The Community School

Category: From The Executive Director


An Outing to the Lake Claire Community Land Trust by Dave Nelson

This article written by our Executive Director, Dave Nelson, explores one of our independence group’s fun and enlightening journey to the Lake Claire Community Land Trust, a hidden Atlantan gem in Candler Park.

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A Letter from our Executive Director addressing our 6th Annual Southern Soiree and Auction

Dear TCS Community: The beginning of the new calendar year is always an exciting and hectic time for us at TCS. First and foremost, we are concentrating on helping our students, participants, and families get back into the groove; sometimes…

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Election Anxiety

In this article our Executive Director, Dave Nelson, reflects on the effects of increasing political anxiety in regards to our participants and postulates strategies that caregivers and/or supporters of people of difference can respond with in nonpartisan, inclusive, and empathic ways.

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Cell Phone Hide-and-Seek!

The Community School’s Executive Director, Dave Nelson, narrates a firsthand experience showing the many educational and social-emotional benefits of cell phone hide-and-seek.

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A Letter from Our Executive Director, Dave Nelson, about the TCS Decatur Art Show

In this letter from TCS’s Executive Director, Dave Nelson, Nelson describes TCS’s unique program, TCS’s long standing relationship with the City of Decatur, and the importance of the TCS Decatur Art Show on exhibit now at the Decatur Visitor Center.

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A Letter to the Editor

The New York Times published an article last Sunday called “Adult, Autistic and Ignored” by Eli Gottleib. Dave Nelson, The Community School’s Executive Director, wrote this Letter to the Editor in response. It may not be published by the Times,…

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The Power of Community

We recently invited our families to join us for a picnic lunch at one of our hiking locations, and the turnout was great. As I  stood over the large sheet cake, guarding it from predators (we were in the wilderness,…

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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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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…

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Dave Nelson to Conduct DIR/Floortime Training in Singapore

Dave Nelson Presenting in Moscow, 2012

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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