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 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.
  • 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
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 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 On Site Sibling
Cooking Club
For ages 10-16 to learn kitchen basics and work in a group.
  • $25
  • Jun 10 - Jun 10
  • 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 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 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 On Site
Healthy Living
A class for teens and adults to promote healthy living.
  • $160
  • Jul 10 - Aug 28
  • Summer Semester
  • ** Session full **
Teen Adult Readiness 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 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 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 On Site
Mindfulness Matters
Mindfulness Matters is designed to help participants lessen their anxiety.
  • $100
  • Jul 13 - Aug 03
  • Mindfulness Matters
  • ** Session full **
Youth Readiness Sensory 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 On Site
Open Sensory Gym
  • $15
  • Jul 08 - Aug 31
  • Summer Semester Preschool & Youth
  • ** Session full **
  • $15
  • Jul 08 - Aug 31
  • Summer Semester Youth & Teens
  • ** Session full **
Preschool Youth Teen
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
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
ROC the Community
This is a two day program that encourages teens & young adults to explore the community.
  • $260
  • Jul 10 - Aug 01
  • ROC the Community (Session I)
  • ** Session full **
  • $460
  • Jul 10 - Aug 29
  • ROC the Community (Session I & II Combo)
  • ** Session full **
  • $260
  • Aug 07 - Aug 29
  • ROC the Community (Session II)
  • ** Session full **
Teen Adult Readiness Social 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
Sign Language for Communication
A caregiver and participant class for ages 3 and up to enhance communication using sign language.
  • $160
  • Jul 10 - Aug 28
  • Summer Semester
  • ** Session full **
Preschool Youth Teen Adult Readiness 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 On Site
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 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 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 **
  • $20
  • Jun 25 - Jun 25
  • Red Wings Game
  • ** 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 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 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 11 - Aug 29
  • Summer Semester
  • ** Session full **
Preschool Youth Sensory Education/Information On Site Parent Sibling Caregiver

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