The Community School

Category: How We Work


Lullwater Park Excursion

Today we started out at Emory’s Hahn Woods to hike over to Lullwater Park.  Initially the group was a little wary of the slight rain, mist, and the change to colder weather.  However, the rain did not last long and…

Read More

What’s Happening in the Classroom: Developmental Science Class

  This post is the first in The Community School’s new series of blog posts about what’s going in our classrooms and on our outings and hikes on a day to day basis. The first few posts will feature stories…

Read More

TCS Staff Member Presents at the GISA Conference

Last week several TCS staff members attended the annual GISA (Georgia Independent School Association) conference. While this conference featured presentations ranging from fundraising to staff development, the large majority of presentations were by teachers sharing their work and classroom ideas….

Read More

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 It may not be published by the Times,…

Read More

TCS Receives Several Grant Awards

The Community School is pleased to announce that we have received a grant award of $2,000 from The Catholic Foundation of North Georgia. These funds will be used to support TCS’s School Program and Young Adults in Transition Program. TCS…

Read More

Year-End Reflection

As the year comes to a close, I have been reflecting on how quickly it has flown by! Some of my memories from this year include helping the young adults to overcome hurdles in their college careers, watching some of…

Read More

The Past Eight Months

I started as a counseling intern at The Community School back in the beginning of August. I had been assigned to the School-side and knew to expect adolescents with autism as my client population. As open house happened and the…

Read More

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…

Read More

It’s a Process

The following is an excerpt from a series of essays by a TCS parent. Several years before The Community School (TCS) was established, I had the good fortune to meet Dave Nelson, the man who was destined to become [TCS’s] founder….

Read More

Urban Hiking

This year, both programs have mixed up our hiking schedule a bit and have included a lot more urban hiking. These urban hikes are my new favorite part of our Thursday programing! These types of hikes can provide numerous opportunities…

Read More