Oakland University Center for Autism
425C Pawley Hall
2200 N. Squirrel Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4401
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(248) 370-2424
oucares@oakland.edu

Autism Related Events

The community events calendar is a listing of workshops, presentations, conferences and other events which are related to autism and of interest to the community.
March
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
OUCARES 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.
Ages: 18+ yrs. No cost for this program
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Oakland Center Lower Level TV Lounge (OU Campus)

Saturday, March 25, 2017
OUCARES Annual Family Fun Day
Swimming, arts and crafts, a moonwalk and caricatures are all part of the Oakland University Center for Autism (OUCARES) Annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, March 25, 2017.  Created for families of individuals with autism spectrum disorders, families can learn about available resources and meet with representatives from more than 20 organizations.
Oakland University Campus Recreation Center
569 Pioneer Drive, Rochester, MI 48309
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There is No Cost to attend and No RSVP required.  For additional information, email oucares@oakland.edu

Women with Asperger’s Support Group
Please join us as we discuss what it means to be a woman with AS, current research, employment concerns and many other timely topics!  We will meet on the first  Saturday of the month.   Call for more information or to register for this group;  Bonny Pomeroy 248-881-5236 email: bonnypomeroy@gmail.com
Time:  11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Autism-ASK, 4345 Meigs Ave. Waterford, 48329
Cost:  Free

Parents’ and Caregivers’ Support Group
Parents and caregivers who have a child or children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are invited to attend this support group.  We will discuss the various types in interventions, IEPs and METs, diagnosis, behavioral concerns, how to help siblings and others understand the child with ASD and many other topics.  We will meet on the second and fourth Saturday of the month.  Call for more information or to register for this group;  Bonny Pomeroy 248-881-5236 email: bonnypomeroy@gmail.com
Time:   10:00-11:30am
Location: Autism-ASK, 4345 Meigs Ave. Waterford, 48329.
Cost:  Free

Men with Asperger’s Support Group
Please join us as we discuss what it means to be a man with AS, current research, employment concerns and many other timely topics!  We will meet on the third Saturday of the month.  Call for more information or to register for this group;  Bonny Pomeroy 248-881-5236 email: bonnypomeroy@gmail.com
Time:   11:00am-12:30pm
Location: Autism-ASK, 4345 Meigs Ave. Waterford, 48329
Cost:  Free
January
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Friendship Club-Autism Social
This is an opportunity for teens 13 yrs.+ and young adults to get together and have fun!  Activities include:  video games, ping pong, basketball, dancing, and more! Pizza and refreshments are provided.  Cost: $5.00 per person, unless specified.    First time attendees must have a parent/caregiver at the event.  Volunteers/organizers cannot be responsible for attendees.  For questions contact:   autismsocial2@gmail.com
Time:  7:00 pm- 11:00 pm
Location:  St. Anastasia Activity Center, Troy, MI

Saturday, January 14, 2017
ASD Teen Friendship Club
Come join us for pizza, snacks & refreshments. Activities include; a movie, video games, board games, ping pong, basketball and more.  Cost is $5.00 per person.  Teen must be accompanied by a parent or care provider.  Information:  go to Facebook@Teen Asperger Friendship Club, or contact Stacey, Sandy or Diane at teenaspergerfriendshipclub@yahoo.com
Time:  7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Location:  Trinity Lutheran Church –Community Center, 38900 Harper Ave., Clinton Twp., MI 48036

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
OUCARES Pre-Employment Skills Training- Information Session
This information session is for individuals interested in registering for OUCARES Pre-Employment Skills Training For Adults with ASD.  The next 12 week program begins February 27-May 19, 2017.  Come  find out more about the program, meet the staff and get all of your questions answered.  Limited Scholarships are available thanks to generous support from the Ted Lindsay Foundation.  RSVP to oucares@oakland.edu
Time:  6:00-7:30 pm
Location:  Meadows Learning Center, 1435 W. Auburn Rd., Rochester, MI 

Wednesdays, January 18-March 29, 2017
Adaptive Recreation: The Next Chapter Book Club
Romeo Washington-Bruce Parks and Recreation
Do you love stories and want a chance to spend time with others that do? Join our reading club! Ability to read not necessary.  Meet weekly to discuss youth-teen books. Participants will be in their own group, however caregivers must remain on site. Space limited. Please register. Age 18 & up
Cost:  No charge
Time:  3-4pm
Location: Washington Grill, 64400 Van Dyke, Washington, MI   48095
For more information contact:  Grace Venet 586-752-6543 x1402 or email venetg@rwbparksrec.org

Thursday, January 19, 2017
OUCARES Evening Enrichment -Free Event
"Making Time for Yourself and Meditate," presented by Dr. Jennifer Giordano D.O., Psychiatrist.  Discussed will be the importance of learning how meditation helps improve your overall health.  Since 2011, Dr. Giordano has conducted meditation sessions in hospitals, clinics, corporations, and  community centers reaching over 1600 people.  Come learn a simple 12-18 minute meditation!   View flyer for additional information.
Time:  6:00 pm-7:30 pm
Location: Oakland University, Oakland Center, Lake Superior Room A
There is no cost to attend.  Seating is limited.   Please RSVP by emailing oucares@oakland.edu or call 248-370-3434.

Monday, January 23, 2017
Transition Planning for High School and Beyond
This workshop is for families of students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and the team members who work with them. You will be provided with information, resources and tools to start planning now for the future.  This workshop will provide basic information for parents to help young adults plan for a successful transition to adulthood, including rights and responsibilities. Learn how high school classes and the school environment can help develop important skills and build pre-employment knowledge.
Who should attend? Families of middle school and high school aged students with a disability/learning challenges, school staff, community members, and organizations.  Contact Clare Brick. (313) 557-8780 or clare@michiganallianceforfamilies.org  Or online at www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/rsvp
Time:  1:00 - 3:00pm
Location:  Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
OUCARES 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.
Ages: 18+ yrs. No cost for this program
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Oakland Center Lower Level TV Lounge (OU Campus)

Women with Asperger’s Support Group
Please join us as we discuss what it means to be a woman with AS, current research, employment concerns and many other timely topics!  We will meet on the first Saturday of the month.   Call for more information or to register for this group;  Bonny Pomeroy 248-881-5236 email: bonnypomeroy@gmail.com
Time:  11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Autism-ASK, 4345 Meigs Ave. Waterford, 48329
Cost:  Free

Parents’ and Caregivers’ Support Group
Parents and caregivers who have a child or children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are invited to attend this support group.  We will discuss the various types in interventions, IEPs and METs, diagnosis, behavioral concerns, how to help siblings and others understand the child with ASD and many other topics.  We will meet on the second and fourth Saturday of the month.  Call for more information or to register for this group;  Bonny Pomeroy 248-881-5236 email: bonnypomeroy@gmail.com
Time:   10:00-11:30am
Location: Autism-ASK, 4345 Meigs Ave. Waterford, 48329.
Cost:  Free

Men with Asperger’s Support Group
Please join us as we discuss what it means to be a man with AS, current research, employment concerns and many other timely topics!  We will meet on the third Saturday of the month.  Call for more information or to register for this group;  Bonny Pomeroy 248-881-5236 email: bonnypomeroy@gmail.com
Time:   11:00am-12:30pm
Location: Autism-ASK, 4345 Meigs Ave. Waterford, 48329
Cost:  Free
February
Saturday, February 11, 2017
ASD Teen Friendship Club
Come join us for pizza, snacks & refreshments. Activities include; a movie, video games, board games, ping pong, basketball and more.  Cost is $5.00 per person.  Teen must be accompanied by a parent or care provider.  Information:  go to Facebook@Teen Asperger Friendship Club, or contact Stacey, Sandy or Diane at teenaspergerfriendshipclub@yahoo.com
Time:  7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Location:  Trinity Lutheran Church –Community Center, 38900 Harper Ave., Clinton Twp., MI 48036

February 17, 2017
Adaptive Recreation: Friday Night Dance Party
Romeo Washington-Bruce Parks and Recreation
Themed dance party for individuals with special needs. Enjoy DJ music, dancing and socialization.  Caregiver needs to stay during event.  No pre-registration needed: pay at door.  No fee for caregiver.  Snack included. Pizza & Pop available for purchase.
Cost:  $4 at door - caregiver no charge
Time:  6-8pm
Location: Washington Center, 57900 Van Dyke N or 26 Mile Rd., Washington, MI
For more information contact:  Grace Venet 586-752-6543 x1402 or email venetg@rwbparksrec.org

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Friendship Club-Autism Social
This is an opportunity for teens 13 yrs.+ and young adults to get together and have fun!  Activities include:  video games, ping pong, basketball, dancing, and more! Pizza and refreshments are provided.  Cost: $5.00 per person, unless specified.    First time attendees must have a parent/caregiver at the event.  Volunteers/organizers cannot be responsible for attendees.  For questions contact:   autismsocial2@gmail.com
Time:  7:00 pm- 11:00 pm
Location:  St. Anastasia Activity Center, Troy, MI

Thursday, February 23, 2017
OUCARES Evening Enrichment -Free Event
Autism, Athletics & Activities: Empower Your Child to Learn Social Skills Through Engagement, presented by Ron Sandison, adult with ASD & author of "A Parent's Guide to Autism."  During the presentation Ron will discuss how athletics and activities can be used as tools to assist an individual on the spectrum to increase their social skills and confidence.   View flyer for additional details.
Time:  6:00 pm-7:30 pm
Location: Oakland University, Oakland Center, Gold Room C
There is no cost to attend.  Seating is limited.   Please RSVP by emailing oucares@oakland.edu or call 248-370-3434.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
OUCARES 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.
Ages: 18+ yrs. No cost for this program
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Oakland Center Lower Level TV Lounge (OU Campus)

Women with Asperger’s Support Group
Please join us as we discuss what it means to be a woman with AS, current research, employment concerns and many other timely topics!  We will meet on the first Saturday of the month.   Call for more information or to register for this group;  Bonny Pomeroy 248-881-5236 email: bonnypomeroy@gmail.com
Time:  11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Autism-ASK, 4345 Meigs Ave. Waterford, 48329
Cost:  Free

Parents’ and Caregivers’ Support Group
Parents and caregivers who have a child or children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are invited to attend this support group.  We will discuss the various types in interventions, IEPs and METs, diagnosis, behavioral concerns, how to help siblings and others understand the child with ASD and many other topics.  We will meet on the second and fourth Saturday of the month.  Call for more information or to register for this group;  Bonny Pomeroy 248-881-5236 email: bonnypomeroy@gmail.com
Time:   10:00-11:30am
Location: Autism-ASK, 4345 Meigs Ave. Waterford, 48329.
Cost:  Free

Men with Asperger’s Support Group
Please join us as we discuss what it means to be a man with AS, current research, employment concerns and many other timely topics!  We will meet on the third Saturday of the month.  Call for more information or to register for this group;  Bonny Pomeroy 248-881-5236 email: bonnypomeroy@gmail.com
Time:   11:00am-12:30pm
Location: Autism-ASK, 4345 Meigs Ave. Waterford, 4832
April
Women with Asperger’s Support Group
Please join us as we discuss what it means to be a woman with AS, current research, employment concerns and many other timely topics!  We will meet on the first  Saturday of the month.   Call for more information or to register for this group;  Bonny Pomeroy 248-881-5236 email: bonnypomeroy@gmail.com
Time:  11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Autism-ASK, 4345 Meigs Ave. Waterford, 48329
Cost:  Free

Parents’ and Caregivers’ Support Group
Parents and caregivers who have a child or children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are invited to attend this support group.  We will discuss the various types in interventions, IEPs and METs, diagnosis, behavioral concerns, how to help siblings and others understand the child with ASD and many other topics.  We will meet on the second and fourth Saturday of the month.  Call for more information or to register for this group;  Bonny Pomeroy 248-881-5236 email: bonnypomeroy@gmail.com
Time:   10:00-11:30am
Location: Autism-ASK, 4345 Meigs Ave. Waterford, 48329.
Cost:  Free

Men with Asperger’s Support Group
Please join us as we discuss what it means to be a man with AS, current research, employment concerns and many other timely topics!  We will meet on the third Saturday of the month.  Call for more information or to register for this group;  Bonny Pomeroy 248-881-5236 email: bonnypomeroy@gmail.com
Time:   11:00am-12:30pm
Location: Autism-ASK, 4345 Meigs Ave. Waterford, 48329
Cost:  Free