Rating: 4.97 stars 29 29 reviews 1,604
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 200 adults with disabilities each week in our first five 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
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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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!
6 people found this review helpful
My son is an adult with special needs that has graduated out of the public school system. My Possibilities has helped him grow and learn new skills to prepare him for work. My son loves attending My Possibilities, and now has a great circle of peers that support and love him. My Possibilities has very professional and caring staff, that make a difference in the lives of adults with cognitive challenges by showing them love care and kindness while challenging them to be all that god intended.
I came to be apart of the MP team over two years ago. When I came I was staff member #14, and today we have 35 full time staff on the MP team. MP was serving 70 HIPsters at that time, today we serve 175 everyday. I have an active role with new families and there is not one story or circumstance that I have heard that humbles me. The sacrifices families in the DFW area make to have the higher level of programming for their adult is amazing.
Not only as a member of management but as a personal donor I expect nothing but the best for our HIPsters. I know what the state of Texas pays to serve our population but you would be surprised ..........
The dedication that the families, the staff, the Board of Directors, the volunteers and the community has is AMAZING!!!!!
You will not find a better organization to be associated with.
If you are ever in the area, stop by and I will personally will tour you!
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I am a vocational teacher who helps students transition from being in school to the next phase of their life. My Possibilities offers opportunities most have never had before. From the social to the physical and educational needs of each person. I am proud to recommend My Possibilities to families.
2 people found this review helpful
My Possibilities is the ONLY "day hab" that provides actual, meaningful instruction. The staff recognizes that HIPSTERS are quite capable of improving employability and self help skills and work with each individual to help them be the best they can be! My Possibilities is so unique and special.
3 people found this review helpful
My son became a HipSter about 6 months ago and both Mom and Dad are so pleased how he has responded to the positive environment. He was a bit apprehensive the first month but he began to really come out of his shell. I am certain it is due to the total acceptance he encounters with his peers and staff. He has stated goals and receives a quarterly "report card" detailing his progress, which helps us at home reinforce stated goals.
My Possibilities is a non-profit organization desperately needed in our community. Children with disabilities that age out of the local school system now have a day center that treats them with respect, dignity, and kindness. Adults with Disabilities or what My Possibilities likes to call - HIPsters (Hugely Important People) are taught vocational skills; work skills, livings skills, etc. My Possibilities uses music therapy, art therapy and much, much more. I have never seen a more dedicated staff and group of volunteers than those at My Possibilities. Visit their facility and see if you are not moved by what is happening there! The power of love and kindness is overflowing and is helping so many people. My heart overflows every time I am there. As a parent, I have looked into the eyes of some of the HIPsters' parents and have seen the relief. I have spoken to them and they are so thankful that My Possibilities exists. As one mom said to me on the dance floor at the MP Gala (which was really a prom for the HIPsters), "She is so happy. I cannot believe she is all dressed up and out on a dance floor having so much fun. I never thought that she or I would ever experience this." Ugh! I hugged her and my child without a disability and my husband watched and felt the live and joy danced with HIPsters and their families as they smiled and simply had the time of their lives. My Possibilities is just awesome!
1 person found this review helpful
I have volunteered for years with My Possibilities because I believe in their mission and they work so hard it makes you want to join in and work hard too for these hugely important people they support. Everyone on the staff there goes the extra mile and you see it in everything MP does. Their building is one of the happiest places in town where people feel comfortable, learn and express themselves. It's amazing to see people with disabilities come and enjoy all the things that we take for granted whether it be earning a paycheck, creating a piece of art work, hanging out with friends at social events... It's all happening here. I remember when this place was just a small startup and now they are servicing so many families. The special needs community is greatly under served in our country and it is wonderful to see a non-profit set up and be exactly what these people needed and more.