The Community School, long a local leader of innovative therapeutic, educational, and transition services for individuals on the autistic spectrum, is becoming Threshold Community Program (TCP). This name and brand change reflects our increasing commitment to providing services to a broad population of participants. TCP is an accredited middle and high school, and provides transition-to-adulthood services, including college support, career development and job support, and social-emotional support.
Our core belief about the importance of social-emotional health and connection to others empowers us to provide therapeutic, individualized programming for individuals ranging in age from 11 to 35, and beyond. Our innovative curriculum enables us to help a wide range of participants achieve important milestones in their lives, from developing a first friendship, to graduating high school, to attending and completing college, to beginning to live independently, to building a stable, supportive social network. In short, we help people to set and achieve goals relevant to their lives.
We provide services on both an hourly and a tuition basis, enabling us to serve individuals who have struggled to find any school, who attend other schools but need additional support, or who have completed school and need help finding their way in the world.
Threshold Community Program is run by founder and Executive Administrative Director Dave Nelson, and Executive Clinical Director Beth Champ. Together, they have over forty years of experience in the worlds of mental health, education, and disabilities. TCP operates at 308 Clairemont Avenue in downtown Decatur (on the campus of the First Baptist Church of Decatur). The program is internationally recognized and has been featured in the New York Times Magazine.
Threshold Community Program is partnering with DBA to host a rebranding party at The Solarium in Decatur, on Tuesday, August 27, from 5-7pm. Please join us for free local food and drink, and to learn more about our services.