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….

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Parent Support Group

The Family Support Team at TCS is thrilled to have organized and implemented a support group for the parents of our students and participants. With three support groups in the books already we hope that, with enough interest, this can…


Over the past year I have found myself interested in the concept of mindfulness. Mindfulness, based around ancient Buddhist practices, is the moment to moment awareness of our thoughts and feelings in the present. It is a non-judgmental awareness as…


What is a genogram?  A genogram is a highly detailed family tree that is useful for healthcare and mental health professionals in illuminating and understanding family history that depicts how hereditary patterns and psychological factors impact relationships. Mental health professionals…

10-17 Geocaching BD

Geocaching Challenge Update

The Community School’s Geocaching Challenge is over! Thanks very much to the Parent Development Committee (Mike Fields, Cory Gatliff, and Melissa Cazalet) for organizing this fundraiser. And THANK YOU to all our Team Captains, Teams, Donors, Sponsors, and other supporters…

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Mari Burke Named 2014 Nonprofit Leader 30 Under 30 Award Recipient

The Community School is pleased to announce that Mari Burke, Counselor at TCS, has been recognized as a recipient of a 2014 Nonprofit Leader 30 Under 30 award. These awards, selected annually as a joint venture of the Georgia Center…

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Dave Nelson Presenting in Moscow, 2012

Dave Nelson to Conduct DIR/Floortime Training in Singapore

This summer, Dave Nelson, TCS’s Executive Director, co-led three days of DIR/Floortime training for therapists at Dynamics Therapy Centre for Kids in Singapore. Dynamics is one of the leading therapy centers in Southeast Asia. Dave and his co-leader, Crystal Merrill…

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