The Help Group's Autism Schools and Programs
Recognized as a leader in the field of autism, The Help Group offers extensive special education, treatment and therapy services. The Help Group educates over 750 students aged three to 22 in its four innovative autism day schools on a daily basis and offers diagnostic assessments, intervention, family support, after-school social skills programs and summer day camps, as well as providing extensive outreach and education in the communities it serves.
The Help Group Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders is a outpatient clinic serving children 12 months to 18 years of age. The center provides diagnostic evaluations using the latest research-based assessment tools and offers state-of-the-art developmental, psycho-educational and neuro-psychological assessments, as well as individual, family and group therapy and professional training programs.
Young Learners Preschool for Autism is a highly specialized and intensive education and early intervention day school designed to serve children between three and five years of age with autism spectrum disorders, including classical autism, high-functioning autism, Asperger's Disorder and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD-NOS).
Village Glen School is a multidisciplinary therapeutic day school for children with challenges in the areas of socialization, communicative and pragmatic language development and peer relations and have special needs associated with Asperger's Disorder, high functioning autism, anxiety-related disorders and non-verbal learning disabilities. Village Glen also offers a Summer Day Camp designed to facilitate social skills development in a highly structured, fun and supportive environment.
Bridgeport School educates students ages five to 22 with mild cognitive delays and challenges with social communication and/or language development, many with autism spectrum disorders. It enables students to function more independently and improve their quality of life.
Sunrise School for Autism & Developmental Disabilities is a special education day school for students, ages five to 22, with moderate global delays associated with autism and other developmental disabilities. It is dedicated to promoting communicative, behavioral, social, academic, motor, adaptive and independent living skills.
Project Six – Developmental Disabilities Program provides therapeutic living opportunities in nurturing, home-like settings for young adults and adults with developmental disabilities, including autism.
The Help Group National Autism Foundation, created in 2005, promotes education, treatment, awareness and early identification and intervention strategies for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The foundation provides educational seminars, conferences and publications for professionals and parents, and promotes outreach efforts in underserved communities to help make quality education and treatment a reality for all children with ASD.
The Help Group - UCLA Autism Research Alliancee is an innovative partnership between The Help Group and the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. It is dedicated to enhancing and expanding clinical research in ASD education and treatment and to contributing to the development, greater understanding and use of best practice models by educators and clinicians.
The Help Group's ASD Parent Support Network offers ongoing support groups designed for parents and families of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. This network provides a caring environment for parents to share experiences, network and learn coping and intervention strategies from other parents as well as professionals.
Autism Awareness Resources