back on its feet years before. I joined
the Governance Committee and was eventually elected to the Board. I served as the chair of the Governance Committee and then as the chair of the Strategic Planning Task Force, and in June 2012,  I was elected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. I am the first sibling to hold this position and I am very passionate about the role that AANE plays in the lives of people with AS and related conditions and their families.

AANE faces several strategic challenges that impact the governance of our organization. First, there is a shifting diagnostic landscape, with Asperger’s no longer serving as a stand-alone diagnosis for individuals. As a board, we must consider what this means in terms of how those with AS will find us, and how we will secure resources to meet their needs (because it is our fundamental belief that, though the diagnosis may shift, the needs are greater now than ever). Second, the resources of AANE are increasingly being sought out by those outside of New England given the reputation for expertise
and the quality of resources available. Third, demand for services locally is increasing as the cultural awareness of Asperger’s Syndrome becomes more prevalent. Adults, and increasingly, spouses, are realizing that they have been living with undiagnosed Asperger’s Syndrome and are finding that the only
place to turn is AANE.

All of these factors led the Board of Directors to draft a Strategic Plan for the next five years that was approved in July 2012. The aspirations of the strategic plan are the foundation upon which we intend to meet the challenges facing the organization, and they range from programmatic (increased adult
services, for example) to systemic (shoring up the foundation of AANE financially). Perhaps most importantly from governance standpoint, we as a board are committing to securing the future of AANE through increasing and professionalizing our fundraising operation. We have secured a fundraising
consultant and our development and finance teams are working together to build a growth plan that can see AANE into the future to ensure that we meet the increasing demand for services. I am committed to seeing this plan through to ensure that others like Isaac, and their siblings and families, have a bright future.

Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
STATEWIDE
NATIONAL

AANE's office and hub is in Watertown, MA where workshops, support groups and adult activities are held. We also offer groups in Canton, Framingham, Worcester, Amherst, Danvers, Fitchburg, NH, RI and Maine. Webinars are accessible nationally, and individualized consultation and support by telephone, Skype and email is offered to family members of children, teens, or adults with AS; to adults with AS; and to the educators and other professionals who serve our population.

 

Organization Categories

  1. Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines - Autism
  2. Human Services - Family Services
  3. Human Services - Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

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Programs

Groups and seminars for parents

Groups and seminars are offered for parents around issues such a homework, writing, executive functioning, becoming a teen, reducing stress in the home, transitioning to college, public and private supports independent living. AANE provides an average of two seminars each week to an average of 35 participants in each program.
Budget  $30,000.00
Category  Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines, General/Other Birth Defects, Genetic Disorders & Developmental Disorders
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities Families Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Participants will have concrete strategies, handouts and suggestions that they can immediately implement at home.
Program Long-Term Success  Parents who participate in educational workshops will be able to do more at home, and to work more effectively with the child’s school and with select professionals, to make a significant positive difference in the child’s life.
Program Success Monitored By  The success of each workshop is measured by feedback on surveys completed by the participants.  Follow-up emails and conversation indicate whether the strategies are used in the home.
Examples of Program Success  From a workshop participant: “That was the most helpful conversation I have had with anyone about my son! Sorry I cornered you for so long. The isolation and frustration of dealing with getting him diagnosed and figuring out how to help us live a better life, mostly alone, has been overwhelming. Thank you for your time and wisdom. I feel greatly relieved to have some ideas to apply that make sense.” (Mother of a 9 y.o. boy)

Groups for Adults

Support, educational and social groups for adult with AS provide community for a group of adults who would otherwise be isolated and lonely. A wide variety and range of groups including some for women, some to learn social skills, some purely social and some issue or topic based are offered to match the on the developmental level, interest and need of the adult within the community. Between 10 and 50 people might attend a particular group. Some, like a traditional support group meet weekly, some like the pizza and game night week twice a month. Groups are held throughout Massachusetts and in other New England states.
Budget  $75,000.00
Category  Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines, General/Other Birth Defects, Genetic Disorders & Developmental Disorders
Population Served Adults People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities College Aged (18-26 years)
Program Short-Term Success  By participating in a group weekly or monthly, participants will feel less isolated and have opportunities to practice social and communication skills, and build social connections, friendships, and community.
Program Long-Term Success  The long-term goal of the groups and social activities is to improve self-esteem, self-confidence, and mental health by giving participants a safe, accepting place to share their life experiences and questions.
Program Success Monitored By  Success is monitored by ongoing group attendance, facilitator notes, connections that continue outside the group, and in some cases, surveys of the participants.
Examples of Program Success 
An excerpt from a participant in a group specifically for woman: "I absolutely loved the women’s group. It is an experience like no other at AANE, it is totally different. This is because, in no particular order: "Some guys do not have the social skills to know that you're not supposed to stare at a women’s frontal appendages all the time. Women don’t do this... Women are raised very differently with different expectations in societies and families, so we turn out a lot different...We experience Asperger’s differently, maybe due to how we’re raised but maybe genetically too. Guys don’t really seem to care about marrying and having children, but a lot of women do. And guys don’t necessarily worry about passing on Asperger’s but women do, and having babies/children/dating/marriage is a huge topic that you can only talk about with other women Aspies."
 

Information, Referral, Consultation

Information, referrals, phone consultation for families members of those with AS, and adults with AS. Between 100 and 150 people call AANE each week seeking information on such things as school programs for their child, where to get a diagnosis for themselves, how to help with difficult behaviors in the home or school, or asking for help finding employment. Staff with expertise in the area of child and teen services or adult support take these calls (and emails). Each clinical staff member employed at AANE spends approximately 50 -75% of his or her time responding to these questions.
Budget  $250,000.00
Category  Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines, General/Other Birth Defects, Genetic Disorders & Developmental Disorders
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities Families Adults
Program Short-Term Success  Callers will feel supported and empowered with a better understanding of AS and available resources, practical strategies to employ, and clear understanding of the next steps they need to take to help themselves or their family member with AS.
Program Long-Term Success  Callers will become part of a supportive community of individuals with AS, their families, spouses and professionals, reducing isolation and stress.
Program Success Monitored By  All contacts are recorded in a database which allows for tracking whether there is ongoing involvement in the organization such as attendance at workshops, conferences, support groups, etc.
Examples of Program Success  Feedback from a caller: “My family was floundering and I was completely overwhelmed. Adam was so anxious he hardly left the house and his school experience was relentlessly stressful. Then I called AANE. The staff helped me find a therapist knowledgeable in AS, I attended a workshop on advocacy and joined the AANE on-line group.Two years on, life is so much easier. We know so much more about how to advocate for school services. We know we can call AANE if we have questions and know where to find support.” Miranda Adam, age 9:“The best thing about my life is riding my bike, being in my drama group and winning the prize for public speaking.”

LifeMAP Program

AANE provides one to one individual coaching by professionals with expertise in AS to individuals with AS and related conditions beginning at age 16 and continuing throughout the lifespan. This program is 100% individualized to the needs of the adults and teens. Coaching may include support in college, transition to adult life, help organization and scheduling medical appointments, help with medication, help seeking employment and help keeping a job. This program is a fee for service program but grant money and donations are used to provide coaching to those who cannot afford the service. This program serves 120 people.
Budget  $450,000.00
Category  Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines, General/Other Birth Defects, Genetic Disorders & Developmental Disorders
Population Served Adults Elderly and/or Disabled Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated
Program Short-Term Success 
The coach and client will develop a contract with concrete, achievable goals, based on the client’s current life situation and needs. Skills to be worked on may include, but are not limited to:
  • Time management in support of employment search, gaining employment, or job retention.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Job Interview skills
  • Establishing and effectively using a support network
  • Developing awareness of appropriate social boundaries in the workplace
  • How to manage unstructured times
  • Understanding unwritten social rules
  • Anger management
  • Managing environmental sensitivities
  • Self-advocacy 
Success will be determined by the individual's progress toward his/her goals.
Program Long-Term Success  With the help of a coach who understands AS, clients are able to organize and complete tasks, balance their everyday life better, acquire and maintain employment, and as a result, have a better quality of life. The coach keeps a constant check on the client and monitors his/her progress. By preparing the client for future situations he/she may face, the client’s anxiety and stress levels are reduced.
Program Success Monitored By  As part of the intake meeting each client will fill out the LifeMAP Functional Skills Assessment (FSA), a self-assessment questionnaire. When possible, a parent or other third party will also fill out the 3rd party version of the Functional Skills Assessment. At that time, an Anxiety-Confidence questionnaire will be administered. This tool measures the client's level of anxiety or confidence in direct relation to the specified goals. After the completion of about 8 weeks of coaching, the FSA, 3rd Party FSA, and Anxiety-Confidence questionnaires will be re-administered; results will be compared to results from those done at intake, to evaluate each participant's progress.This re-evaluation, which is done every 8 weeks, helps to monitor changes in clients’ functional skills levels and confidence levels, which are measured by questionnaires and guide fine-tuning of the client’s goals and objectives.
Examples of Program Success  “I had a degree in computer science but I was living with my parents because "I couldn’t find work and I was getting more and more depressed. Working with my LifeMap coach helped me turn things around. Now I’m working at a technology company, and I’m moving into an apartment next month. I attend a weekly Pizza and Game Night at AANE where I have made friends”

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

AANE has the reputation of being one of the world’s most respected autism spectrum organizations, providing the very highest quality of caring, personal service, benefiting people of all ages with Asperger Syndrome and those who work with them. However, the demand for services has increased well beyond our current capacity. Although the prevalence of AS is unknown, because of the increase in individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, it can be inferred that there is a similar increase in the number of people diagnosed with AS. We currently estimate that 1 in 100 people have Asperger Syndrome.According to the recent U.S. CDC report: “ASD prevalence estimates among children aged 8 years increased 78% between 2002 and 2008. The combined increase was 82% for males and 63% for females during this 6-year period."
 
For each of the past 16 years AANE has seen careful, incremental growth, but now we must expand our services on a scale commensurate with our community’s need while maintaining our commitment to quality. We have a number of key aspirations we plan to meet over the next few years so we can continue to improve the life of every family and adult we help.


Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Dania Jekel MSW
CEO Term Start Mar 1996
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Dania Jekel is a social worker with over 35 years working in the field of developmental disabilities and twenty five years of experience working with children on the autism spectrum, with adults, and with their families. She is a well know leader and expert in the field of Asperger Syndrome.  She is a founding member of AANE and has been its Executive Director since it's inception.
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Brenda Dater MPH, MSW Associate Director 15 years of experience working in the field
Mahala Davenport Business Manager 20 years of experience in non-profit financial operations
Jamie Freed MSW Director of Adult Services
Jamie is a social worker and parent of a teen with Asperger Syndrome. She ljlj
Guy Ronen Director of Development and Adult Services One year of experience working in Development

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Volunteer of the Year/AANE Patriots Foundation 2011

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

AANE collaborates with a significant number of organizations. The Executive Director is on the advisory group of Mass Advocates for Children, Disability Task Force, and the Autism Coalition of Massachusetts. In addition, AANE collaborates with the following agencies and organizations: The Lurie Center, BIDMC, Aspire, MIT, NEU, the Science Museum, JFCS, and the Autism support Centers. Two members of AANE were on the on-going statewide Autism Commission.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 9
Number of Part Time Staff 63
Number of Volunteers 12
Number of Contract Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate % 90%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 13
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 2 (Asian)
Gender Female: 62
Male: 10
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration Exempt

Risk Management Provisions

Employment Practices Liability
Accident and Injury Coverage
Commercial General Liability and D and O and Umbrella or Excess and Automobile and Professional
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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? No
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Governance


Board Chair Ms. Jayne Burke
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
Board Chair Term July 2016 - June 2017
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
JJ Allaire entrepeneur Voting
Greta Averbach Private Therapist Voting
Mary Berman parent of adult with AS Voting
Dian Bohanon Community Volunteer Voting
Carla Brigham Community Volunteer Voting
Steve Burgay Boston University Voting
Jayne Burke PriceWaterhouseCoopers Voting
Natasha Chomas Coldwater Direct LLC Voting
Valerie Davisson WNC, LLC Voting
Uri Feldman Timocco Voting
Linda Holiner Independent Graphic Artist Voting
Karen Lean Partners HealthCare Voting
Enrique Levin Zintro, Inc Voting
Dr. James Magaurin Child Psychiatrist --
Don Michaels VP at Haynes Management Consulting Voting
Lynn Mitchell School Consultant Voting
Andy Novis Visual Artist Voting
Andrea Parzen Independent Management Consultant Voting
Doug Rainville Self-employed consultant Voting
Daniel Rosenn M.D. No Affiliation Voting
Carol Singer Psychotherapist, private parctice Voting
Steven Snitzer Community Volunteer Voting
R. Newcomb Stillwell Attorney, Ropes and Gray Voting
Julie Tedesco State Street Bank and Trust Company Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 23
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 4 with Asperger Syndrome
Gender Female: 13
Male: 11
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 82%
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Board Governance
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Finance
  • Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

 In addition to the Board of Directors, there is an Executive Advisory Committee which advises the Executive Director on issues related to clinical, ethical, and management issues. The chair of this committee reports to the board.
 
To help advise around projects, programs or events, there are currently five additional advisory committees. These committees are formed by the Executive Director for additional help or partnerships on an as needed basis.  The current active committees include, the Program Committee, the Gala Committee, the Clinical Advisory committee, the Educators Advisory Group, and the Advocacy Committee. An adult services committee is in process of being formed. Each committee has between 10 and 20 members and meets 4 times each year with the exception of the Program Committee and the Executive Advisors which meet monthly. The Gala committee meets monthly until the months prior to the event and then they meet weekly. All committees are chaired by a board member but are staffed by an AANE staff member.
 

Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Revenue $1,584,799 $1,698,614 $1,491,696
Total Expenses $1,664,267 $1,645,103 $1,475,323

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
-- -- $65,125
Government Contributions $421,029 $318,287 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $421,029 $318,287 --
Individual Contributions $506,134 $548,400 $383,018
Indirect Public Support $32,910 $44,925 --
Earned Revenue $476,414 $569,822 $629,870
Investment Income, Net of Losses $433 $-52 --
Membership Dues $0 -- $77,826
Special Events $138,628 $197,551 $331,980
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $9,251 $19,681 $3,877

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Program Expense $1,266,583 $1,258,492 $1,153,746
Administration Expense $228,253 $202,591 $159,740
Fundraising Expense $169,431 $184,020 $161,837
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.95 1.03 1.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses 76% 76% 78%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 15% 17% 21%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Assets $407,042 $462,394 $456,034
Current Assets $394,536 $443,708 $442,127
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $118,984 $94,693 $141,844
Total Net Assets $288,058 $367,701 $314,190

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 3.32 4.69 3.12

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Over the past 15 years, AANE has had a slow but steady, increase in the demand for services and the resulting incremental increase in expenditures and revenue to cover the additional expenditures each year.  The past two years, as the diagnosis of AS has entered the popular media, the number of children and adults diagnosed with AS has increased exponentially, as has the number of calls coming to AANE and the number of people seeking information, services and support. Therefore, we have increased our expenditures significantly this fiscal year to cover the additional costs of staff and services to provide additional services. We are also investing in a fund raising campaign to ensure financial sustainability and organizational stability in the years to come.

Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above are per the organization's Form 990s for FY15 and FY14 and per the audited financials for FY13. Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.
 
Please note, this organization changed its name from the Aspergers Association of New England Inc to The Asperger-Autism Network Inc in late 2014. 
 
In 2010, the nonprofit discovered a theft of cash. The organization has since strengthened internal controls and pursued recovery. Please refer for more detail to the last page of the fiscal year end 2009 audit and fiscal year end 2010 audit.

Documents


Other Documents

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