The Help Group

Founded in 1975, The Help Group is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive nonprofit of its kind in the United States serving children with special needs related to autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, ADHD, developmental delays, abuse and emotional problems.

The Help Group's seven specialized day schools offer pre-K through high school programs (including after school) for more than 1,400 students. The Help Group's broad range of mental health and therapy services, child abuse and residential programs extends its reach to more than 6,000 children and their families each year. With 900 staff members, The Help Group's state-of-the-art schools and programs are located on six campuses in the Los Angeles area.

The Help Group is widely regarded for its high standards of excellence, unique scope and breadth of services. Through its public awareness, professional training and parent education programs and efforts at the state and national levels, The Help Group touches the lives of children with special needs across the country and in other parts of the world.

The Help Group is anchored by the belief that dignity, hope, opportunity and love are the birthrights of all children. At the heart of its efforts is the commitment to helping young people fulfill their potential to lead positive, productive and rewarding lives. Working hand in hand, our Board of Directors, executive team, administration and staff, governmental and community partners, philanthropic friends, parents and volunteers strive to give children with special needs the great futures that they deserve

We thank everyone who has joined us to provide help and hope to many more children and their families... because every child deserves a great future.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Schools & Programs

Schools

  • Bridgeport School

    Bridgeport School provides basic skills education, community based instruction and vocational training, for students ages 5 to 22 with mild to moderate cognitive delays and challenges with social communication and or language development.

  • Bridgeport Vocational Education Center

    Bridgeport Vocational Education Center is for young adults with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental differences, ages 18 to 22, providing vocational skills training, including supported job placements.

  • Stem^3 Academy

    STEM3 Academy provides an innovative and rigorous K-12 curriculum for students with social and learning differences, including autism, who have a passion for STEM fields and may benefit from experiential learning approaches.

  • Sunrise School

    Sunrise School is dedicated to promoting communicative, behavioral, social, academic, motor, adaptive and independent living skills. These comprehensive programs enable each student to maximize their potential.

  • Village Glen School

    Village Glen School is a college preparatory program that serves students K-12 with high-functioning autism and challenges in the areas of socialization, language development and peer relations. The Pace Program offers honors and AP classes for gifted students. The Beacon Program provides additional positive behavior support for students with behavioral challenges.

  • Young Learners Preschool

    Young Learners Preschool uses an evidence-based and interdisciplinary approach to intensive early intervention for children ages 2.9 to 5 with autism spectrum disorder.

Programs

  • Advance LA Transitioning Teens & Young Adults

    At Advance LA we offer the answer to one of the most frequently asked questions by parents of teens and young adults with special needs, “What happens next?” We provide that much needed support that facilitates a greater level of independence for each of our clients based on their individual needs.

  • Autism Assessment and Developmental Evaluation

    The Help Group Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders is a highly specialized outpatient clinic providing Developmental Evaluations for children under the age of six, and Diagnostic Assessment and Consultation for children and adolescents.

  • club l.a.

    club l.a.provides a supported social network for young adults ages 18 and up who have autism spectrum disorders or who need assistance in developing and maintaining friendships.

  • club l.a. TEEN

    CLUB L.A. TEEN is an exciting social club for teens ages 13 to 17 with autism spectrum disorder and other special needs. Monthly events provide great opportunities for making connections and building friendships with teens that share common interests.<

  • Kids Like Me Camps

    The Help Group’s Kids Like Me Program conducts four unique camps, each one specifically designed to address varying ages, abilities and needs of children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental challenges.

  • Kids Like Me Classes, Clubs and Activities

    All kids need opportunities to have fun, connect with others, learn new skills, make friends and enjoy a sense of belonging… That’s what Kids Like Me is all about!

  • Paws and Pals

    The Help Group is pleased to offer Paws & Pals for Kids with Autism, a volunteer-supported pet intervention program for … Continued

  • Project Six / The Commons

    The mission of Project Six/The Commons is to assist young people in gaining the comprehensive skills necessary to successfully reintegrate into their local school, community and family home.

  • Workability Program

    The WorkAbility 1 Program provides valuable vocational training to high school students currently enrolled in one of The Help Group’s specialized day schools.

Parent Education

  • Parent Support Groups

    The Help Group is pleased to offer ongoing support groups for parents and families of children, adolescents and young adults with special needs.

Professional Training & Research

  • The Help Group – UCLA Autism Alliance

    The Alliance is an innovative partnership between The Help Group and the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and is dedicated to enhancing and expanding clinical research in the education and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and to contributing to the development, greater understanding and use of best practice models by researchers, educators and clinicians.

Learning Disabilities & ADHD Schools & Programs

Schools

  • Stem^3 Academy

    STEM3 Academy provides an innovative and rigorous K-12 curriculum for students with social and learning differences, including autism, who have a passion for STEM fields and may benefit from experiential learning approaches.

  • Summit View School

    Summit View School is a college preparatory program for students with learning differences who possess average to above-average intellectual capabilities.

  • Westview School of Art and Technology

    The Help Group’s Westview is a college preparatory program for students with mild emotional issues, ADHD and learning differences.

Programs

  • Advance LA Transitioning Teens & Young Adults

    At Advance LA we offer the answer to one of the most frequently asked questions by parents of teens and young adults with special needs, “What happens next?” We provide that much needed support that facilitates a greater level of independence for each of our clients based on their individual needs.

  • Workability Program

    The WorkAbility 1 Program provides valuable vocational training to high school students currently enrolled in one of The Help Group’s specialized day schools.

Professional Training & Research

Therapeutic Schools & Programs & Residential Services

Schools

  • North Hills Prep

    The Help Group’s North Hills Prep offers a college preparatory curriculum while supporting students with social emotional challenges.

  • Westview School of Art and Technology

    The Help Group’s Westview is a college preparatory program for students with mild emotional issues, ADHD and learning differences.

Programs

  • Advance LA Transitioning Teens & Young Adults

    At Advance LA we offer the answer to one of the most frequently asked questions by parents of teens and young adults with special needs, “What happens next?” We provide that much needed support that facilitates a greater level of independence for each of our clients based on their individual needs.

  • Autism Assessment and Developmental Evaluation

    The Help Group Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders is a highly specialized outpatient clinic providing Developmental Evaluations for children under the age of six, and Diagnostic Assessment and Consultation for children and adolescents.

  • Full Service Partnership

    Full Service Partnership (FSP) is a community-based program that provides intensive mental health services.

  • Outpatient Services

    The Help Group, through its many specialized clinical and educational programs, provides assistance to children and families within their communities through its Child and Family Center therapeutic and educational programs.

  • Project SAFE

    Project SAFE is a child abuse prevention program, developed through First 5 LA’s Partnerships for Families (PFF) Initiative. With the … Continued

  • Project Six / The Commons

    The mission of Project Six/The Commons is to assist young people in gaining the comprehensive skills necessary to successfully reintegrate into their local school, community and family home.

  • Project Six Adult Residential Program

    Project Six is dedicated to improving the quality of life of adults with developmental disabilities through endorsing choices and protecting rights. Anchored by the belief that every individual is entitled to the supports and structure necessary to help maximize potential, Project Six is committed to a person-centered team approach which supports each resident in the achievement of self-worth and happiness.

  • REACH After-School Day Rehabilitation

    The REACH program (Recreation, Enrichment, Athletics, Counseling and Health) is a unique after-school mental health program funded by L.A. County Department of Mental Health and designed specifically for children ages 5-12 with social, emotional and/or behavioral challenges.

  • Stepping Stones Therapeutic Preschool Program

    Stepping Stones Intensive Day Treatment Program for Preschool Children provides a therapeutic, nurturing and enriching environment for children, ages 2.5 to 5, who need early intervention for social, emotional, behavioral, neurological and/or psychological challenges.

  • Wraparound Program

    Wraparound is an innovative program designed to maintain at-risk children in their homes and avoid placement in institutions or other restrictive settings.

Address: 
13130 Burbank Blvd.
91401 Sherman Oaks , CA
US
Phone: 
818.781.0360
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