Special Needs Resources Special Needs Events for Kids and Parents in Southeast Michigan Parents of children with special needs can plan ahead for fun activities, sensory-friendly movie showings and more that are tailored to meet their needs. « Previous Metro Parent Editorial • August 14, 2017 Read Comments (15) Total: 240 224 3 4 3 2 4 There are always plenty of fun activities going on around southeast Michigan for kids and families to enjoy. But sometimes it’s nice for children with special needs to have an event that’s designed just for them – from sensory-friendly movie showings to a chance to try something new in a more patient, supportive environment. Parents can also benefit from workshops, support meetings and other events geared toward moms and dads of children with special needs. That’s why we’ve compiled this list featuring some great upcoming special needs events for kids and their parents. Take a peek at these activities for people with special needs and their families. Interested in adding an upcoming special needs event in southeast Michigan to this roundup – or to our events calendar? We’d love to know! Just email us all the details to email@example.com or submit the event on our calendar page. Just a word of advice: Some events may require pre-registration. Click on the calendar listing for the event and get details on pre-registering and how to contact the organizer for more details. Sensory Story Time for Adults and Teens at the Bloomfield Township Public Library August 14, 2017 Address: 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Township Time: 11 a.m.-noon Monday Cost: Free This special needs story time is full of tales, songs, movement and art. Support person must attend. Register in advance. The Social Club at Living and Learning in Northville August 15, 2017 Address: 150 Mary Alexander Ct., Northville Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays Cost: $140/four weeks This program is offered for men and women who are 18 years or older who have moderate to severe Down Syndrome, autism or anxiety disorders. Teen and Adult Hangout (Special Needs) at Living and Learning in Northville August 19, 2017 Address: 150 Mary Alexander Ct., Northville Time: 6 p.m. Saturdays Cost: $50 per session This is a unique three-hour interactive social skills experience. Teens and adults who are on the autism spectrum are invited to meet with trained mentors at the center to make friends and build social and job skills through team building activities, art projects and field trips. The Dude Zone at Living and Learning in Northville August 19, 2017 Address: 150 Mary Alexander Ct., Northville Time: 10-11 a.m. Saturdays Cost: $120/four weeks This program is for boys in 1st-8th grade to engage in peer-to-peer support to create and build upon their friendship-making skills. Emagine Autism-Friendly Movies & Fun: The Nut Job 2 August 19, 2017 Address: Emagine Novi (44425 12 Mile Road), Rochester (200 Barclay Circle), and Saline (1335 E. Michigan Ave.) Time: 10:30 a.m. Saturday Cost: Contact for details People with autism can see new flicks in a safe, understanding environment. See The Nut Job 2 (PG) on Aug. 19. PAWS for Reading at the Sterling Heights Public Library August 22, 2017 Address: 40255 Dodge Park Road, Sterling Heights Time: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays Cost: Free Trained therapy dogs don’t judge or interrupt. That’s why they visit the library and sit with kids as they practice their reading skills. Sensory-Friendly Movies for Adults and Teens at the Bloomfield Township Public Library August 25, 2017 Address: 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Township Time: 11 a.m.-noon Cost: Free Adults and teens with special needs and their caregivers are invited to enjoy an hour-long documentary in a stress-free environment with the lights up and the sound down. No registration needed. AMC Sensory-Friendly Films: The Nut Job 2 August 26, 2017 Address: Forum 30 (44681 Mound, Sterling Heights), Star Gratiot 21 (35705 South Gratiot, Clinton Township), Livonia 20 (19500 Haggerty Road, Livonia) Time: Contact theater for times Cost: Ticket prices vary People with autism can get up, talk and move during these movies. Today, see The Nut Job 2 (PG). Aqua Swim Club Monthly Open House at Franklin Athletic Center September 2, 2017 Address: 29350 Northwestern Highway, Southfield Time: 2-4 p.m. Saturday Cost: Free Sign up for a free mini-lesson or just come to play. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about the Aqua Learn to Swim programs, including lessons for kids with special needs. AMC Sensory-Friendly Films: Leap September 9, 2017 Address: Forum 30 (44681 Mound, Sterling Heights), Star Gratiot 21 (35705 South Gratiot, Clinton Township), Livonia 20 (19500 Haggerty Road, Livonia) Time: Contact theater for times Cost: Ticket prices vary People with autism can get up, talk and move during these movies. Today, see Leap (PG).