Weekly Update

Strive Center for Autism


Both locations will be CLOSED on MONDAY 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.

Snow Clothes

Please remember to bring your child's winter weather gear daily. This includes boots, snow pants, heavy coat, hat, and gloves or mittens.

ALL of the children go outside daily, at least to travel to another play area. When it is warmer than 20 degrees, we plan to continue to play outside, even in the snow, just for a short period of time.

If you aren't able to send snow pants, please send an extra change of clothes, so we're sure to have dry clothes to change back into when we come inside.

We will send the winter gear home daily, in case you need it at home.

January Tunes, Books, and Yoga

Here are some of the songs your kids are enjoying at the centers this month!

Jack Hartmann's January song

Winter Hokey Pokey

This week in Literacy Group, we enjoyed "We're Going on a Bear Hunt"

In Yoga, we're enjoying this Frozen Yoga from Cosmic Kids this month!

Doorbell in Brighton

We have installed a doorbell on our exterior door in Brighton. This is for added safety throughout the day. It allows us to keep the exterior door locked while we are in session. Any deliveries or others who are attempting to access the building will need to ring the bell and wait for our answer, so that we may better control entry into the building.

For parents, if you should need to drop something off, and would typically just pop in the front door to do so, you are welcome to either ring the doorbell and wait, or call our front desk from your car and we are happy to come out and help you. Thank you for your patience.

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.