Strive Center for Autism
Clarifications on When to Keep Children Home
This is a helpful resource from the Oakland County Health Department for schools on when to stay home (see page 3 of the document for the flow chart on this.) Each family also received a printed copy of this flowchart sent home today, so you can easily find it when you need it.
To be clear, these are some instances when your child should stay home from therapy:
- If ANYONE in your household is waiting for COVID-19 test results, please keep your child home.
- If your child has had close contact with ANYONE who has tested positive, your child must stay home for 14 days after his last exposure to the positive person. If the person lives in your household and is unable to isolate, this will mean 14 days AFTER this person has tested negative.
- If your child is quarantining due to exposure to COVID-19, and develops symptoms, he will be eligible to return after 10 days from symptom onset AND at least 24 hours fever free without medication and all symptoms have improved.
- If your child has any symptoms, then clearly he must stay home.
We understand that this is a burden on families, but we appreciate your cooperation. Please contact us if anyone in your family is experiencing symptoms, has tested positive, or has been exposed, and we are happy to help walk you through it.
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.
Kids Holiday Gift Exchange
CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING - No therapy
Wednesday, Nov. 25th, 8am to Friday, Nov. 27th, 5pm
Brighton and Burton
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!