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Recreational Opportunities

Upcoming Events

Oct 14 Special Needs Resource Fair This event features a wide range of offerings from local agencies and advocates in the disability community. It will take place at Woodside Bible Church at 6600 Rochester Road in Troy from 9 am to 11:30 am.
Oct 14 Wheelchair Basketball Clinic This event is for kids aged 5-18 in need of modification to play basketball due to physical disability.  Sibling activities will also be available.  It will take place at Peace Lutheran Church at 8260 Jackson Road in Ann Arbor.  For more information, contact Rebecca at RMcVey@med.umich.edu.
Oct 17 After Hours Adult Social This is a support group for adults aged 18 and over with Asperger’s, High functioning Autism, or PDD/NOS.  In includes pizza, conversation, card games, and fun!  It takes place monthly at Oakland University in the lower level of the Oakland Center from 6 pm to 9 pm.  No registration required, come when you are able.  There is no cost, but donations are welcome!  Call 248-370-2424 for more information.
Oct 20  TR Bingo Night  This program is for persons aged 14 and over with a developmental disability, with or without physical limitations.  It will take place at Clintonwood Park at 6000 Clarkston Road in Clarkston, MI at 6 pm.  A minimum of 4 participants is required to hold the program.  Cost is $6 and includes refreshments, games and prizes.  Call 248-625-8223 to register.

 

 Oct 20 Special Needs Movie and Pizza Night  This event is designed for individuals with special needs aged 14 and over and includes a movie and pizza with friends.  It will take place at RARA at 500 E. Second Street in Rochester from 6:30 pm to 9 pm.  Advanced registration is required.  Cost is $11 per person.  To register, visit, www.rararecreation.org.
Oct 21 All Star Dad’s Day This event is a fun time for dads of children with special needs and male caregivers.  It will include games, lunch and a speaker.  It will take place at Woodside Bible Church at 6600 Rochester Road in Troy from 10 am to 1:30 pm.  Click here to register.
Oct 23 Bingo Bingo for individuals aged 13 and up.  Prizes are given to the winners and there is a break for refreshments.  It will take place at the Troy Community Center at 3179 Livernois Road in Troy from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.  Aides may purchase chips and pop for $1.  Click here for more information.
Oct 24 Halloween Happiness This event is for individuals 18 and older with a developmental disability.  It includes music, dancing, trick or treating and pizza served until 7 pm.  It will take place at Southfield Civic Center at 26000 Evergreen Road in Southfield from 6 pm to 8 pm.  Cost is $10 per person/$5 for caregivers.  No walk-ins.  Call 1-888-OCPARKS for more information.
 Oct 27  Halloween Spooktacular  This is a dance designed for individuals with special needs.  It will take place at the RCS Administration Building at 501 W. University Drive in Rochester.  The cost is $15 per person. To register, visit, www.rararecreation.org.

 Oct 27 Freaky Friday Halloween Dinner Dance  Activities include dinner, Halloween treats, crafts, dancing, karoke and a costume parade.  Costumes are encouraged but not required to participate.  It will take place at the Troy Community Center at 3179 Livernois Road in Troy from 6:30 pm to 9 pm.   Dinner menu includes pizza, salad, dessert and soft Halloween treats.  Cost is $12 for Troy residents; $14 for non-residents.  Contact Kathy at 248-990-0029 or kieran2@aol.com for more information or to register.
Nov 3 TR Pizza and Movie Night Enjoy an evening with friends for a movie and pizza.  This program is for persons aged 14 and over with a developmental disability, with or without physical limitations.  It will take place at Clintonwood Park at 6000 Clarkston Road in Clarkston, MI at 6 pm.   Cost is $6 per person.  Call 248-625-8223 to register.
Nov 5 Urban Air Trampoline Sensory Friendly Jump This event will take place at Urban Air Trampoline Center at 925 N. Lapeer Road in Oxford Township from 10 am to Noon.  The park is transformed into a calmer atmosphere for those with special needs and processing difficulty, their siblings and caregivers.  No flashing lights, no music, no whistles.  Cost is $12 for kids, free for adults and caregivers.  Please call ahead before going.
Nov 10 Movie and Pizza Night  This event is designed for individuals with special needs aged 14 and over and includes a movie and pizza with friends.  It will take place at RARA at 500 E. Second Street in Rochester from 6:30 pm to 9 pm.  Advanced registration is required.  Cost is $11 per person.  To register, visit, www.rararecreation.org.
Nov 14  After Hours Adult Social  This is a support group for adults aged 18 and over with Asperger’s, High functioning Autism, or PDD/NOS.  In includes pizza, conversation, card games, and fun!  It takes place monthly at Oakland University in the lower level of the Oakland Center from 6 pm to 9 pm.  No registration required, come when you are able.  There is no cost, but donations are welcome!  Call 248-370-2424 for more information.

 

Nov 16 Novi Hoedown  This event is designed for individuals 18 and over with a developmental disability.  It includes pizza and salad, music and dancing.   It will take place at the Novi Parks and Rec Center at 45175 West 10 Mile Road in Novi from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  Advanced registration is required.  Cost is $10 per person/$5 per caregiver.  Register by November 8.  Call 248-424-7081 or visit adaptive@oakgov.com for more information.
Nov 17 TR Bingo Night  This program is for persons aged 14 and over with a developmental disability, with or without physical limitations.  It will take place at Clintonwood Park at 6000 Clarkston Road in Clarkston, MI at 6 pm.  A minimum of 4 participants is required to hold the program.  Cost is $6 and includes refreshments, games and prizes.  Call 248-625-8223 to register.
Dec 1 Pizza and Movie Night Enjoy an evening with friends for a movie and pizza.  This program is for persons aged 14 and over with a developmental disability, with or without physical limitations.  It will take place at Clintonwood Park at 6000 Clarkston Road in Clarkston, MI at 6 pm.   Cost is $6 per person.  Call 248-625-8223 to register.
Dec 1 Movie and Pizza Night This event is designed for individuals with special needs aged 14 and over and includes a movie and pizza with friends.  It will take place at RARA at 500 E. Second Street in Rochester from 6:30 pm to 9 pm.  Advanced registration is required.  Cost is $11 per person.  To register, visit, www.rararecreation.org.
 Dec 8  Ho Ho Holiday Dance  This is a dance designed for individuals with special needs.  It will take place at the RCS Administration Building at 501 W. University Drive in Rochester.  The cost is $15 per person. To register, visit, www.rararecreation.org.

Ongoing Activities

AMC Theatres Sensory Friendly Films
AMC theatres in Livonia, Sterling Heights and Clinton Twp. offer sensory friendly film opportunities for children and adults with special needs.  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 10 am on Saturdays. Tuesday evening movie showings may be geared to an older audience and begin at 7 pm. Dates and films are subject to change.   Click here for more information and listing of movie dates and times.

Emagine Theatres Sensory Friendly Movies
Emagine Theatres in Novi, Rochester Hills and Saline offer sensory friendly movie experiences for children and adults with special needs.  Films are 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.  Click here for more information and listing of movie dates and times.

OUCARES Autism Spectrum Bowling League 
OUCARES (Oakland University Center for Autism Research, Education and Support) has partnered with several area bowling alleys to create 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. Opportunities in both Oakland and Macomb Counties.  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.

Chuck E Cheese

Chuck E. Cheese has announced it will be Sensitive Sundays where it will open two hours early on the first Sunday every month for children with Autism and other special needs.  Sensitive Sunday will include:  reduced lighting and noise, food and games and trained and caring staff.  Click here for locations and more information.