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Fall Term 2021 Registration Now Open!


Fall Term September 13 - December 12, 2021

Fall term is part of AU's Phase III Re-Opening Plan and includes additional in-person group classes at AutismUp:

  • In-Person Group Classes: Teen Kinect • Art • AlphaU • AU Fit • Motion Dynamics • Youth Minecraft • Teen/Young Adult Minecraft • Drum it Up • Music and Movement • Soccer @ Nazareth College's Golisano Training Center| In-Person 1:1 Class: Personal Training
  • Participants enrolled in in-person classes must be able to follow all AU health & safety guidelines. If unable to do so at this time, please consider one of our virtual options.
  • Scroll down to view our offerings. To register, log in to the AutismUp Family Dashboard. If you are new, you must first create a family profile by completing the Family Enrollment Form.

*Please note classes won't be held during Thanksgiving week 11/22 through 11/28 2021, except for Soccer Skills and Drills that will take place on 11/27/2021.


Fall program and registration questions? Want to use self direction funding instead of private pay?Enroll in our fall term today!
Contact Craig Jones, Program Director, (585) 248-9011 x116, or cjones@autismup.org


@Home with AU | Activity Archive
During this unprecedented global crisis, your local autism support organization is here to help decrease the isolation that is being felt by you - our member families. 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.
  • $360
  • Sep 18 - Dec 11
  • AlphaU I: Saturdays (10:45-11:40a)
  • ** Session full **
  • $360
  • Sep 18 - Dec 11
  • AlphaU II: Saturdays (1:15-2:10p)
  • ** 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!
  • $385
  • Sep 18 - Dec 11
  • Saturdays (12-12:45p)
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Adult Social Readiness On Site
Art & Music
Art & Music is a class in which participants (ages 6-12) can build on their strengths through creativity and a variety of music tools
Youth 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 14 - Dec 07
  • Tuesdays (4-4:45p)
  • ** 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.
  • $375
  • Sep 13 - Dec 06
  • Mondays (5:45-6:30p)
  • ** Session full **
  • $375
  • Sep 18 - Dec 11
  • 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 16 - Dec 09
  • Thursdays (6:15-7p)
  • ** 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 2021)
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 13 - Dec 11
  • Bundle Package #1
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Adult Fitness Social Readiness Education/Information Virtual
Bundle Package #2 (Fall Term 2021)
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 13 - Dec 11
  • Bundle Package #2
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Adult Fitness Social Readiness Education/Information Virtual
Bundle Package #3 (Fall Term 2021)
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 13 - Dec 11
  • 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
Drum it Up (In-Person)
Drum it Up is a fun and interactive class focused on learning the drums! Individuals will also build on their social, communication, and engagement skills while utilizing music and drums. Lesson plans not only teach the essence of being a drummer, it also teaches time management, practice habits, basic music skills, and so much more. Drum it Up is a great opportunity to enjoy fun activities with peers while learning how to play music!
  • $385
  • Sep 13 - Dec 06
  • Mondays (6:45-7:30)
  • ** Session full **
Youth 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 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 17 - Dec 10
  • Fridays (5:20-6:05p)
  • ** Session full **
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 (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 15 - Dec 08
  • Wednesdays: Mindfulness and Relaxation I (4:30-5:15p)
  • ** Session full **
  • $375
  • Sep 15 - Dec 08
  • Wednesdays: Mindfulness and Relaxation II (6-6:45p)
  • ** 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 13 - Dec 06
  • Minecraft (Mondays 5pm)
  • ** Session full **
  • $375
  • Sep 13 - Dec 11
  • Minecraft (Class 2x Weekly)
  • ** Session full **
  • $500
  • Sep 13 - Dec 11
  • Minecraft (Class 3x Weekly)
  • ** Session full **
  • $525
  • Sep 13 - Dec 11
  • Minecraft (Class 4x Weekly, includes "Survival Saturday")
  • ** Session full **
  • $225
  • Sep 14 - Dec 07
  • Minecraft (Tuesdays 6pm)
  • ** Session full **
  • $225
  • Sep 16 - Dec 08
  • Minecraft (Wednesdays 7pm)
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Adult Social Virtual
Motion Dynamics (In-Person)
Motion Dynamics is a fun, positive and energetic 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 will be provided a yoga mat to use during class as well as plenty of space to move and groove!
  • $420
  • Sep 15 - Dec 08
  • Wednesdays (5:45-6:30p)
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Adult Readiness On Site
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!
  • $375
  • Sep 18 - Dec 11
  • Motion Dynamics I: Saturdays (11:45a-12:30p)
  • ** Session full **
  • $375
  • Sep 18 - Dec 11
  • Motion Dynamics II: Saturdays (1:15-2p)
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Adult Readiness Virtual
Music and Movement (In-Person)
Join this exciting and interactive 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!
  • $385
  • Sep 15 - Dec 08
  • Wednesdays (6:45-7:30p)
  • ** Session full **
Teen Adult Social Readiness On Site
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 13 - Dec 06
  • Mondays (6-6:40p)
  • ** 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 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 28 - Jul 28
  • Family Playground Meet Up (kids Grades 4-8)
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Aug 04 - Aug 04
  • Fall Programs Parent Information Session
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Aug 11 - Aug 11
  • Family Playground Meet Up (kids up to Grade 3)
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Aug 18 - Aug 18
  • Family Playground Meet Up (kids Grades 4-8)
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Sep 15 - Sep 15
  • Online Parent Meet Up
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Sep 29 - Sep 29
  • Morning Meet Up at the GAC
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Oct 13 - Oct 13
  • Online Parent Meet Up
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Oct 27 - Oct 27
  • Morning Meet Up at the GAC
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Nov 03 - Nov 03
  • Online Parent Meet Up
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Nov 17 - Nov 17
  • Morning Meet Up at the GAC
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Dec 01 - Dec 01
  • Online Parent Meet Up
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Dec 15 - Dec 15
  • Morning Meet Up at the GAC
  • ** Session full **
Education/Information Virtual Parent Caregiver
Parent Effectiveness Program | PEP
EFFECTIVE [ih-fek-tiv] adjective 1. adequate to accomplish a purpose; producing the intended or expected result.
  • free
  • Oct 04 - Oct 25
  • Parent Effectiveness Program Fall 2021
  • ** Session full **
Adult Education/Information On Site Parent
Parent Workshops
Building on Priorities Associated with Parenting a Autistic Child
  • free
  • Sep 22 - Sep 22
  • Communication with your School
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Oct 20 - Oct 20
  • Autism 101
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Nov 10 - Nov 10
  • Sensory Systems
  • ** Session full **
  • free
  • Dec 08 - Dec 08
  • Behavior Management
  • ** Session full **
Education/Information Virtual Parent Caregiver
Personal Fitness
Personal training sessions tailored to the individual fitness needs and goals of the participant.
  • $540
  • Sep 13 - Dec 12
  • Personal Fitness
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Adult Fitness On Site Parent Professional Sibling Caregiver
Running Performance
Running Performance is a class designed to teach individuals (ages 8+) the basic fundamentals of running while having fun! Class will include a dynamic warm-up, cool down, strength training and mobility. Together we will practice the skills learned with fun and interactive activities. All you need is a pair of shoes to set yourself up for success!
Youth Teen Adult Fitness Off Site
Soccer Skills & Drills
AutismUp Soccer Skills & Drills is a class designed to teach individuals (ages 8+) the basic fundamentals of soccer with fun and engaging activities. Class focuses on coordination and ball handling such as passing, dribbling and shooting goals. The goal of this program is to have fun building confidence and fitness while developing your soccer skills!
  • $380
  • Sep 18 - Dec 18
  • Soccer Skills and Drills
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Adult Fitness Off Site
Social Skills with Friends 13+ Years of Age (Virtual)
This fun and interactive virtual class will include lesson driven discussions and activities tailored to age-appropriate skill levels. The focus is to learn relationship-building, problem-solving, executive functioning, while utilizing these skills with peers during class and in the community. Social Skills with Friends is a great way to build on your engagement and development skills in a safe and fun atmosphere.
  • $250
  • Sep 09 - Dec 09
  • Social Skills with Friends 13+ Years of Age (Thursdays 6:15pm)
  • ** Session full **
  • $250
  • Sep 14 - Dec 07
  • Social Skills with Friends 13+ Years of Age (Tuesdays 6pm)
  • ** Session full **
  • $450
  • Sep 14 - Dec 09
  • Social Skills with Friends 13+ Years of Age (Both Tuesdays and Thursdays)
  • ** 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 groups through lesson driven 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 13 - Dec 06
  • Social Skills with Friends 6-12 Years of Age (Mondays 4:30pm)
  • ** Session full **
  • $450
  • Sep 13 - Dec 08
  • Social Skills with Friends 6-12 Years of Age (Both Mondays and Wednesdays)
  • ** Session full **
  • $250
  • Sep 15 - Dec 08
  • 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 30+) to meet together to learn and gain confidence through social activities and engaging in comprehensive lesson plans.
Adult Social On Site
Summer Communication Boot Camp
The Summer Communication Boot Camp at AutismUp is a 6 week long collaborative speech program developed for individuals 16+ years old who are nonverbal or have limited verbal skills. Participants should already use or be interested in trialing an Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) device. Qualified participants will be paired one-on-one with a graduate student from the Nazareth College Communications Sciences and Disorders program. The program will be broken up into three intensive hour-long blocks: individual focused teaching, group practice, and individual review and skill reinforcement. At the end of the program, participants will be able to leave with greater AAC skills, an update to their current system, or a recommendation for a long-term system that can be implemented with their Speech and Language Pathologist. SPACE IS LIMITED.
  • $500
  • Jul 05 - Aug 11
  • Mondays & Wednesdays 1:00p-4:00p (Group A)
  • ** Session full **
  • $500
  • Jul 06 - Aug 12
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00p-4:00p (Group B)
  • ** Session full **
Survival Saturday Minecraft (Remote)
Welcome to "Survival Saturday" Remote Minecraft! Participants will have 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! Our Minecraft Survival Saturdays will take place in a new world separate from the other virtual world where participants will be ONLY in survival mode. They can work together to build and secure food or venture out and try to survive alone. Mobs can and will spawn in caves and during the night so craft a hut and a bed and try to survive till morning! There is the availability for player vs. player between participants with consent from both parties, but if you do not want to engage in player vs. player it's not required.
  • $225
  • Sep 18 - Dec 11
  • Survival Saturday (10:15-11:15a)
  • ** Session full **
Youth Teen Adult Social Virtual
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.
  • $360
  • Sep 18 - Dec 11
  • Saturdays (9:30-10:25a)
  • ** Session full **
Teen Social On Site
Teen/Young Adult Minecraft (In-Person)
Teen/Young Adult Minecraft is a class designed to strengthen Minecraft development while promoting social and communication skills with peers (ages 13+).
  • $360
  • Sep 16 - Dec 09
  • Thursdays (6:45-7:45p)
  • ** Session full **
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 (In-Person)
Youth Minecraft is a class designed to strengthen Minecraft development while promoting social and communication skills with peers (ages 7-12).
  • $360
  • Sep 16 - Dec 09
  • Thursdays (4:15-5:15p)
  • ** Session full **
  • $360
  • Sep 16 - Dec 09
  • Thursdays (5:30-6:30p)
  • ** Session full **
Youth Social Readiness On Site

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