OASIS NC was created by two special education teachers, Erika Merriman and Kim Reinhardt, looking to further make a difference in the lives of children with autism and their families. Year after year, parents would communicate their struggle to find supplemental services and programs for their children in the Wilmington area. Erika and Kim decided it was time to do something about it. They began attending business classes at Cape Fear Community College, researching potential funding sources, and drafting a business plan. On January 31, 2011, the dream became a reality and OASIS NC was officially incorporated! As the number of programs and students grew, so did the need for space. In 2013, OASIS NC was fortunate to move into a beautiful new space on Randall Parkway which provided the opportunity to become a K-12 private school in 2014! In addition to academics, our school teaches compassion, character, health and wellness, independent living, community service, leadership, and so much more! Since then, we have come to realize that even students without autism benefit greatly from our philosophy, approach, and strategies. Therefore, we are opening our doors to any student that would benefit from a smaller, more natural, and holistic approach to education.
Making a Difference