Why Support TCS

Programs serving middle and high school students on the autism spectrum are rare, but programs serving young adults are virtually nonexistent. Once an autistic teenager graduates from high school, the resources available to him or her are limited and he may not yet be ready to live independently, go to college, hold a job, or venture out into the world. While the Atlanta area is home to several organizations that serve children on the spectrum, TCS is the only program in the area—and one of only a small number nationally—focused on serving adolescents and young adults in a mental health focused, comprehensive way through the transition to adulthood.

Once a teenager on the spectrum graduates from high school, the resources available to him or her are limited…

The Community School makes every effort to keep its program accessible by subsidizing tuition and offering discounts. Nevertheless, due to the highly individualized nature of our programs, running TCS is an expensive endeavor. With a 2:1 participant to staff ratio and a highly trained staff, the cost for each student to attend TCS’s program for one year, for example, is more than $40,000, but we do not charge this much for full time tuition.

TCS is the only program in the area—and one of only a small number nationally—focused on serving adolescents and young adults in a comprehensive way through the transition to adulthood.

Autism does not discriminate based on income, and affording private school tuition is difficult for many families. Because tuition does not cover the full cost of educating our participants, we need your help in order to continue providing our vital services to Atlanta’s adolescents and young adults who are on the autism spectrum or who face related challenges.

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