After teaching Special Education for 17 years, Elizabeth (Liz) Pumala founded Matthias Academy as a NonProfit Organization in 2018. Matthias Academy will fill the gap for the many that do not fit into local adult day programs and residential facilities. "Matthias" is a family name that means Gift from God, which exactly what our most deserving adults are. Liz's plan for Matthias Academy is to welcome each student for exactly WHO they are.