Summer Clinic

The weeks between May and September can be long, especially for a child who demonstrates developmental delays. Taking ten to twelve weeks off of school is often not the best choice, so we offer an alternative!

This year, our clinic is going to be a little different. We usually accommodate up to 30 kids, and this year our space is limited to 12 students. We are "under construction" so that next year, our Summer Clinic can be all on one campus. We are getting a wonderful new building, but in order to do that, we have to have a small clinic this year. 

Our Summer Clinic consists of two four-week sessions. Each day starts at 8 and goes until 1. Though more group-oriented than our Day Program, the students' days are highly structured and goal-focused. We have limited spots available for our summer clinic each year, and it is first-come, first-serve.

Summer 2017

Summer I June 5 - June 30   8-1  $1000
Summer II   July 5 - July 28 8-1 $1000

*we do not have a part-time or single-session option for 2017.

Kelly Gilkinson McLaughlin Memorial Scholarship

Kelly McLaughlin was a true friend of The Helping House. She taught first grade at Brooks Quinn Jones Elementary, and was eager to make accommodations for her students with special needs. Kelly was a continuous supporter of The Helping House through various fund-raisers and events. She always had a smile and words of encouragement.

Kelly died October 21, 2011. To honor her, and to continue her legacy of kindness, acceptance, and inclusion of "our kids," her family and friends desired to establish this scholarship. We miss Kelly, and know that many people were touched by her life. Blessings especially to James and to sweet Allie, who shares her mother's smile.

The Kelly Gilkinson McLaughlin Memorial Scholarship has been established for two students who meet the following criteria:

  • Public school students between the ages of 3 and 10
  • Who do not qualify for ESY services
  • Who have consistent daily transportation
  • But who need financial assistance to attend our clinic