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!

Art & Music for Relaxation
Art & Music for Relaxation is a new class where participants ages 10-18 can explore art and music to regulate and calm.
  • $160
  • Jan 09 - Mar 20
  • 2017 Winter Semester
  • ** Session full **
  • $160
  • Apr 03 - Jun 12
  • 2017 Spring Semester
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Sensory
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.
  • free
  • Jan 19 - Jan 19
  • Parent Connections Meet-Up
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Feb 15 - Feb 15
  • Adult Connections: Arc of Monroe Job Path Program
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Feb 16 - Feb 16
  • Parent Connections Meet-Up
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Mar 15 - Mar 15
  • Adult Connections: Creating a Health Care Notebook
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Mar 23 - Mar 23
  • Parent Connections Meet-Up
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Apr 19 - Apr 19
  • Adult Connections
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • May 17 - May 17
  • Adult Connections
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • May 25 - May 25
  • Parent Connections Meet-Up
  • ** Session full **
Adult Education/Information On Site Off Site Parent Caregiver
Basketball
Basketball is an opportunity for teens and youth with autism to build confidence, improve fitness and have fun!
  • $160
  • Jan 14 - Mar 25
  • Basketball
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Fitness
Boxing for Fitness
Youth and teens ages 10 + build fitness, coordination and improve strength in a supported environment.
  • $160
  • Apr 06 - Jun 15
  • Spring Semester
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Fitness On Site
Boys Club
A social opportunity for boys ages 7-12 in a fun boys only club!
  • $160
  • Jan 09 - Mar 20
  • Winter Semester: Mondays
  • ** Session full **
  • $160
  • Jan 14 - Mar 25
  • Winter Semester: Saturdays
  • ** Session full **
  • $160
  • Apr 03 - Jun 12
  • Spring Semester: Mondays
  • ** Session full **
  • $160
  • Apr 08 - Jun 17
  • Spring Semester: Saturdays
  • ** Session full **
Youth Social On Site Sibling
Cooking Club
For ages 10-16 to learn kitchen basics and work in a group.
  • $25
  • Mar 18 - Mar 18
  • Session 1
  • ** Session full **
  • $25
  • Apr 29 - Apr 29
  • Session 2
  • ** Session full **
  • $25
  • May 20 - May 20
  • Session 3
  • ** Session full **
  • $25
  • Jun 10 - Jun 10
  • Session 4
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Readiness On Site Sibling
Executive Function Fun
  • $60
  • Feb 20 - Feb 24
  • February 20, 22, 24 (M,W,F) 1-2pm
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Summer and School Breaks
Exploring Sensations
Engage in a variety of sensory experiences at our innovative Multi-Sensory Learning Environment led by a licensed Occupational Therapist
  • $250
  • Jan 10 - Mar 25
  • Winter Semester
  • ** Session full **
  • $250
  • Apr 04 - Jun 17
  • Spring Semester
  • ** Session full **
Preschool Youth Sensory On Site
Family Fun Nights @ AU
Family Fun Nights are offered at our Multi Sensory Learning Environment with special activities facilitated by AutismUp staff
Parent Caregiver
Family Outings
The answer to "what should we do this weekend?" AutismUp collaborates with our community partners to offer autism-friendly family activities, as well as themed family gatherings at our Multi Sensory Learning Environment throughout the year. We are always creating new opportunities for our families to have fun, so keep an eye out for our "pop-up" events too!
  • free
  • Feb 12 - Feb 12
  • Family Swim: February 12
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Mar 12 - Mar 12
  • Family Swim: March 12
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Apr 09 - Apr 09
  • Family Swim: April 9
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • May 21 - May 21
  • Family Swim: May 21
  • ** Session full **
Off Site Parent Sibling
Fitness 101 & AU Fit
New offerings for youths and teens beginning a fitness routine
  • $160
  • Apr 06 - Jun 15
  • Youth (ages 7-12)
  • ** Session full **
  • $160
  • Apr 06 - Jun 15
  • Teens (ages 13-19)
  • ** Session full **
  • $160
  • Apr 08 - Jun 17
  • AU Fit (ages 12+)
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Adult Fitness
Fun with Food
Helping restricted eaters ages 3-6
Preschool Adult Sensory On Site Parent Sibling Caregiver
Girl Power
A social opportunity for girls ages 7-12 allowing participants to acquire and practice social skills through fun activities.
  • $160
  • Jan 10 - Mar 21
  • Winter Semester
  • ** Session full **
  • $160
  • Apr 03 - Jun 12
  • Spring Semester
  • ** Session full **
Youth Social On Site
iCan Bike
This camp teaches individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other disabilities, how to ride a conventional bike without training wheels.
  • $250
  • Jul 24 - Jul 28
  • Session I: 8:15 - 9:30 AM
  • ** Session full **
  • $250
  • Jul 24 - Jul 28
  • Session II: 9:50 - 11:05 AM
  • ** Session full **
  • $250
  • Jul 24 - Jul 28
  • Session III: 11:25 AM - 12:40 PM
  • ** Session full **
  • $250
  • Jul 24 - Jul 28
  • Session IV: 1:40 - 2:55 PM
  • ** Session full **
  • $250
  • Jul 24 - Jul 28
  • 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
Introduction to Picky Eaters Club
Learn about the "Picky Eaters" program and benefits to your child
  • free
  • Apr 18 - Apr 18
  • 1
  • ** Session full **
Preschool Youth Summer and School Breaks On Site Parent Caregiver
LinkUp
LinkUp is a social group designed for individuals ages 18-21 readying for adulthood.
  • $160
  • Apr 05 - Jun 14
  • Spring Semester
  • ** Session full **
Teen Adult Social
Minecraft Club
Youths and teens utilize their interest in Minecraft to practice social skills.
  • $160
  • Jan 12 - Mar 23
  • Winter Semester: Youth Minecraft (ages 7-12) Session 1
  • ** Session full **
  • $160
  • Jan 12 - Mar 23
  • Winter Semester: Youth Minecraft (ages 7-12) Session 2
  • ** Session full **
  • $160
  • Jan 12 - Mar 23
  • Winter Semester: Teen Minecraft Plus (ages 13-19)
  • ** Session full **
  • $160
  • Apr 06 - Jun 15
  • Spring Semester: Youth Minecraft (ages 7-12) Session 1
  • ** Session full **
  • $160
  • Apr 06 - Jun 15
  • Spring Semester: Youth Minecraft (ages 7-12) Session 2
  • ** Session full **
  • $160
  • Apr 06 - Jun 15
  • Spring Semester: Teen Minecraft Plus (ages 13-19)
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Social On Site
Open Sensory Gym
  • $15
  • Apr 17 - Apr 17
  • Session 1: Preschool (Ages 3-6)
  • ** Session full **
  • $15
  • Apr 17 - Apr 17
  • Session 2: Youth & Teens (Ages 7-19)
  • ** Session full **
  • $15
  • Apr 18 - Apr 18
  • Session 3: Preschool (Ages 3-6)
  • ** Session full **
  • $15
  • Apr 18 - Apr 18
  • Session 4: Youth & Teens (Ages 7-19)
  • ** Session full **
  • $15
  • Apr 18 - Apr 18
  • Session 5: Youth & Teens (Ages 7-19)
  • ** Session full **
  • $15
  • Apr 19 - Apr 19
  • Session 6: Preschool (Ages 3-6)
  • ** Session full **
  • $15
  • Apr 19 - Apr 19
  • Session 7: Youth & Teens (Ages 7-19)
  • ** Session full **
  • $15
  • Apr 20 - Apr 20
  • Session 8: Preschool (Ages 3-6)
  • ** Session full **
  • $15
  • Apr 20 - Apr 20
  • Session 9: Youth & Teens (Ages 7-19)
  • ** Session full **
  • $15
  • Apr 20 - Apr 20
  • Session 10: Youth & Teens (Ages 7-19)
  • ** 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.
  • $50
  • Mar 06 - Apr 24
  • Spring
  • ** Session full **
Adult Education/Information On Site Off Site Parent
Parent Training & Workshops
Building on Priorities Associated with Parenting a Child with Autism
  • free
  • Mar 01 - Mar 01
  • March 1: How to Read and Understand Your Child’s IEP
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Apr 05 - Apr 05
  • April 5: Developing Circles of Support for Your Child
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • May 08 - May 08
  • May 8: Stewards of Children Training | Preventing Child Sexual Abuse
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • May 15 - May 15
  • May 15: Levine Autism Clinic Tour & Information Session
  • ** Session full **
Adult Education/Information On Site Parent Caregiver
Permit Preparation
Permit Preparation is a course for teens and adults to gain the necessary knowledge to master the New York State driver's permit test.
  • $130
  • Jan 25 - Mar 22
  • Winter Semester
  • ** Session full **
Teen Adult Readiness
Self-Regulation Skills
Self-Regulation teaches participants to explore ways to manage energy levels and stress using sensory based solutions to build skills.
  • $220
  • Jan 11 - Mar 22
  • Winter Semester
  • ** Session full **
  • $220
  • Apr 05 - Jun 14
  • Spring Semester
  • ** Session full **
Teen Adult Sensory
Sensory Connections
Parents & caregivers learn about their child’s individual sensory needs.
Preschool Youth Sensory Education/Information On Site Parent 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
Spring Break Fun
Special offerings during April Break.
Preschool Youth Teen Sensory Summer and School Breaks On Site Parent Sibling Caregiver
STEM Workshops
STEM workshops are one-time events for youth and teens to try a new hobby, explore an interest area and have fun with like-minded peers. Dates, ages and topics vary.
Youth Teen Summer and School Breaks
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 10 - Aug 18
  • Camp Arrowhead, Pittsford NY - Half Day
  • ** Session full **
  • $550
  • Jul 10 - Aug 18
  • Camp Bay View, Webster NY - Half Day
  • ** Session full **
  • $900
  • Jul 10 - Aug 18
  • Camp Arrowhead, Pittsford NY - Full Day
  • ** Session full **
  • $900
  • Jul 10 - Aug 18
  • 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
  • Apr 08 - Jun 17
  • Spring Semester
  • ** Session full **
Teen Social On Site
Teen Night Out @ AutismUp
Monthly social opportunity for teens and young adults (ages 13-21) to hang out with peers and be themselves, in a safe, supported, supervised, and sensory-rich environment. Facilitated by program support staff ratio of 1:2 participants, and structured around typical teenage activities.
Teen Social On Site
Teen Scene
Teen Scene allows teens to have fun with friends in the Rochester community.
  • $20
  • Feb 20 - Feb 20
  • Glow Golf and Food Court @ Eastview Mall
  • ** Session full **
Teen 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
  • Feb 01 - May 03
  • Winter/Spring Semester
  • ** Session full **
Teen Social Off Site
Water Safety and Instruction
For ages 3 and up and is offered in collaboration with the YMCA
  • $90
  • Feb 20 - Feb 24
  • Monday – Friday: February 20-24, 2017
  • ** Session full **
Preschool Youth Teen Adult Fitness Summer and School Breaks Off Site

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