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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Health Benefits of Thursday Hikes

The Community School’s Thursday hikes that all students and young adults (and many staff!) attend have always been an important part of our programs. We’ve known about the health benefits of hiking for years, but now we have scientific proof:…


Three Peaks, One Cause Fundraiser

The Community School’s founder and Executive Director, Dave Nelson, is climbing three of the highest peaks in New England today and tomorrow (June 27th and 28th) – and he needs your help to get him to the summits! In addition to Dave, the…

TCS to Present Series on Sexuality and Developmental Disabilities with All About Developmental Disabilities

Dave Nelson, Executive Director of The Community School, Beth Champ, Young Adult Program Director of The Community School, and All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) will team up to present a four part series on Sexuality and Developmental Disabilities this fall….

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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, will co-lead 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…

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TCS named one of Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

The Community School was recently named one of Atlanta’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies To Work For™ in 2014. The competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations…

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