Established in 1958, the Cheerful Helpers Child and Family Study Center offers services to families with young children, ages 2-6, who are having difficulties with language development, motor-planning, self-regulation and socialization, in family oriented intervention programs.

Our relationship-based programs are for children with high-functioning autism, aspergers, attachment disorders, developmental delays, and processing, learning and emotional difficulties.




The Center operated for 49 years in the Thalians Department of Psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center prior to moving to its own home in Fall 2007.

Cheerful Helpers remains the only program in the Los Angeles area that helps children with special needs by treating the entire family.