Oakland University Center for Autism

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 your family or for a special needs child 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
Community Living Support Needed
We are in need of Community Living Support (CLS)/Respite Care workers to work with and have fun with our two boys who have high functioning autism (ages 20 and 14).  The job will provide assistance to the family in the care of our children, while facilitating the children’s independence and integration into the community.  The support will be identified by their IPOS plans and will be provided in the children’s home and in community settings.  This position gives a great opportunity to work on interpersonal skills and health care experience, social work experience and education.  This position is for 15-20 hours a week, with evening hours and some weekends, located in the Birmingham area (Maple and Adams). Starting at $12.00 an hour (Rate of Pay is for direct services for one child at a time.) Please send resume to joann4dk@gmail.com   (Posted 11-7-2017)

Homework Help Needed
We would like someone to assist our 15 year old high school student with homework.  Our son is on the autism spectrum, as well as having ADHD.  He is very high functioning (think Asperger's) and struggles mostly with attention to task, following ALL the directions of assignments and staying organized.  We are looking for someone to assist him 2-3 days per week for up to 2 hours per day in our home.  We live in Troy and the ideal time is 3-5 p.m.  We would pay $15 per hour.  Contact Amy Koontz at (248) 840-9866 or  koontz.amy@gmail.com.  (Posted 11-7-2017)

Support Companion for Two Young Gentlemen-Westland
Seeking an individual with the following criterion to work with individuals with ASD, ADHD: Must be energetic, have common sense, compassion and be trustworthy.  Reliable transportation with proof of insurance. Excellent driving record with clear criminal background. CPR, First Aid, TB Test required along with certificates required by Medicaid and CLS. Assist with a variety of independent living skills, transport for errands, employment and outings.  Must be willing to assist in finding community activities of interest. Work in a newly established apartment. $11 to start plus mileage reimbursement.  Non-smoker.  Debbie  djobbartlett@aol.com or text (248) 345-9592.  Resume preferred.  (Posted 10-27-2017)

Care Needed
We are looking for someone to care for our 14 year old son with autism. He is deaf, therefore a person who has signing experience would be amazing. We have three other boys (neuro-typical) and depending on the need, it might include them as well. Royal Oak-Birmingham area. Contact Stephanie via phone or text (313) 570-8030.  (Posted 10-20-2017)

Help Needed
We are looking for a tutor to work with our 9 year old daughter who is on the spectrum. Focus on academics. In Rochester Hills. Details can be discussed on contact. Please contact Gayathri Seetharaman Gayathri.seetharaman@gmail.com (248) 420-1362.  (Posted 10-11-2017)

Buddy Needed

Our family is looking to hire an influential male-social mentor for our 9 year old boy with high-functioning autism.  The job description includes playing basketball, Legos, bike rides, swimming, reading and hanging out.  CPR and First Aid certification required and is free.  15-30 hours per week, evenings and weekends.  Please contact Bridget (248) 978-3287.  (Posted 10-10-2017)  

Tutor Needed
To work with a friendly, easy-going, language-delayed 10th-grade boy on an independent pre-algebra program, as well as homework in reading, social studies and science. Two or three days a week, starting at 2:30 p.m. or later on school days, flexible on weekends. Special-education, child psychology or child-development background preferred, but will consider any patient, encouraging individual with teaching experience.  Located in Sylvan Lake. Call or text: (248) 568-9855  (Posted 10-4-2017)

Tutor Needed

I need to hire tutor/s for our home Son-Rise Program for our 14 year old non-verbal son with autism.  Position could be 10-20 hours per week,  $12-$15 per hour.  Holly area.  Please reply to  mavertammy@gmail.com with any student intern inquires to this position.  (10-4-2017)
School Aid Needed
Interested in hiring a mature college student with a child development, psychology or education background to be a school aid to a kindergarten level child with autism. This individual must be responsible, reliable and physically active and energetic to be considered. Responsibilities: Hours 7:30 am - 3:30 pm on Thursdays and Fridays.  Assist child with in-school work assignments, redirect child as needed, safety is paramount; expected to ensure child remains in playground area during lunch and at parent pick-up.  Requirements:  Experience with small children, pass criminal background check, own a reliable vehicle, no personal conflicts or issues with working in a Catholic school environment.  $20 per hour.  Some ABA paid training available through Pediatric Therapy Center.  Will be paid to attend training after first 60 days.  Call (248) 556-4527 to apply or for additional information.  (Posted 7-11-2017)

Volunteers Needed for Research Study - Habit Reversal and Repetitive and Restrictive Behavior Patterns in Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorders
We are conducting research to see if children and adolescents on the Autism Spectrum can be taught to self-manage their own problem behaviors through a procedure called habit reversal. Children and adolescents for this study must be:  Between the ages of 6 and 26 years old, Able to speak in full sentences, able to follow basic instructions from parents, and also, Engages in a repetitive behavior that occurs at least 10 times per day.  You and/or your child will be asked to describe a problem behavior, monitor how often it occurs each day, and learn alternative adaptive behaviors. There is no expected risk to you and your child.  Participation is expected to take between 10-12 weeks. Your child may benefit by learning a new way to manage a problem behavior.  For more information or to sign-up to participate in this study, please contact:  Jason Majchrzak, jmajchrzak@qub.ac.uk or phone (586)-873-0918 (Posted 6-6-2017)

JARC Respite Staff Needed
JARC is currently looking for staff for our respite program, this program has flexible hours and we are willing to work around most school schedules. JARC provides high-quality, community-based residential and support programs, serving nearly 200 adults in its group homes and various supported independent living arrangements. If you would like more info on the respite program or would like to apply please visit www.jarc.org  (Posted 3-29-2017)

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.

OUCARES Computer Programs Instructor- Part Time
Pay Rate based upon experience and education
The Computer Programs Instructor will design and facilitate all elements of the Computer Programs-Employable Skills Program. The instructor’s role includes designing the curriculum, preparing handouts, teaching weekly sessions, providing guidance and direction to participants, encouraging social interaction and independence, communicating with parents and/or caregivers and supervising assigned volunteers. The program will be delivered in 8 weekly sessions with a 90 min class each week. Each class will enroll up to 12 participants with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Instructor will also be responsible for arriving 15 minutes prior to class begins, unlocking/locking rooms, setting up and assigning computers and contacting admin regarding computer issues or facility issues. Business casual dress is required. QUALIFICATIONS: • Minimum 5 years practical experience in graphic arts and animation software. • 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. • Have a sense of urgency to complete tasks in a timely manner. • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Please send resume and cover letter to oucares@oakland.edu


Services Offered

Tutoring Services
Special educator, music educator and person with a learning disability offering my tutoring services utilizing music as a tool for memory retrieval for students with special needs.  I combine basic music concepts and use for academics, behavioral issues and more!  Contact me directly if you'd like more info.  JacobALevy@gmail.com  310.720.3558 (10-20-2017)

ABA Therapist Available
Currently working in a Pontiac Charter School.  ABA registered therapist with 15 years of experience in DTT, verbal behavior, experience with children 12 months to 21 years old diagnosed with autism, Aspergers, PDD-NOS, developmental delays, ADD, and ADHD.  Reinforcing, consistent, reliable, honest and dedicated to teaching each child.  Experience with non-verbal methods: PECS, typing, signing and experience with advanced programming targeting theory of mind and executive functioning.  One-on-one, known and unknown school shadowing, community outings, play date facilitation.  References available.  I look forward to working with your child.  Please feel free to contact me at quaustin@gmail.com  (Posted 10-20-2017)

P.L.A.Y. Project Now Available
Easter Seals of Southeastern Michigan is now offering the P.L.A.Y. Project to children through age 6 with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The P.L.A.Y. Project was developed by Richard Solomon, MD as a "train the trainer" model for parents to be the key in their child's intervention. P.L.A.Y. refers to "Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters" and is designed to help children relive the three core deficits of autism: 1) self-isolation and impaired social skills; 2) language delay and impaired communication; and 3) stereotyped or repetitive behaviors. P.L.A.Y. is an intensive, cost-effective, structured intervention within the family home. To learn more about the P.L.A.Y. Project, please call toll free (800)-75-SEALS, ext 2706 or visit the Easter Seals Website or email playproject@essmichigan.org. (10-20-2017)

Tennis Lessons
As an individual on the autism spectrum as well as a competitive tennis player and coach, your child can learn a sport from someone who can connect and give them so much more than just on the court lessons. They will learn communication/social skills, self-awareness and how to feel good about themselves.  Please email me at andrew@autastic-athletics.com or call me (248) 224-4151.  (Posted 10-20-2017)