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Fall Term Phase 2 registration is now open (includes limited in-person group classes)! AutismUp offers both virtual & in-person opportunities as part of our Phase 2 Plan! In-person options for Phase 2 consist of the following group classes: Teen Kinect, Art, AlphaU, and AU Fit. We also continue to offer in-person 1:1 Personal Fitness & Gym Time. All participants enrolled for in-person classes must be able to follow all health and safety guidelines. If participants are not ready for in-person classes at this time, please take a look at our Virtual options!

Program or Registration Questions? Please contact Craig Jones, Program Director, (585) 248-9011 x116, or cjones@autismup.org. You may also register online through the AU Family Dashboard.

NOTE: Programs & classes will NOT be held the week of Thanksgiving, 11/23 - 11/29/2020


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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 (In-Person)
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.
  • $165
  • Oct 24 - Dec 05
  • Saturdays (12-12:45p)
  • ** Session full **
  • $165
  • Oct 24 - Dec 05
  • Saturdays (1:15-2p)
  • ** Session full **
Teen Adult Social On Site
Art (In-Person)
Art is a fun and interactive 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 with a new artist as the theme each week. Work alongside our instructor as they demonstrate and instruct participants through the entire process. Art mediums including drawing, painting, and other creative content, are loosely structured to allow for creativity and exploration in this fun opportunity!
  • $200
  • Oct 24 - Dec 05
  • Saturdays (10:45-11:30a)
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Adult Social Readiness 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 Social Readiness Education/Information On Site
Arts and Crafts (Virtual)
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!
  • $300
  • Sep 08 - Dec 01
  • Arts and Crafts
  • ** Session full **
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 (In-Person)
AU Fit provides a combination of strength training and cardiovascular conditioning. Each class, participant’s complete unique workout routines as a group, with options to tailor workouts to every individual. Our combination of innovative equipment and traditional fitness activities are modified to encourage participation in movement activities, build confidence, and achieve fitness goals.
  • $185
  • Oct 24 - Dec 05
  • Saturdays (2:30-3:15p)
  • ** 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!
Youth Teen Social Readiness On Site
Baking Time (Virtual)
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.
  • $300
  • Sep 10 - Dec 03
  • Baking Time
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Adult Social Readiness 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
Bundle Package #1 (Fall Term 2020)
Our Fall Term Bundle Package #1 provides individuals the opportunity to participate in a variety of their favorite classes at a 10% discount! The Bundle Package #1 includes the following Programs and Classes: Music and Movement (Weekly); Social Skills with Friends (Weekly); Minecraft (Weekly); Baking Time (Weekly); Choice of 1 of the following Weekly Classes (Arts and Crafts, Mindfulness and Relaxation, Full Body Fitness)
  • $1240
  • Sep 07 - Dec 05
  • Bundle Package #1
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Adult Fitness Social Readiness Education/Information Virtual
Bundle Package #2 (Fall Term 2020)
Our Fall Term Bundle Package #2 provides individuals the opportunity to participate in a variety of their favorite classes at a 15% discount! The Bundle Package #2 includes the following Programs and Classes: Music and Movement (Weekly); Social Skills with Friends (Class 2x Weekly); Minecraft (Class 2x Weekly); Baking Time (Weekly); Choice of 2 of the following Weekly Classes (Arts and Crafts, Mindfulness and Relaxation, Full Body Fitness)
  • $1725
  • Sep 07 - Dec 05
  • Bundle Package #2
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Adult Fitness Social Readiness Education/Information Virtual
Bundle Package #3 (Fall Term 2020)
Our Fall Term Bundle Package #3 provides individuals the opportunity to participate in a variety of their favorite classes at a 20% discount! The Bundle Package #3 includes the following Programs and Classes: Music and Movement (Weekly); Social Skills with Friends (Class 2x Weekly); Minecraft (Class 3x Weekly); Baking Time (Weekly); Full Body Fitness (Weekly); Mindfulness and Relaxation (Weekly); Arts and Crafts (Weekly)
  • $2025
  • Sep 07 - Dec 05
  • Bundle Package #3
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Adult Fitness Social Readiness Education/Information Virtual
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 Social Readiness 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
Families will have private use of our state of the art gym for 45 minutes! 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!
  • $360
  • Sep 07 - Dec 05
  • Family Gym Time
  • ** Session full **
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 (Virtual)
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.
  • $300
  • Sep 11 - Dec 04
  • Full Body Fitness
  • ** Session full **
Preschool Youth Teen Adult Fitness Virtual
Full Life Academy
AutismUp’s Full Life Academy (Group and Individual classes) is for students 18 years and older. This innovative learning opportunity is curriculum-based with custom designed lessons to meet the specific goals of each student. Full Life Academy instructors use a person-centered approach to individualize each participants path through the program, which utilize interactive activities through an online platform as well as coaching sessions with instructors. Open to the public. All abilities are welcome.
  • $1000
  • Oct 26 - Dec 10
  • FLA 101 (Monday-Thursday)
  • ** Session full **
  • $1000
  • Oct 26 - Dec 10
  • FLA 102 (Monday-Thursday)
  • ** Session full **
Adult Readiness Virtual Self Advocate
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 (Virtual)
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.
  • $375
  • Sep 09 - Dec 02
  • Mindfulness and Relaxation
  • ** Session full **
Preschool Youth Teen Adult Readiness Virtual
Minecraft (Remote)
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!
  • $225
  • Sep 08 - Dec 01
  • Minecraft (Tuesdays 5pm)
  • ** Session full **
  • $375
  • Sep 08 - Dec 03
  • Minecraft (Class 2x Weekly)
  • ** Session full **
  • $500
  • Sep 08 - Dec 03
  • Minecraft (Class 3x Weekly)
  • ** Session full **
  • $225
  • Sep 09 - Dec 02
  • Minecraft (Wednesdays 6pm)
  • ** Session full **
  • $225
  • Sep 10 - Dec 03
  • Minecraft (Thursdays 7pm)
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Adult Social Virtual
Motion Dynamics (Virtual)
Motion Dynamics is a fun, positive and energetic virtual class! In Motion Dynamics we will stretch, move and have fun. You will learn skills in dance, yoga, Pilates and body awareness. See how learning and applying these skills will benefit all aspects of your life! Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and have plenty of space to move and groove!
  • $200
  • Oct 24 - Dec 05
  • Saturdays (11:45a-12:30p)
  • ** Session full **
  • $200
  • Oct 24 - Dec 05
  • Saturdays (1:15-2p)
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Adult Readiness Virtual
Music and Movement (Virtual)
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!
  • $300
  • Sep 07 - Nov 30
  • Music and Movement
  • ** Session full **
Preschool Youth Teen Adult Social Readiness 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.
  • $540
  • Sep 07 - Dec 06
  • Personal Fitness
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Adult Fitness On Site Parent Professional Sibling Caregiver
Social Skills with Friends 13+ Years of Age (Virtual)
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!
  • $250
  • Sep 08 - Dec 01
  • Social Skills with Friends 13+ Years of Age (Tuesdays 6pm)
  • ** Session full **
  • $450
  • Sep 08 - Dec 03
  • Social Skills with Friends 13+ Years of Age (Both Tuesdays and Thursdays)
  • ** Session full **
  • $250
  • Sep 10 - Dec 03
  • Social Skills with Friends 13+ Years of Age (Thursdays 6pm)
  • ** Session full **
Teen Adult Social Virtual
Social Skills with Friends 6-12 Years of Age (Virtual)
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.
  • $250
  • Sep 07 - Nov 30
  • Social Skills with Friends 6-12 Years of Age (Mondays 4:30pm)
  • ** Session full **
  • $450
  • Sep 07 - Dec 02
  • Social Skills with Friends 6-12 Years of Age (Both Mondays and Wednesdays)
  • ** Session full **
  • $250
  • Sep 09 - Dec 02
  • Social Skills with Friends 6-12 Years of Age (Wednesdays 3:30pm)
  • ** Session full **
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 (In-Person)
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.
  • $165
  • Oct 24 - Dec 05
  • Saturdays (9:30-10:15a)
  • ** Session full **
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 Social Readiness 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 Social Readiness On Site

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