Oakland University Center for Autism

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

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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
Roomate Wanted
I am looking for a new roommate in Rochester Hills, preferably a male. I am looking to live in the same complex I am in now which is the Essex of Hampton apartments or in a complex nearby. I do not drive and will be working in the Hampton Village Shopping mall so I need to stay near here. I am looking to move sometime in June or July and sign a 1 year lease. I am 25 years old and have Asperger's and I am a pretty laid back guy who loves watching movies, playing video games, being active outside. If interested, please call me (Aaron) (248) 214-0925.  (Posted 4-6-2018).

Help Needed for Teen with Autism
We are currently looking for a caregiver for our 16 year old son with autism. Must be 18 and have experience with autism or special needs or seeking a degree in special education.  We need someone for Saturdays.  The hours are flexible and may be days or evenings depending on our schedule. There is potential for more hours. EXCELLENT PAY! Caregiver will work along with our other caregiver so that there are always two people with him at all times. Please e-mail   jodimalec@gmail.com  if you are interested.   (Posted 3-23-2018)

Daily Help Needed
We have a 14 year old son with Autism who is going through a tough time (puberty). We are looking for an energetic person that can assist with daily activities (getting dressed, toileting, showering), as well as, help in times of aggression or behavior.  Experience helpful, but will train. MORC certified a plus, but training can be provided at no cost to you.  We have a BCBA on board to develop and monitor behavioral plan.  Candidate must be patient and understanding of our son's needs, trustworthy and responsible.  Primarily looking for daily help and can be flexible on hours.  May take a few people to fill schedule and we are OK with this.   Contact Pam (248) 310-9908 if interested.  (Posted 3-16-2018)

Respite Care Needed
We are looking for respite care staff.  Our son is almost 6 years old with Down syndrome and moderate autism.  He is approved for 20 hours of weekly respite care services through the county.  Pay is around $11 an hour.  Respite services would be on the weekends.  Tasks include keeping an eye on him while he plays, either alone or with siblings, coming along to the grocery store if needed, playing Mario or using an Ipad,, etc.  First Aid/CPR required, provided free of charge if needed.  We live in Roseville, MI.    Email jozwikemail@gmail.com   (Posted 3-13-2018)

Staff Needed
We are looking for female staff to work with my twin daughters that have autism. The ladies are 28 years old and need assistance getting to and from activities, outings and work. They need assistance with cooking projects and supervision with daily living skills. If you are interested in this position please call Kate (248) 790-1680.  (Posted 2-27-2018)

OUCARES Now Hiring Summer Camp Teachers and Staff 
Camps run June 18-August 10, 2018. 
Potential candidates may job-share allowing them to work less than the full 8 weeks of camp. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:  Must have previous experience working with people with special needs or ASD,  Must be patient, kind, and responsible. For teachers: Degree from university or college in Special Education or related field. ASD Certified with experience leading a classroom with individuals having ASD.   Current CPI and CPR/First Aid certification preferred.  Potential candidates should email resume &cover letter to OUCARES at oucares@oakland.edu (Posted 1/31/2018)


Services Offered

Autastic Athletics
It is hard to be uncomfortable with one’s own physical coordination. We all know how traumatizing that can be, whether it’s the social isolation of being picked last in gym class, or the stress of seeing yourself unable to do things you see other kids doing. As an autistic person myself, I know the feeling firsthand. As any parent of a child on the Spectrum knows, it is crucial for your children to grow in a safe environment where they can feel confident and comfortable with their abilities. That is why I am in the early stages of creating an athletic program where athletes with autism pass on their experience to younger people with autism. The goal is for them to have that room to grow both inside and outside of their sport. I have been playing competitive tennis for more than half of my life and my passionate involvement in the sport has helped me grow into the best person I can be. I have been coaching tennis for about 4 years. I am also in the process of becoming a certified personal trainer. To learn more about tennis lessons or personal training to help conditioning and coordination please email me at andrew@autastic-athletics.com or call me at (248) 224-4151.  (Posted 8-7-2018)

Autism Support
Support is available to families who experience challenges that those on the spectrum face at all stages of life.  As a parent of an adult on the spectrum, and as an educator with a Masters in Special Education-Autism, I have many years of experience. I offer in home support, as well as help establishing systems in school settings and outside activities to improve participation and enjoyment.  Services available include: Individual visual supports, daily living skills, school advocacy, vocational training, behavior plans, community activities and help in developing independence.  Contact: Doreen Ackner at (248) 219-0457 or email: dnackner@icloud.com (Posted 7-17-2018)