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Recreational Opportunities

Upcoming Events

Oct 12 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 16 Movie and Popcorn Night

This event is designed for individuals with special needs of all ages and includes a movie and popcorn with friends. It will take place at Therapeutic Concepts at 39393 Van Dyke Ave, Suite 105 Sterling Heights starting at 6:30 p.m. on October 16th.  Advanced registration is required. The cost is 5$ per person. To register please email marynagy@therapeuticconceptsllc-mi.com or call 586-722-7524.

Oct 19 Square Dance Put on your western duds and join us for a Hoedown!  Dinner is Provided.  It will take place at Woodside Bible Church – Troy Campus at 6600 Rochester Road in Troy from 5 pm to 7:30 pm.  Click here for more information.
Oct 24  Halloween Spooktacular

Activities include Halloween Bingo, Pumpkin Painting and a Haunted Room. It will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 at Therapeutic Concepts located at 39393 Van Dyke Ave, Suite 105 in Sterling Heights. Advanced registration is required. The cost is 15$ per person. To register, please email marynagy@therapeuticconceptsllc-mi.com or call 586-722-7524.

Oct 25 Halloween Dance This dance is designed for persons who have special needs aged 14 and over. Come “Boo-gie” down with great music and dancing, while enjoy a fun evening with friends with a Halloween theme. Be sure to come dressed in your favorite costume! Refreshments will be served.
Location: RARA Basketball Courts at 480-500 E. Second Street in Rochester, MI 48307  from 6:30 pm to 9 pm.  Cost is $15 per person/$5 for caregivers.  Click here to register.
 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.

Nov 20

Movie and Popcorn Night

This event is designed for individuals with special needs of all ages and includes a movie and popcorn with friends. It will take place at Therapeutic Concepts at 39393 Van Dyke Ave, Suite 105 in Sterling Heights starting at 6:30 p.m. on November 20th,   Advanced registration is required. The cost is 5$ per person. To register, please email marynagy@therapeuticconceptsllc-

Nov 22

Pizza and Movie 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 $13 per person.  To register, visit, www.rararecreation.org.

Dec 13

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 $13 per person.  To register, visit, www.rararecreation.org.

Dec 6

 Ho Ho Holiday Dance

This dance is designed for persons who have special needs aged 14 and over. Come “Boo-gie” down with great music and dancing, while enjoy a fun evening with friends with a holiday and snowflake. Be sure to come dressed in red and green to show your holiday spirit! Refreshments will be served.  Location: RARA Basketball Courts at 480-500 E. Second Street in Rochester, MI 48307  from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  Cost is $15 per person/$5 for caregivers.  Click here to register.

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.