Universal Possibilities, Inc., was founded in April 2022. The mission at that time was to create software to help individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families find appropriate housing and services. Our mission was revised in September 2022 to include providing innovative housing for individuals with I/DD in the East Aurora area with a strong emphasis on socialization and wellness. Click here to view our mission, vision and values.
Universal Possibilities is comprised of three directors, Ruth Kartalis, Deborah Flynn and Nicholas Kartalis. All three previously were members of Home of My Own of WNY; Deborah Flynn was a Founding Director and President, Ruth Kartalis was an Advisory Board member and Grants Committee chairperson and Nicholas Kartalis was an Advisory Board member and a member of the Property Development Committee. In addition, all three have extensive business management experience and experience with individuals with I/DD, including educational experience.
Included with our East Aurora community for independent adults with I/DD will be our Wellness Program. This program will create spaces where residents can live, learn, and thrive. This Wellness Program will allow residents to learn skills for self-direction and give them the ability to advocate for help with their needs. Living, learning, thriving. Learn more about the Wellness Program by clicking here.
We are strongly committed to achieving our goal and are confident in our future success due to the passionate dedication and talents of our volunteers, which include teachers, administrators, business leaders, health professionals and hardworking individuals from many fields.