A tuition-free public charter school.

Limited spaces available for the 2013-2014 school year!

For enrollment information contact: (772)334-3288


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Welcome To The Hope Center for Autism

The Hope Center offers a public charter school for children with autism and related disabilities in pre kindergarten through grade two. The Hope Center offers a curriculum guided by the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and utilizes low staff to student ratios to provide an individualized, comprehensive, and intensive educational program for each of our students. All of our individual education plans are overseen by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and implemented by a teacher certified in Exceptional Student Education and trained and experienced paraprofessionals and therapists.

The Hope Center is a public school, and therefore does not charge tuition. Similar private schools charge upwards of $36,000 per year. Due to public school regulation, The Hope Center can only accept students residing in Martin County.

Our Mission

The Hope Center for Autism opens doors for people affected by autism and related disabilities. The school accomplishes this through providing the supports and services necessary for people with autism to reach their full potential.

The Hope Center for Autism is a 501c(3) non-profit as determined by the Internal Revenue Service. The Hope Center Charter School is a public school within the Martin County School District and is governed by all applicable state and federal laws.

An elected Board of Directors governs the Hope Center. The Governing Board meets a minimum of six times a year and all meetings are open to the public. For more information about our Governing Board please call 772-334-3288.

Board Members

Sherry Bernal – President

Cheryl Hendrix  - Secretary

Becky Dresser - Treasury

Dr. Linda Pierce- Vice President

Jim Applegate- Director