"Adam" producer, Leslie Urdang introduced her colleague and friend, Max Mayer, and read a letter written by a young man with Asperger's Disorder who found hope in the film's message. In his acceptance remarks, Max shared, "I am deeply honored and humbled if our movie has helped in some small way to support people on the spectrum and those who love them...Thank you so much to everyone at The Help Group for your work, for your love and knowledge, for your perseverance and finally for your awe-inspiring desire to help."
For the grand finale, all of the honorees, celebrity guests and the children sang Winter Wonderland to a cheering audience -- it was a truly memorable evening!
ABOUT THE HELP GROUP
Founded in 1975, The Help Group is the largest and most comprehensive nonprofit of its kind in the United States, serving children with a wide range of special needs related to autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, abuse and emotional challenges. The Help Group's seven specialized day schools offer pre-K through high school programs for more than 1,300 students, and its wide range of mental health and therapy services, child abuse and residential programs extend its reach to more than 6,000 children and their families each year. With over 800 staff members, The Help Group's state-of-the-art schools and programs are located on four major campuses in the Los Angeles area. Through outreach, parent and professional education efforts, Th
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