Thank you for lending us your voice!
UPDATE: The Georgia General Assembly has passed the budget retaining 90% of autism funding. Thank you for reaching out to your legislators on our behalf. You made a difference and because of you we will be able to continue providing autism education and advocacy throughout Coastal Georgia and beyond. As the Georgia General Assembly prepares its 2021 budget forecasting COVID-induced revenue shortfalls, every Georgian must do our part to “flatten the curve” of financial impact and share equally in efforts to do more with less (recover responsibly, ie…). However, autism support services should not shoulder an inordinate share of the burden. Proposed elimination of all state funding to the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism would terminate our organization’s existence and eradicate southeast Georgia’s only comprehensive educational and advocacy support programs for children and families affected by autism.
A unique organization in Savannah, Georgia, the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism offers preschool for all young children, including children with autism and an accredited, ABA-based year-round day school for autistic children, teens and young adults. Our academies are innovative, evidence-based educational environments where every child is valued and loved. Additionally, our advocacy team serves families impacted by special needs and self-advocates throughout southeast Georgia.
Early Learning Academy
The Matthew Reardon Early Learning Academy is a fun and structured inclusion preschool for all children—modeled on incidental learning through play.
The Matthew Reardon Advance Academy is the only accredited, year-round day school in southeast Georgia for children, ages 5-22, diagnosed with ASD; and is a provider for the GA Special Needs Scholarship Program.
Our special education advocates work to provide families with information, resources, and support—including navigating the IEP process.
OUTREACH & TRAINING
We are available to provide training to community partners interested in learning more about building inclusive environments & supporting our autistic community