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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Autism, Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Health, Human Services, Job Training, Vocational Rehabilitation

Mission: nonPareil Institute is dedicated to providing technical training, employment and housing to individuals who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. We hope to one day be partially self-sustaining from the products our Crew build and market.

Results: Since opening our doors in 2010, more than 360 adults with autism have received training at nonPareil Institute. We have used their natural enthusiasm for technology as a platform for developing vocational and social skills for increased independence. To-date, nonPareil has hired 58 adults with autism (most part-time, some full-time). For many this was their first job. Some have found part-time work while still training at nonPareil, while others have left nonPareil to join the workforce on a part-time or full-time basis. While training at nonPareil, some adults with autism have taken the important step of moving into an apartment and away from their parents' home for the first time. Others have mastered such steps towards independence as learning to drive or mastering the use of public transit. Most importantly, all have found acceptance - a place where autism is understood and growth towards fulfilled adult living is encouraged.

Target demographics: adults with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder

Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 200 adults with autism!

Geographic areas served: the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston markets

Programs: technical, vocational and social skills training in order to help them lead fulfilled lives

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

5 Meredith10

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

nonPareil Institute provides a loving, safe and structured environment for adults on the autism spectrum to reach their full potential. My son has grown so much under the guidance and training provided by the staff and crew.

Meredith Burke

Previous Stories
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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My son attends nonPareil Institute. He has high functioning autism. nPI gives Daniel the opportunity to train in gaming app development. He would not be qualified to train elsewhere. nPI is flexible with Daniel's need for accommodations. He receives one-on-one attention from the exellent staff. Improvements need to be more staff, more space, more hardware, more donations.

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3 Katie150

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My neighbor attends nonpareil and loves it. She has a place to go to work and non be judged. I think it's just awesome.

2 Debora G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What an outstanding team of compassionate people! Gary and Dan have created something I don't believe anyone could have envisioned before non-Pareil. They have created solutions to an enormous question, they have created a safe haven and atmosphere for these wonderfully gifted people to work and grow and build self esteem and I'm sure overwhelming sense of accomplishment, they have created hope. It has been a long journey for you all I'm sure but what an amazing thing you are doing!

4 Chloe5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hi, this is Chloe, I am diagnosed with autism, I am unable to find a job, so I go to nonPareil four days per week and thank GOD, this program has changed my life and giving me a future.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This institute was truly an answer to many prayers for our grandson. The time had come for this young man to find his own way in the world, but how to do that without the necessary skills. At a time in life when the world should be opening, it seemed to be closing. Everyone who knows this fine young man,
tried to offer countless alternatives to the normal educational paths. And then his mother saw a local news program about nonPareil.
In every possible respect, this is the ultimate placement for him. He is offered a safe, nurturing environment where he is learning skills that he can use later in life, grow in independence and pride in his own abilities. We hope this institute can grow and offer this experience to more young adults with learning and working challenges
Cathie R.

1 Joanne W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A life changing, personal, and inspiring place to see. Take a tour and see what Dan's vision is for our adult children with Autism. We want our children to have a job, a place to live and acceptance. My child has been at NP for over a year and he is a happy person who calls going to NP his work. My son is bright, but like many autistic individuals lack social skills. Here they learn how to work as a team, and create something that makes them feel good about themselves. As a parent this is the world to me, I was so upset when he was out of school; what do I do now? My son deserves the same life as any other person and thanks to NP I know my son is at a place where he can grow, live and be part of something wonderful. Please donate to this great program; you can make the life brighter for a person who just needs a different structured enviorment, God knows it changed our lives for the better. I know my son will be fine, Thank You NP you are an answer to my prayers, God bless nonpareil.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My son Emnet who is 14 is on the Autism spectrum. Nonpareil give hope for my son . With the help of Nonpareil my son will be a productive. Nonpareil will be built a confidence for my son. Nonpareil help my son not to be a burden of the society. It will be great if we have a training institute in our area. (Washington DC) this is the only organization I know , It gives a positive learning place for Auistic kids.

Makeda

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This institute is fantastic! Their crew members are very happy there, and the staff is very involved and caring.

Darlene9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I learned about nonPariel while serving on the board of The Achievement Center of Texas, another excellent non-profit caring for mobility and other types of disabled individuals. My high functioning autistic 18 year old grandson Jonathan was interviewed by Gary Moore for the nP program; my husband and I were incredibly impressed by every aspect of their approach to the students, what they had to offer, and their life changing organization. We wanted Jonathan to attend; Jonathan was over the moon in love with the program and was eager to start immediately. Regrettably his parents live in Florida and did not want him living away from home so he has been unable to attend. We still think nP is the best place for Jonathan and keep trying to convince his parents to allow him to attend. Darlene S. Taylor-Thompson, M.D.

rajczi

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A truly amazing group of people passionate about making a better world for an under serviced group of adults.