Weekly Update

Strive Center for Autism - April 16, 2021

Professional Crisis Management (PCM) Training

Last week, we trained three staff at Burton in our crisis management intervention program, which is from the Professional Crisis Management Association. Next week, we'll train our Brighton staff on Friday, April 23rd. This training helps our staff learn a variety of techniques to de-escalate and prevent crisis behavior, as well as how to respond in a crisis. For more information, see the PCMA website, which has been recently updated to provide a more complete picture of what crisis management is.

Warm Weather Footwear

With the beautiful warmer weather, we'd like to take a minute to remind you to please continue to send your child in for therapy wearing socks and shoes that cover the entire foot and fit securely.

Crocs and sandals are NOT allowed in the centers. We have rolling chairs and stools, wood chips on our playgrounds, and climbing equipment indoors and out. Children MUST wear comfortable shoes that cover the entire foot, with no holes or openings that can allow toes to be injured or wood chips and dirt to get into the shoes.

That includes sandals that cover the toes but have openings on the sides. We do turn on the air conditioning in our centers in the summer, so we can assure you the kids won't be too hot with shoes and socks on.

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Meet Lindsay, Lead Therapist

Lindsay started working at the Strive Center for Autism in May of 2019 and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and Elementary Education from Liberty University. She began her position as Lead Therapist in the fall of 2020, and has been an excellent fit in this position.

Lindsay was previously a Special Education teacher K-5. She has experience as an ABA Technician and was an Intern for Children’s Ministry at Journey Christian Fellowship.

Lindsay enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to church and traveling.

April Activities

At Strive Center, we run several small group lessons every day. One of those is our morning circle time, where we sing a hello song, talk about the days of the week and the seasons and weather, and read a story or learn something new related to our theme.

To keep things interesting, we switch our hello song periodically. This month, we've started using this hello song: Hello Song for Children. Your kids might find it fun to check the video out with you!

As always, we enjoy Jack Hartmann's song about the month of April.

We're also listening to songs about ponds and the animals who live there, like this one about some frogs, and this one about a duck!


Friday, April 23rd, 8:30am

Brighton, MI, USA

Brighton, MI

Brighton Center CLOSED for therapy on FRIDAY, APRIL 23rd for PCM training.