Welcome to the TKDS Blog

The place to go for all the latest happenings at our school.

Sensory Playground Update

We'd like to thank Ryan Storey who works in turf management and Tim Benecort of Lowe's for donating materials and their time to prep the area and install artificial turf underneath the chalk wall on the CFA sensory playground. That area tends to stay muddy after rain,...

read more

Tennessee Farmers and Ranchers

The Tennessee Young Farmers and Ranchers State Committee contacted us about doing a service and learning project at our school. We love gardening, so we happily accepted their offer. The committee built two raised gardening beds, taught two classes on garden care and...

read more

Special Olympics Summer Games

The State Summer Games is the largest event on the calendar with over 2,500 athletes, coaches, volunteers and family members attending. Festivities kicked off on Friday, May 15th with the Law Enforcement Torch Run starting at 5:30 p.m. on Lipscomb University’s Campus....

read more

SO Winter Games

We sent a large group to Ober Gatlinburg for skiing, snowboarding and ice skating! This year, the group got to see some real snow on top of the man-made snow--how exciting! The group had a delicious BBQ meal out on the town and visited The Comedy Barn. They also had...

read more

CFA Classroom Structure

The classrooms at our Center for Autism have been restructured to provide a quieter, less disruptive work environment. Each set of adjoining classrooms now serve as one larger classroom with one side being for work and one side for leisure. The new setup limits...

read more

Best Buddies Prom

We recently had the opportunity to send a small group of young adults to the Best Buddies Prom at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Thanks Columbia Academy Best Buddies for being our plus...

read more

Dr. Craig Competes in Spain

Dr. Craig recently traveled to Spain to represent the USA in the World Masters Athletics championship! After being out of running for many years, Dr. Craig starting running again about four years ago, inspired by playing on our kickball team. He has competed in...

read more

Cheer Club

We offer many different clubs as extracurricular activities during evening and weekend hours. Cheer Club has been a hit with our guys and girls! The students are part of a community-wide group at Premier Athletics, and they recently had the opportunity to compete in a...

read more

Special Olympics Nationals

This summer our flag football team, a swimmer, a bowler and two bocce participants traveled to Seattle, Washington to compete in the Special Olympics National Games! What an amazing experience for them! We are thankful for the generous donors who helped make this...

read more

Jam Tasting and Sale!

Our Young Adult Academy hosted a fun jam tasting and sale last week! There were three options: sweetened with honey, full sugar and reduced sugar. Full sugar was the winner (imagine that!) followed by reduced sugar then honey. Jams are now for sale in Mrs. Tamra's...

read more

Lucky Ladd’s Summer Trip!

Last week's summer trip was to Lucky Ladd in Eagleville! There is so much to do here from the petting zoo to the corn pit to the giant slides and playgrounds! It can easily be an all-day adventure! Next week's fun includes the local movie theater and splash pad! What...

read more

2017 Prom

Prom 2017 was a great one! It was held at Westbury for the third year. Westbury is such a beautiful venue that it doesn’t take much to turn it into a stunning prom scene. Students enjoyed dinner and dancing the night away. Several families joined us, which is always...

read more

My Day At The Fair

It rained on us, but as you can imagine the students still had a fantastic time! We extend a huge thank you to the organizations who made our private day at the fair possible: Maury County Fair Board, Burger King (Nashville Hwy.), Elks Lodge of Columbia, KOC Council...

read more

YAA Food Prep

Our young adults are shopping for ingredients, preparing and cooking lunch for our staff each week! They are offering salads, soups and baked potatoes-made to order.  See more photos on...

read more