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Children and Adult Disability and Educational Services

Building Hope, Transforming Lives

aka CADES   |   Swarthmore, PA   |  http://www.cades.org

Mission

CADES is a nonprofit human services organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities, using a family-centered approach to care. A regional center recognized for excellence, we work every day empowering people with special needs to achieve their highest potential.

Ruling year info

1954

CEO

Mrs. Julia Alleman

Main address

401 Rutgers Ave

Swarthmore, PA 19081 USA

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Formerly known as

Cerebral Palsy Association of Delaware County

United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware County

EIN

23-1409677

NTEE code info

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

Residential, Custodial Care (Group Home) (P70)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Early Intervention Program

CADES El program works one on one with infants and toddlers, coaching parents to support growth toward developmental milestones including speech, gross and fine motor skills, functional skills and social skills to support readiness for preschool. Practitioners work directly with the individual in their home and daycare settings.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
People with disabilities

GCMS is am Approved Private School providing special education services to students who cannot receive a appropriate services in their home school district. The District refers and pays the tuition for the student to attend GCMS. The curriculum at GCMS is based on pre-academic, academic, communication, mobility, social/emotional and pre-vocational/functional skills to support students identified with intellectual and developmental disabilities ages 3 to 21. Therapy services, including speech, occupational, physical, behavioral and vision, are fundamental to the success of each student, provided in the natural learning environment.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Children and youth
People with diseases and illnesses

The Adult Program provides social, emotional, recreational and vocational activities year-round for adults living with intellectual and physical disabilities. The goals of the program focus on the Every Day Lives philosophy of care offering an active day that ensures choice, control, safety, friendships and fun, while also supporting individual social, emotional and/or medical needs.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Adults
People with diseases and illnesses

In alignment with Every Day Lives philosophy of care, CADES provides life-long homes in 32 "Community Living Arrangements" (CLA) for approximately 90 adults living with an Intellectual Disability and co-occurring disorders, including diagnoses that indicate medical fragility. Located in neighborhoods throughout the area, individuals with disabilities receive support services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by direct service professionals, who are trained to provide care, supervision and engage the individuals in an active lifestyle in their home and in the community. The CLA was founded when The US Supreme Court ordered the closure of Pennhurst State School. Many individuals who have come to call a CADES CLA their home were past residents of Pennhurst and Embreeville State Hospitals.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Adults
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people provided assistive technology

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Caregivers, People with disabilities

Related Program

George Crothers Memorial School

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of youth and families for whom a strengths-based assessment is completed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Adults, People with disabilities

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

CADES re-opened their Adult Day Program in 2022 (which had to close during the pandemic and opened to 75 individuals in 2021), and we saw growth in Early Intervention supporting infants and toddlers.

Number of older adults being supported to live at home through home care, assistive technology, and/or personal support plans

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, People with disabilities, People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

Residential Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of children served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, People with disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of teachers who demonstrate effective teaching practices

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, People with disabilities, People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

George Crothers Memorial School

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This represents 100% of our teaching community.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

CADES unified goal is to work each day to provide access and opportunity to children and adults living wit Intellectual, Developmental and Physical Disabilities in a manner that celebrates respect, dignity, and trust so that each person can live an Everyday Life. We believe that every human has the right and ability to communicate, be mobile, exercise choice, explore their interests, learn, live and thrive. The work of the staff, families, volunteers and board of directors is to provide learning, living and social experiences with the accommodations, technology, love and encouragement necessary to make the vision of Everyday Lives a reality.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

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

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Children and Adult Disability and Educational Services

Board of directors
as of 02/03/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Richard Scanlan

no affiliation

Term: 2021 - 2023

Marc Lovenworth

Richard Scanlan

George Whitfield

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Mary Gene Woods

Michael Mastrangelo

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Ruvim Yadlovsky

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Andy Merz

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Joanne A Shallcross

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Patricia A Welsh

Julie K Brown

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and 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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/1/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/15/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.