The Help Group has four specialized day camp programs, which service kids ages 3- 21 with autism spectrum disorder and other special needs. Our unique programs assist with social development in a structured, creative and exciting way. The camp programs aim to prevent regression during the summer months when away from the school environment as well as to offer the camper the opportunity to acquiring new skills. Each camp is specifically designed within a safe and nurturing environment so the camper can build confidence, self-esteem and independence.
Village Glen Day Camp serves children ages 3-13 with Asperger’s Disorder, high-functioning autism and related social challenges. A well-rounded schedule includes music, arts and crafts, water play, trips and special events.
Camp Sunshine is designed for 3-21 year olds with moderate to severe autism and other developmental delays. The camp’s program facilitates physical and emotional growth through a wide range of summer fun activities.
Camp Discover celebrates the great outdoors for children 4-13 with mild to moderate special needs. Located in beautiful Sunset Meadows in Pacific Palisades, the enriching and developmental camp includes science, drama, crafts, contests, and games in a lovely outdoor setting.
Teens on the Go! Is a unique weekly social skills camp for teems ages 13-18 with Asperger’s Disorder, high functioning autism, and related social challenges. The camp emphasizes fun and friendship building. A Travel Camp offers teens the opportunity for adventure on over night trips facilitated professional Help Group staff.
Founded in 1975, The Help Group is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive nonprofit of its kind in the United States serving children with special needs related to autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, ADHD, developmental delays, abuse and emotional problems.
The Help Group's seven specialized day schools offer pre-K through high school programs for more than 1,400 students. The Help Group's broad range of mental health and therapy services, child abuse and residential programs extends its reach to more than 6,000 children and their families each year. With more than 900 staff members, The Help Group's state-of-the-art schools and programs are located on six campuses in the Los Angeles area.
The Help Group is widely regarded for its high standards of excellence, unique scope and breadth of services. Through its public awareness, professional training and parent education programs and efforts at the state and national levels, The Help Group touches the lives of children with special needs across the country and in other parts of the world.
At the heart of its effort is the commitment to helping young people fulfill their potential to lead positive, productive and rewarding lives.