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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Community Calendars

Find events and activities specifically for individuals with special needs.

HelpUsGather.org 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

Dance Technique Summer Camp

Monday, June 17 · 10:00 AM - Friday, June 21 · 3:00 PM
Dancing for Donations, 1076 E Brandon Blvd #101
Brandon, FL 33511 United States
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$110

Dance technique summer camp is great for your child who loves to dance! Dancers will learn the basics of all different styles of dance, focusing on ballet technique. They will…

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Summer Beach Meetups

Wednesday, June 19 · 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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One event on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM

One event on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 10:00 AM

One event on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM

One event on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM

One event on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Honeymoon Island State Park, 1 Causeway Blvd
Dunedin, FL 34698 United States
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Free

Join Friends Down Syndrome West Florida for a couple of hours of fun in the sun! All ages & abilities are welcome! Monday, June 3rd Tuesday, June 11th Wednesday, June 19th Thursday,…

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Indoor Open Play at K Peas Place

Wednesday, June 19 · 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Monday, July 1, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:15 PM on Monday, repeating until Monday, July 1, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, July 2, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:30 PM on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, July 3, 2019

An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, July 4, 2019

An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Friday, repeating until Friday, July 5, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:45 AM on Friday, repeating until Friday, July 5, 2019

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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Independent Living Life Skills & Social Group

Wednesday, June 19 · 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Disability Achievement Center, 12552 Belcher Road South
Largo, FL 33773
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Join us for our FREE independent living life skills and social group! This group offers support, learning and a whole lot of fun! TOPICS INCLUDE: MAKING HEALTHY CHOICES MAINTAINING A…

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Dancing for Donations Trial Classes

Wednesday, June 19 · 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 PM on Monday, repeating until Monday, July 1, 2019

An event every week that begins at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, July 3, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Thursday, repeating until Wednesday, July 3, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:00 PM on Friday, repeating until Friday, June 28, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, June 29, 2019

Dancing for Donations, 1076 E Brandon Blvd #101
Brandon, FL 33511 United States
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Trial classes are ongoing! Anyone new who is considering registering is welcome to come try a class out.  All classes, camps & events are inclusive.  

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Adaptive Chair Fitness

Wednesday, June 19 · 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, repeating until Monday, December 31, 2018

An event every week that begins at 5:00 PM on Monday and Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Bodyssey Performance, 14280 Walsingham Rd
Largo, FL 33774 United States
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$15.00

Group fitness class for all adaptive fitness level who are looking for a low impact, chair workout. The class will focus on stretching, upper and lower body strengthening as well…

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