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 2, 2017
OUCARES Holiday Party
Party for teens and adults with autism spectrum disorders, ages 15 and older.  Dancing, DJ, caricaturist, sumo suits, games and pizza. No registrations accepted at the door.  Space is limited.  See the flier for important details. 
Cost:  $10 per person.
Location:  Oakland University, Oakland Center, Banquet Room A
Time:  7 - 10 p.m.

Sunday, December 3, 2017
Super Spark:  All Access
Sensory and Ability Friendly events at the Michigan Science Center. Super Spark Family Days are the first Sunday of each month. All Access optimizes the MiSci experience for children and adults with special needs.  Visit Mi-Sci.org/Accessibility for more information.  

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Super Spark:  All Access
Sensory and Ability Friendly events at the Michigan Science Center. Super Spark Field Trip Days are the second Tuesday of each month. All Access optimizes the MiSci experience for children and adults with special needs.  Visit   Mi-Sci.org/Accessibility  for more information. 

Friday, December 15, 2017
Adaptive Recreation: Friday Night Dance Party
Romeo Washington-Bruce Parks and Recreation
Merry Christmas themed dance 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 and pop available for purchase.  www.rwbparksrec.org  (586) 752-6543.
Cost:  $4 at door - caregiver no charge Time:  6-8 p.m.
Location: Washington Center, 57900 Van Dyke N or 26 Mile Rd., Washington, MI
January

Tuesday, January 16, 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)

Saturday, January 27, 2018
Camp and Resource Fair + Micro Businesses
Friends of Different Learners is sponsoring the 16th annual Camp and Resource Fair + Micro Businesses event.  Families seeking camps, therapies, recreational activities, healthcare services and educational services that support children with special needs are welcome to attend. 
Time:  11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Location:  Groves High School, 13 Mile Rd., Beverly Hills, MI  48025
February

Thursday, February 8, 2018
Investing in Your Romantic Relationship
OUCARES Evening Enrichment presented by Dr. Chaturi Edrisinha Ph.D.,BCBA-D
Time:  6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location:  Oakland University, Oakland Center, Lake Michigan Room

Tuesday, February 27, 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)

November
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Special Needs Family Fun Morning
Join us before the library opens for a special less-crowded, sensory-friendly fun morning of accessible library time just for families of children, teens and adults with special needs!  You will find; accessible browsing with visual aids, “calm-down” space, gluten-free snacks and more!  Reflections Child and Therapy Group will lead an interactive session for families, learning simple exercises to promote self-control, calming and healthy sleep habits.  Please contact the library if you require any additional accommodations.  (248) 642-5800.
Time:  10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location:  Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Rd., Bloomfield Township 48302

Monday, November 6, 2017
OUCARES Parent Networking Series
Join us for an evening full of fun!  Meet with other parents, create new connections, dinner and Bocce.  This event is for parents of children of all ages with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Space is limited, register early.  Oakland.edu/oucaresstore Information: OUCARES@oakland.edu  This program is generously supported by the Autism Society of Oakland County.
Cost:  $15 per person (includes dinner and Bocce)
Time:  6 p.m - 9 p.m
Location:  Palazzo di Bocce, 4291 Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion 

Friday, November 10, 2017
Breaking Down Barriers to Employment
This event is open to all members of the campus community, as well as the greater community.  The event will address barriers to employment and strategies to successfully overcome those barriers.  Event facilitator, Karen Markel, Ph.D., Professor of Management, who specializes in the area of human resource management; specifically diversity management and the employment of people with disabilities.  Free event.  For additional information email: studentsuccess@oakland.edu  Click  Flier for resource fair information and presenters.
Time:  3 - 5:30 p.m.
Location:  Oakland University, Elliott Hall Auditorium and Atrium, 275 Varner Dr., Rochester

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
AIM High School Open House
Tour the campus, meet AIM High teachers and hear how our students are soaring toward success.  Learn how our innovative educational model for 6th-12th graders is giving real hope to students with language-based learning differences including autism, anxiety disorders and attention deficits.  If you are unable to attend, but would like to schedule a visit at another time, please contact nbucholtz@aimhighschool.com
Time:  5 - 7 p.m.
Location:  29230 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, MI  48334

Friday, November 17, 2017
Adaptive Recreation–Let’s Play BINGO! Romeo Washington-Bruce Parks and Recreation
$3 to play! Pay at the door! All ages welcome. No registration. Caregiver must stay & can play at same price if they want. Pizza and pop available to purchase. Light snack provided. www.rwbparksrec.org  (586) 752-6543
Time:  6 -7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Washington Center, 57900 Van Dyke, N of 26 Mile Rd., Washington, 48094

Saturday, November 18, 2017
ASOC Friendship Club Autism Social
This is an opportunity for teens and young adults within the autism spectrum, including individuals with Asperger syndrome & Pervasive Development Disorders, to get together & have fun!  There are all types of activities including: video games, ping pong, basketball, floor hockey, board games and a DJ for those who enjoy dancing. The Friendship Club is run by volunteers. Parents and siblings are welcome to come. Siblings must be 13 years or older, as this event is geared for teens/young adults.  For additional information:  autismsocial2@gmail.com or autismsocial.weebly.com
Cost $5 per person
Time:  7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Location:  St Anastasia Church, 4571 John R Rd, Troy (Do not contact the church)

Saturday, November 18, 2017
SENSEational Story Time Our monthly sensory story time for youth, ages 3 - 10, with developmental delays and/or sensitivity to sensory overload. Includes visual schedule, interactive preschool-level stories, and sensory-based activities. Families welcome!  Registration begins October 14.  .  Please contact the library if you require any additional accommodations.  (248) 642-5800.
Time:  11 a.m.
Location:  Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Rd., Bloomfield Township 48302