Oakland University Center for Autism
425C Pawley Hall
2200 N. Squirrel Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4401
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Programs and Camps

Recreational
Programs
Recreational programs at OUCARES are provided for individuals with ASD ages 4 through adulthood. Click on the age group below for details on programs offered for that specific age group.

Please note that parents/caregivers must remain on the premises while any participant (under age 18) is involved in an OUCARES program.

Ages 4-5

OUCARES Just for Kicks! Soccer
OUCARES Just for Kicks Soccer (formally OUCARES Lil' Kickers), offers a fun adaptive soccer program for children with Autism in southern Oakland County!  Certified Soccer Coaches use innovative strategies and inclusive techniques to teach basic soccer skills in a fun and safe setting with the goal of players developing physical well-being and confidence.  

Saturdays, September 9 - October 28
Ages: 4-7 yrs.    
Time: 9:30-10:20am
Location: Total Sports (22777 Farmington Rd., Farmington, Mi 48336)
Cost: $100 

Swimming
Instructed by a certified lifeguard with experience working with children with ASD, the goals are for participants to become comfortable in the pool, understand water safety, and learn new swim techniques and strokes.  Participants will be assessed during the first session and provided direction based on their skills. 
Parents or guardians may be asked to participate if a 1:1 is needed.

Sundays, September 10 - October 29
Ages: 5-10 yrs.    
Time: 10:00 - 10:45am
Location: Aquatic Center Pool (OU CAMPUS)
Cost: $130

Indoor Soccer
Participants will learn to play the fame of soccer through simple drills and small games. Goals include strengthening motor skills, direction following and cooperative interaction with peers.

Dates: Saturdays, Oct. 14- Dec. 9 (No Session Nov. 25)
Ages: 4-9 yrs. 
Time: 9:30-10:30am
Location: OU Rec Center (OU Campus)
Cost: $60

 

Basic Social Skills 
This program is designed to teach Social Skills in a play-centered small group setting. Activities will include skill-based lessons, interactive play & games, role playing, behavior modeling & positive social interactions with peers. Individuals must have conversational language skills and be able to verbally communicate effectively. 

Thursdays, October 5 - November 30 (No Session November 23)
Grades: K-2nd     
Time: 5:30 - 6:30pm
Location: Room 204, Meadows Learning Center (1435 W. Auburn Rd.) 
Cost: $130 Limited Scholarships Available


Ages 6-12

OUCARES Just for Kicks! Soccer
OUCARES Just for Kicks Soccer (formally OUCARES Lil' Kickers), offers a fun adaptive soccer program for children with Autism in southern Oakland County!  Certified Soccer Coaches use innovative strategies and inclusive techniques to teach basic soccer skills in a fun and safe setting with the goal of players developing physical well-being and confidence.  

Saturdays, September 9 - October 28
Ages: 4-7 yrs.    Time: 9:30-10:20am
Ages: 8-12 yrs.   Time: 10:30 - 11:20am
Location: Total Sports (22777 Farmington Rd., Farmington, Mi 48336)
Cost: $100 

Swimming
Instructed by a certified lifeguard with experience working with children with ASD, the goals are for participants to become comfortable in the pool, understand water safety, and learn new swim techniques and strokes.  Participants will be assessed during the first session and provided direction based on their skills. 
Parents or guardians may be asked to participate if a 1:1 is needed.

Sundays, September 10 - October 29
Ages: 5-10 yrs.     Time: 10:00 - 10:45am
Ages: 11-16 yrs.    Time: 11:00 - 11:45am       
Location: Aquatic Center Pool (OU CAMPUS)
Cost: $130

Indoor Soccer
Participants will learn to play the fame of soccer through simple drills and small games. Goals include strengthening motor skills, direction following and cooperative interaction with peers.

Dates: Saturdays, Oct. 14- Dec. 9 (No Session Nov. 25)
Ages: 4-9 yrs. 
Time: 9:30-10:30am
Location: OU Rec Center (OU Campus)
Cost: $60 

Basic Social Skills 
This program is designed to teach Social Skills in a play-centered small group setting. Activities will include skill-based lessons, interactive play & games, role playing, behavior modeling & positive social interactions with peers. Individuals must have conversational language skills and be able to verbally communicate effectively. 

Thursdays, October 5 - November 30 (No Session November 23)
Grades: K-2nd     Time: 5:30 - 6:30pm
Grades: 3rd-5th  Time: 6:30 - 7:30pm
Location: Room 204, Meadows Learning Center (1435 W. Auburn Rd.) 
Cost: $130 Limited Scholarships Available

Judo
Instructed by Judo Steve, a 5th Level Black Belt with experience teaching individuals with ASD.  Learn the basics of Judo while buildin gconfidence, self-discipline, listening skills, increase coordination and controlled movements. Judo is a fun way to exercise while also learning to follow directions and practice self-defense skills.  Siblings or peer buddies are invited to register for this program!

Tuesdays, September 19 - November 14 (No Session October 31)
Ages: 7-14 yrs.    
Time: 6:00 - 7:00pm
Location: Pawley Hall Atrium (OU CAMPUS)
Cost: $80

Basketball
Participants will learn basic basketball skills such as dribbling, shooting, and team skills.  Mastering these skills will involve listening, direction following and interacting with teammates.

Dates: Fridays, Oct. 13- Dec. 15 (No Session Nov. 24)
Ages: 10-15 yrs
Time: 6-7pm
Location: OU Recreation Center Gym (OU Campus)
Cost: $60

Dates: Saturdays, Oct. 14- dec. 9 (No Session Nov. 25)
Ages: 6-12 yrs.
Time: 10:30-11:30am
Location: OU Recreation Center Gym (OU Campus)
Cost: $60 

SNAG Golf
Starting New At Golf (SNAG) is simplifeid gold, allowing full shots, pitching, chipping and putting usin gmodified quipment.  Goals include improving motor skills, direction following and social skills.  This program is for people with an diagnosis of Asperger's, High-Functioning Autism, or PDD/NOS.  We will be using OU's Par 3 golf course and driving range throughout the program. Siblings or peer buddies are invited to register for this program!

Mondays, September 11-October 16
Ages: 8+ yrs.     
Time: 6:00 - 7:00pm
Location: OU Golf Course (OU Campus)
Cost: $80 

Yoga
This fun, therapeutic movement program utilizes breathing exercises, yoga poses & movement activities to benefit the individual with ASD.  The gross motor movements practiced are designed to positively impact fitness, self-regulation & motor performance in a relaxing environment.  Bring a yoga mat.  Classes are taught by a registered yoga instructor. 

Wednesdays, September 27 - November 15
Ages: 8+ yrs.     
Time: 6:00 - 7:00pm
Location: Room 200, Meadows Learning Center (1435 W. Auburn Rd.) 
Cost: $100

Baseball
The OU Men's Baseball Team teaches participants the fundamentals of baseball through skill stations and modified games.  Skills such as hitting, throwing and catching will be practiced each week, along with learning how to interact as a team player. 

Tuesdays, September 12 - October 17
Ages: 8-14 yrs.     
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Location: OU Baseball Fields (OU Campus)
Cost: $50

Teen Social Club 
This program offers and opportunity for pre-teens & teens to meet new people and socialize while learning about different teen topics each week.  The instructor will use a variety of techniques to encourage & demonstrate positive social interaction through games, conversation, shared interests and activities.  This program is for participants with High Functioning Autism or Asperger's with conversational language skills who do not need a 1:1 support. 

Tuesdays, October 3 - November 21 (No Session October 31)
Ages: 11-14 yrs.      
Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Location: Room 203, Meadows Learning Center (1435 W. Auburn Rd.) 
Cost: $130


Teens and Adults

Swimming
Instructed by a certified lifeguard with experience working with children with ASD, the goals are for participants to become comfortable in the pool, understand water safety, and learn new swim techniques and strokes.  Participants will be assessed during the first session and provided direction based on their skills. 
Parents or guardians may be asked to participate if a 1:1 is needed.

Sundays, September 10 - October 29
Ages: 5-10 yrs.     Time: 10:00 - 10:45am
Ages: 11-16 yrs.    Time: 11:00 - 11:45am       
Location: Aquatic Center Pool (OU CAMPUS)
Cost: $130

Basketball
Participants will learn basic basketball skills such as dribbling, shooting, and team skills.  Mastering these skills will involve listening, direction following and interacting with teammates.
Dates: Fridays, Oct. 13- Dec. 15 (No Session Nov. 24)
Ages: 10-15 yrs         Time: 6-7pm
Ages: 16+ yrs            Time: 7-8pm
Location: OU Recreation Center Gym (OU Campus)
Cost: $60

 Judo
Instructed by Judo Steve, a 5th Level Black Belt with experience teaching individuals with ASD.  Learn the basics of Judo while buildin gconfidence, self-discipline, listening skills, increase coordination and controlled movements. Judo is a fun way to exercise while also learning to follow directions and practice self-defense skills.  Siblings or peer buddies are invited to register for this program!

Tuesdays, September 19 - November 14 (No Session October 31)
Ages: 7-14 yrs.    
Time: 6:00 - 7:00pm
Location: Pawley Hall Atrium (OU CAMPUS)
Cost: $80 

SNAG Golf
Starting New At Golf (SNAG) is simplifeid gold, allowing full shots, pitching, chipping and putting usin gmodified quipment.  Goals include improving motor skills, direction following and social skills.  This program is for people with an diagnosis of Asperger's, High-Functioning Autism, or PDD/NOS.  We will be using OU's Par 3 golf course and driving range throughout the program. Siblings or peer buddies are invited to register for this program!

Mondays, September 11-October 16
Ages: 8+ yrs.     
Time: 6:00 - 7:00pm
Location: OU Golf Course (OU Campus)
Cost: $80 

Yoga
This fun, therapeutic movement program utilizes breathing exercises, yoga poses & movement activities to benefit the individual with ASD.  The gross motor movements practiced are designed to positively impact fitness, self-regulation & motor performance in a relaxing environment. Bring a yoga mat.  Classes are taught by a registered yoga instructor. 

Wednesdays, September 27 - November 15
Ages: 8+ yrs.     
Time: 6:00 - 7:00pm
Location: Room 200, Meadows Learning Center (1435 W. Auburn Rd.) 
Cost: $100

Baseball
The OU Men's Baseball Team teaches participants the fundamentals of baseball through skill stations and modified games.  Skills such as hitting, throwing and catching will be practiced each week, along with learning how to interact as a team player. 

Tuesdays, September 12 - October 17
Ages: 8-14 yrs.    Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Ages: 15+ yrs.     Time: 5:30 - 6:30pm
Location: OU Baseball Fields (OU Campus)
Cost: $50

Volleyball
Participants learn to play a sport while socializing and having fun! Players learn basics of volleyball while also learning team work, increasing their confidence, improving their motor skills and coordination.  Program designed for individuals with conversational language skills who follow simple directions with a diagnosis of PDD/NOS, Asperger's, or High Functioning Autism. 

Tuesdays, September 26 - November 28 (No Session October 31 and November 7)
Ages: 16+ yrs. 
Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Location: Woodland Elementary Gym (6465 Livernois, Troy)
Cost: $40

Teen Social Club 
This program offers and opportunity for pre-teens & teens to meet new people and socialize while learning about different teen topics each week. The instructor will use a variety of techniques to encourage & demonstrate positive social interaction through games, conversation, shared interests and activities.  This program is for participants with High Functioning Autism or Asperger's with conversational language skills who do not need a 1:1 support. 

Tuesdays, October 3 - November 21 (No Session October 31)
Ages: 11-14 yrs.      
Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Location: Room 203, Meadows Learning Center (1435 W. Auburn Rd.) 
Cost: $130

Thursdays, October 5 - November 30 (No Session November 22)
Ages:15-18 yrs.
Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Location: Room 203, Meadows Learning Center (1435 W. Auburn Rd.) 
Cost: $130

Aspie Women Talk Life
Learn and laugh in this social group led by Tracey Cohen, self-described 'Aspie' Author of Six Word Lessons on Female Asperger Syndrome.  Tracey will lead discussions on relevant women's topics including finding & keeping relationships, employment challenges, daily sensory issues, independence and embracing aspie life in today's society.  This program is for adult women with Asperger's or High - Functioning Autism with conversational language skills. 

Tuesdays, September 19 - October 24
Ages: 18+      
Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Location: Room 494 Pawley Hall (OU CAMPUS)
Cost: $60

Social Connections for Adults
This program offers Adults with High-Functioning ASD or Asperger's an opportunity to meet new peopel and socialize while learning about relevant topics each week.  The instructor will address important issues such as: making and maintaining relationships, workplace etiquette, social media and internet safety, community interactions and so much more.

Wednesdays, September 27 - November 15
Ages: 18+      
Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Location: Room 203 Meadows Learning Center (1435 W. Auburn Rd.)
Cost: $130

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. 

Tuesdays, September 19, October 17, November 14
Ages: 18+      
Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm
Location: Oakland Center (OU CAMPUS)
No Cost For This Program

Bowling Leagues
OUCARES Oakland "Strikers" and Macomb "Pin Crushers" Bowling Leagues provide fantastic opportunities for individuals with ASD to bowl in supportive and controlled environments.  Social participation is encouraged to help participants develop friendships in a community setting.  Price include 2 games/ week, bowling ball & shoes and a pizza party. 

Oakland County - Strikers League at Classic Lanes
Saturdays, October 7 - December 9 (No Session November 25)
Ages: 16+ yrs
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Classic Lanes - 2145 Avon Industrial Drive, Rochester Hills, MI
Cost: $60/person  

Macomb County - Pin Crushers League at 5 Star Lanes  
Saturdays, September 30 - December 2 (No Session November 25)
Ages: 16+ yrs
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 5 Star Lanes - 2666 Metro Pkwy, Sterling Heights
Cost: $60/person 

Video Editing 
Participants will learn the foundation of filming videos and the core principles of basic video editing. Instructed by professional videographers & photographers.  This program is designed for individuals with a diagnosis of Asperger's, High-Functioning Autism or PDD/NOS.  

Participants will need to bring a portable flash drive and have access to a working email address.    

Mondays, September 25 - November 13
Ages: 13+ yrs
Time: 5:30 - 7:00pm
Location: Room 204 Meadows Learning Center (1435 W. Auburn Rd.)
Cost:  $200 

Photoshop Design 
Participants will learn the foundation of graphic design, including core art elements and creative design thinking. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of the tools necessary to create unique art and will be able to take home a final printed project. Instructed by professional graphic designers. This program is designed for individuals with a diagnosis of Asperger's, High-Functioning Autism or PDD/NOS.  

Participants will need to bring a portable flash drive and have access to a working email address.

Mondays, September 25 - November 13
Ages: 13+ yrs
Time: 7:00 - 8:30pm
Location: Room 204 Meadows Learning Center (1435 W. Auburn Rd.)
Cost:  $200 



Camps
The Oakland University Center for Autism (OUCARES) offers a variety of summer day camps for individuals on the autism spectrum ages 3 years old through Adult. 

Pee Wee Camp - Children 3-6 years old
The Pee Wee Summer Day Camp is for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder ages 3 - 6 years old. Our Pee Wee Camp activities will be focusing on maintaining known skills and acquiring new skills to improve quality of life. All activities are structured and are planned around a theme. Language Arts, Sensory Fun, Water Fun, Sports & Fitness, Arts & Crafts, Social Skills, Music, Fine Motor Fun and so much more!

Camp Assessments: All pee wee campers will be assessed prior to camp.  Once your completed Application Packet is received, we will contact you to schedule an assessment.  

A $50 non-refundable assessment fee for new campers must be paid prior to the day of your child's appointment.  This is a one time fee and is in addition to the camp fee.   Receipt of Application Packet does not guarantee admittance.  Admission decisions will only be made once we receive your completed packet of forms.

2017 Four 2 Week Sessions Monday-Friday 9am-3pm
Session 1: June 19-June 30
Session 2: July 5-July 14 (No Camp July 3 & 4)
Session 3: July 17 - July 28
Session 4: July 31 - Aug. 11

Pawley Hall, Oakland University
$650 for each two week session.   *Session 2 cost is $550 due to the holiday closure.

Pee Wee Application Packet: You may fax completed application packets to (248-370-4242) or email oucares@oakland.edu.  Limited scholarships are available. Click here for Summer Camp Scholarship Form.  


Summer Day Camp - Children 7-12 years old
Each week will be filled with loads of fun including indoor swimming, arts and crafts, sensory time, social skills, field trips, sports and fitness, nature walks and much more! Camp activities will be recreational with an academic component. All activities are highly structured and are planned around a weekly theme.

Camp Assessments : All new campers who have not attended our day camp program must be assessed prior to camp. Once your completed Application Packet is received, we will contact you to schedule an assessment.  

A $50 non-refundable assessment fee for new campers must be paid prior to the day of your child's appointment.  This is a one time fee and is in addition to the camp fee.   Receipt of Application Packet does not guarantee admittance.  Admission decisions will only be made once we receive your completed packet of forms.

2017 Four 2 Week Sessions Monday-Friday 9am-3pm
Session 1: June 19-June 30
Session 2: July 5-July 14 (No Camp July 3 & 4)
Session 3: July 17 - July 28
Session 4: July 31 - Aug. 11

Pawley Hall, Oakland University
$650 for each two week session.   *Session 2 cost is $550 due to the holiday closure.

Summer Day Camp Application Packet: You may fax completed application packets to (248-370-4242) or email oucares@oakland.edu.  Limited scholarships are available.   Click here for Summer Camp Scholarship Form .


Life Skills Camps - Teens (11-14 yrs, 15-18 yrs) and Adults (16 yrs & Up)

Teen Life Skills Camp & Adult Life Skills Camp is for individuals with High Functioning Autism, Aspergers or PDD/NOS.  

Teen Life Skills (2 Groups: 11-14 yrs, 15-18 yrs)
is located at Meadows Learning Center in Rochester.
Adult Life Skills (16 yrs and up) is located at AIM High School in Farmington Hills.

Each session will be full of fun activities focused on learning life skills including:

  • Practical Living Skills: Clothing care, menu planning, grocery shopping, and cooking.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Initiative/dependability, anger management, conflict resolution, self-esteem, social skills, and self-confidence.
  • Personal Management Skills: Money management, time management, personal health care

Daily Activities will include:

  • Campers plan and prepare lunch
  • Personal health care: exercise, personal hygiene and clothing care
  • Team-building activities: include starting a microbusiness to build employable skills learning about conflict resolution skills, managing anger issues
  • Field trips within the community to practice new life skills learned at camp
Camp Assessments : All new campers who have not attended our day camp program must be assessed prior to camp.  Once your completed Teen  Application Packet  or Adult Application Packet is received, we will contact you to schedule an assessment.  

A $50 non-refundable assessment fee for new campers must be paid prior to the day of your child's appointment.  This is a one time fee and is in addition to the camp fee.   Receipt of Application Packet does not guarantee admittance.  Admission decisions will only be made once we receive your completed packet of forms.

2017 Teen Life Skills Camp
Life Skills Camp is for individuals with High Functioning Autism, Aspergers or PDD/NOS.  
Ages 15-18 yrs: Two Sessions Monday- Friday 9am-3pm
Session 1: June 19-June 30 

Session 2: July 5-July 14 (No Camp July 3 & 4)

Ages 11-14 yrs: Two Sessions Monday- Friday 9am-3pm
Session 3: July 17 - July 28 (11-14 yrs)
Session 4: July 31 - Aug. 11 (11-14 yrs)

$650 for each two week session.   *Session 2 cost is $550 due to the holiday closure.
Meadows Learning Center: 1435 W. Auburn Rd. Rochester Hills

Teen Life Skills Camp Application Packet: You may fax completed application packets to (248-370-4242) or email oucares@oakland.edu.  Limited scholarships are available.   Click here for Summer Camp Scholarship Form.

2017 Adult Life Skills Camp
Life Skills Camp is for individuals with High Functioning Autism, Aspergers or PDD/NOS.  
Monday- Friday 9am-3pm (16 yrs and up)
July 10-July 21 

$650 for two week session.  
AIM High School: 29230 W. 12 Mile rd, Farmington Hills

Adult Life Skills Camp Application Packet: You may fax completed application packets to (248-370-4242) or email oucares@oakland.edu.  Limited scholarships are available.   Click here for Summer Camp Scholarship Form.



Oakland University’s highest priority in providing exemplary academic, athletic and social programs for youth is protecting the health, safety and welfare of all participants. To achieve this critically important goal, carefully screened and highly trained personnel enforce protocols designed to ensure safe conduct and supportive interaction between youth and program leaders.  Learn more about OU's youth protection efforts.

For Summer Day Camp, Pee Wee Camp, Teen Life Skills Camp &  Adult Life Skills Camp, a non-refundable deposit of $100 per session is due when your participant is admitted (OUCARES will send you an email) to secure your participant's placement at camp. This deposit will be applied to your total camp payment. All remaining payments are due in full by JUNE 1. 

All Pee Wee campers (ages 3-6), all NEW Summer Day campers (ages 7-12), and all NEW Teen and Adult Life Skills campers are required to complete a casual assessment with OUCARES staff prior to camp. All campers who have an assessment are required to pay a $50 non-refundable assessment fee which is due prior to the day of assessment. This is a one-time fee and is in addition to the camp fee. There will be no assessment for returning Summer Day campers or returning Teen & Adult Life Skills campers. If you have a Pee Wee camper (age 3-6) or a new Summer Day (ages 7-12) or Teen or Adult Life Skills camper, OUCARES will contact you once we receive your completed application packet. An OUCARES staff member will then schedule your camper’s assessment during a time that fits your schedule.

For Pee Wee Campers (age 3-6), please bring your child to check in with OUCARES staff at the entrance to the Lowry Center on the 1st floor of Pawley Hall. For Summer Day Campers (age 7-12), you will be sent an email indicating your child's room number.  Please bring your child to the assigned room the first day of camp.  You will then drop off and pick up your child at that assigned room location for the remainder of the session. For Meadows Teen Life Skills Campers, please bring your child to check in with OUCARES staff at room 201 on the second floor of Meadows Learning Center. Meadows is located at 1435 W. Auburn Rd. in Rochester Hills.  For Adult Life Skills campers (age 16+), more detailed information will be provided at a later date. AIM High School is located at 2923- W. 12 Mile in Farmington Hills .

Should your camper be absent or late, please call (248-370-2424) or email ( oucares@oakland.edu) the OUCARES offices no later than 8:30 a.m. the morning your camper will be absent or late.

Each camper must have sunscreen, a hat to block the sun, a water bottle, a towel, a change of clothes, any medicines they need, and their daily take home folder. Also for Pee Wee and Summer Day campers, please bring a sack lunch and snacks labeled with your child’s name each day to camp. We will not have access to a refrigerator, so be sure to pack food accordingly. For those days that Summer Day campers will be swimming, be sure your camper has a swim suit and a towel.

Pee Wee camp typically begins each day with fun sensory activities to help campers get out energy at the beginning of the day. The morning is divided into structured play times, circle time (including reading and singing), playground time, and structured activities at the table. After lunch, Pee Wee campers may have some quiet choice time, followed by creative expression activities, outdoor fun, snack time, and social skills practice.

Summer Day campers start their day with structured free choice activities and morning circle time. Mornings continue with outdoor activities and life skills training. After lunch, campers go swimming on certain days, or they may go for a nature walk or on the playground. In the afternoon, campers focus on structured activities before closing circle time. Summer Day campers will go on field trips to the park on designated Fridays.

Life Skills camp begins every day with campers learning good hygiene practices and enjoying a pre-made snack. Then, campers may have a structured outdoor activity before engaging in creative thinking, team-building, and life skills projects. Life Skills campers prepare and eat their own lunches and then have a quiet free choice time. The afternoon consists of more social skills activities, learning about a micro-enterprise, and camper-planned activities. Life Skills campers will go on field trips into the community on certain days as well in order to practice the life skills they have been learning.



For all returning campers, you will be notified once we receive your completed application packet.   Receipt of application does not guarantee admittance. Admission decisions will only be made once we receive your completed application packet.
Employable
Skills Programs
Pre Employment Skills Training   Visit us on Facebook
PRE-EMPLOYMENT SKILLS TRAINING INFORMATION SESSION 
Tuesday, August 29th, 6:00 - 7:30pm 
RSVP to oucares@oakland.edu

PRE-EMPLOYMENT SKILLS TRAINING  - For Adults with ASD 
12 weeks of pre-employment skills training with strong focus on:
  • "Soft" interpersonal skills (communication, social awareness, networking, team work, accepting criticism, collaboration)
  • Understanding employment (career options, resumes, applications, maintaining a job)
  • Independent living skills (hygiene, money management, community understanding, goal setting)
Monday - Friday September 18 - December 15, 2017 (No Session November 20-24)
12 Week Program
Age:  Adult
Location:  Meadows Learning Center, 1435 W. Auburn Rd, Rochester, MI



Video Editing 
Participants will learn the foundation of filming videos and the core principles of basic video editing. Instructed by professional videographers & photographers.  This program is designed for individuals with a diagnosis of Asperger's, High-Functioning Autism or PDD/NOS.  

Participants will need to bring a portable flash drive and have access to a working email address.    

Mondays, September 25 - November 13
Ages: 13+ yrs
Time: 5:30 - 7:00pm
Location: Room 204 Meadows Learning Center (1435 W. Auburn Rd.)
Cost:  $200 

Photoshop Design 
Participants will learn the foundation of graphic design, including core art elements and creative design thinking. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of the tools necessary to create unique art and will be able to take home a final printed project. Instructed by professional graphic designers. This program is designed for individuals with a diagnosis of Asperger's, High-Functioning Autism or PDD/NOS.  

Participants will need to bring a portable flash drive and have access to a working email address.

Mondays, September 25 - November 13
Ages: 13+ yrs
Time: 7:00 - 8:30pm
Location: Room 204 Meadows Learning Center (1435 W. Auburn Rd.)
Cost:  $200 

Registration
FALL  2017 Program Information
PROGRAMS FILL UP QUICKLY SO REGISTER SOON!

To register online, complete the online program registration and submit payment.

Complete the participant information form only if you are registering for Social Skills, Teen Social or if you are a New Participant.

We have limited scholarships available for our Basic Social Skills and OUCARES Just for Kicks! Soccer.  If interested, please complete the necessary scholarship form for each: Basic Social Skills Scholarship Form
OUCARES Just for Kicks! Soccer Scholarship Form

Printable PROGRAM FLIER of all OUCARES Fall 2017 recreational programs

To register by mail, complete the program registration packet and mail it along with the registration fee (checks payable to Oakland University) to: 

OUCARES
425C Pawley Hall
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482

Parent
Programs

ABA Training for Parents
Instructed by Dr. Jessica Korneder, PhD, BCBA-D Assistant Professor at Oakland University & Director of the Oakland University ABA Clinic.  We will be offering 2 separate trainings for different age groups: Parents or Guardians of younger children (2-8 years) and Parents or Guardians of children 9-18 years). Learn to use ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) techniques at home to develop your child's skills and reduce challenging behaviors.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch.  A 30 minute lunch break will be provided during the course of the day. 

Parents of Younger Children (2-8 yrs.)
Saturday, October 21 
Time: 9:00am- 4:00pm
Location: Pawley Hall Room 250K (OU CAMPUS)
Cost: $25 per person  

Parents of Adolescent Children (9-18 yrs.)
Saturday, October 28
Time: 9:00am- 4:00pm
Location: Pawley Hall Room 250K (OU CAMPUS)
Cost: $25 per person