Dear Help Group Friends & Families,

June marks graduation season, a time of excitement for students, parents, and educators alike. At The Help Group, we proudly celebrated the graduation of 120 students from our fourteen K-12 schools in Sherman Oaks, Valley Glen, Van Nuys, and Culver City, including Bridgeport School, Bridgeport Vocational Education Center, North Hills Prep, STEM3 Academy, Summit View School, Sunrise School, Village Glen School, and Westview School.
Through the support of our highly compassionate and skilled educational and clinical teams, families, and friends, our graduates will be matriculating to a wide range of college and vocational programs tailored to meet their individual needs.

To capture some of the magic of these graduations, please scroll down and watch a short video highlighting the courage, resilience, and incredible successes our students have achieved.

In addition to the graduation video, we invite you to explore our blog post, addressing the process high school graduates undergo as they transition to college. Plus, don’t forget to check out the exciting upcoming events listed below!

Thank you for your ongoing interest and support of our unwavering commitment to ensuring that “dignity, opportunity, and help are the birth rights of all young people.”

Dr. Jason Bolton
VP of Community Partnerships & Admissions

The Help Group's 2023 Graduation Video

This beautiful reel highlights our schools’ graduations, including Bridgeport School, Bridgeport Vocational Center, STEM3 Academy, North Hills Prep, Summit View School, Sunrise School, Village Glen School, and Westview School.


For some neurodivergent young adults, graduation is often very emotional as it marks the end of a defined time of life as well as the beginning of the unknown. It can be helpful for parents to be aware that even a happy event like a graduation can cause a neurodivergent young adult to experience mixed emotions during the ceremonies and parties. Experiencing stress, fear, and anxiety along with joy, relief, and anticipation are all to be expected for a young adult and are part of the normal graduation process.

Year-Round Rolling Admissions!

The Help Group’s specialized day schools offer preschool, elementary, middle school, high school, and transition-age programs, and are certified by the California State Department of Education. The schools provide small classes, individualized curricula, and enrichment
activities to maximize learning, build social competence, and prepare students for success. We offer year-round rolling admissions! To learn more, contact us at or 877-943-5747.


A Unique Summer Social-Recreational Program for Young Adults Ages 18-22 

Join Advance LA for a fun social-recreational summer program for young adults between the ages 18-22. This program is specially designed for young adults with mild to moderate needs who face challenges with learning, language, attention, social interaction, or sensory processing. Build confidence, practice social and essential life skills, and take steps towards independence while having fun and forging new friendships. Let’s make this summer unforgettable! Regional center funding is available. Questions? Contact Heather at or learn more here.

Jump Into Summer with Specialized Day Camps for 6-17-year-olds with Autism!

We have a few spots open for Kids Like Me’s summer camps! These camps are a safe and enriching environment for neurodiverse 6-17-year-olds with autism spectrum disorder and other special needs to engage, experience, and explore. Campers will be matched to ensure an appropriate peer group for learning and fun. Siblings are welcome!

…And did you know we are vendored with some of SoCal’s Regional Centers? Click below to see the list of regional centers. We also accept Self Determination funds!


Webcast – Navigating Your Child’s Coming Out Journey Together

June 21st | 10 – 11 am PT

All parents desire the best for their children, but many are caught off-guard when their child comes out as LGBTQ+. Join the webcast to learn how to navigate this journey, find support, and ensure everyone’s well-being. Free to attend!

club l.a.’s Got Talent!

Wed., June 21st | 6:30-8:00pm PT

Join good friends and new friends as we celebrate our club l.a. musicians, dancers, comedians, magicians and more. Share your talent or come to support your friends. We will have dinner and dessert. Don’t miss out – register today! For neurodiverse young adults ages 18-29.

Pride Party

for LGBTQ Youth ages 11-17!

Friday, June 23rd | 6 – 8 pm PT

Come celebrate Pride with us! Join us in person on Friday June 23rd at our Sherman Oaks campus and celebrate with food, games, music and prizes. Youth and their allies ages 11-17 welcome.

Parents Like Me

Parent Support Group
Wed., July 5th | 6-7pm

Announcing Parents Like Me Parent Support Groups for parents and caregivers of neurodivergent kids and teens 17 years of age or younger. These are free online sessions that provide a safe space for parents and caregivers to share, connect, and provide support for one another.

In Case You Missed Our Webcast:

Let’s Flip the Script: What if ADHD is a Strength, Not a Weakness?


The Help Group is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive nonprofit of its kind serving children, adolescents and young adults with special needs related to autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, ADHD, developmental delays, abuse and emotional challenges through its wide range of specialized education, therapy and outreach programs. Recently, The Help Group launched programs to serve LGBTQ+ youth. At the heart of its efforts is the commitment to helping young people fulfill their potential to lead positive, productive and rewarding lives.

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