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NPower Services helps integrate adults with special needs into their communities by identifying and providing employment readiness skill training, athletics, art, music, and volunteer opportunities. NPower helps adults with Developmental Disabilities build meaningful lives.
The NPower Story
NPower was founded by Lori Weber, a mom with an autistic, adult daughter. All through the K - 12 education system, Lori learned that it took a team of teachers, direct service providers, social service assistants, and other care providers and specialists to help her daughter reach different potentials - often pushing past expectations. The Weber family learned about support services by considering each experience - always looking for new opportunities and trying to find the best ways to find friends, continue learning, and interact with the community.
But - graduation changes everything for the special-needs population. Most activities end, leaving people with no more cross-country meets, assigned readings, concerts, plays, or other events. Typical graduates go to college or get jobs. But, developmentally disabled young adults often end up on their couches, watching copious amounts of television.
A transition out of school and into the world is scary for anyone, but is particularly challenging for those with anxiety, autism, Down’s or other developmental disabilities. But, with some creativity, effort and input from the people themselves, it’s possible to find meaningful activities, engage with others, learn new skills and enjoy life.
Encouraging members of the developmental disability (DD) community to identify what they enjoy and find ways to pursue their dreams has become a theme in the Weber house. NPower helps special-needs adults build meaningful lives by identifying and finding opportunities including volunteering, fitness, and employment-building skills.