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
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

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)