Strive Center for Autism - July 16, 2021
In June, our learners acquired a total of 167 new skills!
That brings the total for the year up to 1,094 new skills!
We are so proud of every one of those skills - thank you parents, for trusting us to help your children learn and grow every day!
Ending Early Release on Fridays
Meet Alyssa, ABA Therapist in Brighton
Alyssa has worked at the Strive Center since April 2021. She has previously worked as an Event intern, a substitute teacher and an ABA Technician.
Alyssa has a degree in Hospitality and tourism with a minor in business. She is currently in the process of getting her graduate degree in ABA.
Alyssa enjoys traveling, horseback riding, running, photography, hiking with her dog and working out.
Children's Masks Voluntary
If parents choose to have their child continue wearing a mask indoors during group activities, parents need to reach out to their BCBA by Monday, July 19th to indicate this preference. Otherwise, we will allow the children to stop wearing their masks next week.
We plan to evaluate this change for two weeks and then we will consider whether to move staff mask wearing to voluntary. Thank you to all the parents who were able to share their opinion in our survey. Please reach out to your BCBA or Amy Hund with any questions or concerns.
Jessica Milobar, BCBA in Burton firstname.lastname@example.org
Evey Sobczak, BCBA in Brighton email@example.com
Amy Hund, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Food Desensitization Program
We will provide a new food to try each week and there is no requirement to participate in the program. Each family will need to complete the permission slip for their child to participate. If your child has allergies or dietary restrictions, please reach out to your BCBA and we can make sure he can still participate.
Regardless of your child's participation in this program, you will still need to send 2 snacks daily and your child's regular lunch. The food provided in this program will not replace your child's regular meals and snacks.
If you did not receive your permission slip, please reach out to your BCBA and we'll be sure to get one to you. We are really looking forward to beginning this program during the week of July 26th.
July 23rd - Mismatch Day - stripes with polka dots, crazy colors, 2 different socks, the less it matches, the better! AND Reading Buddies Day - pick another cozy spot to read outside with a friend.
July 30th - Super Hero Day - wear a shirt with your favorite super hero on it, or go all out and dress like your favorite super hero AND Fireworks Science experiment. "Fireworks" are made by mixing oil and food coloring and dropping it into water - no flames, just fun colors! Kids won't need to touch the oil or food coloring directly, but please reach out to your BCBA if there are any allergy concerns here.
August 6th - SPORTS DAY – wear a shirt for your favorite sports team, or any sports related clothing AND Ice Cream in a Bag - we will send home a permission slip with all of the ingredients listed, but the children can help make it the ice cream even if they don't eat it, since they won't need to touch the ingredients.
August 13th - SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY – Wear your Strive t shirt AND Wheels Day/Wheels Wash - kids can bring their own wheels and helmets, and we'll ride and wash our wheels!
August 20th - ALL ONE COLOR DAY – Dress in all one color of your choice AND What Melts in the Sun? Science Activity