Connecticut Center for Child Development
95 Wolf Harbor Rd
Milford CT 06461
Contact Information
Address 95 Wolf Harbor Rd
Milford, CT 06461-
Telephone (203) 882-8810 x
Fax 203-882-8512
E-mail info@cccdinc.org
Web and Social Media
Mission
Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals with autism and related disorders and the lives of their families by enabling them to become active participants and contributing members within their families and communities. Furthermore, we are driven to advance the field of Behavior Analysis by cultivating new practitioners and educating others about Behavior Analysis.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1998
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Suzanne Letso
Board Chair William Donlon
Board Chair Company Affiliation Eden II
Financial Summary
 
Projected Revenue $10,923,896.96
Projected Expenses $10,629,417.08
Statements
Mission Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals with autism and related disorders and the lives of their families by enabling them to become active participants and contributing members within their families and communities. Furthermore, we are driven to advance the field of Behavior Analysis by cultivating new practitioners and educating others about Behavior Analysis.
Background

Since its inception, the Connecticut Center for Child Development, Inc. (CCCD) has been providing support to individuals with autism, their families and the community through its center-based educational and outreach programs. Our mission enables us to assist not only those children and families enrolled in our programs, but to have a statewide and national impact. CCCD is a resource for children and families throughout the state providing a host of services including education, socialization, respite and recreation. Our core program is an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) based private non-profit school approved by the State of Connecticut for children ages 3 to 21 with special education needs. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a research-based, data-driven educational method that teaches autistic children by reinforcing desired behavior. It has been proven to be the most effective approach for children with autism, and the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credential is increasingly popular with, as well as a requirement for some, special education teachers.

Over the last fifteen+ years, CCCD has grown from a small non-profit organization located in a church basement to a state approved private school with two school sites providing programs. CCCD currently serves 82 students across its campuses with an additional 30 or more being served through our outreach program. Additionally, CCCD houses a diagnostic facility, an afterschool program, and a summer camp. It also runs programs to help teachers earn BCBA certificates, and has helped establish or revive six ABA-based schools in New York, New Hampshire, Kansas and Rhode Island.

Impact
CCCD has implemented an Adult Services program, added classroom(s), provided psychological assessments, and hosted a behavior analysis conference. 
 
Goals for the upcoming year include: continuing to operate 3 private school campuses providing individualized behavior analytic programing, outreach services, adult day services, and provide diagnostic and educational evaluations to families, assist others who are interested in starting up similar programs, and provide mentorship to individuals seeking certification as a BCBA or BCaBA. In addition, CCCD is dedicated to educating community providers about autism and best practices related to it. 
Needs

With over 25% of our student population facing "aging out" in the next five years,our Adult Services program is most in need of a larger,permanent space for the program, as well as another vehicle for transportation of consumers to for supported community outings. As our students age into the Adult Services program,there will also be a need to increase staffing to maintain CCCD’s optimal level of support for staffing at a 1:1 student:teacher ratio. Each staff person added to the program will receive accredited training in ABA.

In our IEP program,needs include: scholarship funds for evaluations and an additional evaluator. Scholarship Funds and a second assessor will allow IEP to evaluate an additional 30+ cases per year and decrease the waiting time to have an assessment completed. In addition, it will also provide IEP the opportunity to perform original research and make key contributions to the field of Autism education and treatment.

At CCCD's Bridgeport Ave campus, there is a pressing need for an updated outdoor exercise facility that would be age-appropriate,provide exercise opportunities and encourage healthy lifestyle choices for the students whose ages fall between 10-12.

CCCD always needs vehicles-vital in transporting our students to/from opportunities in the community.

 
 
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Education / Special Education
Areas Served
State wide
Ansonia
Bethany
Branford
Cheshire
Derby
East Haven
Guilford
Hamden
Lower Naugatuck Valley
Madison
Milford
New Haven
North Branford
North Haven
Orange
Oxford
Seymour
Shelton
Shoreline
Wallingford
West Haven
Woodbridge
Other
CCCD students attend from across CT, including New Haven County, Fairfield County, Middlesex County, Litchfield County, and Hartford County.
Programs
Description To support pre-school and school age children in home and public school settings.
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Description a diagnostic clinic serving children with known or suspected special needs.
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5) / K-12 (5-19 years) /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Description focusing on enhanced daily living skills, community experiences, recreation and social skills development in addition to providing supported employment opportunities.
Population Served Adults / /
Description a recreational and community access program
Population Served / /
Description providing leisure, recreational, and social development while giving respite services that are customized to meet the unique needs of each participant and their families
Population Served / /
CEO/Executive Director
Suzanne Letso
Term Start June 1998
Email letso@cccdinc.org
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 115
Number of Part Time Staff 25
Number of Volunteers 25
Staff Retention Rate 79%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 140 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 0
Unspecified 140
Senior Staff
Title Principal
Title CFO
Title Director of Behavioral Services
Title Clinical Director
Title Clinical Director
Title Clinical Director
Title Clinical Director, IEP
Formal Evaluations
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Board Chair
William Donlon
Company Affiliation Eden II
Term July 2012 to June 2014
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Mr Christopher Carveth Stevens, Carroll & Carveth
Ms Heather LaTorra Marrakech
Ms Suzanne Letso CEO CCCD
Mr Roger Letso CFO CCCD
Mr Martin McCann Zeldes, Needle & Cooper, A Professional Corp.
Mr Paul Piasecki Piasecki & Company LLC
Mr Stephen Simon
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 2
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2013
Fiscal Year End June 30 2014
Projected Revenue $10,923,896.96
Projected Expenses $10,629,417.08
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund No
Documents
Form 990s
Form 9902013
Form 9902012
Form 9902011
Audit Documents
Audit2013
Audit2012
Audit2011
IRS Letter of Exemption
IRS Determination letter
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Revenue Sources ChartHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201320122011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$97,319$88,177$80,817
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions------
------
$9,508,803$7,973,014$7,064,215
Investment Income, Net of Losses$12,896$11,636$16,336
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$95,808$78,790$164,099
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$7,809,171$6,646,306$5,434,964
Administration Expense$1,067,621$959,363$1,062,535
Fundraising Expense$149,168$128,021$168,893
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.081.051.10
Program Expense/Total Expenses87%86%82%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue153%145%209%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$11,681,338$10,802,154$10,285,299
Current Assets$4,724,388$4,071,595$3,365,314
Long-Term Liabilities$3,568,735$3,635,675$3,698,902
Current Liabilities$1,456,772$1,207,993$1,040,813
Total Net Assets$6,655,831$5,958,486$5,545,584
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountBenvenuto Charitable Leads Trust $62,000Benvenuto Charitable Leads Trust $62,000Benvenuto Charitable Leads Trust $62,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountNewmans Own Foundation $15,000TD Bank $7,500Jacobs Team Foundation $10,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountTD Bank $5,000Branford Group $5,000Branford Industrial Group $7,500
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.243.373.23
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets31%34%36%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
Foundation Staff Comments

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Address 95 Wolf Harbor Rd
Milford, CT 06461
Primary Phone 203 882-8810
Contact Email info@cccdinc.org
CEO/Executive Director Suzanne Letso
Board Chair William Donlon
Board Chair Company Affiliation Eden II

 

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