Oakland University Center for Autism Outreach

Pawley Hall, Room 425C
456 Pioneer Dr.
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2424
oucares@oakland.edu

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Help Needed & Services Offered

If you are looking for specific services for an individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder or their family, you can post it here. If you are a service provider or have special skills that you would like to share with someone in the autism community that can be posted here as well.

Contact us if you are interested in posting an ad whether you are looking for a babysitter, a therapist, a parent to talk to or for someone who may be interested in your services.

Please note that Oakland University is not responsible for nor are we recommending those who may respond to your ad. We are simply providing an avenue for families to find the assistance they need and for professionals to promote their services.

Help Needed

OUCARES General Program Instructor - Part Time
Pay based upon experience and education Job Purpose: Individual needed to lead program groups for children, teens and adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Includes supervision of all participants at the program, implementing positive behavior supports when needed, interacting with parents as needed and communicating with the Program Coordinator on a consistent basis. Each class will be delivered on a weekly basis for 1-3 hours for 8 weeks. Participant group size could range from 6-10 participants. Prior experience in facilitating groups for individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder is preferred. QUALIFICATIONS: Positive attitude with high energy that has genuine interest and understanding about Autism Spectrum Disorder. Ability to work independently and creatively with little direction from supervisor; Dependable, detailed oriented, organized and punctual; Must be a team player with strong communication skills and flexibility when needed; Degree from a university or college in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Special Education or related field; Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Please send a resume and cover letter to oucares@oakland.edu if you are interested in opportunities working with OUCARES.

Caregiver Needed (CLS/Respite)
We are looking for a quality individual to assist throughout the week at home.  The home help is paid by MORC $20/hr after background check. There are MORC training requirements which can be completed on-line. Free trainings: First Aid/CPR, Recipient Rights, Blood Borne Pathogen. COVID-19 Considerations: Prefer vaccinated individual. We are located in Berkley. Please contact James at 248-990-1293 or Angela 248-808-1268 or email Joneil286233@msn.com. (Posted 6/28/2022).

Occasional Babysitter Needed
Looking for an occasional babysitter (for date night, errand running, etc) for my 12 year old daughter. She has Down syndrome and Autism. She is verbal and loves to watch Super Why, have books read to her, and singing silly songs. She has two brothers, ages 7 and 14 years old. Sometimes the 7 year old may also need to be watched, but rarely. We live in Birmingham (15 mile & Coolidge area) in a pet free, smoke free, nut free home. Caregiver needs to have drivers license. Pay is $18/hr. Please contact me, Shannon, at  sdoyle597@gmail.com (Posted 7/12/22)

Caregiver Needed for 19 Year Old With ASD
Pick up our 19 year old son with autism from the bus stop, provide a snack, do some light house work and hang with our son at the computer, doing puzzles, etc. Many times my husband and I will be in the house working from home so we can be there for questions etc. Our son also loves to go for car rides and trips for ice cream. Who doesn’t. :).  We are easy going people. Also. If you are looking for more hours we can figure out things.  We are flexible.  West Bloomfield area. Please contact  jjmusiol@yahoo.com (Posted 7/28/22)

Life Coach / Mentor / Friend Wanted 
Are you looking to make a difference while making some money? We are looking for someone interested in becoming a community living support staff for a 19 year old male client with high functioning autism.  This client is very social and loves going out for pizza or a burger to watch college football!  This position is ideal for individuals 19 years & older, with a valid driver's license, looking for flexible hours (approximately 5 hours weekly to start).  Responsibilities would include supporting this client as his job coach in volunteer and/or paid job positions and providing him companionship in social activities, such as going to the movies, out to eat to watch a football game or even attending a local sporting event.  Minimal training is required & typically can be completed in less than 7 hours (first aid, blood borne pathogens, recipient rights).  This position would be supported by the client's CLS Supports Coordinator to ensure maximum success! Rate of pay is $18.85 an hour.  Interested individuals please contact Beth, CLS Supports Coordinator, at 248.760.4267. (Posted 8/4/22)

Part Time Helper Needed
We are looking for an experienced, reliable individual for our 7-year-old daughter on a part-time basis. She is very friendly, happy-go-lucky and has a speech delay. Students studying speech, OT, education, or who have experience are especially encouraged to apply. Hours- flexible- approx. 10 hours a week. Located in Royal Oak. Please email waz3000@hotmail.com to apply. (Posted 8/16/22)

Caregiver Needed (CLS / Respite) 
This is a rewarding opportunity for someone planning to work in Teaching, Special Education, Social Work or Psychology. The schedule is extremely flexible (up to 22 hrs per week) and would give you the opportunity to support a 19 year old male with high functioning Autism. The goal of Community Living support is to help individuals to learn and improve skill sets to become more independent in the community and achieve personal goals. Respite allows short term support to relieve the primary caregivers responsibilities and is time that is not actively working toward goals. Help individual achieve goals that are part of an individual person based plan. Responsibilities include: Assist, prompt, cue and guide individual on how to perform activities independently. Tasks include things like chores, meal prep, time management, hygiene, community interaction and social skills. Provide transportation to community activities (minimal).  Position located in Macomb. The pay is $13 / hr plus Covid Stipend of $2.35 / hr through Dec. All new hires, between June 1, 2022, and November 30, 2022, are eligible for a $1,000.00 incentive payment after completing 60 days of employment! If interested or would like to know more information, please contact: Jennifer (586) 899-5613 (Posted 8/30/22) 

Caregiver Needed (CLS/Respite) For Special Needs Teen   
We are seeking a responsible and compassionate person to provide care for our 16 year old son in our Milford home, after school on Monday-Friday. The hours are 2:00pm-5:30pm/6:00pm. 
Our son needs support with self-help skills and community living skills (CLS). Individual will be trained to provide support. This position is paid by MORC $20/hr. after MORC’s required background check and free online training courses are completed. Please contact Greg (248-767-3661) or Megan (248-974-9668) if you are interested. (Posted 8/30/22)

Driver Needed
Our adult son with autism will need to be driven from OU's campus from Sterling Heights (arriving at 8:45 am) and then will need to be driven home at 3:00 pm.  Monday through Friday from September 12th until November 18th. We are glad to divide these trips up amongst a couple of drivers.  Please call and or email Scott at 586-872-7117 or scott@belden-hutter.com  if you are interested. (Posted 9/6/22)



Services Offered

Autastic Athletics: Bowling, Tennis and Fitness Program
Autastic Athletics, the first ever sports and fitness training program for autistic athletes by autistic athletes is inviting autistic individuals of all age groups from 4 and older to join the Autastic Athletics Revolution! Coach Andrew Ackner is the founder, owner and head coach of Autastic Athletics, who as a lifelong, two-sport competitive athlete on the Spectrum, understands the struggles it takes to build oneself as an athlete overcoming the adversity of sensory integration challenges and motor planning difficulties. Visit the website for more information on summer offerings.  Programs available throughout the Metro Detroit area. For more information, visit www.autastic-athletics.com or contact Andrew directly by phone at (248)224-4151 or by email at andrew@autastic-athletics.com (Posted 5/26/22)

Autism Support Design 24-7
Individualized, designed programs for adults and teens on the Spectrum to learn skills to achieve the best adult outcomes, are available to the ASD Community. Our programs are designed by a parent/educator with an M.E. in Special Ed-Autism Endorsement, who has a proven track record in helping people on the Spectrum be the best they can be, and are implemented by her son, a life coach on the Spectrum. This mother and son team have already helped multiple clients improve their skill sets in Life as well as become more in tune with their needs and their strengths as adults on the Spectrum. For more information please contact Doreen Ackner at dnackner@icloud.com or at (248)219-0457 (Posted 10/13/20)