NONPAREIL INSTITUTE

#PoweredByAutism

Plano, TX   |  www.npusa.org

Mission

Building better futures for adults with autism

Ruling year info

2010

CEO & President

Mr. Gary W. Moore

Main address

PO Box 260652

Plano, TX 75026-0652 USA

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EIN

26-3351005

NTEE code info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Autism (G84)

Vocational Rehabilitation (includes Job Training and Employment for Disabled and Elderly) (J30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In the next 10 years, in the United States over 500,000 children with autism will become adults with autism. More than 80% of these will be unemployed or under-employed.

Many adults with autism cannot handle the academic or social pressures of traditional post-secondary opportunities. Even those who do manage in an academic environment may not be ready for the world of employment, where much emphasis is on effective socialization and communication.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Technology and other training for adults with autism

nonPareil helps adults with autism progress toward their potential by integrating work readiness training with hands on technical instruction and social engagement opportunities. Through its PowerSourcing division, nonPareil offers companies the opportunity to outsource technical work projects to inclusive teams at nonPareil, thus providing work opportunities to technically trained adults with autism.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of adults with autism served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with disabilities

Related Program

Technology and other training for adults with autism

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Hours of paid employment provided to adults with autism

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with disabilities

Related Program

Technology and other training for adults with autism

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

nonPareil Institute looks for opportunities to provide employment - some full-time, some part-time - for adults with autism in our program.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

nonPareil Institute is a post-secondary program that provides training in a variety of technical and non-technical disciplines for adults with autism. Our program provides a balance of structured training while allowing individual flexibility that ensures each student reaches their goals in a timely manner.

The core of the nonPareil experience is building skills that enable students to work on teams, thrive in a professional environment, create products for market release and work on third-party outsourced projects.

Autism is a spectrum, so specific goals may vary, depending on the person. nonPareil offers an opportunity to obtain work readiness skills, gain confidence to pursue a college degree, or explore a career in the information and
digital technology field.

nonPareil Institute was founded by parents of children with autism, people who realized that their own children would need opportunities beyond high school to reach their potential. Seeing their natural inclination towards technology, the nonPareil founders designed the training program around that natural asset. The focus at nonPareil has always been on the relative strengths of those with autism instead of on their relative weaknesses.

From the beginning, the nonPareil concept was created with the goal of eventually taking the program across the country. The technology-focused training is designed so that the program can be duplicated effectively in other locations. Over time, this training has been enhanced by the addition of training specifically focused on needed vocational and social communication skills.

nonPareil is actively working towards opening new facilities in other cities. in 2015, nonPareil extended its program to Houston, TX; in 2019, it added locations in Austin, TX and Maitland, FL. Volunteer communities are currently in place in other cities to expand the nonPareil program to even more adults with autism in the U.S.

The leadership of nonPareil Institute has extensive experience in the business community. CEO and President Gary Moore has many years of experience placing IT professional in a variety of industries, developing business relationships and fundraising. Board Chairman John Eix has many years of experience in business development. CFO Vicki Hill is a CPA and former corporate treasurer with background in multi-locational businesses.as well as nonprofit development. All three have children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

nonPareil successfully opened its first branch office in Houston TX in 2015, then added Austin TX and Maitland FL in 2019. We have designed the training program and the model to be able to replicate this success in other cities.

With the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, nonPareil successfully converted its in-person training to an online version, connecting participants via face-to-face online experiences. As of November, 2020, most have returned to an in-person environment, but the program now allows those who cannot yet return in-person to participate remotely.

Founded in 2008, nonPareil has grown from serving 8 adults with autism out of a co-founder's kitchen to providing services for more than 235 adults with autism in four locations.

In 2015 nonPareil Institute successfully expanded the program to Houston, TX. In 2019, we added additional locations in Austin, TX and Maitland,FL.

In addition to providing training, nonPareil also seeks to provide opportunities for meaningful employment for adults with autism where possible. To-date, nonPareil has provided nearly 200,000 hours of paid employment for adults with the diagnosis of autism.

In 2020 nonPareil Institute announced the launch of its new, innovative outsourcing initiative,
PowerSourcing: Putting Autism to Work, to help companies manage common information technology projects and functions. This program will provide additional work opportunities for adults with autism as companies partner with nonPareil to provide project-based job opportunities that can use the skills of those who have gone through the nonPareil program.

PowerSourcing is ideal for companies looking to outsource a technology-related project with a soft deadline handled by skilled and talented individuals at a reasonable cost. nonPareil's PowerSourcing includes tackling common technology functions including app or game development and/or testing, virtual reality projects, digital modeling (conception, design and creation), digital art creation, digital archive construction, architectural visualization, data entry and numerous others.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Adults with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and their families

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    When the Covid-19 pandemic began in 2020, we created an online way to continue to engage the adults with autism in our program. While most have returned to onsite learning, we still have some who, for health reasons, prefer to continue online. So we have adapted our services to address both those who can participate in person and those not yet ready to return to an in-person environment. We also used this experience to create an online-only variation of the nonPareil program so that we can provide services to adults with autism who don't live near any of our learning centers. The first group enrolled in this program Apr 5, 2021.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Feedback has been part of our culture since the founding of nonPareil. It helps drive decisions as to what services are needed, what courses we offer, and what vocational opportunities may be available for adults with autism.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.),

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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NONPAREIL INSTITUTE

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. John Eix

nonPareil Institute

Term: 2020 -

Vicki Hill

nonPareil Institute

John Eix

Holland & Knight LLP

Morgan Boardman

MedSend

Paul Baldwin

Knowledge Tranzfer Inc.

Paul Louden

Theories of Mind LLC

Gary Moore

nonPareil Institute

Norris Fergeson

Ramon Suarez

Ascension Enterprise Solutions

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/12/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability