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Fall Term 2020 Registration Opens Monday 8/17/2020!

Our current Summer Term 2020 offers both virtual and in-person opportunities. Now serving the @Home with AU Summer Menu!

Questions regarding registration and programming may be directed to: Craig Jones, Program Director at (585) 248-9011, ext. 116 or cjones@autismup.org. You may also register online through the AutismUp Family Dashboard.


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@Home with AU | Our Summer Menu
Things are different this year, and it’s hard for our loved ones with autism. We TOTALLY get it, and are pleased to offer a limited edition “menu” for the summer season in conjunction with current safety guidelines. Welcome to Cafe AU! Bon Appétit!
Youth Teen Adult Fitness Social Summer and School Breaks Virtual
@Home with AU | Spring Archives
During this unprecedented global crisis, your local autism support organization is here to help decrease the isolation our 2,500 families are feeling every day. We will stay connected and engaged with you, utilizing technology and creativity. And, everything we are offering to support individuals and families during this challenging time is provided free of charge. We are all in this together, and together we will fly strong.
AlphaU
AlphaU is a social skills class designed for older teens and young adults (ages 16+) to meet together to learn and gain confidence through social activities and engaging in comprehensive lesson plans.
Teen Adult Social On Site
Art & Music
Art & Music is a class in which participants (ages 13+) can build on their strengths through creativity and a variety music tools
Teen Adult Readiness Social Education/Information On Site
Arts and Crafts (Summer Term 2020)
Arts and Crafts is a fun and interactive virtual class that allows participants with being creative as much as they want! Participants will have the opportunity to learn a variety of arts and crafts that can be made from supplies around their own home! Work alongside our instructor as they demonstrate and instruct participants through the entire process. Drawing, painting, and other creative content will be explored in this fun opportunity!
Preschool Youth Teen Adult Readiness Virtual
AU Bowling
AU Bowling is designed for youth (ages 8-12), teens (ages 13 - 17), and adults (ages 18+) to build on their social skills in the community through fun, exercise, and fitness.
Youth Teen Adult Fitness Social Off Site
AU Fit
AU Fit is a fast paced, circuit based, group fitness class designed for teens and young adults (ages 13+) to engage in cardiovascular and strength training exercises.
Teen Adult Fitness On Site
Baking Time
Baking Time is designed for youth and young adults (ages 10+) who would like to learn basic baking and executive functioning skills while socializing with peers. Participants will also learn to safely handle various kitchen equipment and utensils. The focus of this class is to have fun while baking with friends!
Youth Teen Readiness Social On Site
Baking Time (Summer Term 2020)
Baking Time is a fun and interactive virtual class that introduces baking concepts and kitchen safety. Participants in this class will learn to follow a recipe to make items such as cookies, brownies, cupcakes, etc. Executive functioning skills are emphasized to have participants plan recipes and steps to accomplish a task.
Youth Teen Adult Readiness Social Virtual
Basketball Skills and Drills
Basketball Skills and Drills is a class designed to teach youth & teen aged boys & girls (ages 9+) the basic fundamentals of basketball.
Youth Teen Fitness Social On Site
Beginner Fitness
Beginner Fitness is a class designed to explore a wide variety of fitness experiences. This fitness experience is best suited for individuals that are looking a very basic exposure to movement and fitness. Beginner Fitness is a great place for individuals that need more support and/or more motivation to engage in physical activities.
Youth Teen Adult Fitness On Site
Board Gamers
Board Gamers works on social skills and executive functioning designed by utilizing common interest to build social skills and communication with peers (Ages 8+).
Youth Teen Adult Social On Site
Body Awareness
Body Awareness is a class that teaches participants (ages 13+) to explore ways to manage energy levels and stress using calming based solutions to build skills.
Teen Adult Readiness On Site
Boys Zone
Boys Zone is a social skills class designed for boys (ages 6-12) to meet together to learn and gain confidence through social activities and engaging in comprehensive lesson plans.
Youth Social On Site
Cooking with Friends
Cooking with Friends is a class designed for young adults (ages 18+) who are working to independently cook for themselves as they prepare to live on their own. Participants must be able to safely handle various kitchen equipment and utensils with very minimal support and light supervision.
Teen Adult Readiness Social On Site
Exploring Sensations
Exploring Sensations is a class designed to engage participants (ages 3+) utilizing a variety of activities in our innovative Multi Learning Environment.
Preschool Youth Teen Adult Readiness On Site
Family Gym Time (Summer Term 2020)
Families will have private use of our state of the art gym for 1 hour! Family members will be able to use available gym space and equipment at their leisure. Our Trampolines, Basketball Court, Heaving Ball Machine, Core Balance, Rope Swings, Slides, and much more is ready for you to explore and release your energy! Space is limited!
Preschool Youth Teen Adult Fitness On Site
Family Swim @ RIT
Family Swim provides Families the opportunity to experience the Rochester Institute of Technology's Leisure pool together and in a fun and safe setting.
Youth Teen Adult Fitness Social Off Site
Full Body Fitness (Summer Term 2020)
Join us for an interactive virtual opportunity to have fun with fitness. Our sessions will focus on muscular and cardiovascular endurance. The circuit training structure will help increase each participant’s activity level with the use of exercise bands and body weight movements.
Preschool Youth Teen Adult Fitness Virtual
Girl Power
Girl Power is a social skills class designed for girls (ages 6-12) to meet together to learn and gain confidence through social activities and engaging in comprehensive lesson plans.
Youth Social On Site
Mindfulness and Relaxation (Summer Term 2020)
This interactive virtual class combines yoga poses, breathing and relaxation techniques, and strategies to leave participants feeling calm, confident, and more aware of their bodies and minds. Participants will want to be wearing comfortable clothes, and have space to perform yoga poses and lay on the floor.
Preschool Youth Teen Adult Readiness Virtual
Music and Movement (Summer Term 2020)
Join this exciting and interactive virtual class to learn and build on your music and movement skills! Utilizing instruments to explore different sounds. Dance will allow you to get moving and learn how your body responds to music. Music and Movement also fosters the opportunity to connect and communicate with your peers!
Preschool Youth Teen Adult Readiness Social Virtual
Parent Connections Meet-Ups
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.
  • free
  • Jul 10 - Jul 10
  • Morning Parent Meet-Up (Virtual) July 10
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Jul 13 - Jul 13
  • Evening Parent Meet-Up (Virtual) July 13
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Jul 24 - Jul 24
  • Morning Parent Meet-Up (Virtual) July 24
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Jul 27 - Jul 27
  • Evening Parent Meet-Up (Virtual) July 27
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Aug 07 - Aug 07
  • Morning Parent Meet-Up (Virtual) August 7
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Aug 10 - Aug 10
  • Evening Parent Meet-Up (Virtual) August 10
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Aug 21 - Aug 21
  • Morning Parent Meet-Up (Virtual) August 24
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Aug 24 - Aug 24
  • Evening Parent Meet-Up (Virtual) August 24
  • ** Session full **
Education/Information Virtual Parent Caregiver
Parent Workshops
Building on Priorities Associated with Parenting a Autistic Child
Education/Information Virtual Parent Caregiver
Personal Fitness
Personal training sessions tailored to the individual fitness needs and goals of the participant.
Youth Teen Adult Fitness On Site Parent Professional Sibling Caregiver
Remote Minecraft (Summer Term 2020)
Remote Minecraft will allow participants to access AU's Minecraft world from the comfort of their own home and instantly connect with friends all over the community. Minecraft is a class designed for participants to use interests in Minecraft to improve computer skills and to engage in socialization and peer relationship development skills in a non-threatening way. Skills and strategies for turn-taking, working collaboratively, and social problem solving will be targeted through team projects, missions, and goals. Staff will support participants as much or as little as needed, challenging them to navigate Minecraft, practice programming skills, and improve technology savvy. To provide additional social opportunities, participants will be offered to utilize the Discord Application throughout Remote Minecraft classes. The Discord Application allows participants to talk with each other verbally instead of messaging in the actual game!
Youth Teen Adult Social Virtual
Social Skills with Friends 13+ Years of Age (Summer Term 2020)
This fun and virtual interactive class will include group discussions, games, and activities tailored to age-appropriate skill levels. The focus of this class is to learn relationship-building, problem-solving, executive functioning skills, and staying connected with peers. Social Skills with Friends is a great way to build on your engagement and development skills in a safe and fun atmosphere!
Teen Adult Social Virtual
Social Skills with Friends 6-12 Years of Age (Summer Term 2020)
Social Skills with Friends is a fun and interactive virtual class allowing opportunities to develop social skills needed to participate in small group games and activities. Social communication, joint-attention, and turn taking skills are the focus of this group. The program develops skills and strategies for group participation and managing social interactions. Social Skills with Friends is a great way to build your engagement and development skills in a safe and fun atmosphere.
Youth Social Virtual
Staying Connected
Staying Connected is a social skills class designed for adults (ages 35+) to meet together to learn and gain confidence through social activities and engaging in comprehensive lesson plans.
Adult Social On Site
Teen Kinect
Teen Kinect is a social skills class designed for older teens (ages 12-15) to meet together to learn and gain confidence through social activities and engaging in comprehensive lesson plans.
Teen Social On Site
Teen/Young Adult Minecraft
Teen/Young Adult Minecraft is a class designed to strengthen Minecraft development while promoting social and communication skills with peers (ages 13+).
Teen Adult Readiness Social On Site
Vision in Motion
Vision in Motion is a class for participants (ages 3+) with its primary focus being visual exploration through a variety of structures movements, exercises and play activities.
Preschool Youth Teen Adult Readiness On Site
Youth Minecraft
Youth Minecraft is a class designed to strengthen Minecraft development while promoting social and communication skills with peers (ages 7-12).
Youth Readiness Social On Site

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