In Partnership with People with Disabilities

aka Advocacy Network on Disabilities   |   Miami, FL   |
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EIN: 59-1617964


THE ADVOCACY NETWORK ON DISABILITIES champions the rights of individuals with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities by promoting inclusion, providing services, and advancing systems change.

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President & CEO

Ms. Irenaida Diaz

Main address

7990 SW 117 Ave. Suite 135

Miami, FL 33183 USA

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Formerly known as

Community Committee for Developmental Handicaps, Inc.




Subject area info

Community service

Disabled persons' rights

Diversity and intergroup relations

Human services

Developmental disability services

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Population served info

People with disabilities

People with psychosocial disabilities

People with intellectual disabilities

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (S01)

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)

Programs and results

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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?

All Children Together Resource Network

The Advocacy Network on Disabilities is the home for the All Children Together (ACT) Resource Network for the Special Needs of Children with Disabilities and Their Families, an initiative of The Children’s Trust. Its role is to work with The Children’s Trust and the organizations it funds to increase our community’s capacity to provide quality, inclusive programs to children with disabilities.

Its MISSION is to increase the participation of children with disabilities and their families in all aspects of community life through capacity building, advocacy, and promoting best practices.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

The Advocacy Network on Disabilities helps thousands of individuals with disabilities and their families find needed supports and services. We provide some services ourselves, and arrange and coordinate others. For some, The Advocacy Network on Disabilities is the starting point; for others, it feels like their last hope to find the help they need. With many complex bureaucracies to navigate, obtaining services can be difficult and frustrating.

Our experienced, family-friendly staff can help you identify and advocate for the services and supports you want and need. We hope that during the time we work together, we can also help you acquire the knowledge and skills to become your own best advocate

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

In addition to impacting the lives of individuals and families, The Advocacy Network on Disabilities is equally committed to SYSTEMS ADVOCACY. It is an effort to change policies, rules or laws that determine how services are provided. Systems Advocacy seeks change on a macro scale that can help a large number of people at once.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Where we work


Champion for Children 2021

The Children's Trust


Fiscal year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 18.02 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.3 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 22% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of CCDH INC’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$19,528 -$5,174 $20,140 $54,045 $15,579
As % of expenses -1.5% -0.3% 1.1% 2.9% 0.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$21,680 -$10,071 $14,272 $48,249 $12,568
As % of expenses -1.7% -0.6% 0.8% 2.6% 0.6%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,225,740 $1,685,648 $1,780,045 $1,896,482 $2,300,502
Total revenue, % change over prior year -10.9% 37.5% 5.6% 6.5% 21.3%
Program services revenue 83.5% 85.4% 83.6% 93.3% 84.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.6% 0.5% 0.0%
Investment income 7.9% 3.6% 0.9% 0.3% 7.9%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.6%
All other grants and contributions 8.3% 11.0% 14.9% 6.0% 5.6%
Other revenue 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,275,045 $1,573,822 $1,867,566 $1,885,692 $2,104,668
Total expenses, % change over prior year -1.3% 23.4% 18.7% 1.0% 11.6%
Personnel 63.9% 71.9% 66.6% 75.1% 66.4%
Professional fees 12.6% 8.4% 7.3% 7.6% 8.1%
Occupancy 5.3% 4.5% 4.2% 4.7% 4.4%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 18.3% 15.1% 21.9% 12.6% 21.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,277,197 $1,578,719 $1,873,434 $1,891,488 $2,107,679
One month of savings $106,254 $131,152 $155,631 $157,141 $175,389
Debt principal payment $2,407 $0 $61 $0 $217,931
Fixed asset additions $9,534 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,395,392 $1,709,871 $2,029,126 $2,048,629 $2,500,999

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 0.7 0.8 0.1 1.4 0.3
Months of cash and investments 8.8 7.6 5.6 6.6 5.8
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 2.1 1.6 1.5 1.8 1.7
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $75,913 $110,946 $19,546 $219,758 $60,091
Investments $861,794 $882,412 $857,659 $821,288 $960,213
Receivables $254,619 $293,424 $331,571 $388,686 $432,918
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $49,568 $54,191 $56,466 $56,466 $52,091
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 59.1% 63.1% 64.9% 75.2% 80.9%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 6.4% 6.3% 8.0% 20.9% 9.5%
Unrestricted net assets $234,231 $224,160 $238,432 $286,681 $299,249
Temporarily restricted net assets $179,127 $296,127 $188,466 N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $740,000 $740,000 $740,000 N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $919,127 $1,036,127 $928,466 $885,211 $1,065,467
Total net assets $1,153,358 $1,260,287 $1,166,898 $1,171,892 $1,364,716

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Material data errors No No No No No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President & CEO

Ms. Irenaida Diaz

As President/CEO, responsible for the implementation, supervision, and oversight of all programs providing services to children and adults with disabilities & their families. Oversee, in two counties, professional development initiatives re inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of community life. Passionate social justice advocate involved in making sure “disabilities” are included as part of the DEI discussion. Oversee budget and develop relationships leading to successful fundraising and diversified funding sources. Proven ability to maximize reimbursements through proficiency in successful documentation. Motivational Interviewing (Trainer), CBT, REBT, Schema, and Trauma Informed Care. Affiliations: National Association of Social Workers (NASW), National Association of Addictions Professionals (NAADAC) and International Society for Trauma and Stress Studies (ISTSS).

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 03/20/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Ms. Kathleen Childs

Sunrise Community

Term: 2018 - 2023

Debbie Terenzio

United Community Options

Kathleen Childs

Sunrise Community

Sister Lidia Valle

Marian Center

David Raymond

Raymond & Assoc.

Mary Lynn Cuervo


Marcia Spevak Breiter

Wragg Casas

Joan Schaeffer


Irenaida Diaz

Advocacy Network on Disabilities

Thomas Fleischman

Jewish Community Services

George Carrasco

People First

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/28/2021

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


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity


Sexual orientation


Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/29/2021

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

  • 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 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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 measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.