Weekly Update

Strive Center for Autism - April 30, 2021

Brighton Parent Parking

As you may have noticed, our parking lot is pretty busy during pick up and drop off. In Brighton, we ask that as many parents as possible park in the front row by the building during these times. We know there are not enough spaces for everyone at once, so we are also leaving 2-3 spots empty across from the building, toward the south end of the parking lot for parents to use. If there's not room for you in the front row, please feel free to park on the opposite side, toward the end, farthest from the parking lot entrance. If you're in the front row, please wait until you see that staff have brought the children in from those cars on the opposite side before you pull out of the parking lot. We are happy to have our building filled with children who need us, and thank you for your patience in the parking lot.

May's Theme

May's theme is insects!! We have a lot of fun activities planned with bugs, including craft projects, songs, and themed math and literacy activities.


The kids will be dancing to this fun Laurie Berkner Bumblebee song!


And here's a fun video with some insect vocabulary you can share with your child to start talking about bugs!

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Meet Melody, ABA Therapist in Burton

Melody has worked at the Strive Center for Autism since July 2020. She has a Bachelor’s of Social Work from Central Michigan University.


Melody previously worked as a Social Worker and a Parent Educator for Foster Care.


Melody enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She likes to take walks and go camping. Melody has a rescue dog name Abu.

Summer Plans

Please remember to let your BCBA know if you have any plans to miss therapy during the summer. Summer is right around the corner! Both centers will be closed for therapy on the following dates this summer:


Monday, May 31 - Memorial Day

Friday, June 25 - Professional Development Day

Monday, July 5 - Independence Day

Friday, August 27 - Professional Development Day


We will add reminders to the newsletter as these dates approach, but just thought they'd be helpful for summer planning now.

CENTERS CLOSED - MEMORIAL DAY

Monday, May 31st, 8:30am

Brighton and Burton

Both centers will be closed for Memorial Day - enjoy the long weekend!