Oakland University Center for Autism Outreach

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

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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.

Companion Needed
Female senior in high school with autism looking for someone who could walk alongside me and guide me, be a friend/buddy to me and connect with me in my speaking, in my fun and in my learning and growing. My path in life has been different because of my autism related struggles. My life has had it share of ups and down with my development. Along the way, our family has been able to figure out a lot of things about my biomedical healing, but my brain has some catching up to do from the time I had my setbacks. I've built a pretty good academic foundation, however my speech is very much lagging. Having a buddy will allow me to build on my communication skills, my social skills, my independence, as well as feed my emotional mental spirit. I've become pretty self-sufficient over the years but once again I just need to communicate. The more I connect and have time with other people in just ‘doing life,’ the more I can grow to be a thriving successful adult and live my own personal dreams. Clarkston area. Please call 248-760-9130 if this post is calling you. (Posted 1/27/22)

Community Living Support Specialist (CLS)/Respite Position
Looking for a highly motivated person with experience in kids with special needs who is extremely patient, responsible and very gentle since the child is extremely sensitive.  This position is to care for a 7-year-old boy who is autistic, non-verbal, not potty trained and with motor coordination disorder. He needs assistance with basic activities for example changing his diaper, feeding him, getting him dressed, going up and down the stairs since his balance is not good, and mainly keeping him safe since he tends to fall often and he is not aware of risks.  The candidate selected for this job: Will be paid through the Medicaid insurance.   Will receive training (CPR, blood pathogens, etc.)  The background check will be done by Macomb Oakland Regional Center Inc. (MORC).  $19.00 - $20.00 per hour 2 days a week.  The working days will be Tuesday and Thursday.  Contact Alicia Gonzalez  alicia_gpa@hotmail.com  We are located in the boundaries of Rochester Hills and Oakland Township.  Postal Code 48306. (Posted 2/1/22)

Caregiver Needed
Looking for a caregiver to work with our 23 year old son with Down syndrome and autistic behaviors.  We are looking for an active person who enjoys walking, hiking and participating in community activities with our son.  We would like the caretaker to assist him with job skills and functional living skills at home and in the community.  The candidate will need to be 18 years of age and have a driver's license.  We currently need help most afternoons and some mornings about 10hrs/week but we are flexible with the hours.  Free MORC training will be provided if needed.  We are located in Birmingham near 14 mile and Southfield. If you are interested, please contact Suzanne at sroleary62@gmail.com  (Posted 2/25/22)

Camp Help at SCAMP for 2 weeks in July 18th - 28th
Looking for an individual to attend camp (SCAMP) location in West Bloomfield from 9-2pm M-Th, July 18th- 28th for our son.  He will be turning 15 years old (5'7" 95Lbs).  diagnosed with mild ASD, ADHD. Selective Mutism. Camp is paid by Berkley School District $25 hourly. Please contact James at 248-990-1293 or Angela 248-808-1268 or email Joneil286233@msn.com. (Posted 6/28/2022).

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).

Summer Caregiver Needed
Searching for a summer caregiver! My twins are 11. One has ASD and the other is neurotypical. My son with ASD is mostly nonverbal and very sweet. Our caregiver will need to work with him on his communication goals and take him to appointments, as well as support our other son in his summer learning. Both of our boys enjoy going to our neighborhood pool! We would like to find a caregiver with at least one year of experience in nanny and/or childcare work, preferably with special needs. Our ideal caregiver must love children, be physically active, Covid-conscious and vaccinated, mature, reliable, trustworthy, punctual, non-smoking, and have their own reliable vehicle with a safe driving record. We would prefer to hire someone with swimming skills, CPR/first aid certifications, and who is comfortable with our two friendly cats! Our summer caregiver position will start in the middle of June and finish at the end of August; Monday through Friday, with occasional date evenings. This would be a great job for a student in college who is studying to become a teacher! Candidates may contact me at jdlarose92@gmail.com. (Posted 3/8/22)

Caregiver Needed
We are looking for CLS (community living service) staff in our home to support our 18 year old son after school 3-7pm M-F & on weekends but we are flexible on time and hours.  MORC training is a plus but not required to start, it can be completed on line. Pay rate is $18/hr (to start) through self-directed service.   My son is non-verbal and requires help with ADL’s.  He can present with aggressive behaviors at times but it can be redirected or defused with support and kindness. The main job requirements are patience, positive attitude and out-going personality. My son needs to feel safe and have trust with the people who support him. The position is located in our home in Lake Orion where we treat our staff as extended family. Contact Mark @ mkroll@iacgroup.com (Posted 3/15/22)

Driver Needed
We are in need of help beginning June 20, 2022 to drive our twin boys to and from their summer camps. Both the camps are located in Rochester Hills. Help is needed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays between 8 am to 4 pm. For more details and if interested please email teju.joshi@gmail.com. (Posted 6/9/22)

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)