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…

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.

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Metro Detroit Special Needs Events Calendar

Saturdays, September 9, 2017 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. To register, visit www.rararecreation.org.

January 23, 2018 through March 4, 2018 (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. The parent/caregiver will need to remain with the bowler if one on one assistance is required. Click here for registration info.

January 23, 2018 through March 4, 2018 (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 15) 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. The parent/caregiver will need to remain with the bowler if one on one assistance is required. Click here for registration info.

Sundays from 9a-11a (ongoing)
Sensory Friendly Sunday at Fort Clarkston
Fort Clarkston (7127 Dixie Highway, Clarkston MI, 248-297-5453, www.fortclarkston.com)
Quiet music, bubble room, non-latex balloon room, movie room, calming room. PLEASE call them before you go to make sure this program is still ongoing. Cost is $12. Adults or caregivers are FREE.

Friday, November 17, 2017 from 6p-8p
Special Needs Events – Movie Night
Emagine Theatre Rochesster 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, November 17, 2017 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.

November 20, 2017 through December 29, 2017
Special Needs Events – Buddy Basketball Youth Sports League Registration
Buddy Soccer in Clarkston is a non-competitive recreational soccer league for boys and girls ages 7-14 with special needs in Oakland County and Metro Detroit. For more info

Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10a
Special Needs Events – Sensory Friendly Planetarium
Longway Planetarium (1310 E Kearsley St, Flint Township, MI 48503, 810-237-3400
www.sloanlongway.org)
Families with special needs are invited to experience a sensory-friendly showing of In My Backyard. Lights will be turned up, sound will be turned down to provide a safe, welcoming environment. Children are encouraged to be themselves and find the best spot in the house to enjoy the show. Before the show, explore hands-on sensory activities in the lobby. Get tickets at Longway.org or call 810.237.3427 for more information.

Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10a-1p
Special Needs Events – Superhero Autism Activity Day
Play-Place for Autistic Children (41105 Technology Park Dr, Sterling Hts, MI 48314)
FREE Event. Activities include – face painting, a superhero meet-and-greet, obstacle courses, a photo booth, an arts & crafts area, and free snacks! If you are interested in attending, please reserve your FREE tickets on Eventbrite. http://ow.ly/i4Wn30gjbQJ

Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 10a
AMC Sensory Friendly Films
AMC Forum 30 Sterling Hts, AMC Star Gratiot Clinton Twp, AMC Livonia
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. Dates and films are subject to change. More info

Monday, November 27, 2017 from 7p-8:30p
Special Needs Events – Bingo
Troy Community Center
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, November 28, 2017 at 7p
AMC Sensory Friendly Films
AMC Forum 30 Sterling Hts, AMC Star Gratiot Clinton Twp, AMC Livonia
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. Dates and films are subject to change. More info

Friday, December 1, 2017 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, December 1, 2017 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.

Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 10a-noon
Urban Air Trampoline Sensory Friendly Jump
Urban Air Trampoline Center (925 N Lapeer Rd, Oxford Charter Township, MI 48371, 800-960-4778, UrbanAirOxford.com)
The park is transformed into a calmer atmosphere for those with special needs and sensory processing difficulty, their siblings and caregivers. No flashing lights, no music and no whistles. $12 for kids, FREE for adults and caregivers. PLEASE call them before you go to make sure this program is still ongoing.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 6p-8p
Special Needs Events – Jingle Bell Ball
White Lake Oaks Banquet Center (991 Williams Lake Road, White Lake, MI 48386)
Pasta and salad served until 7p Music, dancing and visit from Santa. $12/participant $6/caregiver Gifts for participants only. Pre-registration required. No walk-ins. No refunds. Deadline to register – Nov 28.

Friday, December 8, 2017 from 4p-6p
Sensory-Sensitive Santa Visits
Apollo Early Childhood Center (2029 North Milford Rd)
Hosted by Huron Valley Recreation & Community Education. Watch Polar Express, enjoy holiday crafts, and a visit with Santa. Parents are welcome to take pics. Events are all self-directed to allow children to move at their own pace. For cost info and to register, visit http://www.hvs.org/activities/hvrce/register-now/

Friday, December 8, 2017 from 6:30p-9p
Special Needs Events – Ho Ho Holiday Dance
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 www.rararecreation.org.

Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 10:30a-11:30a
Special Needs Events – Sensory Sunday
Novi Public Library (45255 W 10 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48375)
Sensory Sunday is a before hours story time for children of all ages with special needs, their siblings, and parents/caregivers. Join us for fine/gross motor activities, songs, finger plays and stories in a small and relaxed environment. Pre-registration required. Call 248-349-0720.

Monday, December 11, 2017 from 6:30p-8:30p
Movie and 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 https://rec.troymi.gov/

Tuesday, December 13, 2017 from 1p-2p
Special Needs Events – Crafternoon
Novi Public Library (45255 W 10 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48375)
Stop into the Novi Public Library and make something special to take home! We’ll provide the supplies, you bring the creativity! This program is designed for adults (ages 18+) with special needs and their caregivers.

Friday, December 15, 2017 from 6p-8p
Special Needs Events – Movie Night
Emagine Theatre Rochesster 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.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 6p-8p
Special Needs Events – Almost New Year North
Waterford Oaks County Park Activity Center (2800 Watkins Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Pizza Music Dancing New Year’s Eve Festivities Almost Waterford Oaks Activity Center 6-8p. Pre-registration required; no walk-ins. $10/participant; $5/caregiver Register by Dec 20

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 6p-8p
Special Needs Events – Almost New Year South
Royal Oaks Mahany/Meininger Senior Community Center (3500 Marais, Royal Oaks, MI 48073)
Pizza Music Dancing New Year’s Eve Festivities. Pre-registration required; no walk-ins. $10/participant; $5/caregiver 6-8p. Register by Dec 20

Friday, January 5, 2018 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.

Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 10a-noon
Urban Air Trampoline Sensory Friendly Jump
Urban Air Trampoline Center (925 N Lapeer Rd, Oxford Charter Township, MI 48371, 800-960-4778, UrbanAirOxford.com)
The park is transformed into a calmer atmosphere for those with special needs and sensory processing difficulty, their siblings and caregivers. No flashing lights, no music and no whistles. $12 for kids, FREE for adults and caregivers. PLEASE call them before you go to make sure this program is still ongoing.

Tuesday, January 16, 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, January 23, 2018 from 1p-2p
Special Needs Events – Adult Sensory Story Time
Novi Public Library (45255 W 10 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48375)
Inclusive, sensory enhanced story time for adults with varying abilities and those on the autism spectrum. We explore an interesting topic each month through stories, music, conversation, and crafts. For more info, call 248-869-7226.

Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 10a-noon
Urban Air Trampoline Sensory Friendly Jump
Urban Air Trampoline Center (925 N Lapeer Rd, Oxford Charter Township, MI 48371, 800-960-4778, UrbanAirOxford.com)
The park is transformed into a calmer atmosphere for those with special needs and sensory processing difficulty, their siblings and caregivers. No flashing lights, no music and no whistles. $12 for kids, FREE for adults and caregivers. PLEASE call them before you go to make sure this program is still ongoing.

Tuesday, February 27, 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, March 20, 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.

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.