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OUCARES is following the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Oakland University public health safety experts as we move forward to plan future programming. At this time, OUCARES is still planning to run the Pre-Employment Skills Training program as scheduled. We will update this website if there are any changes. […]


Gaming Club Spring 2021


Gaming club is an exciting new opportunity for adolescents on the autism spectrum to develop social skills while playing Minecraft interactively. Participants will practice social skills and improve communication while learning to build a Minecraft world together! Parent or guardian must be available to help guide their focus and on-line activity during the class. Program […]


Uniquely Me Women on the Spectrum Connect Spring 2021


All sessions will be virtual. The instructor will lead discussions on relevant women's topics including finding & keeping relationships, employment challenges, daily sensory issues, independence, and embracing life on the spectrum. This program is for adult women with Asperger's or High Functioning Autism with conversational language skills. Classes will be held virtually. Limited Scholarships Available. […]


Movie Club Spring 2021


All sessions will be virtual. This program offers participants the opportunity to watch a common movie at their leisure each week and come together virtually to discuss it. Each week the instructor will design activities around a theme of the week's movie while moderating a discussion of the movie encouraging social connections between participants. So […]


Family Event to Meijer Gardens

Frederik Meijer Garden 1000 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids

Meijer Gardens is gorgeous in spring and summer, so join us for a great evening in nature! This event is open to anyone with autism and their family. On Tuesday, May 18, at 6:30pm, we will meet outside of the main entrance, and then you will be free to explore the Gardens on your own. […]


FALCONERS May 2021 Event

Potter Park Zoo 1301 S Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing

FALCONERS is designed to allow children or adults of all ages with special needs and unique challenges (such as autism or developmental disabilities) and their whole family to have an enriching educational experience in a safe, welcoming and sensory friendly environment. There will be one sensory friendly event in Lansing, Michigan per month throughout 2021. […]

In-Person Visual Art

Artists Creating Together 1140 MONROE AVE NW SUITE 4101, GRAND RAPIDS

Making Marionettes Get ready to enter a world of creativity, with strings attached! In this class, teaching artist Zyra Castillo will teach you how to design and build a unique marionette that moves. The class will also build a small set and create a collaborative showcase (TBD if showcase will be virtual or in person). […]


Art of Gardening (In-Person)

Artists Creating Together 1140 MONROE AVE NW SUITE 4101, GRAND RAPIDS

Join us for our first gardening class on our rooftop deck! Learn to plant seeds, water, and watch your seedlings grow. You'll learn how to incorporate veggies into meals, create garden inspired art, and move & stretch alongside your growing plants. Our gardening class will culminate on September 7 with a showcase, format TBD. Teaching […]


In-Person Creative Movement ​

Artists Creating Together 1140 MONROE AVE NW SUITE 4101, GRAND RAPIDS

Art of Flamenco Learn the fundamentals of Flamenco, the highly expressive, Spanish dance form. Teaching artist Laura Armenta will teach the basics of this dramatic dance form, punctuated by claps, arm movement, and simple footwork. Fun for students of all abilities. No previous dance experience necessary. Teaching Artist: Laura Arment Time: 10:00-11:00am (1 hr) Date: […]


“Virtual” Music Therapy Event – Together Let’s Sing, Dance and Jam!!


CMS Music Therapists Bailey, Erin, Marissa and Cindy will be leading our monthly “virtual” music therapy events each month. We are splitting the participants up into two groups based on age. *Each group will have their own unique Zoom link and you will be using that same link each month that you participate. These events […]

ACTion Drummers (Virtual and In person Options)

Artists Creating Together 1140 MONROE AVE NW SUITE 4101, GRAND RAPIDS

Join ACT's drum troupe and learn about rhythm, percussion, music exploration, and having fun! No previous drumming experience necessary. Students will need drumsticks (or objects in place of drumsticks), a hard surface for drumming, and a musical shaker (or a DIY shaker will do!). Teaching Artist: Josh Dunigan Online Time: 6:45-7:30pm (45 mins) Cost: $75 […]

$75 – $80
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