Building Better Futures for Adults with Autism
nonPareil is a post-secondary, not-for-profit serving adults with autism spectrum disorder. We provide training that enables them to acquire skills that will enhance their ability to live a more productive and independent life. We focus on strengths, and our goal is to help each student progress toward their full potential.
Whether you’re looking to obtain work-readiness skills, the confidence to pursue a college degree, or want to explore a career in the technology field, nonPareil may be for you. We are proud of our innovative and cutting-edge program that has proven and successful outcomes.
“WE HIRE ABILITY” EMPLOYER RECOGNITION PROGRAM
Congratulations to nonPareil Plano for being recognized by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), in partnership with Workforce Solutions North Central Texas, for their commitment to employ and empower Texans with disabilities and participating in the “We Hire Ability” program!.
We want to expand to help more young men and women with Autism. We currently have 3 locations in Texas, and 1 in Florida, with interest from cities across the U.S. We need your help to help us meet our goals. Please help us today.
nP Online offers virtual training to students living outside the areas of our in-person sites. Click here to go to learn more about nP Online.
The nonPareil Institute offers an opportunity for young adults on the autism spectrum who struggle to find and keep a meaningful job to learn new technology. In the process, they also learn more about communication, professionalism, and teamwork. Our son has a college degree, but if he was not working at our own business, he would probably be unemployed. Our son started the online program at nonPareil Online … and we feel the people working with him are patient and familiar with the struggles he has. The leaders at nonPareil are responsive to requests, and share information about how your loved one is doing, and about achievements and future plans. We believe our son is learning valuable things, and are very thankful for the help in moving him forward. We have found that services are extremely scarce for adults on the spectrum, and we would like to see nonPareil grow and flourish, until every adult with these struggles is as independent as they can be.
It is so cool to see [my son] excited about learning new skills [at nP Online]. He’s taken over the dining room and turned it into his own learning command post. It’s impressive I must say.
I enjoy learning the things [at nP Online], I need to learn to be able to do what I want in the future.
Our son … [is] enjoying every day of it. This is what we saw: His conversation increased; he made friends; he started talking to us more; he started talking to EVERYONE more, asking questions. Staff challenged him to be more organized and to participate. He felt safe and cared for. This is beyond anything we could have asked for or imagined. We thank God for nonPareil.
Our son is a “high functioning” adult on the autism spectrum. Even though he earned a college degree, can live fairly independently and is multi-talented, we were unable to envision a productive and secure future for him. He had been out of college for about 6 years and had little to no job experience, when we learned about nonPareil Institute. … Much to our surprise he fell in love with the program immediately and now sees it as a potential career path. Without a doubt, the staff at nonPareil “get it.” … We could not be more pleased and very grateful that we found nonPareil!
[nonPareil] is an amazing place. Crew feel accepted and understood. Wonderful staff. A true community. We love nonPareil!
At normal schools, there’s usually a divide between what I need and what they are able to offer. It is not like that at nP Online, which so far I enjoy.
One of my favorite things about nP Online is talking to the people that are a part of the program.
We traveled from Florida to tour the school. My son and I loved the staff and some of the students we met and he tells everyone he is coming to school here and can’t wait until he graduates.
nonPareil has been a very important part of my family and has a special place in my heart. The staff, faculty, executive management are absolutely amazing. The young adults they mentor, are even better. The work they do, is a mission of love, compassion, AND structured in as family type environment. I would recommend nonPareil to anyone, this is a very special community. Schedule a tour!
My daughter was the first student at nP Houston. She has a number of challenges, and her educational experiences during her short life have made her a challenge at times to work with as well. I am grateful every day for the opportunities to learn and grow in community provided to my daughter by nP Houston. I see maturation, increasing self-confidence, an effort made to developing relationships, and an increasing commitment to do the work. And she is happy!
I enjoy several things about nP Online, but one of my favorites is how welcoming the instructors are.