Council for Developmental Disabilities, Inc. dba ABLE
300 N Crawford Ave.
Norman OK 73070
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
ABLE Community Based Services
Mission Statement ABLE supports adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Able provides access to independent daily living assistance, group homes, employment training, day-activity programs, on-the-job support, and community service activities. By acquiring self-sufficient living abilities and marketable work skills, people with developmental disabilities can expand their options of lifestyle, housing, and employment.
Contact Information
Contact Name Amanda Harvey
Contact email amandaharvey.able@gmail.com
Address 300 N Crawford Ave.
Norman, OK 73070
Phone (405) 329-3922
Fax 405-701-5304
County Cleveland County
Alternate Address PO Box 354
Norman OK 73070
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card http://okable.org
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer Checks can be mailed to ABLE at PO Box 354, Norman, OK 73070-0354. Or, contact Amanda Harvey at 405.329.3922
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $2,081,535.00
Projected Expenses $1,991,920.00
History and Background
Year Founded 1982
IRS Ruling Year 1983
State Registration Expiration Nov 2019
Statements
Mission ABLE supports adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Able provides access to independent daily living assistance, group homes, employment training, day-activity programs, on-the-job support, and community service activities. By acquiring self-sufficient living abilities and marketable work skills, people with developmental disabilities can expand their options of lifestyle, housing, and employment.
Background

Council for Developmental Disabilities, Inc., d.b.a. ABLE Community Based Services is a community-based nonprofit located in Norman, Oklahoma, which serves adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. ABLE began in 1982 through the efforts of a small group of teachers, parents, and professionals working together to provide a more meaningful life for their adult children with developmental and intellectual disabilities. After graduating high school or reaching 18 years of age, people with disabilities and the families who cared for them had few, if any options. This need was the catalyst to open a sheltered workshop in Norman. The ABLE workshop began with six adult clients with developmental disabilities. In 1985, ABLE opened its first group home, providing 24-hour care to as many as six clients per home.


Since that time, ABLE has grown, but our mission continues to be to support, care for, and enable adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities to live meaningful lives. We work to accomplish our mission by providing both residential and vocational program care. ABLE now operates four group homes and three Direct Living-Assistance Service homes, serving up to 34 individuals. ABLE also conducts multiple vocational programs that (1) provide job-skill training and (2) assist clients with job support on a daily basis.

ABLE accepts clients from all over Oklahoma, and provides vocational assistance across Cleveland County, including the cities of Norman and Noble, the University of Oklahoma, and private employers. ABLE works to accomplish our mission by providing both residential and vocational program care.
 
Besides ABLE's residential program, the agency offers a program tailored to assist adults with special needs practice job-related skills. Our vocational program includes a sheltered workshop, Community Integrated Employment (CIE).

ABLE also gives back to the Norman community through our service recipients volunteering with local community service
projects, such as cleaning up litter through Norman’s Adopt-a-Park program, delivery of meals for our elderly community via Meals on Wheels, and volunteer work at the Food Pantry and the Second Chance Animal Sanctuary. One of the most important strengths of ABLE is that we promote companionship and a feeling of self-worth. We provide transportation to allow residents to enjoy group outings and social activities. Opportunities in the community are provided and include shopping, visiting friends, and attending local events – activities that many ABLE residents would never otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy.


Impact

Our focus is 2020 is enhancing the experience of our service recipients in the community and expanding their ability to aquire either positions in the workforce or volunteer position in the Norman community.  We chose the community development focus area because our goal at Able is to teach the service recipients skills in multiple areas including tactile and social that will enable them to secure jobs that both benefit the place of employment where they are hired and ultimately themselves.

Needs


Board Chair Statement "During the past 2 years, under the leadership of Mr. Lance Davis, ABLE has moved forward and upward, and is moving toward an excellent future." ~Mr. William "Bill" Huntington, Board President
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Norman
Noble
ABLE's service recipients are from across Cleveland County. The focus of ABLE's programs is in Norman, OK.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Housing, Shelter/Independent Housing for People With Disabilities
Tertiary Organizational Category Human Services/Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations
Programs
Description The ABLE vocational program includes Community Integrated Employment, which is the liaison between persons with developmental disabilities and community businesses. This includes skills development, specialized training, job search and placement, and on-the-job help for each developmentally disabled service recipient in the program. Our vocational program works with area businesses to secure employment for our clients, as well as works to secure contracts with the help of state organizations, such as Department of Human Services (DHS).
Strategy
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities People/Families with of People with Disabilities Adults
Description
ABLE's residential program includes (4) group homes and (3) Direct Living Service (DLS) homes, which provide individuals a private bedroom that he or she decorates and customizes, and each person has full access to living, kitchen and dining areas. Trained staff teach residents daily living skills such as housekeeping, laundry, cooking and personal hygiene and care in supervised home settings. These round-the-clock staff members administer necessary medications and supervise residents in preparing meals.
 
Residential managers schedule healthcare appointments and outside activities, affording the residents the opportunity to live independently, all while learning daily living skills. Participants also benefit from social experiences, recreational and leisure activities, and community integration. The assisted living program gives residents even greater autonomy, with ready access to support for tasks like banking, shopping and transportation.
Strategy
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities People/Families with of People with Disabilities Adults
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Lance Davis
Start Date Sept 2017
Email lancedceo.able@gmail.com
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 56
Number of Part-time Staff 7
Number of Contract Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 7
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
United Way of Norman2019
Comments on Staff & Management
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments "During the past 14 months, under the leadership of Mr. Davis, ABLE has moved forward and upward and is moving toward an excellent future." ~Mr. William "Bill" Huntington, Board President
Other Documents
Board Chair
Name William "Bill" Huntington
Company Affiliation President of the Board
Term July 2018 to June 2021
Email wvhuntington@yahoo.com
Board of Directors
List Current as of Dec 18, 2019
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Veronica BrionesMember of the BoardVoting
Darlene BynumSecretary of the BoardVoting
Sheri DerryTreasurer Of the BoardVoting
CJ GeorgeVice President of BoardVoting
Linda GrayMember of the BoardVoting
Bill HuntingtonBoard PresidentVoting
Leigh MahoneyMember of the BoardVoting
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 6
Comments on Board & Governance
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments "Due to the positive leadership from the ABLE Director, we have rebuilt the Board of Directors with individuals who are involved in the community." ~ William "Bill" Huntington, Board President
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2019-June 30, 2020
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $2,081,535
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $1,991,920
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Revenue$1,964,251$2,125,907$2,117,514
Total Expenses$1,984,049$2,023,658$2,162,816
Revenue Less Expenses($19,798)$102,249($45,302)
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Contributions$45,902$114,109$35,491
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$201,858$0$251,434
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$201,858--$251,434
Individual Contributions------
$17,000$51,800$23,000
$1,699,237$1,959,452$1,723,471
Investment Income, Net of Losses$254$422$343
Unrealized Gain/Loss----$65,166
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Other--$124$18,609
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$1,635,205$1,723,936$1,596,433
Administration Expense$331,870$299,722$566,383
Fundraising Expense$16,974----
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.991.050.98
Program Expense/Total Expenses82%85%74%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue37%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$484,059$487,697$443,986
Current Assets$14,739$85,366$81,976
Long-Term Liabilities$273,959$224,102$219,162
Current Liabilities$158,760$192,457$255,935
Total Net Assets$51,340$71,138($31,111)
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.090.440.32
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets57%46%49%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $1,699,237Earned Revenue $1,959,452Earned Revenue $1,723,471
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovt - Unspecified $201,858Contributions $114,109Gov't Unspecified $251,434
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $45,902Indirect Public Support $51,800Realized & Unrealized Gain/(Loss) $65,166
Endowment? No
Credit Line? Yes
Reserve Fund? No
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.
 
Note: In the fiscal year 2016, a prior period adjustment was $5,293. It is included in "Other" revenue.
 
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.
 
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Address 300 N Crawford Ave.
Norman, OK 73070
Primary Phone 405 329-3922
Give with Credit Card http://okable.org
CEO/Executive Director Lance Davis
Board Chair William "Bill" Huntington
Board Chair Company Affiliation President of the Board