About Us

Helping Hands Center for Special Needs is a non-profit organization located in Columbus, OH with a mission to meet the educational and therapeutic needs of children with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Helping Hands Center approaches education from a holistic perspective and utilizes the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) which have been found to be one of the most effective treatments for autism. Teacher-to-student ratios throughout the center range from 1:1 to 1:3 and provide an unprecedented opportunity for learning. All students benefit from a range of therapy services in the center. More than twenty highly-qualified and certified therapists provide services to both the students enrolled in the Education Center as well as those who come to the Therapy Center strictly for therapeutic services. No other organization in central Ohio offers this number of therapies under one roof.

The parents of Helping Hands Center for Special Needs share their experiences in this touching video conceived by the center’s PTO and produced by Brainstorm Media.

Upcoming Events and Activities

March 11
Choir Concert, 9:15am
Helping Hands Center Gymnasium

PTO Meeting, 1:00pm

March 12
Spring Performance featuring Preschool through Alligator Classrooms
6:00pm, Helping Hands Center Gymnasium

March 13
Staff in-service day
No School or Therapies

March 26
Kick-off Autism Awareness Month
Dine and Dash at BJ’s Brewhouse, Polaris
Helping Hands Center receives 15% of all proceeds with FLYER

March 26 & 27
Parent-Teacher Conferences

March 30 thru April 6
Spring Break
No School or Therapies

April 8
PTO Meeting, 1:00pm
Helping Hands Center Conference Room

April 19
Autism Activites at COSI
9am – 12 noon
Registration Required

April 24
Raise Your Glass to Raise Awareness

April 26
Food for Good Thought Film Series
“Inside the Edge: A Journey to Using Speech Through Typing”
Gateway Film Center, 1:00pm; $10 in advance / $12 at the door
www.foodforgoodthought.com

May 13
PTO Meeting, 1:00pm
Helping Hands Center Conference Room

May 21
Spring Performance featuring Seals through Blue Jay Classrooms
6:00pm, Helping Hands Center Gymnasium

May 25
Memorial Day
No School or Therapies

May 28
Last day of school; 12:30pm release