Weekly Update

Strive Center for Autism - March 12, 2021

February Leaves

In February, our learners acquired 249 new skills!! That's even more than January, where we learned 172 new skills. The kids have really started this year off right, with a total of 421 new skills so far.


You can see the updated Leaf Tracker on our website anytime: sc-centers.com.

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Calendar Update: Training Day Added

As you know, we have added a number of new staff to our team over the last year. With the pandemic, we placed our crisis management training on hold, because it requires staff to be in very close physical proximity to one another. In order to complete this training for our newest hires, we are going to add one training day for each center, where children will not attend.


In Burton, there will be no therapy on Friday, April 9th.


In Brighton, there will be no therapy on Friday, April 23rd.


The training we use is called Professional Crisis Management, and it is regulated by the Professional Crisis Management Association. This training provides staff with skills and information in crisis prevention, crisis de-escalation, crisis intervention, and post-crisis strategies.


We are using two separate days for training, and will only be training staff from one facility at a time, in order to decrease the likelihood of any transmission of illness from one building to the other. We had waited to provide this training in the spring, to further decrease the likelihood of illness among our participants.


If you have any questions regarding the training, please see the PCMA website or contact Amy Hund at ahund@sc-centers.com or by calling our main number: 810-344-8082. Please add these dates to your calendar.

Quick Therapy Feedback Survey

Please take about 2 minutes to complete our Quick Therapy Feedback Survey. We send these out periodically for a quick check in with our families on our service delivery. We're looking for your opinions on our communication with you.


Please click here to access the survey.


Any caregivers are welcome to complete the survey.

Caregivers of Children with Special Needs Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

It was announced last week that parents and caregivers of people with special needs are eligible beginning March 8th for the COVID-19 vaccine. We wanted to make our parents aware if you hadn't heard that news. You can find more info on that expansion here.


In Livingston County, this is the link to complete the Vaccine Interest form.


In Genesee County, this is the link to access the pre-registration form.


We have found that vaccines are difficult to come by in Livingston County so far. You may also be able to register through a local pharmacy, or a Meijer pharmacy if you are interested.

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Meet Bianca, ABA Therapist in Brighton

Bianca has worked at the Strive Center for Autism since September 2020. She has four Associate Degrees from Mott Community College and she plans on returning to school to continue her education.


Bianca has previously worked for Helping Hands Autism as a behavior technician. She worked as a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and specialized in the pediatric and geriatric population.


Bianca has many hobbies that include painting and sketching, singing, dancing, working out, reading and writing. She also enjoys volunteering in the community and spending most of her time with her two daughters.

Autism Alliance of Michigan's Navigating Autism Today Virtual Conference - Next Week!

Please check out the Autism Alliance of Michigan's (AAOM) 2021 Navigating Autism Today Conference. The conference is virtual and free, with a number of different sessions caregivers can attend. Strive Center for Autism is sponsoring the conference this year, and we hope that you will consider attending.


The conference is on Friday, March 19th so there's still time to register!


Find out more here: Autism Alliance of Michigan Navigating Autism Today Conference

Centers CLOSED

Friday, April 2nd, 8:30am

Brighton and Burton

Both centers will be CLOSED for therapy on Friday, April 2nd for Good Friday.

BURTON CENTER CLOSED

Friday, April 9th, 8:30am

Burton, MI, USA

Burton, MI

Burton Center CLOSED for therapy on FRIDAY, APRIL 9th for PCM training.

BRIGHTON CENTER CLOSED

Friday, April 23rd, 8:30am

Brighton, MI, USA

Brighton, MI

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