We invite you to watch short videos to learn about our programs, and to read Melissa Fay Greene’s feature story about us in the New York Times Sunday Magazine. TCS has also been featured on ABC’s Good Morning America and…


Our Programs

The Community School comprises two programs: a junior high/high school, and a young adult transition program. Both programs serve individuals who are autistic, including those with Asperger Syndrome; more broadly, the programs work with individuals who have had difficulty keeping…



The Community School’s main fundraising event, the Southern Soiree & Auction, takes place each year in February. The Soiree includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer, music, dancing, and live and silent auctions. All proceeds from the event benefit TCS….

Top Stories

A Film About a Family

The 2010 documentary film Dad’s in Heaven with Nixon follows two generations of the Murray family of New York.  One son, Chris, born in 1961, was diagnosed with Autism as an adult.  Chris is now known for his Manhattan cityscapes…

Play Therapy and DIR

I wanted to take the Play Therapy course offered by my graduate program at Mercer University since I became aware of its existence at orientation, and in the summer of 2013 I was finally able to make it work with…

The Best Present

Our daughter, Christine, aged out of Decatur High School in May 2013. As the transition time approached we searched the metro area for programs that would bridge the worlds of school and adult life. We found a number of programs…

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TCS Teacher Melissa Burton Wins Grant Award

Melissa Burton, a teacher at The Community School, was awarded a Loveday Summer Study Grant from the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA). Melissa will use the grant funds to take two ceramics classes at The Callanwolde Fine Arts Center this…

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Parent Ed Workshop

3rd Annual Bridging the Gap Workshop

The Community School is hosting its 3rd annual Bridging the Gap Workshop: Addressing Transition-Related Matters for Adolescents and Young Adults with Developmental Challenges. When?  Tuesday March 17, 2015, 9:30am – 4pm Please join us for this workshop for parents, guardians,…

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