HUG advocates for inclusion and connects people with disabilities to social events and activities

Let’s Connect!

“ was created to connect people with special needs and their families to social events and activities in the community. Feeling disconnected or isolated has a significant impact on a person’s quality of life. HUG’s mission is to help create a more inclusive world for people of all abilities.”

Robin LallyFounder

“As a child and now a young adult, I struggled with social interaction. Even now it is so nice to connect with others that share the same challenges. The website is an amazing opportunity for people of all ages with disabilities to help people with social skills and to connect with one another.”

Rachel BarcellonaMiss Southeast International 2017, Board Member CARD-USF, Ambassador Unicorn Children’s Foundation

“This website is a necessity because it allows people with disabilities or the parent of a person with a disability to easily find events in their neighborhood that can bring them together. They have a variety of choices for all ages and I truly think that this website is a positive step in uniting the special needs community.”

Katherine MagnoliMiss Wheelchair Florida 2017, Author and Radio Host

“We are so excited to have the Help Us Gather website to share our programs and help in providing information to group homes, Adult Day Training programs, parents, companions and others who work with or love the developmentally disabled.”

Horton TownesDirector, St. Paul Handicapable Ministry

“Having autism can make social situations harder for me. By finding groups and social activities created for people with disabilities, I was able to feel comfortable enough to make a really good friend. We have a great time doing things together!”

Rick Farr2nd Place winner in Bowling, Florida State Special Olympics, Brother of Robin Lally

“As a physical therapist assistant and adaptive fitness instructor I heard my client’s sadness over not being able to find a variety of programs or events to fit their social calendars. My clients have become ambassadors and they are so happy to be a part of Help Us Gather. The website is full of great information about so many great programs and events for all ages.”

Tina Tailman Founder, adaptive fitness program, Me & U Fitness

“I could not be happier for being involved with such a great organization like HUG. This organization fills a great need for the special needs community in bringing it into the 21st century, which allows for awareness and acceptance to be spread faster than before. This is the reason I am proud to of become an Ambassador for HUG!”

Mark FlemmingFounder, Puzzle Piece Fitness

“One of the hardest parts of starting a nonprofit is simply getting the word out. HUG helped us do just that. In just one year, they helped grow our organization and allowed us to provide services to people we may not have connected with otherwise. HUG also helped us connect with other organizations in our area to form partnerships and share resources. They are truly building a community.”

Brianna Larson Artistic Director, Theatre eXceptional
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    August 2018

    Vocational Rehabilitation Summer Youth Program

    Friday, August 17
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    An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until Saturday, September 1, 2018

    11220 Oakhurst Rd, 11220 Oakhurst Rd
    Largo, FL 33774 United States
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    The FL Department of Education/VR is now offering a summer program to provide youth programs on career preparation for youth with IEPs and 504 plans, completely free of charge. The summer…

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    Free Old Time Hymn Sing & Ice Cream Social

    Friday, August 17 · 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
    St Paul United Methodist Church, 1199 Highland Avenue
    Largo, FL 33770 United States
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    Join handicapable ministries for old time hymn singing and ice cream! Singing led by St. Paul UMC Sanctuary Choir under the direction of Dr. Robert Williams. Date: Friday, August 17th Time:…

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    Sensory Friendly Saturdays Altitude Trampoline

    Saturday, August 18 · 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day First of the month, repeating until Monday, December 31, 2018

    An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until Monday, December 31, 2018

    Altitude Trampoline Park, 4340 W Hillsborough Ave, Ste #350
    Tampa, Fl
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    Altitude Tampa is so happy to be able to offer an added special time for our awesome guests that struggle with Sensory issues, in case our regular business hours are…

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    Health & Wellness Fair

    Saturday, August 18 · 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    All People’s Life Center, 6105 E. Sligh Ave.
    Tampa, FL 33617 United States
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    We're calling all special needs families and adults on a very important mission: to be SUPERHERO HEALTHY! Activities Include: Free Health Screenings Free Haircuts Cooking Demos Face Painting Free Lunch Raffle…

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    Sensory Warriors

    Saturday, August 18 · 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    Every Saturday
    Sensorytopia Warrior Fitness & Sensory Center, 3420 W Main St
    Tampa, FL 33607 United States
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    Our adaptive fitness program is open to children on the spectrum and their siblings. All ages are welcome! We focus on balance, coordination and sensory fun. We offer a zip…

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    Horses & Open House

    Saturday, August 18 · 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Inspire Equine Ranch, 1743 Doncaster Rd.
    Clearwater, FL 33764 United States
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    Join us on Saturday, August 18th from 11 - 3 pm for an open house at Creek Under the Son Stables. Meet organizations in the area serving individuals with disabilities…

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