Employment, Job Related

SPECTRUM DESIGNS FOUNDATION LTD

A Business with a Social Mission

aka Spectrum Designs

Port Washington, NY

Mission

To provide employment and vocational opportunities for individuals with autism, by operating a customized apparel printing company with appropriate supports, assisting those with autism in leading fuller more productive lives through the world of work

Ruling Year

2011

Co-Founder & CEO

Patrick Bardsley

Chief Operating Officer

Tim Howe

Main Address

366 Main Street

Port Washington, NY 11050 USA

Keywords

Employment, Job Creation, Disability Services

EIN

27-5020830

 Number

7058772177

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

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Our programs

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Employment of People with Disabilities

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Our Results

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Address the massive underemployment of teens and young adults with autism and related developmental disabilities.

Build a successful and sustainable business employing teens and young adults with autism that can be easily replicated.

Two masters in Special Ed on Staff, over 40 years combined working with special educational needs.
1500 sq feet print shop with two screen printing carousels, 2 embroidery machines and 2 DTG digital printers.
NYSID preferred source.
Lasting partnerships with Autism Speaks, Doug Flutie Foundation, North Shore Autism Circle and related charities.
Permanent relationship with service provider Nicholas Center for Autism who provide skilled educational staff to provide extra support to those participants that need it.

Increase our production output, increase our capacity to employ these individuals, have more locations and serve a larger customer base.

Started in a co-founder's house with 2 members of staff, $38,000 gross sales in first 12 months of operation.
Now have 27 participants, over 7000 hours of employment created for individuals with autism, annual sales at nearly $1,500,000 (2016 Sales figures)

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Financials

SPECTRUM DESIGNS FOUNDATION LTD

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

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Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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Organizational Demographics

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Race & Ethnicity

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Sexual Orientation

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