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.

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 Tallman Founder, 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 Larson Artistic Director, Theatre eXceptional

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Past Events

May 2019

Gro Group Plant Sale

Thursday, May 23 · 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until Tuesday, December 24, 2019

The Tarpon Springs Gro Group is a hands-on learning experience for adults with disabilities. The curriculum includes plant cultivation, landscaping, and nursery operations.  The Gro Group offers a plant sale…

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Indoor Open Play at K Peas Place

Thursday, May 23 · 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM 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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Coffee Talk – A Way to Network

Thursday, May 23 · 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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One event on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 9:30 AM

One event on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 9:30 AM

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Free

Are you looking to connect with other families who have children with unique abilities? If so, join Misti Pollaro, from FND's Parent Support Network, Janell Wells, Project Director for FND's Family…

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Dancing for Donations Trial Classes

Thursday, May 23 · 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM 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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Ballroom Dancing

Thursday, May 23 · 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 11:00 AM on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, May 23, 2019

Fusion Dance Company, 38501 US 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL 34684 United States
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$10

Rungo Dance, along with Cabaret Dance Club & sponsor Dancing Lions Foundation, proudly present this dance class in social and ballroom dancing for individuals with special needs. This class is…

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Adaptive Fitness Bootcamp

Thursday, May 23 · 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 PM on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

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

This group fitness class will focus on muscle strength, coordination, flexibility and Improve exercise endurance which will help you have better balance, motor skills, body awareness, strength, and health. The…

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