ALA Young Adult Summer Program

We offer coaching services and support groups for young adults, parents, and industry professionals.

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Bowling with clubla

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For young adults who need a safe, welcoming, non-judgmental place to meet others with similar interests.

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Events & Conferences
Advance LA covers a variety of topics addressing the needs of teens and young adults.

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parent support

Parent Support
Connect with others that share your experience and gain valuable advice and resources


The Advance LA Difference

At Advance LA, we offer answers to the most frequently asked questions by parents of teens and young adults with special needs, “What happens next?” and “how to avoid failure to launch syndrome?” Our personalized program provides clients with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, executive functioning difficulties and learning differences the experiences and opportunities necessary to lead a fulfilling adult life. We offer coaching services and support groups, as well as workshops and conferences for young adults, parents, and industry professionals.

Breaking Barriers

Introducing Alex, a student who attends one of The Help Group’s nine schools and has overcome attendance challenges. These days, Alex is excelling while enjoying his work at The Help Group’s resale clothing boutique, Silverlining. This video is Episode 2 of The Help Group’s video series, “Breaking Barriers,” where we will show how our organization has helped its neurodiverse population overcome barriers and succeed in school, life, and beyond.



what we offer


Our qualified staff and coaches provide resources, support, and training to those who may be struggling with the challenges of higher education, entering the workforce, how to improve social skills, how to engage appropriately in spectrum dating & romance, independent living, and other issues. We take a personalized approach that helps them progress and provides what they need to lead a more fulfilling life.



Jumpstart Your Summer: Tips for Landing a Great Job

Jumpstart Your Summer: Tips for Landing a Great Job 495 400 Advance LA

Jumpstart Your Summer: Tips for Landing a Great Job For many neurodivergent young adults, job searching can feel overwhelming. Our Advance LA Life Skills Coaches understand these feelings and help break down the job search process into manageable steps. Here are our top tips to land a great gig: 1)…

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Advance LA is one of the signature programs of The Help Group, the largest nonprofit of its kind in the United States. Since 1975, The Help Group has worked with children, adolescents, and adults with special needs related to autism spectrum disorder, learning differences, ADHD, developmental delays, abuse, and emotional problems.

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