Richmond Autism Integration Network
7250 Patterson Avenue
Richmond VA 23229
Mission Statement
The mission of Richmond Autism Integration Network (RAIN) is to enhance the social and spiritual health of individuals with Autism through creative social and recreational outlets specifically designed to help lay the foundation for building relationships as well as offer support through educational programs to their families and communities.
 
 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Robin M Davis
Board Chair Amanda Harris
Board Chair Company Affiliation Royall & Company
Contact Information
Address 7250 Patterson Avenue
Richmond, VA 23229
Telephone 804 754-0000
Fax 804 754-0000
E-mail info@richmondautism.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2011
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $60,000.00
Projected Expenses $65,000.00
Statements
Mission
The mission of Richmond Autism Integration Network (RAIN) is to enhance the social and spiritual health of individuals with Autism through creative social and recreational outlets specifically designed to help lay the foundation for building relationships as well as offer support through educational programs to their families and communities.
 
 
Impact
In 2012, RAIN began as a small summer camp  for children with a primary diagnosis of Autism or related developmental delay. By 2015 RAIN's Camp Free2BMe served 270 children with Autism ages 13 and up. Due to the high demand for a summer program for younger children RAIN has added a Jr Camp to serve children ages 6 to 12. Social Saturdays, a specific social skills training program started in the spring of 2015 with one class, has now grown to three classes served in 6 week blocks on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. This program is a huge success and will eventually grow into classes held throughout the week. Lastly, RAIN will begin an After School Social Club which will meet the needs of middle/high school students that have aged out of daycare but still need supervision and social opportunities.
Needs
RAIN is still a very young no-profit. The areas we need the most help in are in the area's of Board Membership, Grant Writing and Staff Development. RAIN has grown tremendously in the last year but due to lack of funding we have been unable to grow staff and rely heavily on volunteers. Our volunteer pool is fabulous and our relationship with the local colleges and universities is strong, however we need salaries to pay key staff members such as a business office manager and current "staff:
Background
RAIN was founded by the parent of a child with autism. In her search for a summer camp and after school opportunities for her son, she discovered there were not any programs designed specifically for children on the autism spectrum. RAIN was formed in 2011 and Camp Free2BMe launched in July 2012. Camp Free2BMe utilizes an evidence based peer to peer model. Peers are volunteers from the local middle and high schools. RAIN After School began in January 2014 and is the first licensed after school program for children with Autism.
 
 
CEO Statement As the parent of a child with Autism, I get it. I am taking this journey of Autism with over 125,000 fellow Virginians and their families. It is a journey that has been overwhelming, frustrating and amazing all at the same time. I love my children, I love Virginia and I love to serve others. Currently Virginia ranks 49th in the nation for services for special needs but 17th in the nation for population. Creating RAIN and growing it has given me the opportunity to serve all of those that I love and it gives others the same opportunity, to make a difference. RAIN has been the first in Virginia as a licensed after school recreation program, the first home school support program for kids with an ASD. We strive to continue to meet the ever growing and changing needs of our community and to offer our programs across the state.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Metro Richmond
Tri-cities Region
Chester
Chesterfield County
Goochland County
Hanover County
Henrico County
Board Chair
Board Chair Amanda Harris
Company Affiliation Royall & Company
Term Jan 2016 to Jan 2018
Email AHarris.RVA@gmail.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Robin McDaniel Davis RAIN
Amanda Harris Community Volunteer
Scott Helm Domion Virginia Power
Jake Maxwell Bon Air Baptist @ the Village
Kari Randall, LPC The Village Counseling Center
Martha Wooten Essex Bank
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 4
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 0
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 5
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Comments
RAIN has had a challenging time with recruiting  knowledgeable board members. Our current board is stronger and the members dedicated but we could still use members that have served on a board in the past and can heklp develop our current board into a much stronger group.
Executive Director
Executive Director Robin M Davis
Experience Robin Davis is the parent of a 15 year old son on the Autism Spectrum. She brings to RAIN over 20 years of sales and marketing experience. Before founding RAIN she worked for the Virginia Department of Veterans Services as the Director of Admissions and Marketing for Sitter & Barfoot Veterans Care Center. She was one of five staff chosen to open SBVCC. 
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Bryan R Kirby Camp Director
Catherine K Pall Program Director
Kari Randall, LPC Clinical Director
Staff
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 48
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Programs
Description
Camp Free2BMe is a summer camp specifically designed for children on the autism spectrum ages 8 to 18. Camp Free2BMe offers a unique opportunity for non autistic children (trained in Autism 101) to pair with autistic children and go out into the community to explore and participate in fun activities such as Peak Experiences, Swader's Sports Park, ice skating, swimming, and others.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Budget $260,000.00
Short Term Success
Our first summer, June 2012, we enrolled 8 students with autism and had 20 volunteers from the local middle/high schools participate. The middle/high school students earned their volunteer hours for school by participating in Camp Free2BMe. The first summer session ran for three consecutive weeks. In 2013 we had 28 students with autism enrolled and 32 middle/high school students and 20 college students volunteer. The volunteers went back to their respective schools sharing information about their experience working with autistic peers which in turn has generated more interest and a quest to find more understanding about autism from non autistic peers.
The summer of 2015 we served 270 students on the autism spectrum and utilized 50 peer buddies and 4 college interns. The expectation for 2016 is to serve over 300 students with autism. 
Long Term Success
The ultimate goal of RAIN's Camp Free2BMe is to offer children with autism the same opportunity of attending a summer camp with their non autistic peers, participating in the same activities and having the chance to enjoy both in a safe and understanding environment. Long term,we for see several camps like ours in different communities all over the state offering all children the opportunity to have a summer camp experience.
Description RAIN After School is a specialized after school program for both children on the autism spectrum and their "neuro-typical" peers. This program is designed for children 8 and up. The focus is on strengthening the personal growth of our students through social and recreational experiences.
Budget $260,000.00
Description

RAIN Social Saturdays run in six week blocks and encompass a set of social skills for adolescents (Ages 10+). Skills are taught through direct instruction using ACCESS Curriculum . Guided practice takes place with peer buddies and therapeutic recreation activities. Recreational activities offered include Cooking, Art, Music, Chess Club, Science Club and will vary each week.

Budget $2,500.00
CEO/ED/Board Comments Our biggest challenge all 4 seasons of camp has been transportation for field trips. Field trips are key to the success of our camp. The opportunity to get our campers out in the community is crucial to building social skills and life skills. The most recent camp (2015) transportation expenses were $15,000 to rent vehicles and for gas. RAIN purchased a used school bus for $1000 in September 2015. It needs minor repairs and painting but we plan to have it road worthy and ready prior to camp 2016. This should remedy the transportation challenges and should be more cost effective allowing us to put more funds towards camp field trip fees and supplies. Another challenge is funding for those campers that can not afford the camp tuition. RAIN has not turned anyone away due to a family's financial challenges however as we grow we will not be able to continue providing large discounts without scholarship funding.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $60,000.00
Projected Expenses $65,000.00
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$82,999$17,681$2,813
Administration Expense$5,347$3,130--
Fundraising Expense$211$649--
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.040.991.37
Program Expense/Total Expenses94%82%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue2%6%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$4,201$827$1,037
Current Assets$4,201$827$1,037
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$0----
Total Net Assets$4,201$827$1,037
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit Application Confirmation 1/2016View
Comments
Organization Comments Challenges have been in the area of grant writing and funding for salaries to pay staff. RAIN is currently looking for a grant writer.
Foundation Comments
  • If an organization has gross receipts that are normally $50,000 or less, it can choose to file Form 990-N.
  • Received 501(c)(3) status in 2013.
  • Financial analysis derived from statements provided by the organization.