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Central Florida Pediatric Therapy Foundation, Inc.

aka Central Florida Dreamplex   |   Clermont, FL   |  www.cfldreamplex.com

Mission

To provide opportunity and inclusion of all persons regardless of ability for sport, recreation, therapy and employment.

Ruling year info

2011

CEO

Mr. Cameron Garrett Gomes

Main address

PO Box 120547

Clermont, FL 34712 USA

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EIN

27-1429422

NTEE code info

Physical Fitness/Community Recreational Facilities (N30)

Birth Defects (G20)

Pediatrics (G98)

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Our programs

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

Central Florida Dreamplex

Central Florida Dreamplex is a recreational/sport facility for those with physical and/or cognitive impairment and their families.  Gym memberships are available allowing the members to use all strength and cardio equipment.  Classes in ballet, hip hop, cheerleading, gymnastics/tumbling, cardio boxing, Tae Kwon Do, and more are open to children and adults with disabilities.  After-school and school break day camps are held for children with disabilities, and adaptive sports programming including sled hockey, wheelchair sports, and sit-skiing/wakeboarding are also available for those with physical impairments.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
People with physical disabilities

Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy

Population(s) Served

Adaptive $ Inclusive Opportunities

Population(s) Served

Adult Care and respite for caregivers

Population(s) Served

A positive learning experience for all children

Population(s) Served

Enjoying life and celebrating diversity - hosting special events for our clients

Population(s) Served

Building independence through valuable skills

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Where we work

Awards

Affiliations & memberships

Move United 2018

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

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Direction of Success

Increasing

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Related Program

Central Florida Dreamplex

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Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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Holding steady

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Holding steady

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Holding steady

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Related Program

Central Florida Dreamplex

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

Central Florida Pediatric Therapy (CFPT) Foundation's ultimate goal is to provide fitness, recreational, social and employment opportunities for persons with physical and/or intellectual disabilities in the Central Florida area. With pediatric therapy being the Foundation's background, our board members have seen these opportunities lacking for both children and adults with disabilities. Children with disabilities lack adequate fitness and recreational programs that are suited for them. The opportunities only decrease as they age, producing young adults with disabilities who have no methods to stay fit and healthy, socially involved or employed. Our expected outcome within five years is to build a larger multi-purpose fitness facility that would offer programming for those with special needs/disabilities to enable them to lead active, healthy lives, make and maintain friendships and gain employment.  We aim to build a wide range of adaptive sports and recreation/leisure opportunities for those with physical disabilities, to include indoor sports such as wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball and sled hockey, and outdoor activities such as adaptive rowing, water skiing, handcycling, kayaking, and sailing.

When we first began CFPT Foundation, we immediately started fundraising and sharing our vision. We started with a few programs at various facilities around Clermont, FL, offering ballet, tae kwon do and horseback riding lessons for those with disabilities. After years of fundraising, CFPT Foundation opened a "first phase" of the Central Florida Dreamplex. This 5000 sq. ft. facility opened in January 2015 and offers numerous fitness and recreational options for both children and adults with disabilities, and their family members. The response to our initial facility has been tremendous and has strengthened our belief in the need for the larger facility. We served over 500 unduplicated children and adults through fitness/recreational classes, pediatric therapy, social events, sports clinics, and educational events in our first eight months of operations. Our strategy is to unite our city and county, the private sector and local and national grants to achieve the larger facility which would serve many more in our area and have a state and nation-wide reach. Through two annual fundraiser events, CFPT Foundation is able to provide funds to the Dreamplex for operations and scholarships. These events also provide for our future growth, providing funds for our planned regional (smaller) facilities around Orlando, as well as the development of our larger facility. A capital campaign will commence upon the acquisition of property for our next facility.

Our organization was founded and is still directed by licensed therapists. They have decades of experience working with individuals with disabilities and understand the needs and struggles that exist when you live with a disability. Our board is made up of physicians, attorneys, bankers, parents of those with special needs, elected officials, and various representatives from other local organizations that serve the special needs population. Our network and partnerships have a long history and wide reach thanks to the many years of therapy services offered by our founding parent organization, Central Florida Pediatric Therapy, Associates. Many businesses, parents and local leaders have pledged their support in making the larger Dreamplex a reality. We have partnered with many organizations in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors that want to see the larger facility come to fruition.

Our greatest accomplishment to date that has moved us closer to our long-term goal is the opening of our initial Dreamplex facility. Opening our initial Dreamplex facility has given us a wealth of information. We have learned from our clients which fitness and recreation programs are desired, and which ones are less popular. We have gained much insight into how to design the layout of our future facility that would serve our clients best and allow for a more efficient and effective building. We have learned how necessary it is to have adequate numbers of smaller rooms for therapy and storage space, and a separate play area.  We have made many adjustments in our facility since opening, including the addition of more therapy rooms, the addition of programs for younger age groups and the tweaking of membership options/packages. Just this year (2019) we began our adaptive sports programs, using various facilities around the greater Orlando area to offer sled hockey and wheelchair sports.  The growth of these programs and the lessons learned from them will assist us in making the case for a larger facility that will be able to house them.

In early 2020, we opened our 2nd location to serve North Orlando/Winter Park areas in traditional pediatric therapies. This location also houses our Pre-K program for children who are deaf or have hearing issues. This program prepares these students for mainstream Kindergarten.

Financials

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Central Florida Pediatric Therapy Foundation, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 05/02/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs Amanda Nethero

New Heights Communication

Term: 2022 - 2026

Amy Gomes

Central Florida Dreamplex

Odette Stanley-Brown

Nemours Children's Hospital

Susan Saunders

Saunders Orthotics and Prosthetics

Bruce Haase

RedChip Inc

Kristy Calloway

The Buzz Hair Salon

Marla Smith

DuPage County, IL Schools

Sarah Klosterman

Lake County Schools

Amanda Nethero

South Lake Chamber of Commerce

Blake Moore

Wheels Up

Lianne Robinson

Homes with Lianne

Shawn McNiel

Private Business Owner

Kelly Wells

Private Business Owner

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 ? 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 8/24/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

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