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 Superior
312 Meadow Brook Road, Rochester, MI 48309    map 

Sunday, October 21, 2018
Halloween Party
Free Event
Hosted by Ted Lindsay Foundation, this party is for children of all ages with autism spectrum disorders and their families. Enjoy family-friendly Halloween fun including a buffet lunch (including gluten-free options) and trick-or-treating. You are not required to stay the entire time. RSVP to oucares@oakland.edu with your name and the number of people attending. Space is limited.
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Club Venetian Banquet Center, 29310 John R. Road, Madison Heights

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)

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Help with Handwriting
Free Community Workshop
Learn about appropriate developmental multi-sensory tools and strategies to aid in all styles of learning.  Presented by:  Lauren Gribeck, OTRL.   RSVP (248) 707-3100.
Time:  7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location:  Kids in Motion, Commerce Clinic, 3285 Martin Rd., Commerce 48390


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, Founders Ballroom D
312 Meadow Brook Road, Rochester, MI 48309    map

Saturday, November 10, 2018 
ASD Teen Friendship Club 
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).

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Speech and Language Development
Free Community Workshop
Does your child have trouble with their speech or is it difficult to understand your child? Does your child have difficulty with social or play interactions?   Find out what factors affect language development and what you can do now to help.  Presented by:  Lynn Gallagher, MA CCC-SLP.  RSVP by November 12, 2018 (248) 707-3100.
Time:  7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location:  Kids in Motion, 2636 S. Milford, Highland 48357

Friday, November 16, 2018
Adaptive Recreation: Nitetime BINGO Party
Romeo Washington-Bruce Parks and Recreation
Let's play BINGO and win prizes! This event is for individuals with special needs.  Caregiver needs to stay during event. No pre-registration needed: pay at door. Pizza and pop available for purchase.    rwbparksrec.org   (586) 752-6543.  Sponsors: Knights of Columbus and Romeo Wendy's.
Cost:  $4 at door - caregiver may play for the same fee
Time:  6-7:30 p.m.
Location: Washington Center, 57900 Van Dyke, (N of 26 Mile Rd.) Washington
December
Saturday, December 1, 2018
OUCARES Holiday Party
Holiday party for Teens and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ages 15 and older.  Dancing, DJ, Caricaturist, Sumo Suits, pizza and games.  This event is to encourage independence.  For this program, the parent or caregiver is permitted to register only if the participant requires 1:1 support.  Register online Oakland.edu/oucaresstore  (click “events”).  No registrations accepted at the door.  Space is limited. For additional information contact:  OUCARES@oakland.edu or (248) 370-2424.  Flier
Cost:  $10 per registration
Time:  7 – 10 p.m.
Location:  Oakland University, Oakland Center, Banquet Room A

Saturday, December 8, 2018 
ASD Teen Friendship Club - Christmas 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).

Friday, December 14, 2018
Adaptive Recreation: Christmas Dance Party
Romeo Washington-Bruce Parks and Recreation
Themed dance party for individuals with special needs.  Caregiver needs to stay during event, no fee.  No pre-registration needed: pay at door. Pizza and pop available for purchase. Snack included.   rwbparksrec.org   (586) 752-6543.  Sponsors: Knights of Columbus, Debra Lux-Roland and Romeo Wendy's.
Cost:  $4 at door - caregiver may play for the same fee
Time:  6-8 p.m.
Location: Washington Center, 57900 Van Dyke, (N of 26 Mile Rd.) Washington