Strive Center for Autism
Kids Holiday Gift Exchange
Please send your gently used book in by December 16th for our holiday party on December 18th.
If you aren't able to send a book, we will have extras available.
Holiday Party Plans - Allergy Info
Children will have the chance to mix up some wildlife friendly reindeer food - oats, birdseed, dried cranberries, and dried apricots are the ingredients. The kids will bring some home to sprinkle outside for the reindeer, so they aren't going to eat the items, but could have contact with them.
Several activities will involved wrapped candy canes - we're going fishing with them and making them into a craft, but not eating them.
Please let your BCBA know if you have any concerns relating to any of those ingredients prior to the party so we can plan accordingly.
It's Getting Chilly
In Burton, we can play on our playground year round, so we definitely need the gear. In Brighton, we may decrease playing outside, but our children have to walk outside to get to the motor room, and we will still bundle up for that walk.
In both locations, going outside creates great opportunities for your child to practice putting on and taking off his own gear!
We will send winter gear home daily, so that you have it if you need it in the evenings or on the weekends.
An easy way to send it is to keep it in a reusable shopping bag with your child's name on it. Then we can pack it all up at the end of the day.
Here's a link to the CDC recommendations on holiday celebrations, as you consider your plans.
Thank You Parents
With the holidays approaching, we want you to know how much we appreciate you sharing your children with us every day of the year! We know that you have placed an enormous amount of trust in us, and we are humbled to spend this time working with your child and family.
At this time of year parents may feel they would like to thank the people who spend so much time with their children. While this may be a common and acceptable thing to do in a number of other settings, due to our professional ethics, we are unable to accept gifts from our families and we wanted to make sure you know that. The Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts and RBTs states clearly that we cannot ethically accept gifts. As we strive to perform to a high standard of practice, we feel it is important to preserve this code.
If you feel like you would like to give an extra special thank you to any of our staff, please know that we would love to hear your feedback on our parent surveys, be thrilled to receive a handwritten thank you note, or absolutely treasure a picture your child colors for us. Outside of those things, we cannot accept gifts.
Closed for the holidays - No Therapy
Monday, Dec. 21st, 8am to Friday, Jan. 1st 2021 at 5pm
Brighton and Burton
Warmest holiday wishes to all our staff and families!