Autism Charlotte announces opening of first school in southeast Charlotte

CHARLOTTE — Autism Charlotte has found a new space to serve the community after shutting down multiple sites in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Oct. 10, 2022, Autism Charlotte took over a newly renovated space in southeast Charlotte to start construction on an academy for children with autism.

Over the next several months, Autism Charlotte will work to prepare the space to allow students to start attending as soon as early 2023. The academy’s services will continue to focus on education, social and personal skill development.

They will also offer support to students’ families through summer, preschool, after-school and youth programs.

From 2006 to 2019, Autism Charlotte provided services to local schools and community sites. When the pandemic hit in 2020, those sites were forced to shut down. They acted quickly and found a temporary location providing educational, social and personal development services during the 18-month lockdown.

There are still many remaining needs as Autism Charlotte prepares to open its academy. Click here to learn more about their “A Place to Call Home” campaign and how you can help.

(WATCH BELOW: Wings for Autism returns after 3-year hiatus at Logan Airport)