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Our Mission

Provide a safe, supportive, positive, and enthusiastic learning environment for children diagnosed with forms of high functioning autism. We work with families and the community to empower students to feel happy and accepted while instilling the social, vocational, academic, and independent living skills needed to fulfill their individual dreams.

Our Vision

Be the preferred educational choice in eastern NC where children diagnosed with high functioning autism can thrive and not just survive.

DIRECTOR’S GARDEN:

Meet Dr. Kelly Alves, Ed.D.  director of NIA and she knows what’s “growing” on around NIA.  Have questions about how to get started at NIA? Or just want to come meet the staff before starting? E-mail Dr. Alves to get started.  In the Director’s Garden you will get to know more!

Click to see our Faculty & Staff Bios

NIA Calendar 2020:

New Independence Academy has moved!

For more information, click on the flyer below.
Pay attention, we've moved to a new location!

 

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR. RESERVE YOUR CHILD’S SPOT TODAY! COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM HERE. YOU CAN ALSO DOWNLOAD THE FORM HERE.

Printed and completed forms can be mailed to P.O. Box 125, Pikeville, NC 27863 or scan the completed form and send it to info@newindependence.org.

 

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* As of May, 2013, Asperger’s Syndrome was no longer recognized medically, being absorbed into the larger “Autism” diagnosis.  Since at this point, most every child enrolled and to be enrolled at NIA in the upcoming few years were originally diagnosed as “Asperger’s Syndrome,” NIA will continue to recognize the term when communicating with our parents and any prospective parents enrolling their children at New Independence Academy.