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You are invited to the OUCARES Evening Enrichment Event

An Evening with David & Kristen Finch
Best Practices for Thriving Relationships with People with ASD
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Banquet Room, Oakland Center

Relationships thrive when people show adequate support for one another, communicate with each other, anticipate unspoken needs, and even help each other with the laundry. David Finch, who was diagnosed as an adult with Asperger’s Syndrome, possessed none of these skills, and his marriage to Kristen nearly fell apart as a result. But things can change. In this entertaining and empowering discussion, David and Kristen present the strategies they employed to reclaim their happy relationship and ultimately win back each other’s friendship. Packed with relevant, actionable strategies for making your relationships thrive, this discussion is a must for anyone looking to gain insight into how to have a successful relationship with someone with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

RSVP to oucares@oakland.edu or call 248-370-2424.                                                            

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OUCARES integrates academic course work, knowledge and research with hands-on work in the community to prepare professionals to be leaders in the autism community. Through these academic and service programs, Oakland University also provides supportive individual and family programs. OUCARES, housed in the School of Education and Human Services, encourages the exchange of ideas relating to the education and support of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and provides services and support needed to improve daily living for people with Autism.

The goal of OUCARES is to promote understanding and awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through educational and support services and to improve quality of life for people impacted by ASD.

We serve educators, caregivers and professionals who serve people with ASD (such as dentists, law enforcement officials and hair stylists). Likewise, we serve the community by providing information, awareness and inclusion opportunities. Finally, we serve all individuals impacted by ASD including the individual with ASD, parents, siblings, grandparents and extended family members.




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