TERI, Inc. (Oceanside, CA)


  • Name:Ms. Terri Williams, MBA
  • Title:Grants Manager


  • Organization Name:TERI, Inc.
  • Address:251 Airport Road
    Oceanside, CA 92058
    United States

Work Phone

  • Main phone:760-721-1706
  • Main fax:760-721-9872

Work Web

Other Phone

  • Mobile phone:760-522-6046

User Email



  • Mission:
  • We believe every individual with autism and other developmental & learning disabilities has the right to lead a values, meaningful, and fulfilling life of uncomproomised quality in their community.

  • History:
  • TERI (Training, Education & Research Institute), located in Oceanside, California has been a lifeline for individuals with autism and other developmental and learning disabilities since 1980. While many seek a cure, TERI has created an environment where individuals with autism and other disabilities thrive, surrounded by expert care providers dedicated to improving the quality of their over-all life experiences. Serving over 600 children, youth, adults and their families through educational, vocational, life planning and residential services, TERI is providing care today and working on securing the future for every one of our clients.

    TERI was founded 28 years ago with a grant to open four residential homes and a small day program. Today with over 300 employees, an annual operating budget of $14.5 million, and assets at nearly $8 million, TERI is San Diego County’s most comprehensive service provider for individuals with autism and other developmental & learning disabilities, and their families.

    TERI exists to ensure that every individual with developmental and learning disabilities is able to lead a valued, meaningful and fulfilling life of uncompromised quality in their community. TERI offers a continuum of services designed to meet emerging client needs across the lifespan. TERI operates two nonpublic schools: The Learning Academy serving 72 individuals with moderate to profound autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and concomitant behavioral challenges, and The Country School, with 32 students diagnosed with mild to moderate ASD, primarily Asperger’s syndrome. Adult services include 10 owned and operated 6-bed group homes (60 individuals), Choices for Adult Learning (12 individuals), and the Center for the Arts & Adult Education (164 adults). Additional services include Family Support (Respite) Services (over 300 individuals), and Camps, Saturday Program, Vocational Agricultural, Therapeutic Equestrian, Fitness & Recreation programs, Life Quality Planning, Consultation, and Transportation. TERI serves individuals from all over San Diego County, and a few individuals from Orange and Riverside Counties at our North San Diego County facilities.

  • Year established:1980
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:4
  • Advisory board size:48
  • Staff size:320

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Cheryl Kilmer, President of the Board
    William E. Mara, Secretary of the Board
    Joseph Michalowski, CPA, Treasurer of the Board
    Coni Cassiero, Member
    Rob DeZonia, Member

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Cheryl Kilmer, CEO & Founder

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • William E. Mara, Chief Operating OFficer
    Debra Champagne, Chief FInancial Officer
    Krysti DeZonia, Director fo Research & Education
    Teresa Martin, Director of Adult Services
    Laura Kauffman, Human Resources Director
    Laura White, Director of Development
    Terri A. WIlliams, MBA, Executive Assistant/Grants Manager


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:95-3532129

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:953532129
  • Organization Name:T E R I INC
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:251 AIRPORT RD
  • Organization City:OCEANSIDE
  • Organization State:CA
  • Organization Zip:92058-1201
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:September, 1996
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):320
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:X99Z
  • Asset Amount:$14,581,231
  • Asset Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$18,206,357
  • Income Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$18,174,434
  • Last Updated:11/18/2017 9:27:13 am

This information is directly from the IRS Exempt Organization Business Master File at Exempt Organizations Business Master File Extract. This information is not under the control of the Common Grant Application and is collected and compiled and can only be changed by the IRS.