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.
August
Register for the  Brooksie Way
The 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 or training program with the code: OUCA  and $10.00 off the 10k and 5k with code: OUCB.  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  thebrooksieway.com    Flier
Location:  Oakland University, 2200 N Squirrel Rd 48309 Rochester, MI

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
OUCARES Pre-Employment Skills Training - Information Session
OUCARES Pre-Employment Skills Training (for adults with ASD) Information Session is an opportunity for anyone interested in the program.  Come meet instructors, get questions answered and see what the twelve week skills training is about. Limited scholarships are available and the deadline for submission is September 1, 2017. To attend, RSVP to oucares@oakland.edu  Flier
Time:  6 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:  Meadows Learning Center, 1435 W. Auburn Rd, Rochester, MI

Friday, August 11, 2017
2017 United Shore Professional Baseball League Fundraising Partnership
Utica Unicorns vs. Westside Woolly Mammoths!  Three local organizations will receive proceeds from tickets sold through this promotion: OUCARES, On My Own of Michigan and Woodside Bible Church-Special Needs.  Food, private viewing area and more! Mention OUCARES when purchasing!  Tickets are available, order before July 20th.   Flier
Cost: $25 per person
Time:  Gates open at 6 pm
Location:  Jimmy Johns Field,  7171 Auburn Rd, Utica, MI 48317
September
Register for the  Brooksie Way
The 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 or training program with the code: OUCA  and $10.00 off the 10k and 5k with code: OUCB.  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  thebrooksieway.com    Flier
Location:  Oakland University, 2200 N Squirrel Rd 48309 Rochester, MI

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Campfire Night
Register by Sept. 7.  Dinner pre-registration only. Hot dogs, s’mores, hayrides, campfire and nature activities.  No walk-ins. Payment must accompany registration form. Motor Vehicle Day Use fee of $5 for Oakland County residents or Annual Vehicle Permit required at park entry gate.  Questions: (248) 424-7081 Adaptive@oakgov.com
Cost:  $10 participant/$5 caregiver
Time:  6 pm – 8 pm
Location: Addison Oaks County Park, 1480 W Romeo Rd, Leonard, MI 48367

Tuesday, September 19, 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 (OU Campus)

Thursday, September 28, 2017
OUCARES Evening Enrichment -Free Event
Transition: Planning for High School & Beyond, presented by Sandee Koski, Michigan Alliance for Families.  This presentation is designed to help you better understand and plan for the transition to high school as well as post-high school options.   View flier  for additional details.  There is no cost to attend. Seating is limited, please RSVP by emailing  oucares@oakland.edu or call (248) 370-2424.
Time:  6:00 pm-7:30 pm
Location: Oakland University, Oakland Center, Gold Room C    
October

Tuesday, October 17, 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 (OU Campus)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
OUCARES Evening Enrichment -Free Event
Achieving a Better Life Experience: The Michigan ABLE Act, presented by R. Scott de Varona MBA, Michigan Department of Treasury.  This presentation is designed to help you better understand the Michigan ABLE Act.     View flier  for additional details.  There is no cost to attend. Seating is limited, please RSVP by emailing  oucares@oakland.edu or call (248) 370-2424.
Time:  6:00 pm-7:30 pm
Location: Oakland University, Oakland Center, Lake Michigan Room
July
Register for the  Brooksie Way
The 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 or training program with the code: OUCA  and $10.00 off the 10k and 5k with code: OUCB.  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  thebrooksieway.com    Flier
Location:  Oakland University, 2200 N Squirrel Rd 48309 Rochester, MI

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 
Independence Oaks County Park FUN
Zip lining, fishing, pontoon boat ride and nature center visit. For this trip, bus transportation will be available from the South Recreation Office (Health Dept.), 27725 Greenfield Road in Southfield. The bus will depart at 10 am and return at 4 pm. Cost is $10 per person/$5 for chaperone. $5/bus passenger. Email: Adaptive@oakgov.com
Time:  11 am-3 pm
Location:  Independence Oaks County Park, 9501 Sashabaw Rd, Clarkston, MI 48348

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 – August 16, 2017
Kids In Motion – Handwriting Group
For details and registration, call (248) 684-9610.
Time:  6 pm – 7 pm
Location:  7822 Andersonville Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - August 17, 2017
Kids In Motion – Handwriting Group
For details and registration, call (248) 684-9610.
Time:  11 am - Noon
Location:  3285 Martin Rd Suite 104, Commerce Charter Twp, MI 48390

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 
Developing A Sexuality Curriculum for Special Needs
Please join us for this workshop designed for educators and service providers who want to improve the quality of life for individuals with special needs.
To register or for more information please go to oakland.edu/ops/workshops/specialneeds
or call  (248) 370-3997 Cost:  $89.  Participants can earn SCECHs

Friday, July 21, 2017
Adaptive Recreation: Friday Night Dance Party
Romeo Washington-Bruce Parks and Recreation
Red, White & Blue 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 Senior Center/Municipal Building, 57900 Van Dyke N or 26 Mile Rd., Washington, MI
For additional information: (586) 752-6543 x1402 or email venetg@rwbparksrec.org