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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.
August
Register Today - HAP Brooksie Way
The HAP Brooksie Way is one of Oakland County’s premier quality of life events. Sign up to run or walk.  Participants can save $10.00 off the half marathon with code: OUC16half  and $6.00 off the 10k, 5k and kids race with code: OUC16.  A portion of your race registration fee will go to support OUCARES mission of improving the quality of life for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Register at  www.thebrooksieway.com
Date:  Saturday, September 25, 2016
September
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
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.
Dates: Sept. 20, Oct. 11, Nov. 15
Ages: 18+ yrs.  Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Oakland Center Lower Level TV Lounge (OU Campus)
No cost for this program

Saturday, September 25, 2016
HAP Brooksie Way
The HAP Brooksie Way is one of Oakland County’s premier quality of life events. Sign up to run or walk.  Participants can save $10.00 off the half marathon with code: OUC16half  and $6.00 off the 10k, 5k and kids race with code: OUC16.  A portion of your race registration fee will go to support OUCARES mission of improving the quality of life for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Register at  www.thebrooksieway.com
Date:  Saturday, September 25, 2016
Location:  Oakland University, 2200 N Squirrel Rd 48309 Rochester, MI
June
Register Today - HAP Brooksie Way
The HAP Brooksie Way is one of Oakland County’s premier quality of life events. Sign up to run or walk.  Participants can save $10.00 off the half marathon with code: OUC16half  and $6.00 off the 10k, 5k and kids race with code: OUC16.  A portion of your race registration fee will go to support OUCARES mission of improving the quality of life for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Register at www.thebrooksieway.com
Date:  Saturday, September 25, 2016

Saturday, June 11, 2016
Putting the Pieces Together Family Fun Day
A FREE event hosted by Jack's Place and Downriver YMCA in Southgate for individuals and their families affected by developmental disabilities.  Come enjoy a bounce house, swimming, crafts, games, food and more!  This is not a drop-off event. Children may not be left unattended.  Registration is required.  Please register online at www.jacksplaceforautism.org/event-registration  For additional information call Jack's Place at 248-443-7427.  
Location:  Down River Family YMCA, 16777 Northline, Southgate, MI 48195
Time:  11:00am-3:00pm

Tuesday June 14, 2016
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.
Dates: April 12, May 17, June 14
Ages: 18+ yrs.  Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Oakland Center Lower Level TV Lounge (OU Campus)
No cost for this program

Tuesday June 28, 2016
Total Education Solutions - Family Fun Night
Join us for a fun filled evening including face painting, a scavenger hunt, dance party and much more!  Dinner provided and free of charge!
Time:  5:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Location:  Total Education Solutions, 2221 Livernois, Ste. 101, Troy, MI 48083

 

July
Register Today - HAP Brooksie Way
The HAP Brooksie Way is one of Oakland County’s premier quality of life events. Sign up to run or walk.  Participants can save $10.00 off the half marathon with code: OUC16half  and $6.00 off the 10k, 5k and kids race with code: OUC16.  A portion of your race registration fee will go to support OUCARES mission of improving the quality of life for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Register at  www.thebrooksieway.com
Date:  Saturday, September 25, 2016

Sunday, July 10, 2016
My Turn:  A Sensory Friendly Sunday at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
FREE sensory-friendly experience designed for children with ASD. Hosted by trained museum educators with help from area Autism support providers, My Turn offers a private, less-stimulating time to experience the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum with other families with similar life experience.  This event is recommended for ages 5-12, however all are welcome to participate. Please visit  www.myturncommunity.org for more information and materials to help prep your family for a fun and engaging visit!  **Please note only one registration/ticket is necessary per family.
Time:  9:30am-11:30am
Location: Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E Ann St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Saturday, July 16, 2016
Set Sail for Autism Family Day Celebration
Families are invited to join in the annual Set Sail for Autism Family Day Celebration in Port Huron at the start of the Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race. July 16, 2016, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. This fun filled event offers a welcoming environment for individuals with autism to experience the excitement of Race Day and opportunity for families to meet our Set Sail For Autism ASD Sailors. There is no cost to attend. Set Sail For Autism benefits Oakland University Center for Autism – Outreach OUCARES. For additional information or to RSVP contact Tom Riopelle mrriopelle@comcast.net or call 248-758-8770.
Time:  9:00am-12:00pm
Location:  Port Huron

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
2016 ASOC Family Gathering 
This event is open to all individuals with autism spectrum disorder-all ages and their families. Join us in the banquet room for a delicious dinner prepared by Matt's Coffee Shop, then splash in the lovely indoor pool!   The Therapy Spot will be hosting our sensory room. Stop in for a break or to hear some sensory solutions.  Additional information visit: autismsocietyoaklandcounty.org
Time:  5:30pm-9:30pm
Location:  Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois, Troy 48083

Sunday, July 31, 2016
2nd Annual Autism Hero Walk
The 2nd annual Autism Hero Walk presented by DTE Energy Foundation will raise funds for crucial programming in the state of Michigan. The Walk begins with an opening ceremony followed by a 1.5 mile walk through the Detroit Zoo. Immediately following the walk, attendees are encouraged to enjoy a day at the Zoo and post-walk activities at the events pavilion. For registration go to:  aaomwalk.rallybound.org/
Time:  7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Detroit Zoo, 8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067