Oakland University Center for Autism

425C Pawley Hall
2200 N. Squirrel Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4401
(location map)
(248) 370-2424
oucares@oakland.edu

Autism Related Events

The community events calendar is a listing of workshops, presentations, conferences and other events which are related to autism and of interest to the community.
June

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
OUCARES Pre-Employment Skills Training- Information Session
This information session is for individuals interested in registering for OUCARES Pre-Employment Skills Training for Adults with Aspergers, HFA, PDD-NOS.  The next 12 week program runs June 18-August 31, 2018.  Come find out more about the program, meet the staff and get all of your questions answered.  Limited Scholarships are available.  RSVP to oucares@oakland.edu  
Time:  6:30-8 p.m.
Location:  Meadows Learning Center, 1435 W. Auburn Rd., Rochester, MI  48309

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 
OUCARES After Hours Adult Social
This is a support group for adults with the diagnosis of Asperger’s, High Functioning Autism or PDD/NOS. Come join us for pizza, conversation, cards, games, and fun! No registration required, come when you are able.  
Ages: 18+ yrs. No cost for this program
Time: 6 – 9 p.m.
Location: Oakland University, Oakland Center, 312 Meadow Brook Rd, Rochester 48309

Friday, June 15, 2018
Adaptive Recreation: Friday Night Dance Party
Romeo Washington-Bruce Parks and Recreation
Summer Fun themed dance party for individuals with special needs. Enjoy DJ music, dancing and socialization.  Caregiver needs to stay during event.  No pre-registration needed: pay at door. No fee for caregiver.  Snack included.  Pizza and pop available for purchase.   rwbparksrec.org  (586) 752-6543.
Cost:  $4 at door - caregiver no charge
Time:  6-8 p.m.
Location: Washington Center, 57880 Van Dyke, Romeo 48094

May

Friday, May 4, 2018
Metro Parent Living with Autism Workshop
Parents and professionals are invited to join Metro Parent Media Group and Henry Ford Health System for the 11th annual Living with Autism conference.   This year, Ron and Owen Suskind, as well as Ron Fournier, are the keynote speakers.  Registration Information
Time:  7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Detroit Marriott Troy, 200 West Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI 48084

Sunday, May 6, 2018
Super Sparks: All Access Family Days
These days are designed exclusively for families with special needs. Join us for adapted theater presentations, explainer demos, and a sounds-down, lights-up atmosphere, all included with the price of general admission. Visit   Mi-Sci.org/Accessibility  for additional information. 
Location:  Michigan Science Center, 5020 John R Street, Detroit, MI  48202

Tuesday, May 8 , 2018
Super Sparks: All Access Field Trip Days
MiSci is hosting field trip days, which will feature adaptive planetarium shows, hands-on STEM fairs hosted by partner organizations, and teacher professional development webinars. Visit  Mi-Sci.org/Accessibility  for additional information. 
Location:  Michigan Science Center, 5020 John R Street, Detroit, MI  48202

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Golden Grizzlies Baseball - OUCARES Day
Due to the possibility of inclement weather, Go to goldengrizzlies.com to keep up with game schedule changes.  

Saturday, May 12, 2018 
ASD Teen Friendship Club 
The ASD Teen Friendship Club will be hosting it’s monthly social event.  Activities are held on the 2nd Saturday of the month and will include; a movie, video games, board games, ping pong and more.  Pizza, snacks and refreshments will be provided throughout the evening. 
For  additional  information contact Sandy or Dianne TeenAspergerFriendshipClub@yahoo.com
Cost is $5.00 per person & teen must be accompanied by a parent or care provider.
Time: 7 – 11:00 p.m.
Location:  Trinity Lutheran Church, Community Center, 38900 Harper Avenue, Clinton Twp 48036  (Entrance is in the back of the building).

Saturday, May 12, 2018
ASOC Friendship Club Autism Social  
This is an opportunity for teens and young adults within the autism spectrum, including individuals with Asperger syndrome & Pervasive Development Disorders, to get together & have fun!  There are all types of activities including: video games, ping pong, basketball, floor hockey, board games and a DJ for those who enjoy dancing. The Friendship Club is run by volunteers. Parents and siblings are welcome to come. Siblings must be 13 years or older, as this event is geared for teens/young adults.  For additional information:    autismsocial2@gmail.com  or autismsocial.weebly.com
Cost $5 per person
Time:  7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Location:  St Anastasia Church, 4571 John R Rd, Troy (Do not contact the church)

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
OUCARES Parent Networking Series
Join us for an evening full of fun!  Meet with other parents, create new connections, dinner and games.  This event is for parents of children of all ages with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Space is limited, register early.  To register:  Oakland.edu/oucaresstore
Information: OUCARES@oakland.edu 
This program is generously supported by the Autism Society of Oakland County.
Cost:  $15 per person (Includes dinner, Interactive Activities, Games and Prizes)
Time:  6 p.m 
Location:  Union Woodshop, 18 S. Main Street, Clarkston  

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
OUCARES After Hours Adult Social
This is a support group for adults with the diagnosis of Asperger’s, High Functioning Autism or PDD/NOS. Come join us for pizza, conversation, cards, games, and fun! No registration required, come when you are able.  
Ages: 18+ yrs. No cost for this program
Time: 6 – 9 p.m.
Location: Oakland University, Oakland Center, 312 Meadow Brook Rd, Rochester 48309

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
OUCARES Pre-Employment Skills Training- Information Session
This information session is for individuals interested in registering for OUCARES Pre-Employment Skills Training for Adults with Aspergers, HFA, PDD-NOS.  The next 12 week program runs June 18-August 31, 2018.  Come find out more about the program, meet the staff and get all of your questions answered.  Limited Scholarships are available.  RSVP to oucares@oakland.edu  
Time:  6:00-7:30 pm
Location:  Meadows Learning Center, 1435 W. Auburn Rd., Rochester, MI  48309

Thursday, May 17, 2018
OUCARES Evening Enrichment - Free Event
You're Hired! One Man's Personal Journey with Autism and Employment
During this presentation, Ron Sandison will share his journey to employment and discuss practical insights for helping individuals with autism be gainfully employed.  flier
Time:  6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location:  Oakland University, Pawley Hall, Education Resource Library (ERL), 
456 Pioneer Drive, Rochester 48309    map

Friday, May 18, 2018
Adaptive Recreation: Friday Night Dance Party
Romeo Washington-Bruce Parks and Recreation
Crazy TShirt themed dance party for individuals with special needs. Enjoy DJ music, dancing and socialization.  Caregiver needs to stay during event.  No pre-registration needed: pay at door.  No fee for caregiver.  Snack included.  Pizza and pop available for purchase.   rwbparksrec.org  (586) 752-6543.
Cost:  $4 at door - caregiver no charge
Time:  6-8 p.m.
Location: Washington Center, 57880 Van Dyke, Romeo 48094
July

Friday, July 20, 2018
Adaptive Recreation: Friday Night Dance Party
Romeo Washington-Bruce Parks and Recreation
Fire Safety with Washington Township Fire Department.  This event is for individuals with special needs.  Caregiver needs to stay during event.  No pre-registration needed: pay at door.  No fee for caregiver.  Snack included.  Pizza and pop available for purchase.   rwbparksrec.org  (586) 752-6543.
Cost:  $4 at door - caregiver no charge
Time:  6-8 p.m.
Location: Washington Center, 57880 Van Dyke, Romeo 48094

August

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