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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.
April
April 2, 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! We will meet on the 1st Saturday of the month. 
Cost:  Free
Time:  11:00 am-12:30 pm
Location: Autism-ASK, 4345 Meigs Ave., Waterford, 48329
Call for more information or to register for this group.  Bonny Pomeroy 248-881-5236, email bonnypomeroy@gmail.com

Thursday, April 7, 2016
OUCARES Evening Enrichment
Join us for, "How to Deal With Challenging Behaviors in Individuals with ASD."  Presented by Luke Y. Tsai, M.D.
Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry & Pediatrics, Research Scientist Emeritus University of Michigan Medical School & Rackham Graduate School.   During this presentation, causes of challenging behaviors will be identified, assessment and diagnosis will be discussed, along with evidence based treatments.  This event is designed for individuals with autism, parents and caregivers as well as anyone interested in learning about this topic.  Please RSVP by emailing oucares@oakland.edu or call 248-370-2424.
Cost:  Free
Time:  6:00-7:30 pm
Location:  Educational Resource Library (ERL), Pawley Hall, Oakland University.

Saturday, April 9, 2016
Teen Asperger Friendship Club
This social event includes video games, board games, ping pong, basketball, talent show, dancing, a movie and refreshments throughout the evening.  Doors open at 6:45pm with activities starting at 7:00pm.  Cost is $5.00 per person & teen/young adult must be accompanied by a parent or care provider.  For additional information contact Stacey or Sandy at  teenaspergerfriendshipclub@yahoo.com
Time: 7:00pm-11:00pm
Location:  Trinity Lutheran Church-Community Center, 38900 Harper Ave., Clinton Twp. 48036

April 9 and April 23, 2016
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 of 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 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.
Cost:  Free
Time:  10-11:30am
Location: Autism-ASK, 4345 Meigs Ave. in Waterford, 48329
Call for more information or to register for this group. Bonny Pomeroy 248-881-5236 bonnypomeroy@gmail.com

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
OUCARES After Hours Adult Social
This is a support group for adults ages 18+ years 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.  No cost for this program.  This program is made possible in part by the generous support of the Autism Society of Oakland County.
Time:  6:00pm-9:00pm
Location:  Oakland University, Oakland Center
For more information email  oucares@oakland.edu

Saturday, April 16, 2016
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 3rd Saturday of the month. 
Cost:  Free
Time:  11:00 am-12:30 pm
Location:  Autism-ASK, 4345 Meigs Ave., Waterford, 48329
Call for more information or to register for this group. Bonny Pomeroy 248-881-5236 bonnypomeroy@gmail.com

Sunday, April 24, 2016
4th Annual JACK’S JOCKS for JACK’S PLACE
Please join us to raise awareness and generate donations to assist JACK’S PLACE for Autism Foundation to continue its mission to provide support, education and a comprehensive array of services to help families cope with the everyday challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Sponsorship Opportunities, Event Details and On-line Registration - available at www.jacksjocks.com or give us a call at (248) 443-7427.    For additional event details go to:  www.jacksplaceforautism.org
Time:  Race Day Registration opens at 8:00am.
Location:  River Bends Park – Hickory Grove Pavilion – Shelby Township

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Walk 4 Autism inside the Somerset Collection in Troy
Join us rain or shine for a walk in the mall! While you raise funds, you will also be raising awareness. Since the Autism Society Oakland County began in 1985, the incidence of autism diagnosis has risen dramatically.  We need to focus on ensuring that all individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have access to much needed services and supports, because behind every number is someone who needs help today. Registration is $12 per person, children 5 and under are free.  Walkers who have registered by April 8th will receive a t-shirt. Questions? Email us at  asocmi@gmail.com
Time: Registration: 7:30 am- 8:45am, Rally & Stretch 8:45-9:10 am, Walk: 9:15 - 10:00 am. Recognition:  10:15 am - 11:00 a.m.
Location:  Somerset Collection, 2800 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Aiming for Employment and Independence: One Family’s Story
Learn how the parents of Aaron, a 22 year old student with autism and other severe challenges, found meaningful ways for their son to participate throughout his school years in Career Focused experiences and adult living skill development.  Lisa, Aaron’s mom will include practical, how-to examples for creating engaging and effective positive support opportunities that worked for their family.  This is a FREE event. Questions? Contact Deanne Moore at deanne135@gmail.com
Time:  7:00pm-9:00pm
Location:  RCS Administration Building, Harrison Room, 501 W. University, Rochester, MI

Saturday, April 30, 2016
The Friendship Club Autism Social
Once a month this opportunity is offered for teens and young adults within the ASD spectrum to get together and have fun!  We have all types of activities including: video games, ping pong, basketball, floor hockey and board games.  We even have a DJ that plays all the latest hits for those who enjoy dancing.  The Friendship Club is run by volunteers.  Parents and siblings are welcome to come.  Siblings should be 12 years or older, please, as this event is geared for teens/young adults. Cost: $5.00 admission per person.  Have questions or want to help out?  Contact our volunteer coordinators:  autismsocial2@gmail.com
Time:  7:00pm-11:00pm
Location:  St. Anastasia Activity Center , 4571 John R Rd, Troy, MI 48085  


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

 
May
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

May 7, 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! We will meet on the 1st Saturday of the month. 
Cost:  Free
Time:  11:00 am-12:30 pm
Location: Autism-ASK, 4345 Meigs Ave., Waterford, 48329
Call for more information or to register for this group.  Bonny Pomeroy 248-881-5236, email bonnypomeroy@gmail.com

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
OUCARES Evening Enrichment--New Opportunities in Tomorrow's Workplace 
OUCARES in collaboration with On My Own of Michigan welcome Randy Lewis.  Randy , a former Senior Vice  President of Walgreens and the father of a son with autism, helped change the employment practices of a major corporation to strategically employ individuals with disabilities in competitive employment positions.  Randy will discuss barriers people with IDD face in the workplace, as well as ways to overcome those barriers and gain quality employment.  Introduction and welcome by MI Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein.  Please RSVP by emailing oucares@oakland.edu or call 248-370-2424.  Special thanks to INCOE Corporation and the Neelam-Popat Mistry Memorial Foundation for sponsoring this event.
Time:  6:00-7:30pm
Location:  Gold Rooms at the Oakland Center, Oakland University

Saturday/Sunday - May 14 & 15, 2016
Warrior Moms Pajama Party
For moms of children with diagnoses such as: ADD/ADHD, PANDAS, RAD, FASD, ASD, sensory issues, anxiety and depression, learning issues and more.   Come and do something for yourself; Inspirational speakers, healthy treats, cooking demonstrations, yoga, bonfire and much more!  To order tickets go to: www.healingcomplexkids.org   
Cost: $127.00 weekend package or $97 each for groups of two or more.
Location: Colombiere Conference Center, Clarkston, MI 

Saturday, May 14, 2016
Teen Asperger Friendship Club
This social event includes video games, board games, ping pong, basketball, talent show, dancing, a movie and refreshments throughout the evening.  Doors open at 6:45pm with activities starting at 7:00pm.  Cost is $5.00 per person & teen/young adult must be accompanied by a parent or care provider.  For additional information contact Stacey or Sandy at  teenaspergerfriendshipclub@yahoo.com
Time: 7:00pm-11:00pm
Location:  Trinity Lutheran Church-Community Center, 38900 Harper Ave., Clinton Twp. 48036

May 14 and 28, 2016
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 of 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 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.
Cost:  Free
Time:  10-11:30am
Location:  Autism-ASK, 4345 Meigs Ave. in Waterford, 48329
Call for more information or to register for this group.  Bonny Pomeroy 248-881-5236 bonnypomeroy@gmail.com 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
OUCARES After Hours Adult Social
This is a support group for adults ages 18+ years 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.  No cost for this program.  This program is made possible in part by the generous support of the Autism Society of Oakland County.
Time:  6:00pm-9:00pm
Location:  Oakland University, Oakland Center
For more information email  oucares@oakland.edu

Saturday, May 21, 2016
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 3rd Saturday of the month. 
Cost:  Free
Time:  11:00 am-12:30 pm
Location:  Autism-ASK, 4345 Meigs Ave., Waterford, 48329
Call for more information or to register for this group; Bonny Pomeroy 248-881-5236, email bonnypomeroy@gmail.com

Thursday, May 26, 2016
MORC Town Hall Meeting
This Town Hall is for families and individuals served by MORC as well as other interested community stakeholders. During the Town Hall, you will:  Meet our new CEO Dennis Bott, get an organizational update and information on key issues, hear about some of the organization's future plans, and have the chance to ask questions on a variety of issues.  To attend by Webinar, click here https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1843306329840936961
Time:  6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: MORC Auburn Hills Office, 1270 Doris Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Saturday, May 28, 2016
The Friendship Club Autism Social
Once a month this opportunity is offered for teens and young adults within the ASD spectrum to get together and have fun!   We have all types of activities including: video games, ping pong, basketball, floor hockey and board games.  We even have a DJ that plays all the latest hits for those who enjoy dancing.  The Friendship Club is run by volunteers.  Parents and siblings are welcome to come.  Siblings should be 12 years or older, please, as this event is geared for teens/young adults. Cost: $5.00 admission per person.  Have questions or want to help out?  Contact our volunteer coordinators:  autismsocial2@gmail.com
Time:  7:00pm-11:00pm
Location:  St. Anastasia Activity Center  , 4571 John R Rd, Troy, MI 48085   
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

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