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


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Find events and activities specifically for individuals with special needs. 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

HUG is a great organization for people with special needs to find various activities in the community. I am so grateful to have found HUG because I just moved to Clearwater, Florida and I needed to make friends my own age. Now, I have lots of friends and I have a calendar filled with fun activities.

Neetha ErukullaHUG Ambassador, Volunteer

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 spread faster than before. This is the reason I am proud to become an Ambassador for HUG!

Mark FlemingFounder, Puzzle Piece Fitness

As a child and now a young adult, I struggled with social interaction. Even now, it is so nice to connect with others who 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

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 fill 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 TallmanFounder, Me & U Fitness

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

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 LarsonArtistic Director, Theatre eXceptional

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June 2019

JoJo Summer Camp

Monday, June 24 · 10:00 AM - Friday, June 28 · 3:00 PM
Dancing for Donations, 1076 E Brandon Blvd #101
Brandon, FL 33511 United States
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Jojo Camp is perfect for your little Jojo fans! We will dance to music by Jojo, make bows, & more! Sign up here. $110/one week of camp $350/unlimited camps Dancers…

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Sensory Friendly Film: Men in Black International

Tuesday, June 25
FL United States + Google Map

AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up,…

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iFLY Flight School Summer Academy

Tuesday, June 25 · 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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iFLY Tampa, 10654 Palm River Rd
Tampa, FL 33619 United States
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This summer, your kids can learn to fly like a superhero at iFLY Flight School Summer Academy. This all-inclusive youth program gives children and teens the chance to learn the…

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Indoor Open Play at K Peas Place

Tuesday, June 25 · 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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K Peas Place, 13966 Lynmar Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33626
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Blending children and caregivers into an enriching, spacious and safe atmosphere to connect, play, and celebrate together… Children ages birth- 6 years come to enjoy time socializing,  exercising their imaginations through play and explore through sensory creative arts. …

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Wheelchair Rugby

Tuesday, June 25 · 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Jackson Springs Community Center, 8620 Jackson Springs Rd.
Tampa, FL 33615 United States
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A team sport for male and female athletes with a mobility-related disability in at least three limbs (tetraplegia) A unique sport created by athletes with a disability and combines elements…

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Adaptive Aquatics

Tuesday, June 25 · 6:10 PM - 6:40 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:10 PM on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, June 25, 2019

North Shore Aquatic Complex – 25 Meter Swimming Pool, 901 North Shore Dr NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 United States
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Adaptive Aquatics - Level 1 - 196674 Ages: 3 Yrs. to 8 Yrs. Fees: - Lessons $12.50 Description: Adaptive Aquatics will focus on water safety, fitness, and social skills. Classes are…

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