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

September 7 through January 2020 (Saturdays)
Special Needs Events – King Pins Bowling League
Merri Bowl Lanes (30950 Five Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48154)
Bowling Leagues for teens / young adults. Also, there is a bumper bowling league for kids with special needs. The King Pins will bowl along side of current Merri Bowl Youth Bowlers and be included in awards and all other activities. This is a sanctioned league so they will be afforded the same privileges as any sanctioned bowler. Cost is $7 for two games of bowling and shoes. For more info,
merribowlstrikeforce@gmail.com

Mondays until Memorial Day Weekend
Special Needs Events – Century Bowl Friends with Special Needs Bowling League
Century Bowl Waterford (7345 M-59 Waterford, MI 48327)
Bowling starts at 6:00pm Monday nights. $6 to bowl, after 12 weeks free pizza and pop party. Bowl until Memorial weekend. For more info, 248-666-4700.

September 28, 2019 through November 23, 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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September 28, 2019 through November 23, 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, October 8, 2019 at 8p
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

Monday, October 14, 2019 from 6:30-8:30p
Special Needs Events – Movie & Pizza
Troy Community Center (3179 Livernois Rd, Troy, MI 48083)
Aides may purchase pizza $1/slice. Please place your order when you check in before pizza is ordered. For more info, visit rec.troymi.gov

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 6:30p-8:30p
Special Needs Event – Halloween Sock Hop
Fenton Community Center (150 S Leroy, Fenton, MI 48430)
Halloween dance for our adults with special needs & their caregivers.
DJ, light refreshments, and of course Dancing. Fenton Community Center is a full functioning facility for ADA accessibility. $8 per person / $4 per caregiver. For more info, rsovel@slpr.net

Friday, October 18, 2019 at 6p
Special Needs Events – RARA Movie Night Out
Emagine Theatre Rochester Hills (200 Barclay Circle, Rochester Hills)
Hosted by RARA Recreation. 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 enough assistance is provided and space reserved. Ages 16+. Fee is $6 for residents & non-residents. Register via RARARecreation.org.

Friday, October 18, 2019 at 6p
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.

Monday, October 21, 2019 at 7p
Special Needs Events – Karaoke
Troy Community Center (3179 Livernois Rd, Troy, MI 48083)
Have fun while singing along with the latest and greatest artists. Feel free to bring your own CD to sing and dance along with. Pop and chips will be provided. Aides may purchase pop and chips for $1. $7. For more info, visit rec.troymi.gov

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at from 6p-9p
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, October 22, 2019 at 8p
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, October 25, 2019 at 6:30p
Special Needs Events – Halloween Spook-Tacular Dance
ACE High School (1440 John R Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307)
Hosted by RARA Recreation. This dance is designed for persons who have special needs. Music and dancing with a fun theme. Refreshments will be served. Cost is $15 for residents & non-residents. Register via RARARecreation.org.

Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 8p
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

Monday, October 28, 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 rec.troymi.gov

Friday, November 1, 2019 at 6p
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.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at from 6p-9p
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/

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 6p
Special Needs Events – RARA Movie Night Out
Emagine Theatre Rochester Hills (200 Barclay Circle, Rochester Hills)
Hosted by RARA Recreation. 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 enough assistance is provided and space reserved. Ages 16+. Fee is $6 for residents & non-residents. Register via RARARecreation.org.

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 6p
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.

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

Friday, November 22, 2019 from 6:30p-9p
Special Needs Events – Movie/Pizza Night
RARA Recreation (500 E Second Street, Rochester, Michigan 48307)
Hosted by RARA Recreation. Enjoy a movie and a pizza snack with friends one Friday a month. This opportunity is designed to support persons with special needs. Supervised by Ms. Wendy. Ages 14+. Fee is $13 for residents and non-residents. Register via Register via RARARecreation.org.

Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 4p-8p
Special Needs Santa Visits at the Village of Rochester Hills
Village of Rochester Hills (NE corner of Walton Rd and Adams Rd in Rochester Hills, MI)
The Village of Rochester Hills has a special Santa who has experience in working with children with special needs come in for these visits. No appointment is necessary. This is a FREE event. Bring your cameras!

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

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 6:30p
Special Needs Events – HO HO Holiday Dance
ACE High School (1440 John R Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307)
Hosted by RARA Recreation. This dance is designed for persons who have special needs. Music and dancing with a fun theme. Refreshments will be served. Cost is $15 for residents & non-residents. Register via RARARecreation.org.

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 6p
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.

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

Friday, December 13, 2019 from 6:30p-9p
Special Needs Events – Movie/Pizza Night
RARA Recreation (500 E Second Street, Rochester, Michigan 48307)
Hosted by RARA Recreation. Enjoy a movie and a pizza snack with friends one Friday a month. This opportunity is designed to support persons with special needs. Supervised by Ms. Wendy. Ages 14+. Fee is $13 for residents and non-residents. Register via Register via RARARecreation.org.

Saturday, December 14, 2019 from noon-2p
RARA Sensory Friendly Holiday Party
RARA (500 E Second Street, Rochester, Michigan 48307)
Hosted by Rochester Avon Recreation Authority. A fun and safe holiday environment for peoples of all ages with special sensory needs, without having to go to mall. At this event, hosts provide opportunities for sensory-friendly pictures with Santa, holiday coloring, along with refreshments and other holiday activities. Free of charge, but please register. Register here.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 6:30p-8:30p
Special Needs Events – Santa Sock Hop
Fenton Community Center (150 S Leroy, Fenton, MI 48430)
Christmas dance for our adults with special needs & their caregivers.
DJ, light refreshments, and of course Dancing. Fenton Community Center is a full functioning facility for ADA accessibility. $8 per person / $4 per caregiver. For more info, rsovel@slpr.net

Friday, December 20, 2019 at 6p
Special Needs Events – RARA Movie Night Out
Emagine Theatre Rochester Hills (200 Barclay Circle, Rochester Hills)
Hosted by RARA Recreation. 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 enough assistance is provided and space reserved. Ages 16+. Fee is $6 for residents & non-residents. Register via RARARecreation.org.

Friday, December 20, 2019 at 6p
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.

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

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