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

Now 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.

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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.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 7p-10p
Special Needs Events – OUCARES Holiday Party 2019
Oakland Univ, Oakland Center, Banquet Room A
For Teens & Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders; Ages 15 and older. To encourage independence. Dancing, DJ, Photo Booth, Sumo Suits, Pizza, Games; Come to have a great time and meet friends. $10/person. Space is limited. No Registrations accepted at the door. Register online at www.oakland.edu.oucaresstore

Sunday, December 8, from 9:30a-10:45a. By reservation only.
Great Lakes Crossing Sensory Santa
Great Lakes Crossing Outlets at Santa’s Flight Academy
Sensitive Santa has dimmer lights and softer music, creating a welcoming, sensory-friendly environment for children with special needs. Plus, reserve online for your time slot and avoid long lines. Visit GreatLakesCrossingOutlets.com to find the reservation links.

Monday, December 9, 2019 from 6:30-8:30p
Special Needs Events – Movie & Pizza
Troy Community Center (3179 Livernois, 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, December 10, 2019 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
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

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

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 2p-5p
Troy Special Needs Santa Visits – Santa Visits for Special Needs Children
Oxford Recovery Center (165 Kirts Blvd Ste 500, Troy, MI 48116)
Children with autism, cerebral palsy, or other special needs and their siblings are welcome to register. There is no charge for this event and you will receive a digital copy of your photo. This is a FREE event. For more info, Cheryl@oxfordrecoverycenter.com.

Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 2p-5p
Brighton Special Needs Santa Visits – Santa Visits for Special Needs Children
Oxford Recovery Center (7030 Whitmore Lake Rd, Brighton, MI 48116)
Children with autism, cerebral palsy, or other special needs and their siblings are welcome to register. There is no charge for this event and you will receive a digital copy of your photo. This is a FREE event. For more info, 810-360-0083.

Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 5:30p-7:30p
Detroit Zoo Sensory Dinner with Santa
Detroit Zoo (8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067, detroitzoo.org)
“Buffet-style dinner in the warmth of the Wildlife Interpretive Gallery. This event includes a special gift for each child, arts and crafts, photo opportunities and a visit from Santa. This seating is exclusive to families of children with sensory sensitivities and has been created to promote a safe, accessible and welcoming environment. Wild Lights WILL NOT be available for this event, but a small portion will be lit to illuminate a magical experience.” To purchase tickets, visit detroitzoo.org.

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.

Friday, December 13, 2019 from 7p-9:30p
Special Needs Events – Friday Frolic Dance
Troy Community Center (3179 Livernois, Troy, MI 48083)
Dancing with DJ and refreshments. $7. For more info, For more info, visit rec.troymi.gov

Saturday, December 14, 2019 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
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

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.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 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
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

Saturday, December 28, 2019 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
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, January 10, 2020 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.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 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/

Thursdays at 6p from January 16 through February 13, 2020
Special Needs Events – Davison Adult Indoor Soccer League
Davison Middle School (1250 N Oak Rd, Davison, MI 48423)
5-week competitive league. This program is for those with a disability. Indoor soccer rules will apply. Accommodations will be met to the best of Davison Schools’ ability. $40. For more info, kcraig@davisonschools.org.

January 18 through March 21, 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.

January 18, 2020 through March 14, 2020 (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.

Friday, January 24, 2020 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, February 7, 2020 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.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 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, February 28, 2020 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.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 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, March 13, 2020 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.

Friday, March 20, 2020 at 6:30p
Special Needs Events – RARA Recreation Themed 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, March 27, 2020 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, April 17, 2020 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.

Friday, April 24, 2020 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, May 1, 2020 at 6:30p
Special Needs Events – RARA Recreation Themed 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.

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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