Pattison's Academy

Pattison's Academy


✨Therapist Thursday✨

Meet Mrs. Mariah! Mrs. Mariah started at Pattison's Academy in August 2021! 7 months going strong! She absolutely loves having the opportunity to work together as a team to watch our students grow and increase their independence! In her free time, she coaches an adapted gymnastics program at Tapio Gymnastics in Mt Pleasant. She enjoys hiking, traveling to waterfalls, cooking new recipes with her husband and working out! Mrs. Mariah shares, “ I am so grateful to work as a speech-language pathologist and be a part of a growing field while working with other professionals to help make inclusion, acceptance and strength-based approaches part of our students' every day experience!”

(And we are so very grateful to have her as a part of the Pattison’s Family💕)
Today is the day! Keeping the Pace is finally here! Thank you to our sponsors, community members and all who have supported our school, mission and, most importantly, our students. With your help, this year’s event will transform the lives of children across the Lowcountry!

Lots of pics to come! Happy riding! 🌼 🚴
It is a pleasure to have Publix as one of our 2022 Keeping the PACE sponsors! 💛

Together we can come together to discover abilities, share joy and ride for a great cause. 🚴‍♂️
Are you ready to have some fun (for a good cause, too!)? 🤩 Keeping the Pace is almost here! Get ready with a good night’s sleep because you’ll need that energy as we ride on to our goals! Join us TOMORROW as we fundraise $100,000 to support our children!

It's not too late to make a donation! No amount is too small! 🌼 🚴
Aloha from Pattison’s! We are excited and ready for our fundraising event tomorrow! Getting ready to hang ten tomorrow at KTP!
is the safest and highest quality steel production company in the world, and we are lucky enough to have them on board as a KTP sponsor! 💪

Two more days until we are ready to ride with our sponsors, families, and friends!
Our NEW Pattison’s shirt are our JAM! Gooz is looking too cool in our new gear. Get your Pattison’s shirt at our KEEPING THE PACE fundraiser this Saturday!💙💛
See you Saturday, Kona Ice Charleston!
We are feeling all the love from our sponsor, ! 💛 We are so grateful to have you join our team.
Wacky hair was a success!
Happy KTP Week!

Unlocking potential for individuals with disabilities and empowering their families.

Operating as usual

Photos from Pattison's Academy's post 09/25/2023

Don't miss this Saturday's annual Live for Wellness Chiropractic Center block party benefitting Pattison's Academy!

Bring the whole family, even the four-legged ones, and enjoy a silent auction + food + games + vendors, and more!

NEW this year- don't miss the chance to dunk your favorite Dr. in the dunk tank...


You're Invited!

One of our favorite events of the year, hosted by Dr. Jennifer Purdue and her team at Live for Wellness Chiropractic Center, is coming soon! Don't miss out on the fun!

Photos from Pattison's Academy's post 09/08/2023

We had a great clinic this morning!

Serving children faced with up to 20 appointments a month, Pattison's partners with to run in-house clinics to help our students and families manage their care.


The Pattison's team is growing! Our mission is important to us, and if you'd like to contribute to how far it reaches, come join our team!


Bring your bachelors or Masters in Special Education to a high school classroom at Pattison's Academy! We're looking for a Certified educator with experience working with severe and multiple disabilities to join our crew.

Think you might be a good fit?
Apply today --->

Photos from Pattison's Academy's post 08/25/2023

Off to a GREAT beginning!

Photos from Pattison's Academy's post 08/15/2023

Back to school at Pattison's looks a little different than traditional programs. It reaches far beyond our four walls.

Visit the link to see how you can help support, today. --->

Reference: (Caicedo, 2014)


There are over 88 schools in Charleston County, but only one made to serve, educate and unlock potential in children with multiple disabilities. Back to school for Pattison’s isn’t like other schools. It’s back to community, it’s back to therapy and progress. But most importantly, it’s back HOME.

To help make this Home, Pattison’s relies on community partners just like you. If you’d like to be a part of the Pattison’s story, head to the link below to shop our wishlist, or make a donation today.

Photos from Pattison's Academy's post 06/30/2023

An exciting first week of camp!

We have so many to thank for making the magic possible this year, and every year. It just gets better and better!


See you tomorrow at Station 21 on Sullivans Island at 1PM and after the games at Mainland Container Bar!

The Beach Olympics crew has done an awesome job being advocates for our Summer Camp programs-let's show them some love!

Charleston Beach Olympics

Photos from Pattison's Academy's post 06/10/2023

At Pattison's Academy, we believe in empowering children with disabilities and providing them with unforgettable experiences. 💙 This month, we're hosting a Therapeutic Summer Camp, and we need your support to make it truly magical! ✨

Donate today, or shop our wishlist to support our Therapeutic Summer Camp, providing specialized therapies, adaptive equipment, and unforgettable experiences.

If financial support isn't feasible right now, you can still contribute by sharing this post and raising awareness about our mission. Every share counts! 🙌

Donate Now! --> #!/donation/checkoutShop Our Wishlist -->

Photos from Pattison's Academy's post 06/05/2023

Today Ms. Kyra’s class hosted Pattison’s Academy’s very first book fair. We are so thankful for Books and Beyond for their generosity. They are a amazing nonprofit here in Charleston who host free pop up book events. Our students utilized speech devices to communicate with each class as they came to the book fair. Thank you so much at Books and Beyond our students loved all the books!

Photos from Pattison's Academy's post 06/02/2023

We can't accomplish our mission alone! Together, we can provide the unforgettable summer experience every child deserves, filled with joy, growth, and endless possibility.

Make a purchase off our wishlist, or make a donation that provides children with disabilities the opportunity to create unforgettable memories, develop valuable skills, and build lasting friendships.

See our Wishlist Here -->

Click here to make a donation --> #!/donation/checkout


Student Spotlight:
Emmalea’s (Gooz) Mom:
Pattison’s Academy has been such a blessing for Emma (Gooz) and our family. The staff at Pattison’s sees Gooz beyond her disability and sees her potential and who she is. They are constantly pushing her to do bigger things such as her running Goozers Breakfast Delivery Service as her school job. She has thrived in the educational and therapeutic model that Pattison’s created. To know your child when she is dropped off is being taken care of physically, emotionally and educationally provides such a peace of mind that words can never express how thankful we are for Pattison’s.
Check out Team Groovy Goozer's team fundraising page


Student Spotlight:
Dahlia’s Mom: “Pattison's Academy is the quintessential experience for a family with a child with disabilities. Every aspect of Dahlia's educational, therapeutic, and social needs are met. She has reached milestones I was told weren't possible and is in an environment that pushes her to move up to the next level. All this from staff that loves her like she was their own child. Our bond as a family unit is so much stronger because we know Dahlia is in a safe environment that challenges her and the time we spend together is quality time.”
Check out Dahlia's Dragonflies' team fundraising page to donate:


Student Spotlight: Jasmine

From Jasmine’s Mom: “We love how the program integrates multi-faceted levels of pediatric therapeutic services and functional rehabilitation to its educational curricula, which has made a significant impact on Jasmine's quality of life. The multi-faceted levels of therapy and rehab allowed our daughter to accomplish small tasks like following verbal commands, walking in a gate trainer, trying to feed herself, etc. that others made us feel would never be possible. She slept through the night for the 1st time in 5 years after becoming a student at PACE and still rests at night. PACE changed her/our lives forever.”

Check out Jasmine's Peddle Pushers' team fundraising page

Photos from Pattison's Academy's post 05/01/2023

The students revitalized the gardens with flowers, herbs and vegetables today after cleaning out weeds last week! With the help from Green Gorilla Land Management, Pattison's Academy Students will be able to grow produce to cook and enjoy using for sensory activities. Students will also work towards therapy and education goals while maintaining the garden. THANK YOU Green Gorilla Land Management, LLC for your generous donation.


We all love a good time, but a good time for a good cause can’t be beat! Join us Saturday, May 13th for our biggest fundraiser, Keeping the PACE. Whether you plan to ride or spectate, this year’s event is a MUST!

Can’t make it? Your “pre-party donation” goes straight to helping our children and young adults achieve their milestones. Donate today! → #!/donation/checkout


Keeping the PACE is easy with you by our side!! Less than 30 days to go before the BIG day! Help push us past our fundraising goal and rally our lowcountry community to support our life changing programs. Being a part of the Pattison’s community not only changes the lives of our students, but changes yours too!

Reserve your bike today, donate, or come join us on May 13th to celebrate Peace + Love + Pattison’s at our Keeping The PACE ride-a-thon.

Explore how you can Keep the PACE →


KTP is the event of the season. Rally your friends, neighbors, coworkers and families to ride with you alongside the very children your support encourages to new heights.

Reserve your bike today!

Don’t want to ride? No worries! There’s plenty of ways to support Keeping the PACE without hopping on a bike. Make your donation today and/or come out on May 13th to encourage the awesome participants!

Register for a Bike (Become a fundraiser) →
Make a Donation → #!/donation/checkout

Keeping The Pace 2023 04/03/2023

Did you know that ANYONE can ride at KTP? You can go solo, or make a team of as many as you like to share the load. All you have to do is register your team and raise a minimum of $600 for your bike registration fee!

Bikes are limited and require a quick registration so get started today on our NEW fundraising platform that makes it easier than ever to knock your fundraising goals out of the park.

Click “Become a Fundraiser” to reserve your bike and make your KTP team today! —>

Keeping The Pace 2023 Our biggest fundraiser is on the horizon and we want YOU to join in on the fun. So, “What is KTP” you ask? KTP, or Keeping the PACE, is a stationary bike ride-a-thon hosted at our school. This three hour, high-energy, interactive charity drive gives participants the opportunity to make a BIG ...


We need YOU! Make sure to mark your calendar for KTP 2023!


Pattison’s biggest event of the year, Keeping the PACE (KTP) needs your support!

New to KTP?

Keeping the PACE is Pattison’s Annual ride-a-thon fundraiser where community partners, families and donors ride alongside Pattison’s students on stationary bikes to raise money for our programs that support children, young adults and families of the lowcountry with multiple disabilities.

Reimagine what’s possible and join us for the ride of your life!

Not sure how you want to get involved? There’s a place for everyone at KTP! Families, neighbors, Charleston businesses, vendors and friends can ALL make a difference.

Visit the link to see how YOU can make an impact this KTP season →


Pattison’s wouldn’t be what it is without the ongoing support and partnership of key, legacy building community partners.

This year, we are proud to stand with our presenting sponsors, KSA Insurance for the second year in a row!

Welcome to the KTP, Insurance, LLC


Thank you to John and Katie Foreman for hosting tonight’s kick-off for the 2023 Keeping the Pace presented by KSA Insurance, LLC! We have so many ways you can get involved and support! Visit #!/donation/checkout to learn more 🚲❤️🙌


Thank you to our amazing community partner, McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation for your generous support!

Today, we had the honor of presenting the Matthews Children's Foundation Grant to Tyler Hendricks, Director of Operations and Compliance for Pattison's Academy. We are so appreciative of their commitment and mission to serve.

Photos from Pattison's Academy's post 02/16/2023

We are having a BLAST participating in Adapted PE here at Pattison's Academy along with Porter-Gaud School Sports Medicine and MUSC College of Health Professions !🏀

Photos from Pattison's Academy's post 02/13/2023

Pattison's Academy is during the month of February! To honor and remember Connor, our students distributed sweet drawings as an act of kindness. We hope you will join us with your own acts of kindness in honor of this angel's 10th birthday. ❤️


Thank you Summerville Evening Rotary Club for your loyal support of our Therapeutic Summer Camp! Because of you, our children have a fun-filled memorable summer unlocking potential and having FUN! ☀️

Our annual Oktoberfest event helps provide funding to Pattison's Academy so they can send children with disabilities to their Therapeutic Summer Camp.


Friends! We have an urgent need for Clorox Wipes, Changing Pads and Baby Wipes! Please consider supporting us with a purchase of these items from our Amazon List! It's quick, simple and ships right to our door!

Link to Amazon Wish List:

If you would like to purchase elsewhere, our address is 721 Wappoo Road, Charleston, SC 29407.



This year has been one wild ride for Pattison’s and we’re so excited for all the good 2023 is sure to bring!

Be a catalyst for what we hope is our best year yet and make your gift now to support Pattison’s!

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, from your friends at Pattison’s!

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Who We Are

Pattison’s Academy was launched in September 2005 by four women — a physical therapist, an occupational therapist, an educator, and the mother of a child with disabilities — with a mission to improve the quality of life for children with severe disabilities across our Charleston community. The premise was simple, yet powerful: Through an array of services including education, therapy, and early intervention, families and professionals would work together to maximize the potential of children with a range of physical and cognitive challenges. The promise of this organization, particularly its ability to effectively serve children with multiple, complex disabilities, was enormous.

From the humble beginnings of a summer camp that started in 2006, serving 14 children, Pattison’s has grown into a multi-faceted service organization that serves over 125 children each year with quality programming delivered throughout Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. Thanks to our partnership with the Charleston County School District, we today operate the only K-12 public charter school in South Carolina that serves exclusively children with severe disabilities.

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721 Wappoo Road
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