Metro Parent is southeast Michigan’s trusted parenting hub since 1986. We connect families with the best local resources, advice, stories, things to do with kids and much more.
Join Bluestone VOICES for Autism for their 3rd Annual Truck or Treat event. 100% of proceeds go directly to scholarships. Event cost: $4/presale, $5/at the door Event time: 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 22, 2022
Ages 16 and up can join Row House as they teach a beginner's exercise class using the rowing machines. Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend. Event cost: $20/resident, $24/non-resident Event time: 1-2 p.m. Sept. 24, 2022
Social Skills Workshop for People with Disabilities at Rochester Avon Recreation Authority in RochesterKari Zaffarano -
Persons 14 and up with special needs can enjoy this workshop which features activities and games that focus on social skills. Event cost: $30/resident, $36/non-resident Event time: 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, 2022
Teens ages 14 and up can join Ms. Wendy and a Rochester Hills Naturalist at Bloomer Park for a hay ride in the park. Event cost: $12/resident, $15/non-resident Event time: 4-5 p.m. Oct. 18, 2022
Participants should meet at the Rochester Hills Library west entrance to begin the walk on Paint Creek Trail. Led by Ms. Wendy. Parents are welcome. Make sure to wear gym clothes and shoes and bring a water bottle. Event cost: $27/resident, $32.40/non-resident Event time: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 20-27, 2022
Kari Zaffarano -
Over 5,000 families who are living with autism and their allies head to the Detroit Zoo for a fun-filled one mile walk around the zoo. This event raises funds for Autism Alliance of Michigan (AAoM). Participants will receive zoo admission for the day. There will also be arts and...
Enjoy a three-day virtual autism conference by Metro Parent and Henry Ford Health featuring Professor Temple Grandin, Kate Swenson of "Finding Cooper's Voice" and more autism advocates. Event cost: $25 Event times: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 3-5, 2022
Friendship Circle of Michigan’s Walk4Friendship at Friendship Circle’s Farber Center in West Bloomfield Townshipchristianh -
This annual family walk raises crucial funds and community awareness for Friendship Circle and individuals with special needs. This year’s Walk4Friendship theme is “Built on Friendship.” The walk will celebrate the belief that everyone deserves friendship and belonging. Event cost: free/registration; donations are encouraged Event time: 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 28,...
Ages 13 and up with special needs join Ms. Brooke, an accomplished yoga instructor, in Bloomer Park. The class will involve yoga poses, deep relaxation, breathing exercises and interactive games to promote social interaction. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own yoga mat. Event cost: $100/participant Event times: 6-6:45 p.m....
Every month on Tuesdays, people with special needs can enjoy a Judo class taught by a certified USJF black belt. Wear long sleeve sweats tops and bottoms. Event cost: $50/month Event times: 4:30-5:15 p.m. Tuesdays May 3-Dec. 27, 2022