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

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.

October 7, 2017 through December 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.

September 30, 2017 through December 2, 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.

Friday, September 22, 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.

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.

Monday, September 25, 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/

Friday, September 29, 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.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 6p-8p
Special Needs Events – 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

Friday, October 6, 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.

Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 4:45p-7:30p
Special Needs Events – Square Dance
Woodside Bible Church (6600 Rochester Road, Troy, MI 48085)
For teens (15+) and adults with special needs. Put on your western clothes and join us for our annual square dance. Dinner included! Free. Please register here

Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 10a-noon
My Turn – A Sensory Friendly Sunday
Arab American National Museum (13624 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI, 48127)
FREE sensory-friendly experience designed for families affected by autism. My Turn is hosted by trained museum staff and docents and offers a crowd-free, less-stimulating environment to experience AANM alongside other families with similar life experiences. For more info, email Larissa at myturn@aahom.org.

Monday, October 9, 2017 from 6:30p-8:30p
Special Needs Events – Movie and Pizza
Troy Community Center
$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 13, 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.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 9a-11:30a
Special Needs Events – Special Needs Resource Fair
Woodside Bible Church (6600 Rochester Road, Troy, MI 48085)
A free resource fair that will include a wide range of offerings from local agencies and advocates related to the disability community.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 1p-4p
Special Needs Events – University of Michigan Adaptive Recreation / Wheelchair Basketball Clinic
Peace Lutheran Church AA (8260 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor, MI)
This event is for kids ages 5-18 in need of modification to play basketball due to physical disability. Sibling activities will be available. For more info, contact Rebecca at RMcVey@med.umich.edu.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 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, October 20, 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.

Friday, October 20, 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.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10a-1:30p
Special Needs Events – All Star Dad’s Day
Woodside Bible Church (6600 Rochester Road, Troy, MI 48085)
A fun time for Dads of special needs children and male care providers. The guys will enjoy an opportunity to play some games (Fowling, corn hole and more), lunch and a speaker. Free! Please register here

Monday, October 23, 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, October 24, 2017 from 6p-8p
Special Needs Events – 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

Friday, October 27, 2017 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 www.rararecreation.org.

Friday, October 27, 2017 from 6:30p-9p
Special Needs Events – Freaky Friday Halloween Dinner Dance
Troy Community Center
Advanced registration required. Costumes are encouraged but are not required to participate. Activities will include: Dinner, Halloween Treats, Crafts, Dancing, Karaoke and a Costume Parade. The dinner menu includes pizza and salad, dessert and soft drinks. Res $12 Non-Res $14. Contact Kathy Martin or 248-990-0029 or kieran2@aol.com for more information or to register.

Friday, November 3, 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, November 10, 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.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 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.

Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 6:30p-8:30p
Special Needs Events – 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.

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

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.

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 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.

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

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.