Oakland University Center for Autism Outreach

Pawley Hall, Room 425C
456 Pioneer Dr.
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2424

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Help Needed & Services Offered

If you are looking for specific services for an individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder or their family, you can post it here. If you are a service provider or have special skills that you would like to share with someone in the autism community that can be posted here as well.

Contact us if you are interested in posting an ad whether you are looking for a babysitter, a therapist, a parent to talk to or for someone who may be interested in your services.

Please note that Oakland University is not responsible for nor are we recommending those who may respond to your ad. We are simply providing an avenue for families to find the assistance they need and for professionals to promote their services.

Help Needed

OUCARES General Program Instructor - Part Time
Pay based upon experience and education Job Purpose: Individual needed to lead program groups for children, teens and adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Includes supervision of all participants at the program, implementing positive behavior supports when needed, interacting with parents as needed and communicating with the Program Coordinator on a consistent basis. Each class will be delivered on a weekly basis for 1-3 hours for 8 weeks. Participant group size could range from 6-10 participants. Prior experience in facilitating groups for individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder is preferred. QUALIFICATIONS: Positive attitude with high energy that has genuine interest and understanding about Autism Spectrum Disorder. Ability to work independently and creatively with little direction from supervisor; Dependable, detailed oriented, organized and punctual; Must be a team player with strong communication skills and flexibility when needed; Degree from a university or college in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Special Education or related field; Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Please send a resume and cover letter to oucares@oakland.edu if you are interested in opportunities working with OUCARES.

Part-time Sitter Needed
Looking for a part-time sitter to watch our beautiful, charismatic, and lovable 4-year-old son. Charles was diagnosed with ASD at age 3. We would love to have someone with a special needs background to be with him in the afternoon. Start Date: January 2nd, 12:00PM-5:00PM. Ideally looking for 4-5 days Flexible on schedule/days. Needs to be able to drive. Still napping (2-3hrs) in the afternoon.  Located in Berkley, MI. Hourly Rate: To be discussed based on the final amount of hours per week. Requirements: Would need to be able to drive and pick him up from ABA and take him to additional therapies during the afternoon.  If interested, please email at kiki.connery@gmail.com or text/call at (248) 961-4289 (Posted 12/16/22) 

CLS Staff Person Needed
Looking for a CLS person for my 31 year old daughter with Autism.  Six hours a week, .50 a mile paid up to 100 miles a month.  Need to be certified by MORC in CPR, blood born pathogens (she has no physical disabilities) and first aid. She loves to go to the mall, out to eat and movies.  She is very high functioning and a joy to be with.  Please email Cindy Longo if interested famhelpingfam@yahoo.com.  (Posted 2/23/23)

CLS and Respite Staffing Caregiver Needed
Seeking individuals who have experience working in the direct care industry. Social Work, Teaching, or Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) training is preferred, but not required. The successful candidate will work with a 17 year old enthusiastic boy with autism. This teen is in need of companionship and is willing to experience local activities. Reimbursements provided as necessary. EasterSeals/MORC Training is required for this position. Current and valid driver’s license required. Required Skills: Professional demeanor and excellent work ethic, Excellent communication skills, Conflict-resolution, Ability to function well in a stressful environment. Responsibilities: Provide persons served with assistance, companionship, and comfort, Appropriately manage schedule and work hours, Comply with all OCHN and JARC standards and requirements.   Schedule is Mon., Tues., Weds.: 3-7 pm and Sat./Sun: 1-9 pm.  Will even consider temporary position for 6 weeks due to Mom recently underwent major surgery and needs help during recovery time. If interested, Contact JARC Staffing, Email shaindlebraunstein@jarc.org, Subject Line: Holly Position. Or call Marisa 248-820-9677
(Posted 2/28/23)

Job Coach and Grocery Assistance 
In conjunction with Community Living Services,  looking to hire someone to work with my cognitively impaired 23 year old son.  He needs a job coach for 4 hours a week (First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham), and a grocery helper once a week (Walmart).  If interested, please contact Kathy at kathandgreg@comcast.net. (Posted 3/2/2023) 

Services Offered

Autastic Athletics: Bowling, Tennis and Fitness Program
Autastic Athletics, the first ever sports and fitness training program for autistic athletes by autistic athletes is inviting autistic individuals of all age groups from 4 and older to join the Autastic Athletics Revolution! Coach Andrew Ackner is the founder, owner and head coach of Autastic Athletics, who as a lifelong, two-sport competitive athlete on the Spectrum, understands the struggles it takes to build oneself as an athlete overcoming the adversity of sensory integration challenges and motor planning difficulties. Visit the website for more information on summer offerings.  Programs available throughout the Metro Detroit area. For more information, visit www.autastic-athletics.com or contact Andrew directly by phone at (248)224-4151 or by email at andrew@autastic-athletics.com (Posted 5/26/22)

Autism Support Design 24-7
Individualized, designed programs for adults and teens on the Spectrum to learn skills to achieve the best adult outcomes, are available to the ASD Community. Our programs are designed by a parent/educator with an M.E. in Special Ed-Autism Endorsement, who has a proven track record in helping people on the Spectrum be the best they can be, and are implemented by her son, a life coach on the Spectrum. This mother and son team have already helped multiple clients improve their skill sets in Life as well as become more in tune with their needs and their strengths as adults on the Spectrum. For more information please contact Doreen Ackner at dnackner@icloud.com or at (248)219-0457 (Posted 10/13/20)