AwA: Changing lives! ~ Albert

I am so grateful that I discovered AwA.  Since Albert has started he can not stop telling everyone how he is becoming a Tennis Champion!!  The  fun and skills he is getting from the wonderful coaches and staff with AwA I can not put a price on.  He is making memories and strides only a mom of an Autistic child could love and appreciate!  Thank you all so much.

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Registration for Fall Session Open! PDF Print E-mail

Summer may be over, but that does not mean we have to stop playing!!

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Registration is now open for another FREE session of AwA at Wayne State University.  The session is on Wednesday evenings between October 8th and November 19th.  There are only 50 spaces avalible so register now at the link below!!


Spring Swim 2014 PDF Print E-mail


Athletes with Autism is kicking off the Spring 2014 Swim Session with a "Meet Your Coach at the Pool" night scheduled for Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Matthaei Physical Education Building at Wayne State University. Each athlete and his/her family will be invited to individually scheduled time slots beginning at 5:30PM that evening in order to be oriented to the pool and locker room facilities, as well as, spend a brief period of time in the pool with the coaches.  This time in the pool is invaluable to us, as it will help us get to know each child and assure he/she is enrolled in the session that best addresses his/her individual needs.

Your athlete will be assigned to one of the following groups based on a skill assessment completed at the "Meet Your Coach at the Pool" event.

Dates for the Athletes with Autism Swim Session are Wednesdays, 5/21/14-6/25/14

Group 1 6:30 PM -7:10 PM Water Exploration 

Group 2 7:15PM- 7:55 PM Swim Program 

Here are some basic guidelines the Athletes with Autism coaches will use when determining which swim session is right for your athlete:

Water exploration:
-needs to learn how feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy water safely.
-needs to learn how to float on his/her back & front, enter & exit the pool safely, and submerge his/her face underwater, blow bubbles and move through the water (walking &/or kicking).
-needs to learn how to put on a life-jacket.

Swim Program:
-can or is ready to hold their breath & go underwater.
-can float or glide without support.
-can enter & exit the pool in deep water.
-is ready to learn backstroke &/or front crawl.
-is ready to jump into deep water with a life-jacket on.

See you May 16th at the "Meet Your Coach at the Pool" night.

See you in the pool! :)

~~~~Click Here To Register~~~~

January 29th event - as scheduled PDF Print E-mail

What a January! There is on doubt that it is cold, but AwA will host the "Meet Your Coach" event tonight as scheduled. We are looking forward to seeing you at the time that you signed up for when you registered.

The University is open and temperatures will be increasing throughout the day. This event is vitally important to the program because it gives participants an opportunity to get to know eachother. Our coaches get to know your athlete and their skill level so that they can plan for successful sessions moving forward. Your athlete gets to know their coaches so that they see a familular face when the gym is full of athletes and activity. This event sets the foundation for an amazing season and we look forward to seeing you this evening.

See you tonight!

Fall 2013 Gym Multisport Session PDF Print E-mail

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Registration for the Fall 2013 Gym Multisport Session is now open!!


Wednesdays 10/8/13 to 11/20/13 at either 6:15 or 7:00 depending on athlete grouping.

All sessions will be held at the Matthaei Physical Education Building on the campus of Wayne State University.

Click here to register for the Fall 2013 Gym Multisport Session

Winter 2014 Session PDF Print E-mail



Registration for this session is now OPEN

It's cold outside, but things are just starting to heat up for AwA's Winter session!

Dates for the Athletes with Autism Multi-Sport Session are Wednesdays, 2/12/14 - 3/26/14

Athletes will be placed in either group A or B based on the results of the evaluation that takes place at the manditory "Meet Your Coach in the Gym" event on January 29th. You will be notified of your athlete's session time following the evaluation.

Please click here to register

2013 bowling fundraiser PDF Print E-mail



Come one! Come all! Please join us for a night of fun, bowling, raffles, 50/50 and entertainment to raise money for Athletes with Autism!


When: May 18, 2013
Where: Oak Lanes
8450 N Middlebelt
Westland, MI

Time: 6pm-?

Cost: $20 per bowler*
$10 non bowler**
* Cost includes 3 games, shoe rental, entry for door prize & pizza
** Cost includes entry for door prize & pizza


Click here to register for this exciting event!!

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