Special Needs Events Calendar

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Metro Detroit Special Needs Events Calendar – Special needs events calendar for Metro Detroit and Oakland County, Michigan. Events, activities, things to do for individuals with special needs.

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This Metro Detroit Special Needs Events Calendar is for informational purposes and the events are not necessarily endorsed by Oakland County Moms. Oakland County Moms is not responsible for venue changes, description changes, cancellations etc.

These events are just some of the programs offered by the various organizations featured here. Feel free to contact them to learn more about their special needs sports, leagues, and other fun events for adults and children when special needs.

To submit an event for consideration for this Metro Detroit Special Needs Events Calendar, please fill out this formI try to post special needs events for adults and children with special needs that are free or low-cost.

Metro Detroit Special Needs Events Calendar

April 13, 2019 through June 22, 2019 (SATURDAYS) from 10a-noon
Special Needs Events – OUCARES Autism Spectrum Bowling League – Oakland County
Classic Lanes (2145 Avon Industrial Dr, Rochester Hills, MI 48309)
Our friends at Classic Lanes in Rochester Hills have teamed up with OUCARES (Oakland University Center for Autism Research, Education and Support) to form a bowling league for individuals ages 16-plus on the autism spectrum. This opportunity will allow ASD students (over 16) and adults to enhance physical activity in a social, community setting. No bowling experience is necessary to participate. The cost of the bowling league is $60. Click here for registration info.

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April 20, 2019 through June 15, 2019 (SATURDAYS) from 10a-noon
Special Needs Events – OUCARES Autism Spectrum Bowling League – Macomb County
5-Star Lanes (2666 Metro Pkwy, Sterling Heights, MI)
OUCARES (Oakland University Center for Autism Research, Education and Support) bowling league for individuals ages 15-plus on the autism spectrum. This opportunity will allow ASD students (over 16) and adults to enhance physical activity in a social, community setting. No bowling experience is necessary to participate. The cost of the bowling league is $60. Click here for registration info.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 7p
Special Needs EventsAMC Sensory Friendly Film Showing
AMC Forum 30 – 44681 Mound Road, Sterling Heights, Michigan 48314
AMC Livonia 20 – 19500 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, Michigan, 734-542-3191
AMC Star Gratiot – 35705 South Gratiot Ave, Clinton Twp, Michigan 48035
AMC Birchwood – 4350 24th Ave, Fort Gratiot, MI 48059
Sensory film showings feature lowered sound and dim lighting. Patrons can bring their own gluten-free or casein-free snacks and the kids can “dance, walk, shout or sing” or move about the aisles. No previews or advertisements will be shown before the movies. The movies are geared toward children ages 5 & up and showings begin at 10a on Saturdays. Tuesday evening movie showings may be geared to an older audience and begin at 7p. Dates and films are subject to change. Movie Listings / More Info

Friday, April 12, 2019 from 6p-8p
Special Needs Events – RARA Movie Night
Emagine Theatre Rochester Hills
Hosted by RARA. Enjoy a movie with your friends at the theater one Friday a month. You will pay for your own ticket and concessions. Plans are based on the current theater schedule. You must pre-register so that RARA has enough assistance and space reserved. For individuals with special needs ages 18+. To register, visit www.rararecreation.org.

Friday, April 12, 2019 from 7p-9:30p
Special Needs Events – Friday Frolic Dance
Troy Community Center (3179 Livernois Rd, Troy, MI 48083)
Dancing with DJ and refreshments. $7. For more info, For more info, visit rec.troymi.gov

Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 9:30a-11:30a
Troy Easter Egg Hunt for Kids With Special Needs
Woodside Bible Church (6600 Rochester Rd, Troy, MI 48085)
This is a FREE indoor event. For kids (12 and under) with special needs. Kids will enjoy options including a general hunt, quiet hunt and a hunt for those who use wheelchairs. Register through eventbrite.

Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10a-noon
Rockpointe Church Eggstravaganza Special Needs Fun Festival
Rockpointe Church Sterling Hts (38100 Utica Rd, Sterling Hts, MI 48312)
Features adaptive egg hunt for kids using wheelchairs. Quiet egg hunt for kids with sensory concerns. Siblings welcome. Crafts, games, photo opportunity, face-painting and more. For more info, 248-506-3115 or visit rockpointe.org.

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 10a
Special Needs EventsAMC Sensory Friendly Film Showing
AMC Forum 30 – 44681 Mound Road, Sterling Heights, Michigan 48314
AMC Livonia 20 – 19500 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, Michigan, 734-542-3191
AMC Star Gratiot – 35705 South Gratiot Ave, Clinton Twp, Michigan 48035
AMC Birchwood – 4350 24th Ave, Fort Gratiot, MI 48059
Sensory film showings feature lowered sound and dim lighting. Patrons can bring their own gluten-free or casein-free snacks and the kids can “dance, walk, shout or sing” or move about the aisles. No previews or advertisements will be shown before the movies. The movies are geared toward children ages 5 & up and showings begin at 10a on Saturdays. Tuesday evening movie showings may be geared to an older audience and begin at 7p. Dates and films are subject to change. Movie Listings / More Info

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 1:40p
Kensington Church Easter Egg Hunts (see time for special needs hunt)
Beverly Park (18801 Beverly Rd, Beverly Hills, MI 48025)
Egg Hunts divided by Ages – 1:20 – Ages 3 and under. 1:30 – Ages 4-6. 1:40 – Children with Special needs. 1:50 – Ages 7 and up. Free Snacks & Beverages. Free Activities & Crafts. The event is FREE and is open to the public. For more info, contact Melissa.Thwing@KensingtonChurch.org

Friday, April 19, 2019 at 6p
Special Needs Events – TR Bingo Night
Clintonwood Park (6000 Clarkston Road, Clarkson, MI 48348)
This program is for persons ages 14+ with developmental disabilities, with or without physical limitations. A minimum of 4 participants are required to hold the program! Call 248-625-8223 to register. $6 includes refreshments & game prizes.

Friday, April 22, 2019 from 6p-8p
Special Needs Events – Oakland County Parks Adaptive Needs Dance
Royal Oak Community Center (3500 Marais, Royal Oak, MI 48073)
Enjoy an evening of music, dancing, pizza and meeting new people in a fun, supportive environment. For individuals ages 16 to 26 with developmental disabilities. Contact 248-424-7081 or Adaptive@oakgov.com. $10/ participant, $5/ caregiver. Pre-registration with payment required. no walk-ins, no refunds. Price includes dinner, drink, dancing, and fun. THEME – Baseball Bash

Monday, April 22, 2019 from 7p-8:30p
Special Needs Events – Bingo
Troy Community Center (3179 Livernois Rd, Troy, MI 48083)
For persons 13 & up. $7. Prizes will be given to the winners and we will break for refreshments. Aides may purchase pop and chips for $1. For more info, visit https://rec.troymi.gov/

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 7p
Special Needs EventsAMC Sensory Friendly Film Showing
AMC Forum 30 – 44681 Mound Road, Sterling Heights, Michigan 48314
AMC Livonia 20 – 19500 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, Michigan, 734-542-3191
AMC Star Gratiot – 35705 South Gratiot Ave, Clinton Twp, Michigan 48035
AMC Birchwood – 4350 24th Ave, Fort Gratiot, MI 48059
Sensory film showings feature lowered sound and dim lighting. Patrons can bring their own gluten-free or casein-free snacks and the kids can “dance, walk, shout or sing” or move about the aisles. No previews or advertisements will be shown before the movies. The movies are geared toward children ages 5 & up and showings begin at 10a on Saturdays. Tuesday evening movie showings may be geared to an older audience and begin at 7p. Dates and films are subject to change. Movie Listings / More Info

Friday, April 26, 2019 from 6:30p-9p
Special Needs Events – Movie & Pizza Night
RARA (500 E Second Street, Rochester, Michigan 48307)
Enjoy a movie & pizza with friends. $13. Advanced registration required. This event is designed for special needs individuals ages 14 and up. To register, visit www.rararecreation.org.

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10a
Special Needs EventsAMC Sensory Friendly Film Showing
AMC Forum 30 – 44681 Mound Road, Sterling Heights, Michigan 48314
AMC Livonia 20 – 19500 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, Michigan, 734-542-3191
AMC Star Gratiot – 35705 South Gratiot Ave, Clinton Twp, Michigan 48035
AMC Birchwood – 4350 24th Ave, Fort Gratiot, MI 48059
Sensory film showings feature lowered sound and dim lighting. Patrons can bring their own gluten-free or casein-free snacks and the kids can “dance, walk, shout or sing” or move about the aisles. No previews or advertisements will be shown before the movies. The movies are geared toward children ages 5 & up and showings begin at 10a on Saturdays. Tuesday evening movie showings may be geared to an older audience and begin at 7p. Dates and films are subject to change. Movie Listings / More Info

Thursday, May 2 through August 6, 2019
Special Needs Events – Troy Softball (weather permitting)
Firefighter’s Park (1300 W Square Lake, Troy, MI)
Register now for the 2019 softball team. Weather permitting. This activity is for ages 16 and older. Games begin in June through first week of August. Fee includes, shirts, coaches and end of season picnic. Open to non-residents. Space is limited. For cost info and to register, visit https://rec.troymi.gov/

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 6p
Special Needs Events – TR Pizza and Movie Night
Clintonwood Park (6000 Clarkston Road, Clarkson, MI 48348)
Enjoy and evening with your friends for a favorite movie and some delicious pizza! This program is for persons, ages 14+, with cognitive disabilities, with or without physical impairments. Call 248-625-8223 to register. $6.

Friday, May 3, 2019 from 6:30p-9p
Special Needs Events – Cinco De Mayo Dance
RCS Admin Building (501 W University Drive, Rochester, MI)
Hosted by RARA Recreation. This dance is designed for persons with special needs. At this festive time of year, come join RARA and enjoy the great music and dancing. Enjoy a fun evening with old and new friends! Refreshments will be served. $15. To register, visit rararecreation.org

Friday, May 10, 2019 from 7p-9:30p
Special Needs Events – Friday Frolic Dance
Troy Community Center (3179 Livernois Rd, Troy, MI 48083)
Dancing with DJ and refreshments. $7. For more info, For more info, visit rec.troymi.gov

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 6:30p
Special Needs Events – OUCARES After Hours Adult Social
Oakland University Oakland Center (Lake Michigan Room)
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. For more info, visit www.oakland.edu/oucares/

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 6p-8p
Special Needs Events – Oakland County Parks Adaptive Needs Dance
Waterford Oaks Activity Center (2800 Watkins Lake Rd, Waterford, MI 48328)
Enjoy an evening of music, dancing, pizza and meeting new people in a fun, supportive environment. For individuals ages 16 to 26 with developmental disabilities. Contact 248-424-7081 or Adaptive@oakgov.com. $10/ participant, $5/ caregiver. Pre-registration with payment required. no walk-ins, no refunds. Price includes dinner, drink, dancing, and fun. THEME – Mexcian Fiesta

Friday, May 17, 2019 from 6p-8p
Special Needs Events – RARA Movie Night
Emagine Theatre Rochester Hills
Hosted by RARA. Enjoy a movie with your friends at the theater one Friday a month. You will pay for your own ticket and concessions. Plans are based on the current theater schedule. You must pre-register so that RARA has enough assistance and space reserved. For individuals with special needs ages 18+. To register, visit www.rararecreation.org.

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 6p
Special Needs Events – TR Bingo Night
Clintonwood Park (6000 Clarkston Road, Clarkson, MI 48348)
This program is for persons ages 14+ with developmental disabilities, with or without physical limitations. A minimum of 4 participants are required to hold the program! Call 248-625-8223 to register. $6 includes refreshments & game prizes.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 6:30p
Special Needs Events – OUCARES After Hours Adult Social
Oakland University Oakland Center (Lake Michigan Room)
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. For more info, visit www.oakland.edu/oucares/

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 6p-8p
Special Needs Events – Oakland County Parks Adaptive Needs Dance
Groveland Oaks County Park (14555 Dixie Highway, Holly, MI 48442)
Enjoy an evening of music, dancing, pizza and meeting new people in a fun, supportive environment. For individuals ages 16 to 26 with developmental disabilities. Contact 248-424-7081 or Adaptive@oakgov.com. $10/ participant, $5/ caregiver. Pre-registration with payment required. no walk-ins, no refunds. Price includes dinner, drink, dancing, and fun. THEME – Summer Splash

Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 6p-8p
Special Needs Events – Oakland County Parks Adaptive Needs Dance
Clawson City Park (935 N Custer Ave, Clawson, MI 48017)
Enjoy an evening of music, dancing, pizza and meeting new people in a fun, supportive environment. For individuals ages 16 to 26 with developmental disabilities. Contact 248-424-7081 or Adaptive@oakgov.com. $10/ participant, $5/ caregiver. Pre-registration with payment required. no walk-ins, no refunds. Price includes dinner, drink, dancing, and fun. THEME – Red, White, & Blue Picnic

Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 10a-2p
Special Needs Events – Oakland County Fair Adaptive Day
Oak Park Community Center (14300 Oak Park Blvd, Oak Park, MI)
FREE fun at the Fair. Pre-Registration required. Contact 248-424-7081 or Adaptive@oakgov.com. THEME – FUN at the FAIR

Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 10a-2p
Special Needs Events – Oakland County Parks SUMMER DAZE
Independence Oaks County Park (9501 Sashabaw Rd, Clarkston, MI 48348)
FREE OC PARKS FUN! Pre-Registration required. Contact 248-424-7081 or Adaptive@oakgov.com. THEME – SUMMER DAZE

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 6:30p-8:30p
Special Needs Events – Oakland County Parks Adaptive Needs Dance
Waterford Oaks Activity Center (2800 Watkins Lake Rd, Waterford, MI 48328)
Enjoy an evening of music, dancing, pizza and meeting new people in a fun, supportive environment. For individuals ages 16 to 26 with developmental disabilities. Contact 248-424-7081 or Adaptive@oakgov.com. $10/ participant, $5/ caregiver. Pre-registration with payment required. no walk-ins, no refunds. Price includes dinner, drink, dancing, and fun. THEME – Awesome Autumn

Tuesday, October 9, 2019 from 6p-8p
Special Needs Events – Oakland County Parks Adaptive Needs Dance
Waterford Oaks Activity Center (2800 Watkins Lake Rd, Waterford, MI 48328)
Enjoy an evening of music, dancing, pizza and meeting new people in a fun, supportive environment. For individuals ages 16 to 26 with developmental disabilities. Contact 248-424-7081 or Adaptive@oakgov.com. $10/ participant, $5/ caregiver. Pre-registration with payment required. no walk-ins, no refunds. Price includes dinner, drink, dancing, and fun. THEME – Halloween Happiness

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 6:30p-8:30p
Special Needs Events – Oakland County Parks Adaptive Needs Dance
Novi Community Center (45175 W 10 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48375)
Enjoy an evening of music, dancing, pizza and meeting new people in a fun, supportive environment. For individuals ages 16 to 26 with developmental disabilities. Contact 248-424-7081 or Adaptive@oakgov.com. $10/ participant, $5/ caregiver. Pre-registration with payment required. no walk-ins, no refunds. Price includes dinner, drink, dancing, and fun. THEME – Novi Hoedown

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 6p-8p
Special Needs Events – Oakland County Parks Adaptive Needs Dance
Waterford Oaks Activity Center (2800 Watkins Lake Rd, Waterford, MI 48328)
Enjoy an evening of music, dancing, pizza and meeting new people in a fun, supportive environment. For individuals ages 16 to 26 with developmental disabilities. Contact 248-424-7081 or Adaptive@oakgov.com. $12/ participant, $6/ caregiver. Pre-registration with payment required. no walk-ins, no refunds. Price includes dinner, drink, dancing, and fun. THEME – Jingle Bell Ball

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 6p-8p
Special Needs Events – Oakland County Parks Adaptive Needs Dance
Madison Hts Active Adult Center (29448 John R Rd, Madison Hts, MI 48071)
Enjoy an evening of music, dancing, pizza and meeting new people in a fun, supportive environment. For individuals ages 16 to 26 with developmental disabilities. Contact 248-424-7081 or Adaptive@oakgov.com. $12/ participant, $6/ caregiver. Pre-registration with payment required. no walk-ins, no refunds. Price includes dinner, drink, dancing, and fun. THEME – Holly Jolly Holiday

A portion of the special needs events listed on this page are from the Parent Advisory Committee via Rochester Community Schools calendar , OUCARES, Destination Oakland, Far Conservatory, RARA, Independence Twp Parks & Rec, AMC Theaters, and more.

More info on the Metro Detroit Special Needs Events Calendar in our Health / Special Needs section