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Achievement Center of Texas
June 30, 2013

My autistic grandson began attending the Achievement Center of Texas during school summer breaks starting when he was 6 years old. The changes in his attitude, interaction with other children, and his family changed in such a positive way it was truly remarkable. We felt so blessed to have found this special organization that improved the lives of so many children and adults with a variety of special needs and worked so hard to help them become as independent as their "special abilities" would allow them. My grandson is now 20 years old and a much better person thanks to the Achievement Center of Texas.

For the last several years I have proudly sat on the board of this exceptional organization to help in any way I can to support the efforts of the center. Achievement Center of Texas is now in its 35th year of operation and has helped many families cope with the demanding needs of raising these very special children. The director and staff are lovely and loving people who truly care about their students and have created a program that lets each person achieve their full potential.

Achievement Center of Texas is a life changing experience for the students that attend. They truly blossum and become all that they can be thanks to the truly wonderful staff!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would love to expand our space and offer services to more children. We really need more inside space and more playground area. Several of our students are in wheelchairs and need more room to "rock and roll" (especially outside)!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Board Member

NONPAREIL INSTITUTE
June 27, 2013

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.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Clone Gary Moore and the nP organization to have them everywhere they are needed

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public

Autistic Treatment Center, Inc.
November 25, 2012

The Achievement Center of Texas (ACT) is a Center that is near and dear to my heart. In addition to providing loving care and support for children and young adults with Autism, Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, and other disabilities they provide hope for their families. I have personally seen children who could barely function blossum and thrive with the interaction from the staff, directors and each other. It is truly remarkable to see the kids learn life skills they thought they would never be able to achieve. My own grandchild who has autism spent several summers in their day camp and it made such a change in his life that I have been involved with ACT ever since. ACT is now in its 35th year of providing life-changing little miracles every day. Darlene S. Taylor-Thompson, MD

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Board Member