About OUCARES

Oakland University began offering an autism endorsement certificate for teachers and other professionals over 3 decades ago. Today the program has grown and evolved into the Oakland University Center for Autism (OUCARES).

OUCARES provides innovative programs for teachers and programming for individuals and their families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our multifaceted approach includes education for professionals, research in the field of autism education and daily living, and support services for families.

In 2004, Oakland University expanded its autism expertise by establishing an autism center focused on serving the daily needs of families impacted by autism with the primary goal of improving quality of life. Funded solely through donations, Oakland University has offered extensive programming to individuals and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Over the past 10 years, we have served more than 1200 families through different recreational programs, camps, and events.

Oakland University looks forward to growing with the community and to continue servicing individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. We continue to operate as a nonprofit and work to raise funds that will support our efforts. If you are interested in donating or assisting with raising funds, please contact our development office at (248) 370-4233 or visit Give to OUCARES.