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

Let’s Connect!

“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

“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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    July 2018

    Adaptive Chair Fitness

    Tuesday, July 24 · 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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    $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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    Wonder Years ages 2-3yrs

    Tuesday, July 24 · 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
    $25

    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, July 24 · 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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    Chair Volleyball

    Tuesday, July 24 · 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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    Vocational Rehabilitation Summer Youth Program

    Wednesday, July 25
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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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    Dancing for Donations Summer Camp

    Wednesday, July 25 · 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until Friday, June 29, 2018

    One event on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 9:00am

    One event on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 9:00am

    One event on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 9:00am

    One event on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 9:00am

    One event on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 9:00am

    One event on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 9:00am

    One event on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 9:00am

    One event on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 9:00am

    One event on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 9:00am

    We Rock The Spectrum Tampa, 1076 E Brandon Blvd #102
    Brandon, FL 33511 United States
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    Enjoy a week of dance classes, crafts, friends and playtime! June 25th - 29th July 16 - 20th July 23rd - 27th Half Day: 9:00am - 12:00pm $160.00 / Week…

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