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

    Wednesday, August 22
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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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    Combo 1 Adaptive Dance Class Ages 3-6 (registration required)

    Wednesday, August 22 · 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 5, 2018

    We Rock The Spectrum Tampa, 1076 E Brandon Blvd #102
    Brandon, FL 33511 United States
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    We are all-inclusive and accept all abilities and do not separate them from our typical dancers. We place kids based on both age and ability.  Currently, we charge $20/month with…

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    Independent Living Life Skills & Social Group

    Wednesday, August 22 · 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 5, 2018

    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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    Adaptive Chair Fitness

    Wednesday, August 22 · 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Monday, December 31, 2018

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

    Bodyssey Performance, 14280 Walsingham Rd
    Largo, FL 33774 United States
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    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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    Adaptive Fitness

    Wednesday, August 22 · 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 19, 2018

    Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Rd
    Largo, FL 33774 United States
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    55 minutes of dance fitness can be modified for all levels of participation. For all ages and ability levels. Instructor: Paula Keyser   Wed 5:30-6:30p $3/$6

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    Handicapable Wednesday Worship Service

    Wednesday, August 22 · 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 6:15pm on Wednesday, repeating until Monday, December 31, 2018

    St Paul United Methodist Church, 1199 Highland Avenue
    Largo, FL 33770 United States
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    Our Handicapable Ministry hosts its weekly worship with lessons from the Bible, lots of singing, prayer, and more.

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