Programs & Classes

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Having fun, being fit, and making friends…that’s what it’s all about at AutismUp. We are continually expanding offerings in the community and at our multi-sensory learning environment, which is open to the public. Please check out all of our class offerings below!

AU Fit
A fast paced, circuit based, group fitness opportunity for teens and young adults.
  • $160
  • Jul 08 - Aug 26
  • Summer Semester
  • ** Session full **
Teen Adult Fitness Summer and School Breaks On Site
AutismUp Connections
Share your stories, questions, and feelings about being a parent of a child with ASD. These monthly meet-ups are for parents to connect with other parents going through the same challenges and joys that autism brings. Parents share success stories and give advice to those who are struggling. We hope you are able to join us at these meet-ups to develop an invaluable network of support. If you have questions, please contact Rachel Rosner at rrosner@autismup.org.
Adult Education/Information On Site Off Site Parent Caregiver
Boxing for Fitness
Youth and teens ages 10 + build fitness, coordination and improve strength in a supported environment.
  • $160
  • Jul 13 - Aug 31
  • Summer Semester
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Fitness Summer and School Breaks On Site
Boys Club
A social opportunity for boys ages 7-12 in a fun boys only club!
  • $160
  • Jul 08 - Aug 26
  • Summer Semester: Saturdays
  • ** Session full **
  • $160
  • Jul 11 - Aug 29
  • Summer Semester: Tuesdays
  • ** Session full **
Youth Social Summer and School Breaks On Site Sibling
Cooking Club
For ages 10-16 to learn kitchen basics and work in a group.
  • $25
  • Jun 09 - Jun 09
  • Session 4
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Readiness On Site Sibling
Exploring Sensations
Engage in a variety of sensory experiences at our innovative Multi-Sensory Learning Environment led by a licensed Occupational Therapist
  • $250
  • Jul 08 - Aug 26
  • Summer Semester: Saturdays
  • ** Session full **
  • $250
  • Jul 12 - Aug 30
  • Summer Semester: Wednesdays
  • ** Session full **
Preschool Youth Sensory Summer and School Breaks On Site
Fitness 101
A beginner fitness class that explores a wide variety of fitness experiences.
  • $160
  • Jul 13 - Aug 31
  • Summer Youth (ages 7-12)
  • ** Session full **
  • $160
  • Jul 13 - Aug 31
  • Summer Teens (ages 13-19)
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Adult Fitness
Game Skillz
A class for youth to learn through various games.
  • $80
  • Aug 10 - Aug 31
  • Summer Semester
  • ** Session full **
Youth Readiness Social Summer and School Breaks On Site
Girl Power
A social opportunity for girls ages 7-12 allowing participants to acquire and practice social skills through fun activities.
  • $160
  • Jul 11 - Aug 29
  • Summer Semester
  • ** Session full **
Youth Social Summer and School Breaks On Site
Healthy Living
A class for teens and adults to promote healthy living.
  • $160
  • Jul 09 - Aug 27
  • Summer Semester
  • ** Session full **
Teen Adult Readiness Summer and School Breaks On Site Parent Sibling Caregiver
iCan Bike
This camp teaches individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other disabilities, how to ride a conventional bike without training wheels.
  • $250
  • Jul 23 - Jul 27
  • Session I: 8:15 - 9:30 AM
  • ** Session full **
  • $250
  • Jul 23 - Jul 27
  • Session II: 9:50 - 11:05 AM
  • ** Session full **
  • $250
  • Jul 23 - Jul 27
  • Session III: 11:25 AM - 12:40 PM
  • ** Session full **
  • $250
  • Jul 23 - Jul 27
  • Session IV: 1:40 - 2:55 PM
  • ** Session full **
  • $250
  • Jul 23 - Jul 27
  • Session V: 3:15 - 4:30 PM
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Adult Fitness Summer and School Breaks Off Site
Individual Personal Training
Personal training sessions tailored to the individual fitness needs and goals of the participant.
Youth Teen Adult Fitness On Site Parent Professional Sibling Caregiver
Learning Through Games
An introduction to game play for ages 4-7
  • $80
  • Jul 13 - Aug 03
  • Summer Semester
  • ** Session full **
Preschool Youth Social Summer and School Breaks On Site
Minecraft Club
Youths and teens utilize their interest in Minecraft to practice social skills.
  • $160
  • Jul 13 - Aug 31
  • Summer Semester: Youth Minecraft (ages 7-12) Session 1
  • ** Session full **
  • $160
  • Jul 13 - Aug 31
  • Summer Semester: Youth Minecraft (ages 7-12) Session 2
  • ** Session full **
  • $160
  • Jul 13 - Aug 31
  • Summer Semester: Teen Minecraft Plus (ages 13-19)
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Social Summer and School Breaks On Site
Open Sensory Gym
  • $15
  • Jul 10 - Aug 31
  • Summer Semester Preschool & Youth
  • ** Session full **
  • $15
  • Jul 10 - Aug 31
  • Summer Semester Youth & Teens
  • ** Session full **
Preschool Youth Teen Summer and School Breaks
Parent Effectiveness Program | PEP
EFFECTIVE [ih-fek-tiv] adjective 1. adequate to accomplish a purpose; producing the intended or expected result.
Adult Education/Information On Site Off Site Parent
Parent Training & Workshops
Building on Priorities Associated with Parenting a Child with Autism
  • free
  • Jun 28 - Jun 28
  • Autism 101
  • ** Session full **
Adult Education/Information On Site Parent Caregiver
Picky Eaters Club
Picky Eaters Club is a group designed to help reduce anxiety around food and eating.
  • $220
  • Jul 12 - Aug 30
  • Picky Eaters Club
  • ** Session full **
Preschool Youth Sensory Social Summer and School Breaks
ROC the Community
This is a two day program that encourages teens & young adults to explore the community.
  • $260
  • Jul 09 - Jul 31
  • ROC the Community (Session I)
  • ** Session full **
  • $260
  • Aug 07 - Aug 29
  • ROC the Community (Session II)
  • ** Session full **
Teen Adult Readiness Social Summer and School Breaks On Site Off Site
Self-Regulation Skills
Self-Regulation teaches participants to explore ways to manage energy levels and stress using sensory based solutions to build skills.
  • $250
  • Jul 12 - Aug 30
  • Summer Semester
  • ** Session full **
Teen Adult Sensory Summer and School Breaks
Sign Language for Communication
A caregiver and participant class for ages 3 and up to enhance communication using sign language.
  • $160
  • Jul 09 - Aug 27
  • Summer Semester
  • ** Session full **
Preschool Youth Teen Adult Readiness Summer and School Breaks On Site Parent Sibling Caregiver
Speaker Series Program
Join others with similar interests to gain knowledge and information from guest speakers about a myriad of topics related to autism spectrum disorder. A formal presentation followed by question and answer session. Typically held on the second Tuesday of each month from 7-9 PM.
Adult Education/Information On Site Parent Professional Caregiver
STEAM Camp
Hands on 4 day class for ages 7-12
  • $180
  • Jun 27 - Jun 30
  • Summer Morning Session 9-11am
  • ** Session full **
  • $180
  • Jul 18 - Jul 21
  • Summer Afternoon Session 2:30-4:30PM
  • ** Session full **
Youth Social Summer and School Breaks On Site
Summer Break Week
Discover what makes AutismUp programs special and test out our summer classes with three themed mini-sessions
  • free
  • Jun 26 - Jun 26
  • Fitness Sampler Session (Ages 4-10)
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Jun 26 - Jun 26
  • Fitness Sampler Session (ages 12 +)
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Jun 27 - Jun 27
  • Social Skills Sampler Session (ages 4 - 10)
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Jun 27 - Jun 27
  • Social Skills Sampler Session (ages 12 +)
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Jun 28 - Jun 28
  • Autism 101 (Adults Only)
  • ** Session full **
Preschool Youth Teen Adult Fitness Sensory Social Summer and School Breaks Education/Information On Site Parent Caregiver
Summer Program at the YMCA
The Summer Social Skills Program at the YMCA is available to all children with ASD between the ages of 4 and 16. Specialized instruction makes it possible for the campers to be fully included in regular camp activities. AutismUp hires professionals who specialize in working with children with ASD and other disabilities to support our campers alongside the YMCA staff.
  • $550
  • Jul 09 - Aug 17
  • Camp Arrowhead, Pittsford NY - Half Day
  • ** Session full **
  • $550
  • Jul 09 - Aug 17
  • Camp Bay View, Webster NY - Half Day
  • ** Session full **
  • $900
  • Jul 09 - Aug 17
  • Camp Arrowhead, Pittsford NY - Full Day
  • ** Session full **
  • $900
  • Jul 09 - Aug 17
  • Camp Bay View, Webster NY - Full Day
  • ** Session full **
Preschool Youth Teen Social Summer and School Breaks Off Site
Teen Kinect
Teen Kinect is a social opportunity for teens to make friends and participate in a variety of fun activities tailored to the interests of the group.
  • $200
  • Jul 08 - Aug 26
  • Summer Semester: Saturdays
  • ** Session full **
  • $200
  • Jul 11 - Aug 29
  • Summer Semester: Tuesdays
  • ** Session full **
Teen Social Summer and School Breaks On Site
Teen Scene
Teen Scene allows teens to have fun with friends in the Rochester community.
  • $20
  • Feb 19 - Feb 19
  • Glow Golf and Food Court @ Eastview Mall
  • ** Session full **
  • $20
  • Jun 25 - Jun 25
  • Red Wings Game
  • ** Session full **
  • $35
  • Jul 19 - Jul 19
  • Clubhouse Fun Center
  • ** Session full **
  • $50
  • Aug 07 - Aug 07
  • SeaBreeze
  • ** Session full **
Teen Adult Readiness Social Summer and School Breaks Off Site
The SCCAN Program
Community based after-school program for teens facilitated by clinicians from the Nazareth College Speech & Hearing Clinic in collaboration with AutismUp
  • $120
  • Jan 31 - May 02
  • Winter/Spring Semester
  • ** Session full **
Teen Social Off Site
Water Safety and Swim Instruction
For ages 3 and up offered in collaboration with the YMCA
  • $125
  • Jul 08 - Aug 19
  • Summer Semester
  • ** Session full **
Preschool Youth Teen Adult Fitness Summer and School Breaks Off Site
Yoga
Individual yoga available for ages 3 and up.
Preschool Youth Teen Adult Fitness Readiness Sensory On Site Parent Professional Sibling Caregiver
Zones of Regulation
Regulation strategies for participants and their caregivers
  • $160
  • Jul 10 - Aug 28
  • Summer Semester
  • ** Session full **
Preschool Youth Sensory Summer and School Breaks Education/Information On Site Parent Sibling Caregiver

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