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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.

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 [email protected] if you are interested in opportunities working with OUCARES.

Looking for a Good Friend
Twice a month friend for our 33 year-old daughter. She is quiet but well-versed, funny, extremely kind, easy to spend time with, engaging, interested and interesting. Individual should possess same qualities and should take this commitment seriously as it is difficult to find a loyal friend to go out for a meal, go for a walk, window shop in a downtown area or something similar. You must be social!

Rochester area 3-6 hours twice a month - very good pay - travel to and from location paid as well as the meal. Must be good in friendship/integrity and consistent in an awesome lady’s life. Email: [email protected] Call 248-891-1060  (Posted 1/30/24)

Direct Care/CLS Worker Needed
Seeking: direct care/CLS worker, working with our autistic teens in our Troy home.
Schedule: Tuesday 8:30-11:30, Wednesday and Friday 8:30-12:30, $21+ per hour. More hours may be available at various times depending on schedules.

Duties include assisting with morning routine (breakfast, getting dressed, showering, etc), community outings, and supervision for safety. This is a great opportunity for college students in education, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, nursing, psychology, social work, etc.

Must be at least 18 and able to pass a background check. Drivers license and reliable transportation preferred, but we are right on a bus route. MORC Oakland county recipient rights preferred, but we will train if necessary. Other training (CPR, etc.) provided and paid - training must be complete to start work. Email   [email protected]  to apply. (Posted 1/30/24)

Caregiver / Babysitter Needed
Looking for a caregiver / sitter for  my 13 year old daughter with Down syndrome and Autism.  She receives ABA services so a student would be perfect.  Hours are through a county program, flexible days/ times. Pay $18-20 an hour.  Macomb twp area.  Call or text for more info Lessa 586-556-0378. (Posted 2/15/24)

CLS Support Staff Needed
I am an EOR looking for CLS staff support in my Lake Orion home for my 20 year old son with Autism.  He is nonverbal and requires assistance with daily ADL’s. Position is full time M-F 2-8pm and weekends 9-8pm but can be flexible. I have a CLS Manager who’s been working with my son for seven years. He will provide on the job training to learn all routines and schedules for my son. Pay rate is $20+/hr based on experience. My son can present with aggressive behavior at times but it can be redirected or diffused with support and kindness. The main job requirements are patients, positive attitude and an outgoing personality. My son needs to feel safe and have trust with the staff that support him.  Students and Graduates in need of fulfilling ABA or counseling hours are welcome.  This job would be a great opportunity to get hand on training and experience while being paid.  To apply, contact Pam at 248-310-9908 or email [email protected] (Posted 2/22/24)

Caregiver(s) Need Immediately 
Location: Holly, Oakland Cty. (MY HOME)
Pay Rate: $25/hr
Seeking individuals who have experience working in the Direct Care Industry
The Successful Candidate(s) will work with My 18yr old Son with Autism. He is in need of companionship, a role model and someone to assist him in Independent living skills in the home and community. Rewarding position knowing you are teaching, guiding and providing  skills and tools for his success in his future endeavors. Easter Seals/MORC training is provided. 
Available shifts open are: Thursdays 3p-7p, Saturdays 4/5p - 9p, Sundays 1p - 9p (During the summer, weekday hours increase to 5 per day unless he is in camp))
Experience with individuals with developmental disabilities/Autism
Current & Valid Driver's license 
CPR Certified
Must have reliable transportation.
Caregiver's do assist in taking him out in the Community for outings. (such as: budget shopping, parks, movies, trampoline park, hiking, fishing, basketball courts, etc.) Be ready to have some energetic fun with him!
Mileage reimbursement is available.
PLEASE CONTACT: Kristel Lynn at: 586.303.5083
Please leave a voicemail and phone number where you can be reached. Please have a resume as well. Thank you! (Posted 3/5/24)

CLS and Respite Staff Needed
I am an EOR looking for CLS and Respite staff for my 46 year old son Dan, who has physical and developmental disabilities as well as being on the autism spectrum. Dan uses a wheelchair and enjoys going out into the community for a wide variety of activities, for which we provide a vehicle that Dan and his caregiver use.  Dan has functional speech and is able to communicate concrete needs and preferences. He needs hands-on assistance with daily ADL’s, including using the bathroom and performing assisted transfers. Dan has a HAB waiver and a Medicaid-funded budget of 52 hours of caregiving each week, so a team approach is optimal. Days / hours are negotiable. Current hourly pay rate is $21.67 for CLS and $19.13 / her hour for Respite. Many teachers, support staff, and caregivers over the years have found it personally rewarding to work with Dan and appreciate what he brings to the world. For more information or to apply, call Nancy at 248-737-1931, text to 248-390-4294, or e-mail [email protected] (Posted 3/5/24)

CLS Staff Needed
Community Living Support staff needed for a young man living in Oakland Township. He is 26 years old and is diagnosed with down syndrome. He works part time however is in need of staffing support on his days off to keep him active. He enjoys playing basketball, watching movies, going for walks and would like help with tasks in the home such as cooking, cleaning and laundry.
The days and times he would prefer to have staff are as follow, however, these can be flexible::
Mondays: 9am-4pm
Tuesdays: 1pm-4pm
Wednesdays: 9am-4pm
Fridays: 9am-3pm
Rate of pay is $19.85 an hour. If you provide transportation to activities in the community, you will receive .63 cents per mile in reimbursement. You will need to be first aid certified and take a recipient rights training class, online, through Oakland County Community Mental Health. 
Please contact Theresa Smith if you are interested and she can assist with scheduling an interview with this young man and his family. 
248-378-7724 or [email protected] (Posted 3/19/24)

Summer Help Needed
I am an EOR seeking a direct care worker to transport my son to and from a special needs summer camp and spend the day with him there as his 1:1 support person. We reside in Birmingham. The camp is also located in Oakland County. There is also an opportunity to assist beyond that if desired. Schedule: M-F 8:30-3:30 (approximately) between the months of June - August. Individual can continue to help in fall if interested. Child is 12 years old, on the autism spectrum, engaging, curious, attaches well to adults and functions best when on a consistent, structured and predictable routine. 
Worker must be at least 18 years old and have an interest in helping people who have special needs. Drivers license and reliable transportation a must. Also must have completed the training (or be willing to do the training) required to be a direct care worker through Easter Seals or the ARC. Pay is $20-21 per hour . Please call or text 312-560-9104 if interested in learning more about the position.  (Posted 4/2/24)

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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] or at (248)219-0457 (Posted 10/13/20)

Oakland University Center for Autism Outreach

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