About Us

Helping Hands Center for Special Needs is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization with a mission to provide educational and therapeutic needs of children with Autism and other developmental disabilities. Every day, we strive to provide a positive learning and therapeutic environment for our student that fosters growth for all and ensures all students achieve their full potential.

Helping Hands Center’s 7th annual fundraising event, “Raise Your Glass to Raise Awareness,” will take place on Friday, April 25th, 2014, from 7:00 – 10:30pm at the Creekside Conference and Event Center. Click here for more information. TO BUY TICKETS, simply click on the ticket options drop down box on the right side of this page.

Upcoming Events and Activities

Join Helping Hands Center throughout the month of April to celebrate National Autism Awareness Month and to highlight the growing need for awareness about autism. For a full listing of activities, click here.

March 31
Family FUNraiser at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, Polaris – kickoff to National Autism Awareness Month
Helping Hands Center will receive 15% of the food sales proceeds all day on the 31st when you download and take the fundraising flyer with you! Click here!

April 2
World Autism Awareness Day – Light it Up Blue for Autism!

Be a part of World Autism Awareness Day. Helping Hands Center students and staff, wear blue today for an all-school photo! (http://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/world-autism-awareness-day).

April 2
Choir Concert, 9am
Join us in the Helping Hands Center gymnasium for the spring choir concert.

April 3
Helping Hands Center volunteers for WCBE, 90.5FM, 4-8 pm

Helping Hands Center staff, parents and board members volunteer for WCBE, 90.5 FM’s Spring Fund Drive.

April 9
PTO meeting, 2pm

April 10
Screening of “Wretches & Jabberers,” 12 noon, Studio 35

Presented by Food for Good Thought, this film follows two autistic men as they travel across the world to dissect public attitudes about autism. The film’s stars will host a Q&A following the screening at Studio 35, 3055 Indianola Ave. This event is free; donations will be accepted.

April 10
Autism Awareness Activities @ COSI, 6-9pm
COSI is hosting an event exclusively for families with children on the autism spectrum to promote educational and summer resources. Admission is $9 per person and FREE for COSI members. For more information, call 614-228-2674 or to pre-register (registration is required) go to: http://cosiautismevents.eventbrite.com

April 11
SCRIP order deadline

April 10 & 11
Parent-Teacher Conferences – work directly with your classroom teachers to schedule a conference

April 10 – 13, 2014
Jazz Arts Group presents, “Trumpet Summit” at the Southern Theatre and welcomes Helping Hands Center as its Human Services partner.

On Friday, April 11, Co-Founders Abby David and Erin Nealy will join artistic director Byron Stripling on stage immediately following intermission.

Ticket discounts available for friends of Helping Hands Center.  To purchase, go to: http://www.jazzartsgroup.org/concert-tickets/.  Enter the code HANDS for a $5 per ticket discount.

April 15
VSA Ohio Artist Reception, 2-3 pm
Join Helping Hands Center for a reception featuring the artwork completed during this spring’s VSAOhio Artist Residency projects. Hosted by PTO, come view the artwork, meet artists Jim Arter and Eric Marlow, enjoy refreshments, and celebrate the artistic accomplishments of the students at Helping Hands Center.

April 17
Parents Night Out, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Hosted by Alpha Xi Sorority from The Ohio State University (http://tinyurl.com/lhawuth), drop your child(ren) off at Helping Hands Center and have a relaxing evening, just the grown-ups! $10 per child

April 18
Good Friday – no school or therapies

April 21
Easter Break – no school or therapies

April 25
SCRIP order deadline

April 25
“Raise Your Glass to Raise Awareness”

Creekside Conference and Event Center

7:00 – 10:30 pm

May 9
SCRIP order deadline

May 12
Helping Hands Center’s Theatre Group performs at The Columbus Performing Arts Center, more info TBA

May 23
SCRIP order deadline

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