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.
December
Saturday, December 3, 2016
OUCARES Holiday Party
This event is for teens and adults ages 15 and older with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Come enjoy the evening with friends! Pizza, dancing, DJ, caricaturist and sumo suits are part of the fun! Registration is required prior to event. Cost is $10.00 for each participant, parent and caregiver. *This Event is to Encourage Independence. For this program parents/caregivers are not required to remain on the premises unless participant requires one on one support. Register online at www.oakland.edu/oucaresstore (click "events").   For additional information contact oucares@oakland.edu or call 248-370-2424.
Time:  7:00-10:00 pm
Location:  Oakland Center Banquet Room A

Saturday, December 3, 2016
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! This is free of charge and meets at Autism-ASK, 4345 Meigs Ave. in Waterford, 48329. We will meet on 1st Saturday 11:00 to 12:30p.m. For more information and to register, contact Bonny Pomeroy, moderator, at bonnypomeroy@gmail.com or 248-881-5236.

Sunday, December 4, 2016
Christmas Brunch with Santa
Macomb Saint Clair Autism Society is hosting its annual Christmas Party for all families with children affected by autism and their immediate families. (Grandparents/caregivers pay non-member fee)  Space is limited, RSVP by Friday, November 25th.  Cost for members-FREE. Non-Members $22.00 for each adult, $10 for children. Questions, call 586-445-4915.   Registration Flyer
Time:  11:00 am -3:00 pm
Location: Mirage Banquet Center, 16980 18 Mile Rd., Clinton Twp. MI 48038

Saturday, December 10, 2016
ASD Teen Friendship Club – Christmas Party
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

Friday, December 16, 2016
Special Needs Friday Night Dance Party
Romeo-Washington-Bruce Parks & Recreation is having a Christmas Theme Party. Special needs adults and young adults are invited.  $4.00 for participant, no charge for caregiver (Caregiver must stay), no need to register.  Pay at the door!  For questions, call RWB Parks & Recreation 586-752-6543 ext. 1402
Time:  6:00-8:00 pm
Location: Washington Senior Center/Municipal Bldg (Use South Door)., 57900 Van Dyke, N of 26 Mile Rd., Washington, MI 48094
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

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.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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

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
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
November
Friday, November 4, 2016
Let's play BINGO
Romeo-Washington-Bruce Parks & Recreation, Special Needs Recreational Programs are offering Let's Play BINGO.  $3.00 to play, no need to register. Pay at the door! Caregiver must stay & can play at same price.  All ages welcome, light snack provided. Pizza/pop available for purchase.  For questions, call RWB Parks & Recreation 586-752-6543 ext. 1402
Time:  6:00-7:30 pm
Location:  Washington Center, 57900 Van Dyke, N of 26 Mile Rd.,Washington, MI 48094

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
How to Keep My Child with Special Needs Safe and Happy
Bullying.  It is the worst nightmare of every parent.  You feel helpless to stop it.  Dr. Michele Borba is an internationally recognized expert and author on children, teens, parenting, bullying and moral development. Her work aims to help strengthen children's character and resilience, build strong families, create compassionate and just school cultures, and reduce peer cruelty. Her practical, research-based advice is culled from a career of working with over one million parents and educators worldwide.  Cost is $15 per person; $25 for two; or $25 for CEU ticket.  This seminar has been approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative.  Course approval #: 100516-00.   Register Here 
Time:  7:00 p.m.
Location:  Friendship Circle's Farber Center, 5586 Drake Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48322

Thursday, November 10, 2016
Benefits of Animal Assistance for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
OUCARES Evening Enrichment -Free Event
Presented by Amy Johnson, Director of Oakland University Animal Assisted Therapy Certificate Program. Discussed will be the reality of pet ownership and how the human-animal bond can build your child's self-esteem and self-efficacy. Further discussion will include:  Allowing your child to form a safe, positive relationship with an animal, helping your child to learn social skills through interactions with an animal and more. 
Time:  6:00 pm-7:30 pm
Location:  Gold Rooms at the Oakland Center, Oakland University Campus
There is no cost to attend.  Seating is limited.   Please RSVP by emailing oucares@oakland.edu or call 248-370-3434.

Thursday, November 10, 2016
The Autism Society of Michigan 2016 Conference
Liane Holliday-Willey author of, “Pretending To Be Normal,” and “Safety Skills For Asperger Women,” will be speaking at this event. The presentation focuses on strategies that help to keep kids with ASD or other learning challenges, focused, productive, emotionally and socially secure.  Liane will also share her experiences and emerging research on ASD and aging. Register by calling 517-882-2800 or email online at www.autism-mi.org
Time:  9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location:  Holiday Inn Conference Center, 2187 University Park Drive, Okemos, MI  48864

Saturday, November 12, 2016 and Sunday, November 13, 2016
The ABCs of ABA
The Ted Lindsay Foundation HOPE Center's introductory seminars provide an overview of the field of applied behavior analysis and describe its application in teaching children with autism. During these two-day workshops, families learn principles behind techniques used at the Lindsay HOPE Center. Video examples are used to demonstrate many of these techniques. The workshops are open to anyone interested in learning more about intervention using behavior analysis. There is no cost for families to attend; there is a fee for professionals. Registration is required. To register, or for more information, call   248-691-8148  or   email
Time:   9:00  am – 4:00 pm
Location:   Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak, Administration Building, Lower Level Classroom #1

Saturday, November 12, 2016
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

Tuesday, November 15, 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.
Ages: 18+ yrs. No cost for this program
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Oakland Center Lower Level TV Lounge (OU Campus)