Who Are We?

The Community School is a nonprofit organization located in downtown Decatur, Georgia, a wonderful, diverse, walkable urban community with a variety of culture, entertainment, employment opportunities, residences, and colleges.  Decatur is served by the MARTA subway and has excellent public transportation overall.

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 pace in traditional settings, and who need more emphasis on social-emotional development, communication and relationship skills, and contextual, experiential learning.

The Community School offers a nurturing and highly interactive learning environment built around experiences of strong personal interest. Our School Program is accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission, enabling students who are ready to work towards a high school diploma to do so.

Our Young Adult Transition Program is unique, offering several levels of support to individuals who have completed high school.  Elements of the program include vocational and transition support, college support, independent living skills, wellness, relationship development support, and more.

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