About Us

Helping Hands Center’s 6th annual Golf Outing will take place Friday, September 11, 2015 at High Lands Golf Course in Pataskala. Click here for more information.


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.


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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

September 7
Labor Day
Helping Hands Center closed; no school or therapies

September 9
PTO Meeting, 1:00pm, Helping Hands Center

September 10
Franklin Park Conservatory Harvest Potluck and Awards Ceremony, 5:00pm

September 10 & 11
Picture Day

September 11
Golf Outing, High Lands Golf Course, Pataskala

October 3
Homecoming Festival at Helping Hands Center, 2:00 – 6:00 pm

October 11
Walk Now for Autism Speaks, 11:00am, Huntington Park 

October 14
PTO Meeting, 1:00pm, Helping Hands Center

October 16
Staff Inservice Day – no school or therapies

October 22
Practice Trick-or-Treat at Helping Hands Center
Time TBA

October 28
Trick or “Suites,” 6 – 8pm, Embassy Suites Dublin
Sponsored by Autism Society, Central OH

November 5 – 6
Parent-Teacher Conferences

November 11
PTO Meeting, 1:00pm, Helping hands Center

November 25 – 29
Thanksgiving Break – no school or therapies

December 18
Staff Inservice Day – no school or therapies

December 21 – January 1
Winter Break – no school or therapies

For the entire year schedule, click and download here.