Updates - The Help Group To Host The 8th Annual Special Needs Resource Fair

The Help Group will be hosting its 8th Annual Special Needs Resource Fair on Sunday, April 8, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sherman Oaks campus. The free event, which attracts more than 400 people each year, is an opportunity for parents and professionals to connect with the resources available for the special needs community, including children with autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, ADHD, developmental delays, and emotional challenges.

A diverse mix of exhibitors will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about services geared toward children, young people, and adults, as well as their parents and families. There will be representatives from support groups, medical and therapeutic services, educational supports, financial and estate planning, advocacy services, respite services, recreational and camping programs, vocational and residential programs, and more.

The event will feature opportunities for children and families to interact with therapy dogs from the Alliance of Therapy Dogs; visit with animals from Special Spirit, Inc. Therapeutic Riding Center; and play with friends on the open Hasbro playground. There will also be food and snacks available for purchase.

Proceeds will be directed to the Kids Like Me camps, offered during the summer, winter and spring at The Help Group’s Sherman Oaks and Culver City locations. Camp programs are developed by a multidisciplinary team to address unique strengths and abilities, foster social skills, and cultivate friendships. They are led by highly trained therapists and counselors from The Help Group, and campers are assessed and matched with the right program to ensure the best possible camp experience for everyone.

For more information, please contact Tracy Peters at 310-751-1486 or tpeters@thehelpgroup.org for more information.