We are an all-in-one center for learning, training, working, and socializing.
Susan Peters taught students with special needs for 14 years and earned her Masters’s Degree in Special Education. During this time, she explored and developed approaches that positively motivated her students to grow towards their potential. She incorporated peer mentors and authentic life activities into her social skills curriculum, allowing her students to develop confidence.
In one example, she helped her students and peer mentors create a coffee shop that operated out of their classroom. The coffee shop provided drinks and snacks to school faculty and staff with great success. The social skills, math skills, and organizational skills of the students involved improved noticeably. Incorporating learning, practice, and peer relationships into one activity were keys to success.
Our goal is to provide training to build skills, including self-advocacy, resume writing, and occupational competencies.
PossAbilities Plus partners with community organizations to provide peers to work alongside participants in all areas. Participation programs are flexible and tailored to the needs of each individual. Participants will be able to earn certifications in areas such as food safety, first aid, and childcare. participants will become equal contributors to society, as well as superb team players in the workforce.
Our on-site opportunities for training include:
As clients’ skills grow, their talents are assessed and guidance is provided to find opportunities in the local community to shadow, intern, or gain employment.
It has developed and continues to offer many programs that help connect participants with the community, such as Building Better Job Skills thru Music Therapy, Educational Drama Club Enhancing Social Skills, Growing in the Secret Garden, Parent and Family Support, Resource Group, and Bible Club.
Finally, it’s extremely important to note that PossAbilities Plus is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that depends upon the generosity of the community to help the program grow. It needs your help!
Volunteering Your Time
Our volunteers are our the backbone of our organization. We value the skills and diversity they bring to our program. Please consider giving your time to help out. You will be glad you did.
Donating Items For Our Upscale Resale
“Upscale Resale” is not only about selling the best used merchandise, it is about re-purposing used items into new and creative items.
Offering Scholarship Funds
If you would like to contribute to our mission, a variety of methods are available.
Become a Sponsor
You may want to consider sponsoring a participant as they gain skills for independence or employment.
PossAbilities Plus seeks to enhance the lives and opportunities of individuals with special needs through training, employment, and social opportunities.