The Help Group to Welcome the Return of Festival of Arts and Music for Autism Concerts



Recognizing the transformative power of the arts for children with special needs, The Help Group is pleased to re-launch its annual Festival of Arts, Through Our Eyes: A Celebration of Young Artists, art exhibition and its Music for Autism Concert Series.

Produced in collaboration with and generously funded by Bear Givers, Dr. Barbara Firestone, Pres. & CEO, established the annual Festival of Arts: Through Our Eyes art exhibition in 2010. Bear Givers EmpowerArt program creates opportunities for young artists from around the country to experience the joy of creating art and seeing their art showcased at a special exhibit.

Joseph Sprung, Chairman and Founder of Bear Givers, shared, “We are grateful to Dr. Barbara Firestone and the staff of The Help Group who embrace our programs with such enthusiasm and never lose sight of our mission. They have been a pleasure to work with over the past years and completely understand the true objective of our EmpowerArt Program, participating to the fullest extent and taking it to a higher level every year. We look forward to many more special events together!”

The Help Group is proud to be the West Coast partner for Music for Autism, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and raising public awareness through its autism-friendly, interactive concerts designed for young people with autism and their families.

Bringing the unique musical experience to Los Angeles since 2011, The Help Group’s Music for Autism concert series offers professionally performed, enriching musical experiences in an environment where individual differences are celebrated. The concerts, held in the United States and the United Kingdom, feature professional musicians, including Tony Award winners, Grammy-nominated classical artists, and Pulitzer Prize winners.