No Limits Academy Inc

Creating an Educational Enviroment for the Body,Mind and Spirit

MELBOURNE, FL   |  www.nolimitsacademy.com

Mission

No Limits Academy (NLA) was founded in Brevard County in 2008 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit, private school for children ages six to 22 years old with brain or spinal cord injuries and/or genetic disorders. We create an educational environment which connects the mind, body and spirit through a tailor-made, multi-disciplinary approach to education, or the No Limits™ Method. By combining education, neuroscience, and neurological rehabilitation, our methodology is changing how all children with disabilities are empowered within their lives to communicate, learn, and thrive.

Ruling year info

2009

CEO & Founder

Ms. Laura G Joslin

Co-Founder

Ms. Roberta Neves

Main address

4450 W EAU GALLIE BLVD Suite 180

MELBOURNE, FL 32934 USA

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EIN

26-2679950

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

Christian (X20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Through extensive research, and first-hand knowledge, No Limits Academy founders realized that children with complex physical disabilities are typically discounted in academic environments, not given any type of goals, and simply pushed through the school system. As a result, cognitive growth is lessened because there is no connection between the mind and body. In return, no true-life skills are learned and barriers to employment are created.

Our programs

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

Language Development Program

We are consistently researching, creating, and implementing the highest forms of technological advancements available for communication and education. This technology assists our non-verbal students to connect to their academics in a way never thought possible. With communication, our students are able to build connections to the world around them which heightens their potential and future.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Children and youth

By use of medically based Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapy we utilize positioning techniques for our students within the classroom to increase their academic success. It is proven that children with physical disabilities require neuro-rehab to reconnect the pathways which promotes growth and awareness. The Rehabilitation Program specifically speaks to this need. This fund is for children who do not qualify for or are no longer eligible for insurance.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities
Children and youth

We are creating a curriculum that addresses how to successfully educate children that are non-verbal with physical restrictions due to their disability. This curriculum will focus on educating the most difficult population but will exceed the requirements for gifted students as well.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People with physical disabilities

Where we work

Our results

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

Increasing Visual and Auditory Communications with SMART

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

Children and youth, People with disabilities

Related Program

No Limits Curriculum Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

SMART Technologies provides an opportunity for students to communicate and classroom material to come to life for students to be interactive in their learning, through language, touch and movement.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

At No Limits Academy, we create an educational environment which connects the mind, body and spirit through a tailor-made, multi-disciplinary approach to education, or the No Limits™ Method. Each student is fully immersed into personalized curriculum which includes high tech lesson plans, personalized educational adaptations, and physical modifications. By combining education, neuroscience, and neurological rehabilitation, our methodology is changing how all children with disabilities are empowered within their lives to communicate, learn, and thrive. This allows students greater independence physically and academically and translates into measurable improvement in the student’s daily life and future. Our students are succeeding at higher levels of education, and are flourishing within the workforce, government programs, and college.
Our methodology creates better outcomes and changes the disability rates and employment statuses for our students. We will continue to push boundaries and find new and innovative approaches to educate children on every cognitive level by meeting educational, physical, and emotional needs. We will continue to work within our community to build relationships between medical and educational fields to educate students with complex disabilities.

To increase positive outcomes for students with complex physical disabilities, we have developed the No Limits™ Method. Our method retrains the brain via a medically based, therapeutic and immersive educational environment that aims to develop cognition through muscle stimulation, neuropathway rebuilding and stimulation of the seven senses. Our methodology has proven to increase cognition, communication, and physical abilities. We provide each student high tech lesson plans, personalized educational adaptations, and physical modifications to empower them to conquer their goals.

This is achieved utilizing a team of professionals including experienced and credentialed occupational, speech, and physical therapists, along with highly specialized teachers and assistants who are trained to develop and implement therapeutic and educational goals under the supervision of a Director of Education. We seamlessly collaborate with Ability Plus Therapy, a pediatric neuro-rehabilitation clinic, to provide a therapeutic and medically based educational environment. We implement neuroscience and neurological rehabilitation in all aspects of learning. In addition, all students have access to a plethora of therapeutic equipment, medical professionals, tailored instructional strategies and state-of-the-art technology.

No Limits Academy continues to innovate, educate, and push the boundaries for students with complex physical disabilities. We serve students that are typically forgotten and/or are undeserved within mainstream schools. These students flourish under our care. Many students have learned to communicate verbally or with the help of technology that previously was never believed possible. Many students have taken their first steps via our therapy and neuro-rehabilitation. Students who were said to never achieve any type of formal education are now dual enrolled in high school and college.
We have begun the formal production of the No Limits™ Method, a learning tool for students with special needs that is able to be used on multiple platforms including public and private educational sectors, home school families, and virtual learners in order to increase the reach to more children. Our next steps will be to build our No Limits Research Facility that will continue to change lives on a higher level.

Financials

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Operations

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

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No Limits Academy Inc

Board of directors
as of 2/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Sherry Acanfora-Ruohomaki

K-9 Kampus

Term: 2019 - 2021

Laura Joslin

No Limits Academy

Roberta Neves

No Limits Academy

Lea Ann Sullivan

CPA

Joseph Duda

Space Coast Business & Living Magazine

Edward Andre

Frog Bones

Paul Ewing

Morgan Stanley

David Ryan

Bowen Financial Group

Matthew Helmintoller

Legacy Angel Network

Board leadership practices

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  • 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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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