The fee for the class is $21per week, which includes snack and all art supplies. Classes take place the the Howell PAL building/ Southard School, 115 Kent Rd, Howell, NJ
Participants must demonstrate the ability to accept and follow reasonable rules and to behave respectfully towards others. They must also have sufficient emotional and independent stability to participate in all aspects of the program. In consideration for all of the participants and the integrity of the class, we reserve the right to terminate a participant’s enrollment if their behaviors impede the success of the program.
We are always looking for peer volunteers who have patience and a smile.
If you are interested in working with teens and young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities, please contact us. It is an invaluable experience that will make a positive difference in both your life and someone else's.
We offer a great class and we like to think we do it right.
But, don’t just take our word for it--our family's give us rave reviews!
J.Behan (Volunteer since 2012) January 2016
Thank you for supporting Sarah's artistic endeavors and allowing her the freedom to express herself through her art. Art will always be part of Sarah's life, and YOU have given us confidence that Sarah has a future with her art.
P. Redding May 2015
Thank You So Much for all that you do! Johnny loves going to Helping Hands every Saturday. He was so proud of his last picture when he presented it to me. Because of you, he is more focused on his work. You truly are a blessing!
B. Covello May 2015
I don't know what Dylan would have done without this program. We appreciate you Colleen for giving these gifted young adults a chance in life when no one else would. As talented as these autistic adults are, there was no one who helped them to continue to keep learning about art. You have given my grandson hope and have encouraged him to pursue his love for the arts and that someone does care. Without you and this program I don't know where we would be right now. Thank you so much. Know that Dylan and I appreciate you and all the volunteers who help them.
M. White May 2015
Mrs. Hordichuk is a wonderful and talented teacher who encourages her students to explore their artistic abilities.
K. Doherty May 2015
K. Sharp May 2015
K. Doherty October 2014
C. Schear October 2014
Glen has always been a joy and an inspiration for me. Such innocence in a very deep thinker. He certainly has his times, but most of the time he is smiling and has the purest of hearts. I give my daughter so much credit, as well as his educators that helped him be all he can be. He always spoke so highly of his teachers in his art class. I know how proud he felt when his family went to look at his art projects! I have the greatest respect for the work that you all do !
L. Kramerman Keller Sept 2014
Renee and Marv. Schulman, Grandparents of Robert Schear "Artist"
Sept 19, 26 Jan 9, 23, 30
Oct 3, 17, 24, 31 Feb 6, 20, 27
Nov 14, 21 March 5, 12, 19
Dec 5, 12, 19 April 9, 16, 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21
June 4, 11, 18
Everyone deserves to be healthy. Exercise helps keep people fit and reduces stress. We created an easy-to-follow 30 minute DVD for people of all ages and abilities.
Autism Scarves, hand cut and packaged by adults with Autism, is just one of the products for sale in our store.
Proceeds from sales benefit individuals with Unique Needs.
Our Saturday recreation program is for teens and adults with Unique Needs at
the Howell PAL. The two hour class includes an art lesson, an exercise session, life skills, and socialization activities.
Two Special Education teachers and an Art Therapist teamed together to create this unique recreation program and other products for individuals with Unique Needs.