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Spring Term Registration Opens On Monday 3/2/2020 @ 7am!

Please contact Craig Jones, Program Director, if you are interested in classes for the current Winter Term and would like to register. You can also register online through the AutismUp Family Dashboard.


Start Here: Click here to log into the AutismUp Family Dashboard. If you are new, please click the following link: New family enrollment for AutismUp and complete all required fields to create your family profile.

*The Golisano Autism Center won't be available on Saturday 1/25/2020. The make-up date for classes is Saturday 4/4/2020

**Cooking with Friends won't be held on Monday 1/6, Wednesday 1/8, and Thursday 1/9. The make-up date for those classes are 3/30, 4/1, and 4/2

Questions regarding programming may be directed to our:

Program Director: Craig Jones
P: (585) 248-9011, ext. 116
E: cjones@autismup.org


Registration for 2020 Parent Workshops and Meet Ups is open.

Questions regarding Parent Support and Education programs may be directed to:

Director of Education and Support Services:Rachel Rosner
P: (585) 248-9011, ext. 107
E: rrosner@autismup.org

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.
  • $330
  • Jan 06 - Mar 23
  • Monday
  • ** Session full **
  • $330
  • Jan 11 - Mar 28
  • Saturday
  • ** Session full **
Teen Adult Social On Site
Art & Music for Relaxation
Art & Music for Relaxation is a class where participants (ages 13+) can explore a variety of art and music for regulation, calming and socialization
  • $375
  • Jan 06 - Mar 23
  • Monday
  • ** Session full **
Teen Adult Social Education/Information On Site
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.
  • $350
  • Jan 10 - Mar 27
  • Friday Youth
  • ** Session full **
  • $350
  • Jan 10 - Mar 27
  • Friday Teen
  • ** Session full **
  • $350
  • Jan 10 - Mar 27
  • Friday Adult
  • ** Session full **
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.
  • $365
  • Jan 11 - Mar 28
  • Saturday
  • ** Session full **
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!
  • $360
  • Jan 11 - Mar 28
  • Saturday
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Readiness Social On Site
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. Program is located off-site.
  • $365
  • Jan 11 - Mar 28
  • Youth (9-12) and Teen (13-19) Saturday
  • ** Session full **
  • $365
  • Jan 11 - Mar 28
  • Youth (9-12) and Teen (13-19) Saturday
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Fitness Social Off Site
Beginner Fitness
Beginner Fitness is a class designed to explore a wide variety of fitness experiences. This fitness experience is best suited for fitness novices or 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.
  • $365
  • Jan 09 - Mar 26
  • Thursday
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Adult Fitness On Site
Board Gamers
Board Gamers is a social skills and executive functioning class designed to utilize common interest to build social skills and communication with peers (Ages 8+)
  • $330
  • Jan 07 - Mar 24
  • Tuesday
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Adult Social
Boys Zone
A social class for boys (ages 6 - 12) allowing opportunities to make friends, socialize, and have fun.
  • $330
  • Jan 06 - Mar 23
  • Monday
  • ** Session full **
  • $330
  • Jan 11 - Mar 28
  • Saturday
  • ** Session full **
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.
  • $460
  • Jan 06 - Apr 06
  • Monday
  • ** Session full **
  • $460
  • Jan 08 - Apr 01
  • Wednesday
  • ** Session full **
  • $460
  • Jan 09 - Apr 02
  • Thursday
  • ** Session full **
Teen Adult Readiness Social On Site
Exploring Sensations
Exploring Sensations is a class designed to engage participants (ages 3+) in a variety of sensory experiences at our innovative Multi-Sensory Learning Environment
  • $480
  • Jan 07 - Mar 24
  • Tuesday 4:15p-4:55p
  • ** Session full **
  • $480
  • Jan 07 - Mar 24
  • Tuesday 5:05p-5:45p
  • ** Session full **
  • $480
  • Jan 07 - Mar 24
  • Tuesday 5:55p-6:35p
  • ** Session full **
  • $480
  • Jan 08 - Mar 25
  • Wednesday 4:15p-4:55p
  • ** Session full **
  • $480
  • Jan 08 - Mar 25
  • Wednesday 5:05p-5:45p
  • ** Session full **
  • $480
  • Jan 08 - Mar 25
  • Wednesday 5:55p-6:35p
  • ** Session full **
  • $480
  • Jan 11 - Mar 28
  • Saturday 10:00a-10:40a
  • ** Session full **
  • $480
  • Jan 11 - Mar 28
  • Saturday 10:45a-11:25a
  • ** Session full **
  • $480
  • Jan 11 - Mar 28
  • Saturday 11:30a-12:10p
  • ** Session full **
Preschool Youth Teen Adult Sensory On Site
Family Swim @ RIT
Open Swim gives Families the opportunity to experience the Rochester Institute of Technology's Leisure pool
  • $165
  • Jan 19 - Mar 29
  • Sunday
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Adult Fitness Sensory Social Off Site
Girl Power
A social class for girls (ages 6 - 12) allowing participants to acquire and practice social skills through fun activities.
  • $330
  • Jan 06 - Mar 23
  • Monday
  • ** Session full **
Youth Social On Site
LinkUp
LinkUp is an innovative job skills class that pairs career consulting and employment training with hands-on volunteer work.
  • $430
  • Jan 08 - Mar 25
  • Wednesday
  • ** Session full **
Teen Adult Readiness Social Off Site
Minecraft Breakfast Buddies
Connect with friends every Saturday morning using our staff monitored and secure online Minecraft server. Personal Minecraft accounts required.
  • $45
  • Jan 11 - Mar 28
  • Saturday
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Social
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
  • Jan 07 - Jan 07
  • January 7 Lunch Meet Up
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Jan 17 - Jan 17
  • January 17 Coffee Meet-Up
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Jan 27 - Jan 27
  • January 27 Evening Meet Up
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Feb 03 - Feb 03
  • February 3 Evening Meet Up
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Feb 11 - Feb 11
  • February 11 Lunch Meet Up
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Feb 28 - Feb 28
  • February 28 Coffee Meet Up
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Mar 10 - Mar 10
  • March 10 Lunch Meet Up
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Mar 20 - Mar 20
  • March 20 Coffee Meet Up
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Mar 23 - Mar 23
  • March Evening Meet Up
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Apr 14 - Apr 14
  • April 14 Lunch Meet Up
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Apr 17 - Apr 17
  • April 17 Coffee Meet Up
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Apr 27 - Apr 27
  • April 27 Evening Meet Up
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • May 12 - May 12
  • May 12 Lunch Meet Up
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • May 15 - May 15
  • May 15 Coffee Meet Up
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • May 18 - May 18
  • May Evening Meet Up
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Jun 09 - Jun 09
  • June 9 Lunch Meet Up
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Jun 12 - Jun 12
  • June 12 Coffee Meet Up
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Jun 15 - Jun 15
  • June 15 Evening Meet Up
  • ** Session full **
Education/Information On Site Parent Caregiver
Parent Effectiveness Program | PEP
EFFECTIVE [ih-fek-tiv] adjective 1. adequate to accomplish a purpose; producing the intended or expected result.
  • free
  • Mar 04 - Mar 18
  • Parent Effectiveness Program
  • ** Session full **
Adult Education/Information On Site Parent
Parent Workshops
Building on Priorities Associated with Parenting a Autistic Child
  • free
  • Jan 13 - Jan 13
  • Reading and Understanding Your Child's IEP
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Jan 22 - Jan 22
  • Be Your Child's Best Advocate
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Feb 05 - Feb 05
  • Co-Regulation: Communication's Best Kept Secret
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Feb 25 - Feb 25
  • Campaign D Panel Presentation: Hear first hand perspectives from individuals living with autism. https://www.campaignd.com/
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Mar 02 - Mar 02
  • Autism 101: For Newly Diagnosed Families
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Mar 25 - Mar 25
  • Executive Function with Dr. Whitney Rapp
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Apr 01 - Apr 01
  • Planning for Transition in the IEP
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Apr 22 - Apr 22
  • Stewards of Chilldren: Preventing Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Apr 24 - Apr 24
  • Stewards of Children: Preventing Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • May 04 - May 04
  • Prepare Your Child for Transition Out of School
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • May 20 - May 20
  • Wandering and Safety Preparedness
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Jun 03 - Jun 03
  • TBD
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Jun 08 - Jun 08
  • TBD
  • ** Session full **
Education/Information On Site 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
SCAN @ Nazareth
Community based after-school program for teens (ages 12 - 16) facilitated by clinicians from the Nazareth College Speech & Hearing Clinic in collaboration with AutismUp. This program is located off-site.
  • $220
  • Feb 05 - Apr 22
  • Wednesday
  • ** Session full **
Teen Adult Social Off Site
Self Regulation
SeIf-Regulation is a class that teaches participants (ages 13+) to explore ways to manage energy levels and stress using sensory based solutions to build skills.
  • $480
  • Jan 08 - Mar 25
  • Wednesday 6:45p-7:25p
  • ** Session full **
  • $480
  • Jan 08 - Mar 25
  • Wednesday 7:35p-8:15p
  • ** Session full **
Teen Adult Sensory On Site
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.
  • $330
  • Jan 09 - Mar 26
  • Thursday
  • ** Session full **
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.
  • $330
  • Jan 06 - Mar 23
  • Monday
  • ** Session full **
  • $330
  • Jan 11 - Mar 28
  • Saturday
  • ** Session full **
Teen Social On Site
Teen/Young Adult Minecraft
Teen/Young Adult Minecraft is a class designed to utilize common interest to promote social skills and communication with peers (ages 13+).
  • $330
  • Jan 09 - Mar 26
  • Thursday
  • ** Session full **
Teen Adult Social On Site
Vision in Motion
Vision in Motion is a class for participants (ages 3+) with its primary focus on improving eye tracking and visual perception through a variety of structures movements, exercises and play activities.
  • $480
  • Jan 07 - Mar 24
  • Tuesday 6:45p-7:25p
  • ** Session full **
  • $480
  • Jan 07 - Mar 24
  • Tuesday 7:35p-8:15p
  • ** Session full **
Preschool Youth Teen Adult Sensory On Site
Youth Minecraft
Youth Minecraft is a class designed to utilize common interest to promote social skills and communication with peers (ages 7 - 12).
  • $330
  • Jan 09 - Mar 26
  • Thursday
  • ** Session full **
  • $330
  • Jan 09 - Mar 26
  • Thursday
  • ** Session full **
Youth Social On Site

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