ASOC Resource Guide (2009)
The Autism Society of America / Oakland County Chapter is proud to present this updated issue of our ASOC Resource Guide.
We hope it will be a convenient resource for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families.
This guide is provided free of charge. The inclusion of resources contained herein does not constitute an endorsement by the ASOC, its Board, or its
membership. Parents and families are advised to engage in their own investigation before commencing any treatment program.
ASOC Autism Awareness Kit
The Autism Spectrum Disorder Awareness kit is offered free of charge to families, organizations and schools. The kit includes many of the items those with ASD may use to assist them in addressing a variety of everyday situations, including calming items, social stories and other useful tools.
To request the ASD Awareness kit click here for the ASD Aware Request Contract
Community Grant Program
Aligning with the ASOC new mission statement, "To advocate and support meaningful participation in all aspects of life for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families", the ASOC offers other non-profit organizations within Oakland County and the greaterDetroit area funding through grants each year.
Grant proposals should directly benefit children and/or adults with ASD and their families. The ASOC strives to support the community in the following ways:
Applications are reviewed periodically by an appointed grant committee. If you would like to submit a grant proposal, please complete this grant application form and provide any additonal supporting documentation.
With ASD impacting 1 in 110 individuals, information is crucial. We offer a newsletter to share the latest community events, educational opportunities, legislative news, partnerships, research and innovative opportunties in the ASD community.
As a community, we are stronger when we connect and share our successes and helpful information.
Friendship Club Social
This social group is for teens and young adults 13 year of age and older. Parents need to stay on the premise with their teen. There is a room for parents to stay and meet with other parents. Check our Events Page for more information.
The cost is $15 per family or $5 per individual. If you have any questions please call the Chapter phone at 248-393-3131.
"After Hours" Support Group
"After Hours," a group moderated by OUCares and funded by ASOC, is a support group for those 18 years and over with HFA, Asperger's or PDD/NOS. Monthly socials are held on the third Monday of the month offering pizza, pop, conversation, cards, billiards, and fun!
These free meetings are held at Oakland Center in the basement level in the common area. [Download group flyer]
It can be helpful to connect with people who understand your situation. That is why we have created an online community here within the site. Our community is a safe place for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families to connect, share stories, support each other and build lasting friendships.
Discussion forums in our community include:
If you are interested in joining our online community, see our Community Overview page for more details.