OUCARES to host family fun event in the Rec Center

By Kay Nguyen

On Sunday, March 21, the Oakland University Center for Autism Research, Education and Support will be holding their annual Family Fun Day. 

OUCARES is a program at OU that integrates academic course work, along with knowledge and research to prepare professionals in the autism community. Its mission is to promote understanding and awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder through education, research, and support to improve the quality of life for people impacted by autism. 

The activities will include swimming, arts and crafts, a moonwalk and caricatures. The event is specifically organized for families affected by autism.

Family Fun day will be held from noon until 4 p.m. in the campus Recreation Center. There will also be a sensory room staffed by the professionals from Kaufman Children’s Center who specialize in working with children with communication challenges. 

An information fair will also be set up for families to learn about the available resources to them and speak to representatives from over 20 organizations.

Those interested in volunteering with OUCARES can learn more about the program at www.oakland.edu/OUCARES