On behalf of The Help Group’s Schools and Programs, we hope this message finds you and your family safe and well. During this challenging and uncertain time, we wanted to share with you several resources available at The Help Group for young people with special needs and their families.

KIDS LIKE ME SUMMER CAMP:  Our June virtual summer camps were incredibly successful. In addition to our traditional Southern California campers, we had young people from throughout the United States join us. Parents were thrilled to have an opportunity for their child to engage in social, recreational, and physical activities with like peers and the children had a blast! If you haven’t already, make sure to register or refer those you know to Session Two of our virtual summer camps, which begins on August 3rd. You can learn more about our Kids Like Me summer program here.

THE HELP GROUP’S SCHOOLS: The Help Group’s ten highly specialized K-12 day schools, certified by the California State Department of Education, will be offering distance learning school programs nationwide beginning August 25th. Making our schools and programs available to those outside of Southern California will allow parents and children looking for more individualized support the opportunity to take advantage of our highly respected and enriched school system. Each school offers prescriptive teaching, small classes, individualized curriculum, and enrichment activities to maximize learning for students with autism, learning differences, social and emotional challenges, and ADHD.

If you scroll down, you’ll find a list of our schools with more information about each. If you are interested, I would encourage you to sign up for one of our weekly online open houses to learn more about how a distance learning program may meet the needs of your child. If you are not sure which school is the best fit, you can contact our admissions office to learn more at 877.943.5747 or admissions@thehelpgroup.org.

FREE WEBINAR – Lastly, I’d like to invite you to join us for a free webinar – Quality Distance Learning for Students with Special Needs. This is open to parents, professionals, and the general public. Hear from our experts how they have designed quality distance learning and remote services opportunities for young people with special needs. Hear about its successes and become informed about the long-term implications they forecast this model has in serving young people with social and learning challenges. RSVP now.

If you have any questions about our schools, programs, and services, please do not hesitate to reach out. In the meantime, stay safe and stay healthy!

Dr. Jason Bolton
Vice President of Programs and Community Partnerships



Summit View School 
Grades: K – 12th
A college preparatory program addressing the needs of students with learning differences. Virtual Open House – Wednesdays at 9:30 am | RSVP

STEM³ Academy
Grades: K – 12th
For academically strong students with social and/or learning differences, including autism spectrum disorder, who have a passion for STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Virtual Open House – Thursdays at
10 am | RSVP

Young Learners
Grades: Preschool – K
An evidence-based, comprehensive, early intervention school program designed to serve children between 2.9 and 5 years of age with autism spectrum disorder. Virtual Open House – Tuesdays at 10 am | RSVP

Early Education Center
Grades: K – 3rd
An evidence-based early intervention primary education program for children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental delays. Programs include Bridgeport School, and Sunrise School. Virtual Open House – Tuesdays at 10 am | RSVP

Village Glen School
Grades: K – 12th 
A college preparatory program for students with social communication, language, and/or socialization delays, including autism spectrum disorder. Virtual Open House – Tuesdays at 10 am | RSVP

Bridgeport School
Grades: K – 12th 
Remediated instruction, functional life skills training and behavioral support for children and young adults with mild cognitive delays and social communication challenges. Virtual Open House – Tuesdays at 10 am | RSVP

Bridgeport Vocational Center
Vocational training and practical skills application for students 18-22 years old. Virtual Open House – Tuesdays at 10 am | RSVP

Sunrise School
Grades: K – 12th & Transition
Functional life skills training programs serving students with moderate to severe delays associated with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. Virtual Open House – Tuesdays at 10 am | RSVP

North Hills Prep
Grades: K – 12th 
Differentiated academic instruction paired with therapeutic and behavioral services for students with social and emotional challenges, including depression and anxiety. Now including elementary. Virtual Open House – Tuesdays at 11:30 am | RSVP

Westview School
Grades: 6th – 12th 
An inclusive, therapeutic, academic community. Goal is to promote a desire for post-high school education. Virtual Open House – Tuesdays at 10:30 am | RSVP