Weekly Update

Strive Center for Autism

Additional Therapy Time for Full Day Children Begins NEXT FRIDAY

Thank you for your patience with us as we all adjusted to our new policies and procedures! At this point, with about 7 weeks of therapy under our belts, we definitely have all the kinks worked out of our cleaning procedures. We have gotten so efficient with our cleaning in fact, that we would like to offer additional Friday therapy time for our full day children, who have been attending half days on Friday.

Effective July 31, all full day children may attend therapy until 2:30 pm. This will provide 3 additional hours of therapy for the children, but they will still leave just one hour early to allow a little extra time for our therapists to clean and rotate toys. Please remember to arrive at 2:20 in order to get a full report from your therapist.Therapists will need to get back inside and start cleaning by 2:30, so they can't chat about the day unless you arrive those few minutes early.

Please let your BCBA know if you do NOT plan to take advantage of the extra hours; we can certainly work with you since we're making another adjustment to schedules.

Thank you for your continued patience as we work to increase therapy hours in the safest way possible.

Therapy Opening in Burton

We do have an opening available for a child in Burton to receive therapy beginning in August or September. If you know a family with a child who could benefit from our services, please refer them to our website sc-centers.com or give them our main number: 810-344-8082. You're our best referral source!

What if we move back to Phase 3?

Some parents have expressed concerns about what might happen with therapy if our state or region moves back to Phase 3 of the MI Safe Start Plan. We want to reassure you that our plan is to remain open if at all possible. With all of the cleaning and changes in infection control policies that we've implemented, we feel much more confident in our ability to keep everyone safe and healthy. Of course, we will respect any family's individual decision to change their schedule if there are changes with respect to the coronavirus in our state or region. Please remember that we have small numbers of children and staff in each building, with no more than ten children ever receiving services at one time in either building. While plans may change for schools in the fall, we are not a school, so those changes don't affect us directly. Please reach out to your BCBA directly if you have any concerns regarding your schedule, but know that our plan is to continue providing safe high-quality therapy for your child. We will of course, continue to communicate and update you if anything should change.

Do you know someone who is great with kids?

We are hiring for two full-time positions in our Brighton location. If you know someone who is great with kids, and has HEART, please refer them to our website to apply:


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Summer Clothes

Some of our kids still had out of season winter clothes at the center. We've weeded everything out, and you may have received a bag of winter clothes sent home this week.

If you did, please be sure that you send at least 2 FULL changes of clothes that are appropriate for summer. This includes SOCKS! 2 shirts, 2 shorts, at least 2 pair of underwear, and 2 pairs of socks.

Please remember that when we send clothing home in a plastic bag because it is soiled, we need a replacement item the next day. We always try to protect your child's clothes, but some messes are unavoidable. Thanks for your help!

Autism Alliance of Michigan Hero Walk: Virtual Event

Sunday, July 26th, 9am

This is an online event.

The Autism Alliance of Michigan's Hero Walk will be a virtual event this year. They have launched the fundraising website, and you can find more general info here:


We have formed a Strive Center for Autism team, and would love to have you join us here:


Professional Development Day for Staff - Children do not attend therapy

Friday, Aug. 7th, 8am

This is an online event.

Labor Day - NO THERAPY

Monday, Sep. 7th, 8am

This is an online event.