Rating: 4.97 stars 36 36 reviews 1,810
Disabilities, Education, Human Services
1631 Dorchester Drive Plano TX 75075 USA
My Possibilities is a college-like center of continued learning that will increase independence, enhance quality of life, and preserve dignity of adults with cognitive disabilities.
My Possibilities has grown to serve over 350 adults with disabilities each week in our first seven years and have moved into our own facility. We continue to seek opportunities to expand and grow our services and programs for our HIPsters (Hugely Important People).
adults with special needs
Direct beneficiaries per year:
Annually, My Possibilities serves over 350 individuals and their families.
Geographic areas served:
educational training in social skills, independent living skills, vocational skills as well as creative expression and personal health and wellness training.
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1 person found this review helpful
I've been a Board Member and strong Supporter of My Possibilities for the past two years. I knew about it from involved parents before that, but it took being a part of the inner workings of the organization to really appreciate everything they do for developmentally challenged adults! Now that I've seen for myself all of their wonderful programs and how they impact the lives of this segment of the population, I am so proud to be a part of the organization. They are a caring, dedicated, well organized and efficiently run organization that fills a growing need within the Plano and Dallas community.
1 person found this review helpful
MP truly is all about being a family, and looking at what HIPsters CAN DO! Not what they can't, everyone here shows friendship, and most importantly LOVE! I truly believe God has used the staff to share his love, passion, faith to make MP an experience you will never forget no matter what your involved with!
Isaiah 54:13 All your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children.
Jamie-MP Cheer Coach!
My possibilities is a phenomenal organization!!! They really care about the "Hipsters" and gear all of their programs to helping them learn how to handle the basics of everyday life. Things that all of us take for granite in our everyday living. I have never seen a program like this!! This is not a place that babysits people with cognitive learning disabilities. They bring out the best in each and everyone of their hipsters!! It is a community that inspires each and everyone of them to be the best they can be!! I am so impressed and love volunteering there when I can!!
1 person found this review helpful
I recently found My Possibilities and I am honored to be able to enhance their mission. If you are looking for a meaning organization who serves individuals with cognitive disabilities and provides a trademarked continued educational framework, this is the place to be! The HIPsters (Hugely Important People) are treated with dignity, the professional and well educated instructors are extremely passionate, the staff and Board of Directors are highly engaged and encourage innovation. If you are searching for a sustainable organization to place a special gift that will make transformational change, please consider My Possibilities.
I have been involved with My Possibilities since 2009, and a Board member since 2012. I can honestly say that My Possibilities is a great organization, run by great people, with a great mission. The HIPsters (Hugely Important People) at My Possibilities are always at the center of every decision made and action taken - and the results show! The happiness and growth of each and every HIPster is truly amazing to see!
I can't overstate my pride and excitement to be involved with such a wonderful nonprofit.
The staff at MP constantly goes above and beyond to ensure their quality of service maintains its excellence.
My Possibilities serves to develop adults with special needs. Their staff and volunteers have the heart and creativity to make an amazing organization that is more like a great school campus. MP develops the hearts, minds and bodies of their clients. The quality people of MP draw a lot of support from the community and many volunteers. They are a "can-do" organization... whatever they can dream, they can make it happen.
As a Special Education teacher working with students who have cognitive disabilities I always worried about the graduating students having a good quality of life while maintaining dignity and being recognized for their giftedness. My Possibilities offers this opportunity by providing continuing education and participation in the community in a meaningful way. The Creative Arts program has helped to develop the HIPsters artistic, music and acting abilities. The Achieve Program offers instruction to increase vocational, social, independent living, and leadership skills. My Possibilities disproves the myth that people with disabilities "plateau" and cease to learn. These adults are constantly learning and are an inspiration to "typically developing" adults!
When you hear the words "My Possibilities", what kind of vibes pop into your head? Personally, I envision a beautiful, steadfast horizon. Well, this non-profit is just that! I have been absolutely blessed over the past 6 months of simply volunteering in any way I can be of help towards our HIPsters (Hugely Important People). I have not only built relationships with the staff and HIPsters, I have established a second home for myself.
I could go on and on about MP; but to sum up my thoughts: this organization has no limits, no timelines and no standards set for the individual differences and capabilities across the board of our unique and extremely driven HIPsters. From yoga classes, bible study, karaoke, daily living strategies and household chores, computer labs, educational classroom settings, comic club, art room, speech therapy and behavioral counseling, MP University education, cooking classes and a MP Culinary crew- to name a few ;-) - to a beautiful respite home, weekly outings to places like museums, comic con, the Dallas Aquarium, movie theaters, fancy car dealerships....the list goes on for days! Like I said earlier: NO limits, NO timelines, NO standards.
MP has an open heart and open door for any post high school adult with a disability that is not afforded the chance for continued education.
The horizon never ceases, nor do the possibilities
My experience with the first of many to come events with My Possibilities was absolutely exhilarating.
I had the opportunity of being a University of Texas @ Dallas student volunteer for the 2015 Community Ball event at the Intercontinental Hotel of Dallas in Addison, TX on April 17, 2015. The first event I was awarded the chance of being a part of was the only convincing it took for me to have the urge to continue volunteering.
The MP staff, program, and of course the HIPsters are what makes this organization the one and only in the area. If this program does not intrigue your curiousity, nothing else will.
I am completely amazed at the great and thoughtful work My Possibilities does on a daily basis on behalf of adults with cognitive challenges. The agency and staff are innovative, responsive, respectful, determined and energetic when it comes to supporting our population and offering them ways that they can shine! I am humbled to volunteer and see the impact this agency has made on the individuals in the program, their families and the community as a whole. They ROCK!