Weekly Update

Strive Center for Autism

Welcome back!

Welcome back to therapy - we are so happy to see you all again! We hope all our families enjoyed a peaceful break.


Both locations will be CLOSED January 18th, while we re-certify our staff in PCM (Professional Crisis Management.)

The Professional Crisis Management Association is the company that provides training and certification for our staff members in how to handle crisis situations, including prevention, de-escalation, and physical interventions. For more information on PCMA, please visit their website.

This re-certification is required annually, and this year, we will complete it virtually so that we may train staff members in both locations at once while maintaining physical distance.

CDC Travel Recommendations

Please continue to be mindful if your family is traveling, and review the CDC's recommendations on travel and potential quarantine after travel. Those recommendations can be found here: CDC Travel Recommendations.

In addition to providing two weeks' notice for scheduled absences, we ask that you specifically inform your BCBA if your family is traveling as we are required to reach out to the health department for specific guidance on potential quarantine requirements upon return.

Your BCBA may ask questions about where you're going and how you plan to travel, in order to give all the relevant details to the health department. Thank you for understanding.

New Year, New Insurance Info

With the new year, many families may have entirely new insurance coverage - or just new information for your current coverage. Please be sure to let us know of any changes - we will need a copy of any new insurance cards. You can let us know when we screen your child and we can take the card inside and scan it and bring it back, or you can take a picture or a scan yourself and email it to your BCBA or to Katie Olari, kolari@sc-centers.com.

Remember that many co-pays and deductibles may renew in January as well. We are happy to work with families on payment plans if needed.

Please reach out if you have any insurance or payment plan questions. You can contact Tracy Griffith, our Billing Specialist, at tgriffith@sc-centers.com.

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Congratulations to our new Brighton Lead Therapist, Sarah Y!

Please join us in congratulating Sarah as she steps into her new role as Lead Therapist in Brighton! Sarah has been working with us for just over one year now, and she is pursuing her education in psychology. We are so pleased to have Sarah step into this new role, and we know she will be very successful.

Snow Days

Typically, we use several pieces of information to determine whether to close due to inclement weather. Some important points to keep in mind:

  • Because our families transport their own children (no one rides a bus), we may not close due to cold temperatures.
  • We do not automatically follow local school closings, as our families live in multiple districts.
  • A decision to close will be made by 6:00AM and communicated to families directly via Remind. It will also be posted on our Facebook page.
  • Strive Centers will close when driving conditions in and around Brighton or Burton are noted to be dangerous.

We often review local school closings to assist in the decision making process, but with many schools closed for face to face instruction, that will look different this year. We will do our best to base a decision to close on the road conditions near our centers, and we ask that parents be understanding of the challenge of making these decisions. We know that parents and staff drive from a variety of communities, so we expect that families will make their own decision if the roads in their immediate area are dangerous. We will make every effort to be open as many days as possible this winter.

If you choose to keep your child home due to winter conditions near your home, please contact us as early as possible, so that we can make staffing adjustments. Keep in mind that each child requires one therapist, so if you're not able to make it in, that can eliminate the need for a therapist to drive in inclement weather as well.


Centers CLOSED

Monday, Jan. 18th, 8:30am

Brighton and Burton

Both centers will be CLOSED for therapy on Monday, January 18th. Therapy will resume on Tuesday, January 19th.

Centers CLOSED

Monday, Feb. 15th, 8:30am

Brighton and Burton

Both centers will be CLOSED for therapy on Monday, February 15th for President's Day.