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About Us

The first and only private school in Martin County Florida dedicated to supporting the unique therapeutic, academic, and social needs of students with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder

What makes our program so special?

  • Highly trained staff
  • Small class sizes
  • Individualized educational programming
  • Mainstream opportunities
  • Monthly community outings
  • Social skills development

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Board Certified/ Licensed Professionals

Why Choose TCAP?

The Treasure Coast Autism Project (TCAP) is a private, non-for-profit school for students in grades kindergarten through high school. It is designed for students with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder that do not fit the mold for typical classroom settings or the typical autism unit. Students spend the majority of their day within the TCAP classroom setting but mainstream out for related arts, bible, lunch and recess regardless of academic capability. When students show an academic strength in a subject, they are given the opportunity to complete that subject period with their typically developing peers. Students also spend time each month within their community to assist in fostering social skills and vocational skills for the future.

Evidence-Based Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed to facilitate the acquisition of skills and knowledge that align with standards that students need to learn.

Development of Critical Social Skills

Taught in real world settings with a focus on interests, timing, and attention to support the enhancement of effective communication and meaningful peer interaction.

Community Interaction

Students have monthly outings in the community with a focus on the fostering of social interaction and the acquisition of vocational skills.

Dedicated Staff


Krista Mullaney

Educational Director,
Middle School Lead Teacher

Tahra Cessna, M.S., BCBA

Caregiver Resources Liaison

Sarah Miller

Board President,
Caregiver Resources Liaison

Megan Hunter

High School Lead Teacher

Alex Battle

Primary School Lead Teacher

Jessica Fletcher, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Jocelyn Harrison, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Mandy Helton, COTA/L

Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

Stanley Hershonik, M.S., BCBA

Behavior Analyst

Carly Loutos, RBT

Registered Behavior Technician,
Student Analyst

Cristina Pisciotta, RBT

Registered Behavior Technician,
Grades K-2 and Upper School Classes

Christine Nolley, RBT

Registered Behavior Technician,
Primary School Lead Teacher

Karen Kinsley



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