Oakland University Center for Autism

425C Pawley Hall
2200 N. Squirrel Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4401
(location map)
(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.
September

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
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 Aspergers, HFA, PDD-NOS.  The next 12 week program runs from September 24-December 7, 2018.  Come find out more about the program, meet the staff and get all of your questions answered.  Limited Scholarships are available.  RSVP to oucares@oakland.edu  
Time:  6:00-7:30 p.m.
Location:  Meadows Learning Center, 1435 W. Auburn Rd., Rochester, MI  48309

Friday, September 14, 2018
Adaptive Recreation: Friday Night Dance Party
Romeo Washington-Bruce Parks and Recreation
Fall Fling! Join us for dancing, DJ and prizes. This event is for individuals with special needs.  Caregiver needs to stay during event. No pre-registration needed: pay at door. No fee for caregiver.  Snack included.  Pizza and pop available for purchase.   rwbparksrec.org  (586) 752-6543.
Cost:  $4 at door - caregiver no charge
Time:  6-8 p.m.
Location: Washington Center, 57880 Van Dyke, Romeo 48094

Sunday, September 23, 2018
The Brooksie Way
Want to participate in the annual Brooksie Way and support autism awareness?  Save 15% off the Brooksie Way Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K with discount code OUCARES15    Register at thebrooksieway.com  A portion of your race registration fee will go to support OUCARES mission of improving the quality of life of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  
Location:  Oakland University 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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 (OU Campus)

Thursday, September 27, 2018
OUCARES Evening Enrichment -Free Event
Cyber Minefields  

The internet is part of our everyday lives and increasingly the preferred method of communication.  Join us as we discuss: How to develop an understanding of appropriate internet activity, criminal ramifications and more.  Presented by Patrick Corbett, Assistant United States Attorney. Please RSVP by emailing oucares@oakland.edu or call (248) 370-2424.   Flier   
Time:  6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location:  Oakland University, Oakland Center, Gold Room A 
312 Meadow Brook Road, Rochester, MI 48309    map 

October

Saturday, October 13, 2018 
ASD Teen Friendship Club -Costume Party

The ASD Teen Friendship Club will be hosting it’s monthly social event.  Activities are held on the 2nd Saturday of the month and will include; a movie, video games, board games, ping pong and more.  Pizza, snacks and refreshments will be provided throughout the evening. 
For  additional  information contact Sandy, Jeanette or Dianne TeenAspergerFriendshipClub@yahoo.com
Cost is $5.00 per person & teen must be accompanied by a parent or care provider.
Time: 7 – 11:00 p.m.
Location:  Trinity Lutheran Church, Community Center, 38900 Harper Avenue, Clinton Twp 48036  (Entrance is in the back of the building).

Thursday, October 18, 2018
OUCARES Evening Enrichment -Free Event
Obesity, Nutrition and Autism 

Dr. Virginia Uhley, Ph.D., RDN will discuss the role of nutrition with individuals with ASD. Topics will include: Developing good nutrition habits, supporting physical activity and more.  Please RSVP by emailing oucares@oakland.edu or call (248) 370-2424.   Flier   
Time:  6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location:  Oakland University, Oakland Center, Lake Michigan
312 Meadow Brook Road, Rochester, MI 48309    map 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
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 (OU Campus)

Sunday, October 28, 2018
Social Thinking
Anita Naftaly Family Circle Conference in collaboration with the Jewish Comunity Center Annual Jewish Book Fair.  Guest, Michelle Garcia Winner, Founder & CEO Social Thinking, M.A.,-CCC-SLP. For educators, parents and health professionals.
Time: Registration Noon, Program 1 p.m.
Cost:  Advanced Registration $20.00, Sponsorships available.  Contact Ellen at emaiseloff@jccdet.org
Location:  The Berman Center, 6600 W. Maple Rd., West Bloomfield

November

Thursday, November 8, 2018
OUCARES Evening Enrichment -Free Event
The Big WHY Behind Autism Behaviors:  Understanding the Brain

Dr. Karen Clark, EdD, will introduce and explain why specific behaviors are exhibited with individuals with autism and how certain behaviors can be meaningful and have purpose.  Please RSVP by emailing oucares@oakland.edu or call (248) 370-2424.   Flier
Time:  6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location:  Oakland University, Oakland Center, Lake Michigan Room
312 Meadow Brook Road, Rochester, MI 48309    map

December

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