Weekly Update

Strive Center for Autism - July 23, 2021

Ending Early Release on Fridays

Effective September 7th, we will end our early release on Fridays for all children. With the lessening of some cleaning protocols, and our increased efficiency with the remaining cleaning and Friday rotation protocols, we will no longer need additional time for our team to complete these duties on Fridays. We are pleased to offer all of our children full sessions on Friday, beginning after Labor Day. Please continue to enjoy an early Friday release for the summer, and we'll remind all of our families as the date gets closer. September 10th will be the first full Friday with dismissal at 3:20.
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Meet Marisa, ABA Therapist

Marisa joined our team in June 2021. She previously worked for Willowbrook rehabilitation services and Gateway Pediatric Therapy.


Marisa attended Pinckney Community high school. She is currently attending Wayne State University for her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She is on track to graduate in December 2021.


Marisa enjoys completing puzzles, playing soccer, golf and hiking.

Now Hiring in Burton

We are hiring for the role of ABA Therapist in Burton. If you know anyone who's great with kids and looking for an exciting opportunity, please send them our way.


Some important details:



  • Minimum 60 college credits required
  • Must be highly energetic, engaging, and enjoy children!
  • Extensive training is provided, so it's not necessary to have specific experience in ABA
  • Apply here: https://www.sc-centers.com/career-opportunities
  • Resume and cover letter required

Food Desensitization Program

The food desensitization program is getting started - Burton children began this week with tasting an animal cracker. Brighton children will begin next week with tasting a grape.


If you haven't returned your permission slip and would like your child to participate, please reach out to your BCBA.


We will provide a new food to try each week and there is no requirement to participate in the program. There will be lots of fun and positive reinforcement and the group nature of the program really makes it exciting! Please reach out to your BCBA if you have any questions.

Fun Fridays

We'll keep listing these in the newsletter for a quick and easy spot for you to check them, and we'll send Remind messages each Thursday to help you keep up to date!


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. This will be our FINAL FUN FRIDAY of the summer!

Strive Centers CLOSED

Friday, Aug. 27th, 8am

Burton and Brighton

Both Strive Center locations will be CLOSED for staff Professional Development Day. Therapy will resume on Monday, August 30.

Strive Centers Closed

Monday, Sep. 6th, 8am

Burton and Brighton

Both Strive Center locations will be CLOSED for Labor Day. Therapy will resume on Tuesday, September 7.