Our son is a student at nonPareil Institute where he is learning about game design and 3D modeling. He has found an organization that appreciates him for who he is, helps him use his strengths, and lovingly encourages him to expand his knowledge and expertise so that he can have a career one day. Our son feels accepted & valued in a way that he never has before. nonPareil is an answer to our prayers. The cofounders, Dan & Gary, and the staff, are so dedicated and have such big hearts. They are doing God's work with these students!
My son, age 19, has Asperger's and high school was an awful experience for him, yet we worried what he would do afterwards. Finding nonPareil has been a blessing. Not only is our son happy, he feels he belongs and has thrived in this environment. The staff truly understands these kids. My son is more articulate than he has ever been, partly I believe because he is not stressed and doesn't feel riduculed when he makes a mistake. This is a place that needs to be checked out by anyone with a loved one on the Autism/Asperger's spectrum.
Our son Adam was getting to the age where we needed find the next step for him after high school. Adam being PDD *high functioning austism needed to be challenged and no ordinary program would do. At the this time Adam was in a program called the Transition Learning Center in Garland Texas part of the GISD. His teacher Mrs. Advance found this wonderful non profit program on the SMU campus in Plano Texas and was excited to tell us about it! We were excited too once we went to visit. It was a place that Adam would finally fit in and be challenged to use his gifts that have grown in him since birth. This was an answer to our prayers! Adam loves going and learning and working and now teaching others who don't know as much as he does at nonPariel. Adam has come a long way and we owe it all to this amazing place called nonPariel Institute! The students learn all the aspects of producing a video game from artwork to modeling to code! Adam wouldn't leave this program now if you paid him too! We are so happy for him! Carol & Brian Jeffreys of Sachse Texas
Our son who is on the spectrum with Aspergers enjoys his time away from home learning and training on video game applications. This is what he has wanted to do for several years now. We finally found a place that accepts people as they are and makes no judgements. They take the time to help, teach, and encourage those on the spectrum to become valuable members of society. They help give them a purpose in life, and help them reach for the stars. Thank you for all you do.
I joined the program at nonPareil to better my skills in computer programming. I have never regretted the decision. Through their help, I have gained a lot of practical knowledge to help me in my career. I would recommend them to anyone who was a programmer trying to develop themselves.
We were looking at very few options for our daughter with autism once she graduated from high school. In fact, the options that were shown to us basically set her future as a minimum wage earner with little chance of growth. We knew she was very talented with art and computers but the local grocery store (which was one of the options) just doesn't offer a program that utilizes those talents and the college's had no way of dealing with a person with autism. The future did not look bright until we discovered nonPareil Institute. The fit for our daughter is unbelievable, she has already completed one phase of training and has entered her art training which is what she wants to do. I truly believe the skills she will obtain will enable her to compete with anyone in the app development space. The staff is amazing, from the CEO to the volunteers, everyone at nonPareil has a genuine love for what they are doing and who they are serving. Thanks to God for blessing our lives with this incredible company.
Non Pareil is an incredible institute that gives Autistim Spectrum and Aspergers Syndrome adults an opportunity to learn in the field of technology to help them become more independent. It gives them an environment that sets them up to be more productive in a setting that understands their spectrum. My son is 28 with high functioning autism. We have toured NP and are on the waitlist at present. We are looking forward to the opportunity that awaits for Justin to attend. We are so impressed at the progress these students have made!
My son was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at age 23 after failing college, finishing an EET associates degree,getting a fine job and being asked to leave after the training period ended. He was never told why he was asked to resign. He then spent three years in his room, coming out to eat, shop and perhaps see friends once or twice a year. He lived on the computer. Through the help of a counselor we discovered nonPareil. He was accepted one year ago. His life has completely changed. He has moved to Texas. After 6 months he took over his own finances, paying the bills. Within four months of his starting he became a student-instructor. He is now renting a house with a fellow student, looking forward to a lifetime career, instructing three different courses, and has friends and a social life that was unimaginable just one year ago. The staff at nonPareil have made a new man out of him and there are no words to adequately explain our joy at his new, productive life; and for his happiness.