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

October 6, 2018 through December 8, 2018 (SATURDAYS) from 10a-noon (Except 11/24)
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.

Saturdays September 29, 2018 through Saturday, Decmeber 1, 2018 from 10a-noon (Except 11/24)
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.

Saturdays, September 8, 2018 at noon (13 weeks)
Special Needs Events – RARA Bowling League
Avon North Hill Lanes (150 West Tienken Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48306, 248-651-8544, www.avonnorthhilllanes.com)
For persons of all ages with special needs. Includes 2 games and shoe rental per week. Pizza banquet will be held at the end of the season. For cost info and to register, visit www.rararecreation.org.

Friday, September 21, 2018 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, September 21, 2018 from 6:30p-8:30p
Special Needs Events – Springfield Sock Hop
Springfield Oaks Activity Center (12450 Andersonville Road, Davisburg, MI 48350)
Hosted by Oakland County Parks Adaptive Recreation. For individuals 18 & older with developmental disabilities Contact 248-424-7081 Adaptive@oakgov.com $10/participant $5/caregiver. Pre-registration required; no walk–ins, no refunds. Enjoy an evening of dancing and meeting new people in a fun and supportive environment. For individuals 18 and older with developmental disabilities.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 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
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

Monday, September 24, 2018 from 7p-8:30p
Special Needs Events – Bingo
Troy Community Center (3179 Livernois, Troy, MI 48083, 248-524-1546)
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, September 25, 2018 from 6p-9p
Special Needs Events – After Hours Adult Social
Oakland University Lower Level of The Oakland Center (near the game 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. There is no cost to attend this program, however donations are welcome and appreciated. Call 248-370-2424 for more info.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 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
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, September 28, 2018 from 6:30p-9p
Special Needs Events – Movie & Pizza Night
RARA (500 E Second Street, Rochester, Michigan 48307)
Enjoy a movie & pizza with friends. $11. Advanced registration required. This event is designed for special needs individuals ages 14 and up. To register, visit www.rararecreation.org.

Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 6:30p-8:30p
Special Needs Events – Awesome Autumn
Waterford Oaks Activity Center (2800 Watkins Lake Rd, Waterford Twp, MI 48328)
Hosted by Oakland County Parks Adaptive Recreation. For individuals 18 & older with developmental disabilities Contact 248-424-7081 Adaptive@oakgov.com $10/participant $5/caregiver. Pre-registration required; no walk–ins, no refunds. Enjoy an evening of dancing and meeting new people in a fun and supportive environment. For individuals 18 and older with developmental disabilities.

Friday, October 5, 2018 from 6p-8p
Special Needs Events – TR Pizza & Movie Night
Bartsch Hall Senior Community Center (6000 Clarkston Rd., Clarkston, MI)
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.

Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 12:30p-4p
Special Needs Events – Family Fun Day for Children with Special Neuromuscular Needs
Oakland Yard Athletics (5328 Highland Rd, Waterford, Twp, 48327)
Always FREE & a great time for kids who have special neuromuscular needs, our giant indoor carnival will be filled with games, music, dancing, door prizes, golf, lunch, and more. Euro-Peds families, friends, and everyone interested in learning more about Euro-Peds is welcome to join too. FREE food & fun. Please pre-register HERE.

Monday, October 8, 2018 from 6:30p-8:30p
Special Needs Events – Movie & Pizza
Troy Community Center
For persons 13 & up. $7. Aides may purchase pizza $1/slice. Please place your order when you check in before pizza is ordered. If you will be arriving late, please call ahead to allow Troy Rec to order enough pizza at 248-990-0029. For more info, visit rec.troymi.gov

Friday, October 12, 2018 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, October 12, 2018 from 7p-9p
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

Friday, October 19, 2018 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, October 19, 2018 from 6:30p-9p
Special Needs Events – Movie & Pizza Night
RARA (500 E Second Street, Rochester, Michigan 48307)
Enjoy a movie & pizza with friends. $11. Advanced registration required. This event is designed for special needs individuals ages 14 and up. To register, visit www.rararecreation.org.

Monday, October 22, 2018 from 7p-8:30p
Special Needs Events – Bingo
Troy Community Center (3179 Livernois, Troy, MI 48083, 248-524-1546)
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, October 23, 2018 from 6p-9p
Special Needs Events – After Hours Adult Social
Oakland University Lower Level of The Oakland Center (near the game 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. There is no cost to attend this program, however donations are welcome and appreciated. Call 248-370-2424 for more info.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 6:30p-8:30p
Special Needs Events – Halloween Happiness
Southfield Civic Center (26000 Evergreen Rd, Southfield, MI 48076)
Hosted by Oakland County Parks Adaptive Recreation. For individuals 18 & older with developmental disabilities Contact 248-424-7081 Adaptive@oakgov.com $10/participant $5/caregiver. Pre-registration required; no walk–ins, no refunds. Enjoy an evening of dancing and meeting new people in a fun and supportive environment. For individuals 18 and older with developmental disabilities.

Friday, October 26, 2018 from 6:30p-9p
Special Needs Events – Halloween Spooktacular
RCS Admin Building (501 W University Drive, Rochester, MI)
This dance is designed for persons who have special needs. Cost is $15. Hosted by RARA. To register, visit rararecreation.org

Friday, October 26, 2018 from 6:30p-9p
Special Needs Events – FREAKY Friday Frolic Dance
Troy Community Center (3179 Livernois Rd, Troy, MI 48083)
Halloween Dancing with DJ and refreshments. For more info and cost info, visit rec.troymi.gov

Friday, November 2, 2018 from 6p-8p
Special Needs Events – TR Pizza & Movie Night
Bartsch Hall Senior Community Center (6000 Clarkston Rd., Clarkston, MI)
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, November 9, 2018 from 7p-9p
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

Friday, November 9, 2018 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.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 6p-9p
Special Needs Events – After Hours Adult Social
Oakland University Lower Level of The Oakland Center (near the game 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. There is no cost to attend this program, however donations are welcome and appreciated. Call 248-370-2424 for more info.

Friday, November 16, 2018 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, November 16, 2018 from 6:30p-8:30p
Special Needs Events – Novi Hoedown
Novi Community Center (45175 W 10 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48375)
Hosted by Oakland County Parks Adaptive Recreation. For individuals 18 & older with developmental disabilities Contact 248-424-7081 Adaptive@oakgov.com $10/participant $5/caregiver. Pre-registration required; no walk–ins, no refunds. Enjoy an evening of dancing and meeting new people in a fun and supportive environment. For individuals 18 and older with developmental disabilities.

Friday, November 16, 2018 from 6:30p-9p
Special Needs Events – Movie & Pizza Night
RARA (500 E Second Street, Rochester, Michigan 48307)
Enjoy a movie & pizza with friends. $11. Advanced registration required. This event is designed for special needs individuals ages 14 and up. To register, visit www.rararecreation.org.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 11a-1p
Special Needs Events – Snowman Social
White Lake Oaks Banquet Center (991 N Williams Lake Rd, White Lake, MI 48386)
Hosted by Oakland County Parks Adaptive Recreation. For individuals 18 & older with developmental disabilities Contact 248-424-7081 Adaptive@oakgov.com $12/participant $6/caregiver. Pre-registration required; no walk–ins, no refunds. Enjoy an evening of dancing and meeting new people in a fun and supportive environment. For individuals 18 and older with developmental disabilities.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 6p-8p
Special Needs Events – Snowman Social
White Lake Oaks Banquet Center (991 N Williams Lake Rd, White Lake, MI 48386)
Hosted by Oakland County Parks Adaptive Recreation. For individuals 18 & older with developmental disabilities Contact 248-424-7081 Adaptive@oakgov.com $12/participant $6/caregiver. Pre-registration required; no walk–ins, no refunds. Enjoy an evening of dancing and meeting new people in a fun and supportive environment. For individuals 18 and older with developmental disabilities.

Friday, December 7, 2018 from 6p-8p
Special Needs Events – TR Pizza & Movie Night
Bartsch Hall Senior Community Center (6000 Clarkston Rd., Clarkston, MI)
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, December 7, 2018 from 6:30p-9p
Special Needs Events – Ho Ho Holiday 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 sounds from DAZZLE DO TIME. Enjoy a fun evening with old and new friends! Refreshments will be served. $15. To register, visit rararecreation.org

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 6p-8p
Special Needs Events – Holly Jolly Holidays
Madison Hts Community Center (???)
Hosted by Oakland County Parks Adaptive Recreation. For individuals 18 & older with developmental disabilities Contact 248-424-7081 Adaptive@oakgov.com $12/participant $6/caregiver. Pre-registration required; no walk–ins, no refunds. Enjoy an evening of dancing and meeting new people in a fun and supportive environment. For individuals 18 and older with developmental disabilities.

Friday, December 14, 2018 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, December 14, 2018 from 7p-9p
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

Friday, December 21, 2018 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, December 21, 2018 from 6:30p-9p
Special Needs Events – Movie & Pizza Night
RARA (500 E Second Street, Rochester, Michigan 48307)
Enjoy a movie & pizza with friends. $11. Advanced registration required. This event is designed for special needs individuals ages 14 and up. To register, visit www.rararecreation.org.

Thursday, December 27, 2018 from 6p-8p
Special Needs Events – Almost New Year’s North
Waterford Oaks Activity Center (2800 Watkins Lake Rd, Waterford Twp, MI 48328)
Hosted by Oakland County Parks Adaptive Recreation. For individuals 18 & older with developmental disabilities Contact 248-424-7081 Adaptive@oakgov.com $12/participant $6/caregiver. Pre-registration required; no walk–ins, no refunds. Enjoy an evening of dancing and meeting new people in a fun and supportive environment. For individuals 18 and older with developmental disabilities.

Friday, December 28, 2018 from 6p-8p
Special Needs Events – Almost New Year’s South
Royal Oak Senior Center (1600 N Campbell Rd. Royal Oak, MI 48067)
Hosted by Oakland County Parks Adaptive Recreation. For individuals 18 & older with developmental disabilities Contact 248-424-7081 Adaptive@oakgov.com $12/participant $6/caregiver. Pre-registration required; no walk–ins, no refunds. Enjoy an evening of dancing and meeting new people in a fun and supportive environment. For individuals 18 and older with developmental disabilities.

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.

See related posts below for more info on the Metro Detroit Special Needs Events Calendar.