Schools and Educational Programs

DISCLAIMER: The CAC has compiled lists of autism-related resources in our region to help you save time searching for them on the web. This list of service providers is for informational purposes only and being listed does not constitute the endorsement of the CAC. 


If you would like us to add a resource or update a resource, contact us at 423-531-6961 opt 2 or email

ACE Mentor creates teams of high school students and mentoring firms to educate students on the architecture, construction, and engineering professions. The teams meet during the school year to plan and design innovative projects to mirror "real-world" conditions. Mentors will help students develop solutions based on basic problem solving techniques and state-of-the-art design tools. Teams gather information by taking field trips to construction sites and notable buildings to learn the requirements in designing and erecting these buildings. The student will gain knowledge and skills in these professions, boost communication skills, and prepare for the future workforce. They will also gain connections that can help with college admissions, internships, and full time employment. 


Contact: Caitlin Moffett, 423-697-2649 or Brittany Scott, 423-752-3438 ext. 123

Location: Chattanooga State Community College

4501 Amnicola Highway Chattanooga, TN 

CHIPS is for children in grades PreK-12 with fun edutainment that suits every students’ needs and interests, be they typical or special learners (e.g. Autism, Dyslexia, AD/HD). CHIPS provides 1-on-1 personalized instruction using art and technology with caring, degreed, highly-trained instructors who embrace, engage, encourage, and empower children’s special gifts, talents, skills, and/or abilities. CHIPS offers Tutoring, Technology Education, STEAM and Project-based Learning, College and Career Prep, and RTI with Progress Monitoring. Programs are designed to provide children accelerated learning to achieve academically and go from school to work more successfully. CHIPS has served students in public, private, home, and college settings in Memphis and Chattanooga, TN since 1995. 
Contact: Tekelia C. Kelly, Education Technology Specialist/ STEAM Teaching Artist
Location: Chattanooga Autism Center, 1400 McCallie Avenue, Suite 100, Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: 423-421-5646

LearningRx one-on-one brain training helps individuals from age 5 to 105 sharpen their cognitive skills (things like attention, working memory, processing speed, reading and problem solving) to help them think faster, learn easier, and perform better. This training targets weak learning skills with mental exercises to directly address struggles associated with ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, ASD, speech/language disorders, and general learning disabilities. The on-site programs partner every client with a personal brain trainer, much like is seen with a physical therapist or a personal trainer at the gym, to keep them engaged, accountable, and on-task—a key advantage over online-only brain exercises. The environment is one of growth, fostering the mindset of viewing mistakes as opportunities. This builds confidence and creates life-long learning skills. These non-medicated methods have been used in clinical settings for 35 years and have been verified as beneficial in peer-reviewed research papers and journals.

Address: 2040 Hamilton Place Blvd., Ste 780, Chattanooga, TN 37421
Phone: (423) 305-1599

Ludic Spectrum Center continues to be a vital program for many students who require the most intensive instruction in the greater Cleveland area. They serve the community of individuals with ASD by providing a quality program for children with ASD and other developmental disabilities; They also serve the community by providing various types of support for those affected by ASD including families, preschools and daycares, and churches; Lastly they are here to serve the Lee community by providing opportunities for Lee University students to observe and have hands-on experience in the program.

Address: 2412 Wolfe Drive, Cleveland, TN 37311

Phone: (423) 476-4722

The mission of the Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership: Special Needs Services program is to provide information and training on scientifically validated, behaviorally-based treatments, interventions, and data for parents, teachers, and clinicians, who work with and care for individuals with special needs. In addition, Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership hopes to promote awareness and training for all stakeholders including parents, teachers, clinicians, young adults, and the community. The mission of the Partnership aims to increase communication between all parties, as well as increasing functional skill development and decreasing behavioral challenges to ensure individuals with special needs can live enriched, successful lives.


NGHP Special Needs Services provides in home services, school based services (based on school approval), as well as services in the local community. Services are free of charge, but donations are requested to help fulfill our work.

Ages Served: birth-25 

Contact: Lindsey Coker- Director of Special Needs Services 
Phone: 706-272-6662 EXT 113 OR 706-280-0998
Location: 1501 North Thornton Ave. Dalton Georgia 30720

Are you a grandparent or other relative (age 55 and older) who are providing care to a child under the age of 18?  Do you have a legal relationship with the child? Do you need a break?  Does the child need tutoring services?  

The Southeast Tennessee Agency on Aging and Disability’s Family Caregiver Support Program provides respite to the caregiver while the child attends tutoring with Sylvan Tutoring Services.

Contact: Theresa Jorgensen 

Phone: 423-298-3269

REACH is a parent-driven program of the Chattanooga Autism Center. It’s mission is to provide elementary-age children with Autism Spectrum Disorders with a safe and structured learning environment throughout the summer. It’s low-ratio classrooms are staffed with certified special-education teachers who work with your child on specific IEP goals to maintain skills and reduce the possibility of regression during the summer months.
For more information on curriculum, dates, and costs, visit their webpage

Accredited Tennessee Category One school located at on Brainerd Road serving K-12 students from Chattanooga and surrounding areas and dedicated to serving students with learning differences and academic challenges. Skyuka Hall has a average 1:8 teacher to student ratio. 

Ages served: K-12

Web address

Location: 5600 Brainerd Road Suite A-24, Chattanooga, TN 37415

Phone: (423) 877-9711

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Chattanooga Autism Center

1400 McCallie Avenue, Suite 100

Chattanooga, TN 37404

(423) 531-6961 (option 2)

Fax: (423) 521-8094