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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The Euro-Peds Foundation was established in 2013 to raise and administer funds for children who have special needs and their families. The foundation primarily awards treatment and travel grants to help cover the cost of specialized intensive physical therapy at Euro-Peds, a nationally-recognized center for children and young adults who have cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries, genetic syndromes, spina bifida and other gross motor disorders. If you’d like more information about applying for a grant from the Euro-Peds Foundation or would like to make a donation, please visit www.europedsfoundation.org. More information about Euro-Peds National Center for Intensive Pediatric PT located in Pontiac can be found at www.europeds.org

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

July 8, 2017 through September 9, 2017 (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.

June 22, 2017 through August 24, 2017 (THURSDAYS) from 6:30p-8:30p
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.

Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 6:30p-8:30p
Summer Luau
Novi Parks and Rec (45175 W 10 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48375)
Pizza, Music, Dancing, Limbo Contest Register by July 12 Pre-registration required; no walk-ins. No refunds. $10/participant, $5/caregiver Money must accompany registration form. For adults with developmental disabilities. For more info, call 1-888-OCPARKS

Friday, July 21, 2017 from 6p-8p
Special Needs Events – Friday Night Dance Party
Washington Senior Center (57900 Van Dyke, Washington, MI)
Red, White & Blue 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 & Pop available for purchase. Cost – $4 at door – caregiver no charge. For additional information, call 586-752-6543 x1402 or email venetg@rwbparksrec.org.

Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 10a
Special Needs Events – AMC Sensory Friendly Films
AMC Livonia, AMC Sterling Hts, AMC Clinton Twp
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. More info

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 7p
Special Needs Events – AMC Sensory Friendly Films
AMC Livonia, AMC Sterling Hts, AMC Clinton Twp
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. More info

Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 10a-2p
Wheelchair Daze
Independence Oaks County Park (9501 Sashabaw Rd, Clarkson, MI)
Wheelchair Daze is for people of all ages with any form of disability and their immediate families. Call 248-424-7081 for details. The popular event features carnival games, barrier-free boat rides, music, dancing, and food. The entire event is FREE, including park admission and parking. Participants must pre-register by Tuesday, July 25.

Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 10:30a
Emagine Theatre Novi Sensory Friendly Movie
Emagine Theatre Novi (44425 West Twelve Mile Road, Novi, MI 48377)
Sensory-friendly movie experience. Sensory friendly (lights up a bit, sound down a bit), if your child needs to get up, move, dance, sing….. no problem, if your child has food allergies or is a picky eater you’re welcome to bring your own “safe” snack for them. Details / Movie Listings.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 7p
Special Needs Events – AMC Sensory Friendly Films
AMC Livonia, AMC Sterling Hts, AMC Clinton Twp
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. More info

Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 10:30a
Emagine Theatre Novi Sensory Friendly Movie
Emagine Theatre Novi (44425 West Twelve Mile Road, Novi, MI 48377)
Sensory-friendly movie experience. Sensory friendly (lights up a bit, sound down a bit), if your child needs to get up, move, dance, sing….. no problem, if your child has food allergies or is a picky eater you’re welcome to bring your own “safe” snack for them. Details / Movie Listings.

Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 10:30a
Emagine Theatre Novi Sensory Friendly Movie
Emagine Theatre Novi (44425 West Twelve Mile Road, Novi, MI 48377)
Sensory-friendly movie experience. Sensory friendly (lights up a bit, sound down a bit), if your child needs to get up, move, dance, sing….. no problem, if your child has food allergies or is a picky eater you’re welcome to bring your own “safe” snack for them. Details / Movie Listings.

Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 6p-8p
Campfire Night
Addison Oaks County Park (1480 W Romeo Rd, Leonard, MI 48367)
$10 participant/$5 caregiver Register by Sept. 7 Hot dogs and s’mores Hayrides, campfire and nature activities Music, Fun & Dinner Pre-registration only; No walk-ins Payment must accompany registration form Motor Vehicle Day Use fee of $5 for Oakland County residents or Annual Vehicle Permit required at park entry gate 248-424-7081 Adaptive@oakgov.com

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 6p-9p
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.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 10:30a
Emagine Theatre Novi Sensory Friendly Movie
Emagine Theatre Novi (44425 West Twelve Mile Road, Novi, MI 48377)
Sensory-friendly movie experience. Sensory friendly (lights up a bit, sound down a bit), if your child needs to get up, move, dance, sing….. no problem, if your child has food allergies or is a picky eater you’re welcome to bring your own “safe” snack for them. Details / Movie Listings.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 6p-8p
Awesome Autumn
Waterford Oaks County Park Activity Center (2800 Watkins Lake Rd, Waterford, MI 48328)
$10/participants; $5/caregiver Register by Sept. 27 Enjoy accessible hayrides Dinner served until 7 p.m. Pre-registration only; No walk-ins, no refunds Payment must accompany registration form 248-424-7081 Adaptive@oakgov.com

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 6p-9p
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 24, 2017 from 6p-8p
Halloween Happiness
Southfield Civic Center (26000 Evergreen Rd, Southfield, MI)
Music, dancing, trick or treating and pizza (served until 7 p.m.) $10/participants; $5/caregivers Pre-register by Oct. 16 no walk-ins For individuals 18 & older with developmental disabilities. For more info, call 1-888-OCPARKS

Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 6:30p-8:30p
Novi Hoedown
Novi Parks and Rec Center (45175 West 10 Mile Road, Novi, MI 48375)
For individuals 18 & older with developmental disabilities Event includes pizza and salad (served until 7:30 p.m.) music and dancing Details: 248-424-7081 or Adaptive@oakgov.com Pre-registration required; no walk-ins. $10/participant; $5/caregiver Register by Nov. 8.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 6p-8p
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.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 6p-8p
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
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

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.

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