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 Board of Director’s recently approved a 2014- 2016 Strategic Plan, detailing the main strategic goals for the organization for the next three years. Click the image above to see a copy of the Strategic Plan.
Just in time for holiday shopping!
AmazonSmile is a new program that enables Amazon shoppers to easily donate 0.5% of their purchases ($.50 per $100 spent) to their favorite U.S.-based nonprofits. Helping Hands Center has registered for AmazonSmile – just click on the AmazonSmile banner or go to:http://smile.amazon.com/ch/76-0796242, and your shopping will support Helping Hands Center’s Scholarship Fund!
The Adaptation, Integration and the Arts Program of VSA Ohio partners teaching artists and educators in inclusive classrooms to enhance teaching and learning through an arts-integrated residency and curriculum. Watch this video, featuring Helping Hands Center for Special Needs, to learn more about the program and see it in action in Columbus, Ohio.
Helping Hands Center has been awarded an Adaptation, Integration and the Arts residency project for Fall 2013, with one master artist leading four projects, address math, social studies and food acceptance. Stay tuned for more information!
Upcoming Events and Activities
Staff Appreciation Lunch and Fiesta, sponsored by PTO
December 7 & 10
Join Helping Hands Center at a screening of the “Best Kept Secret” at the Gateway Film Center; Saturday, December 7 @ 3pm and Tuesday, December 10 @ 12 noon.
A Newark, NJ public high school teacher races a ticking clock to find a place in the world for her students with autism before they graduate and age out of their rare support system.http://www.pbs.org/pov/bestkeptsecret/
December 11 – 13
Scholastic Book Fair
Choir Concert, 9:15am, Helping Hands Center gym
December 23 – January 3
Helping Hands Center is closed for the holidays – no school or therapies
Session I of Music Together Classes begin, 6:30pm, through March 12
Session II of Music Together Classes begin, 9:30am, through March 14
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Helping Hands Center is closed – no school or therapies
An Evening in New Albany – a benefit for Helping Hands Center for Special Needs sponsored by the New Albany Women’s Network
Family FUNraiser at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, Polaris – kickoff to National Autism Awareness Month
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.
“Raise Your Glass to Raise Awareness”
Creekside Conference and Event Center
7:00 – 10:30 pm