Blagrove Special Needs Services Inc

Committed To Helping Children With Autism

Peachtree Corners, GA   |  www.blagrovespecialneedsservices.org

Mission

Blagrove Special Needs Services, Inc. (BSNS) as a 501c3 and Georgia licensed Charity organization is the stateside fund raising arm supporting the Montego Bay Autism Center (MBAC) and its nonprofit alternative day school in Jamaica. We are an exciting and collaborative organization for people, businesses & other organizations to get involved in giving a hope and future to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities and counsel/support for their parents. Our Mission: To connect resources, volunteers and funding programs which include educational, therapeutic and recreational opportunities. Our Vision : BSNS seeks to provide these children/teens with the highest possible quality of life, dignity and independence.

Notes from the nonprofit

Plans now for new roof and equipping the Montego Bay Autism Center/School with funds estimated at $25,000 needed to add behavior/occupational/physical/sensory therapies for all students, parent counseling/training and youth occupational training and life skills.

Ruling year info

2015

President and Vice Chair of the Board

Adama Blagrove

Vice-President and Board Chairman

Patti Jo C Bach

Main address

PO Box 922651

Peachtree Corners, GA 30010 USA

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Formerly known as

Friends of MBAC

EIN

47-3055882

NTEE code info

Autism (G84)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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Support for Montego Bay Autism Center in Jamaica

MBAC Objectives :
Education
•To provide a daily nonprofit alternative school.
•To keep staff and families informed on international standards and trends.
•To have workshops targeting lifestyle skills and training for parents.
Services
•To provide educational, technical, emotional, and social support.
•To provide screening and the service of consultants and experts.
•To have in the future boarding quarters for those coming from towns, rural areas, and other islands.
Advocacy
•To use current information to educate the public arena and government.
•To have annual Autism week, creating awareness of the disorder.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Children and youth

Where we work

Financials

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Blagrove Special Needs Services Inc

Board of directors
as of 06/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Patti Jo Bach

Blagrove Special Needs Services, Inc.

Term: 2015 - 2023

Christie Williams

Camp Hope, Love Out Loud, Camp Winshape, and Wake Forest Healthcare Guild

Cheri Elmore

Alston & Bird Law Firm

Cheryl Vanderpool

Victory World Church

Adama Blagrove

Montego Bay Autism Center

Patti Jo Bach

retired pediatric RN

Sandra Wright-Fofanah

US Federal Government

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? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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