Oakland University Center for Autism Outreach

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

A woman putting a ball on a golf tee next to a young boy holding a club at a golf course.

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.

Recreational Support Needed
Seeking an individual to provide recreational support for a 30 year old male with Autism during the weekend.  Transportation provided.  Flexible schedule.  Excellent pay.  BCBA Supervision available.  Convenient Southfield location.  Please call 248-225-5031  (Posted 6/26/23)

Respite Care Needed
Seeking respite care for our sons, aged 9 and 11. Both children have symptoms of ADHD and they enjoy playing outside, riding bikes, playing basketball, soccer and other sports. They like going to parks and going swimming. Respite services will be paid to the provider through State Funds for which the boys qualify. We are looking for up to 10 hours a week but schedule would be flexible and could change as needed to fit everyone’s schedule. If you are interested and would like more information and/or would like to set up a time to meet our family in your consideration of this opportunity please call Megan directly at 248-721-2906. (Posted 7/18/23)

CLS and Respite Caregiver Needed 
Location: Holly, Oakland Cty. Pay Rate: $25/hr Job Description: Seeking individuals who have experience working in the direct care industry. Social work, Teaching, or Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) training is preferred, but not required. The successful candidate will work with a 17 yr old enthusiastic Young Man with Autism. This Teen is in need of companionship and is willing to experience local activities. Reimbursement provided as necessary. Easter Seals/Morc training is required for this position. Schedule: Thursday's 3p-7p; Saturday's 4/5p - 9p; Sunday's 1p - 9p. The Direct Care Professional is responsible for helping our persons served live the fullest, most active lives possible. The successful candidate will look forward to the opportunity to engage with our person served and take initiative in creating opportunities for safe and interesting activities. Education & Experience Requirements: Two to Three years' experience with individuals with developmental disabilities, Experience with persons with Autism preferred, Current & Valid Driver's license required, Experience with Social Work, Education, and/or ABA, preferred. 
SUBJECT LINE: Holly Position
Please submit inquiry and resume to:
Email: shaindlebraunstein@jarc.org & CC: stheriault@eastersealsmorc.org
Or Call Marisa at: 248.820.9677 (Posted 8/29/23)


Services Offered

Autastic Athletics - Tennis Program
Groups are forming now in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne and Genesee counties: for autistic athletes, by autistic athletes! Our coach has over 15 years of experience working with his fellow autistic individuals, and is a member of the United States Professional Tennis Association! He also has been playing competitive tennis his whole life, and was the first autistic person to serve on the board for Autism Society of Michigan. Please email andrew@autastic-athletics.com or call (248)224-4151 for more information. (Posted 4/12/21)

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)