Strive Center for Autism
Mask Mandate Update
We ask that if you prefer your child wear his mask all day, you speak to your BCBA and we will work with you to reach that goal.
We also ask that if you prefer your child wear a cloth mask instead of a disposable mask, you send two clean cloth masks daily. One mask will be worn, and the other can be kept in a small plastic bag you send it in, only to be used if the original becomes soiled. We are also happy to provide a disposable child-sized mask if the primary mask is soiled and will provide disposable masks daily for children who do not come with a cloth mask.
Please reach out to your BCBA if you have any questions or concerns.
Fall Fun Day Success
Kids had the chance to:
- Bowl over some "ghosts"
- "Bob" for apples (with their hands, plastic apples!)
- Paint a pumpkin
- Win a prize at our apple punch board
- Carve a pumpkin
- Pick or hunt for apples
- Complete an obstacle course
- Enjoy cider and donuts
Each child brought home a note to show what some of the activities looked like, and we hope that the note helped for you to be able to talk about what went on. We'll continue to send those types of notes home on special days, so you'll be able to talk about what happened with your little one.
Tree of Possibilities - Skills Acquired
Since returning to therapy in June, your children have acquired a total of 601 new skills - that's 601 leaves sent home to families and displayed proudly! That's 601 small steps that open up lots of new possibilities for our kids. We are so proud of each small victory, and will continue reporting our "leaf counts" here! This leaf count is the total for all of the children in our centers.
TheraWe Platform Is Here!
For families who were trying to access TheraWe using an apple product, there was a hiccup - apparently the app wasn't quite ready! It appears that it is now ready, so if you were using an apple product and struggling, please try one more time. It may require deleting the app and re-installing it.
Any parents who haven't created their TheraWe account should have received another email last week from TheraWe regarding set-up. Please let your BCBA know if you haven't received one.
Each of the BCBAs has made a "Welcome to TheraWe" post in your account, so please check those out and comment on the post when you've been able to see it. That will let us know that we can begin using the platform to communicate with you more.
TheraWe will help us with HIPAA compliant video chat and ways to post content related to your child's therapy that you can view on your time. We look forward to exploring its many uses with you and are working toward using it to replace the Remind app completely, so it's important that we get all of you able to use it.
Trick or Treat!
You are welcome to send your child's Halloween costume into the center around the first of October, and we'll make sure he's comfortable wearing it before the big day. Sometimes our kids need more than a quick practice to wear a costume long enough to participate in festivities. We normally use costumes and dress up items in our dramatic play center for Halloween, but this year we will stick with either the costume you send in, or plastic items that can be sanitized in both centers. In Burton, we are able to wash costumes, so you may see your child dress up in a costume, but it will be washed between children.
We typically use a variety of non-edible treats at our trick or treat stations, and may use some candy items. We will check with individual parents regarding any edible treats prior to our big trick or treat day to make sure your child has a fun and safe experience.