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

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“ 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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    September 2018

    Babbling Babies Fall Semester

    Tuesday, September 18 · 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    We Rock The Spectrum Clearwater, 12505 Starkey Rd
    Largo, FL 33773 United States
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    Babbling Babies is a language enrichment group that teaches parents and caregivers strategies to encourage speech through play and group activities.

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    Adaptive Chair Fitness

    Tuesday, September 18 · 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30am 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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    Wonder Years ages 2-3yrs

    Tuesday, September 18 · 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, December 4, 2018

    Baby Bungalow, 3108 W. Azeele St. FL 33609 United States + Google Map

    Wonder Years a is a five-week developmental playgroup led by a trained facilitator, and targets early childhood development through music, singing, rhymes, stories, and creative age-appropriate activities to promote preschool readiness. Age: 2…

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    Children’s Wheelchair Fitness Program

    Tuesday, September 18 · 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until Monday, December 31, 2018

    Bodyssey Performance, 14280 Walsingham Rd
    Largo, FL 33774 United States
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    This fitness program is specifically designed for children restricted to a wheelchair. We will learn new exercises that aid in building muscle control, increase endurance, improving balance and enhancing range…

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    St.Pete Monthly Play Date

    Tuesday, September 18 · 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Monday, December 31, 2018

    Dell Holmes Park, 2741 22nd Street South
    St Petersburg, FL
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    Play dates are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in a public park selected by our parents. Play dates are for any child with special needs, their siblings and friends. Some…

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    Chair Volleyball

    Tuesday, September 18 · 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 6:45pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, January 1, 2019

    Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Rd.
    Largo, FL
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    Largo Community Center Tue 6:45-8pm Ages: 13 & UP Drop in or register @ Largo Community Center 727-518-3131

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