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

“ 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
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    June 2018

    Sensory Showing: The Incredibles 2

    Saturday, June 23
    AMC Westshore 14, 210 Westshore Plaza
    Tampa, FL 33609 United States
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    AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sounds down, so you can get up,…

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    Sunshine Sunday

    Sunday, June 24 · 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    Every Sunday

    Sunshine Sunday is a special morning on the last Sunday of every other month. This program is a limited-engagement event for children with special needs and their caregivers. Children can…

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    Stand Up Paddle Team

    Sunday, June 24 · 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until Saturday, June 30, 2018

    North Shore Aquatic Complex – 25 Meter Swimming Pool, 901 North Shore Dr NE
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701 United States
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    Special Olympics Sports Team: Stand Up Paddle Eenhances physical fitness through participation in team sports such as basketball, kickball and floor hockey. Social skills development is encouraged by staff through…

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    Special Needs Sunday School

    Sunday, June 24 · 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, repeating until Saturday, July 28, 2018

    St. James United Methodist Church, 16202 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
    Tampa, FL 33647 United States
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    SPECIAL NEEDS SUNDAY SCHOOL  St. James realizes the importance of families being able to attend Sunday worship TOGETHER.  Therefore, accommodations are available at the 11am Sunday worship service that will…

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    Indoor Summer TOP Soccer

    Sunday, June 24 · 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until Monday, July 23, 2018

    Safety Harbor Community Center, 650 9th Ave. South
    Safety Harbor, FL 34695 United States
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    TOPSoccer is designed to reach and meet the needs of young players with physical and/or mental disabilities. The program caters to player development rather than competition. TOPSoccer takes the kids off…

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    Camp Banyan Week 3 – “Capture Your Image”

    Monday, June 25 · 8:00 am - Friday, June 29 · 5:00 pm
    First Christian Church of Clearwater, 2299 Drew St
    Clearwater, FL 33765 United States
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    Join us for Camp Banyan – Summer 2018! We are so excited for our summer full of fun and friends! Week 3 – June 25-29 Theme: “Capture Your Image” Week…

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