Autism Awareness Month Activities
April is almost here and we wanted to help kick off Autism Awareness Month by highlighting some special activities taking place throughout the month. Southeast Michigan has a number of exciting events aimed at providing unique experiences and a welcoming atmosphere for your family. From storytelling with therapy dogs to getting on the Piston’s court, there are activities for all ages. Below is a list of events in your area.
Saturday, March 30th
The boys and girls club of Oakland County will be hosting a sporting event in Royal Oak. Your child will be able to play games like kick ball, basketball, floor hockey, and much more. The event will kick off at 9:30 am and go until 11:00am. This event is for ages 6-18 and is free for all attendees. Here is a link for more information: SATURDAY SPORTS SPECIAL
Saturday, April 6th
Ann Arbor District Library Westgate Branch is hosting a sensory-friendly environment for individuals who are on the autism spectrum. This event is for ages 3 – 7 and will begin at 10am. For more information take a look at this link: SENSORY STORY
Saturday, April 6th
See The World A Different Way 1 mile & 10K provides a unique opportunity for you and your loved ones to participate in a virtual race. This means that you can choose the location and run, jog, or walk at your own pace and keep your own time. The cost for this event is $20, which includes a medal, official bib, and shipping costs. Plus, at least 15% of every entry will be donated to the Organization for Autism Research. See the following LINK for more information.
Sunday, April 7th
The Detroit Pistons will be celebrating Autism Awareness Night when they take on the Charlotte Hornets. This is an all-day event filled of unique experiences. Below is an itinerary:
- 8:30AM-10:30AM – Basketball Clinic on Pistons Court
- 10:30AM-2:30PM – Lunch/Explore Detroit on your own
- 2:30PM – Doors Open to Little Caesars Arena
- 4:00PM – Pistons vs. Hornets Tip-Off
- Post-Game – Meet and Greet
REMINDER: Registration ends on March 30th! Here is a link for more information and registration: DETROIT PISTONS
Sunday, April 7th
There will be an opportunity to hang out with the Easter bunny in a sensory friendly environment at the mall at Partridge Creek. This event will take place from 9:00 am – 11:00am and is open to all. Registration is required so take a look at this like to get started: CALMING BUNNY
Tuesday, April 9th
The Sterling Heights Public Library is hosting a reading night for individuals with disabilities and have invited therapy dogs to join in the fun. This event will begin at 5:30 PM and is free to attend. If you are interested in attending click on this link for more information: PAWS FOR READING
Friday, April 12th
It can be difficult to find fun events for adults with developmental disabilities, but the Oakland County Parks has put together a baseball bash at the Royal Oak Senior Center. This event will allow adults with disabilities to play baseball-inspired games and eat some good food. Doors will open at 6:00 PM and the even will conclude at 8:00 PM. Preregistration is required so click this link for more information: PLAY BALL
Saturday, April 13th
A very special event has been organized by Autism Alliance of Michigan in collaboration with Delta Airlines to provide a free airport simulation opportunity for families with autism. Follow the link for more information about ON BOARD WITH AUTISM.
We hope you have an opportunity to enjoy some of these great local activities! Also, tune in to our social media posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as upcoming blog posts to find more fun events in your area. Have a great day!