The Boards of Plano-based nonprofits My Possibilities, a pioneer in vocational learning for adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD); and LaunchAbility, the leading supported employment and job placement for adults with IDD, have announced in a press release that they have merged, effective Jan. 15.
“My Possibilities is extremely excited to have LaunchAbility join our team. LaunchAbility’s reputation, along with their highly-regarded staff, will create more possibilities for our Hugely Important People (HIPsters) and the IDD community in North Texas,” said Charmaine Solomon, board chair of My Possibilities, in a press release. “The alignment of our missions and desire to serve this extraordinary population made this decision incredibly easy.”
The merged organization will retain the name My Possibilities and will move into a new campus, opening this April. The $25 million campaign for the new campus was announced last May.
This organizational integration allows My Possibilities to serve in a more efficient and effective way, creating a broader continuum of services ranging from education and independent living skills to employment. The new organization will keep providing programs that are focused on the vocational training, placement and supported employment will combine and function as the LaunchAbility Career Center at My Possibilities Campus for Higher Learning.
“Throughout our discussions with My Possibilities, we were gratified to learn that the services of both organizations were highly complementary,” said Bill Murray, board president of LaunchAbility, in a press release. “We clearly believe that the combined organization offers more resources to our clients and leads to greater independence.”
ABOUT MY POSSIBILITIES
My Possibilities is a Plano-based, non-profit 501(c)(3) that serves as a pioneering leader in vocational education for adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities throughout North Texas. To learn more, visit the organization’s website.