• Autism Spectrum Disorder Schools & Programs

Schools

  • Bridgeport School

    Bridgeport School integrates an academic curriculum with hands-on life skills training and vocational services for students with mild cognitive delays and challenges in the areas of social communication and/or language development.

  • Bridgeport Vocational Education Center

    The Bridgeport Vocational Education Center provides young adults with independent living skills training and vocational opportunities.

  • Sunrise School

    Sunrise School is dedicated to promoting communicative, behavioral, social, academic, motor, adaptive and independent living skills. These comprehensive programs enable each student to maximize their potential.

  • Village Glen School

    Village Glen School for students with social and communicative disorders, including Asperger’s Disorder, high-functioning autism, and nonverbal learning disabilities. The Pace Program is available for gifted students. The Beacon Program educates students with behavioral challenges.

  • Young Learners Preschool for Autism

    Young Learners Preschool for Autism is designed for children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental delays. This program assesses the nature and degree of the challenges each child is confronting and fosters development in all essential areas through an interdisciplinary approach.

Programs

  • Advance LA Transitioning Teens & Young Adults

    At Advance LA we offer the answer to one of the most frequently asked questions by parents of teens and young adults with special needs, “What happens next?” We provide that much needed support that facilitates a greater level of independence for each of our clients based on their individual needs.

  • Autism Assessment and Developmental Evaluation

    The Help Group Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders is a highly specialized outpatient clinic providing Developmental Evaluations for children under the age of six, and Diagnostic Assessment and Consultation for children and adolescents.

  • club l.a.

    club l.a.provides a supported social network for young adults ages 18 and up who have autism spectrum disorders or who need assistance in developing and maintaining friendships.

  • club l.a. TEEN

    CLUB L.A. TEEN is an exciting social club for teens ages 13 to 17 with autism spectrum disorder and other special needs. Monthly events provide great opportunities for making connections and building friendships with teens that share common interests.<

  • Kids Like Me Camps

    The Help Group’s Kids Like Me Program conducts four unique camps, each one specifically designed to address varying ages, abilities and needs of children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental challenges.

  • Kids Like Me Classes, Clubs & Activities

    All kids need opportunities to have fun, connect with others, learn new skills, make friends and enjoy a sense of belonging… That’s what Kids Like Me is all about!

  • Live. Advance. LA. Transitional Living Program

    Live. Advance. LA. is an exciting program of Advance LA for young adults facing unique challenges as they prepare for their transition to independence.

  • Paws and Pals

  • Project Six / The Commons

    The mission of Project Six/The Commons is to assist young people in gaining the comprehensive skills necessary to successfully reintegrate into their local school, community and family home.

  • Silverlining Resale Boutique & Vocational Training Center

    Silverlining is The Help Group’s designer resale boutique that serves as an innovative vocational training center for students with autism and other special needs.

  • Vocational Skills Training Program

    The Help Group’s Vocational Skills Training Program is a unique vocational day program designed especially for transition age youth, ages 18 to 22, with Asperger’s Disorder, high functioning autism and related challenges.

  • Workability Program

    The WorkAbility 1 Program provides valuable vocational training to high school students currently enrolled in one of The Help Group’s specialized day schools.

Parent Education

  • Parent Support Groups

    The Help Group is pleased to offer ongoing support groups for parents and families of children, adolescents and young adults with special needs.

Professional Training & Research

  • The Help Group – UCLA Autism Research Alliance

    The Alliance is an innovative partnership between The Help Group and the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and is dedicated to enhancing and expanding clinical research in the education and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and to contributing to the development, greater understanding and use of best practice models by researchers, educators and clinicians.