Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Spring and Summer Classes at Autism Ask!

Think spring at Autism ASK!  
For the full spring and summer 2016 schedule, go to www.autism-ask.com

All classes require an intake and slots WILL fill up fast!

Some of your favorites are still around: Minecraft, History Club, Cooking, Military History Club, monthly Teen and 18+ parties and Summer Short Blast!

NEW are Video Game Design, LEGO Robotics, Stop Action Animation with Star Wars LEGO and Open Tech Club where members can interact twice a month with drones, sumo robotics, Minecraft circuitry and 3D printers.  Autism ASK is partnering with Game Crazy to bring quality STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) to an inclusive classroom where students ages 8 to 18 with and without autism join together in the name of fun (and science!). See what the Christian Science Monitor has to say:http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Education/2016/0209/How-special-needs-students-can-benefit-from-STEM-education?cmpid=gigya-fb

NEW is tabletop gaming taught by a professional game demo instructor. Scott will introduce new indie games that provide a structured leisure and social opportunity for those 16+. Meeting twice a month is frequent enough to foster social connections. Check out the other benefits in this article! http://www.thebodhanagroup.org/#!skill-sets/l6dsd  

NEW is Cinema Therapy led by professional Sherry Putz. Films can provide new perspectives and can open our
eyes to new ways of thinking, feeling and pursuing our lives. Emphasis on building social understanding and perspective taking and flexible thinking. Small groups aid in joining others in a safe environment.

NEW is a field trip to join others across metro Detroit in Ferndale as we get our improv on! Join together to spectate at a comedy club then participate in an after-show question and answer and improv activity.  We hope to find enough fans to start our own improv club hosted by professionals!

Any questions? Just ASK!
4345 Meigs Ave., Suite A, Waterford, MI 48329

Monday, February 22, 2016

Parent Meeting in Rochester

 Aiming for Adult Employment and Independence.  One Family's Story.

Rochester Administration Building Harrison Room

Lisa Kowalski will share insights on the path that their family has taken to prepare their child an independent life.

Learn More at: http://www.rochester.k12.mi.us/pages/49199/special-education-pac

Novi PAC Meeting March 23rd, 2016


Friday, February 5, 2016

OU Cares presents information on the ABLE Act

Please join us for the FREE OUCARES Evening Enrichment Presentation:

Achieving a Better Life Experience - The ABLE Act: 
A Tax Exempt Savings Account for Long-Term Needs of Individuals with a Disability.   Presented by R. Scott de Varona MBA, Michigan Dept of Treasury

Presentation will include:
- ABLE Act History and its creation
- Current Status of ABLE Act in Michigan
- Michigan ABLE Act features and benefits
- Opening an ABLE account for your loved one

When: Thursday, February 25, 2016
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm,
Location: Oakland University, Oakland Center Bldg, Gold Rooms

There is no cost to attend.  However, space is limited. Please RSVP to oucares@oakland.edu

Miracle League Baseball Registration for Summer

Link to Miracle League:  Miracle League Baseball

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Autism Friendly Movie Series Continues at Emagine Theater in Novi

WHAT : “Autism Friendly” Movies at Emagine theater on the 1st & 3rd Saturday’s of the month. Sensory friendly (light up a bit, sound down a bit) with the ability to get up, move, make noise. Families with allergies can bring in their own snacks.
WHO: Any child/teen/adult with special challenges that would make a regular movie experience challenging ….. And of course their friends & family members.
WHERE : Emagine Novi—12 Mile Rd.; Novi, Michigan
WHY : Going to the movies is something EVERY person should be able to do.
WHEN : The 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month.

Saturday Feb. 6th 10:30am  Kung Fu Panda 3

Saturday Feb. 20th 10:30am The Nut Job 2

See flyer below:

Emagine Theater ASD Friendly Movie Flyer