Weekly Update

Strive Center for Autism

Burton Closure

As you are all aware, our Burton center is closed currently due to a positive coronavirus case in the building. At this point, we have had 2 positive cases, with 1 having been confirmed when we made the decision to close and the other being a presumed positive when we closed that is now confirmed. We are hopeful that all our mitigation procedures have been effective and that all who are currently quarantining at home continue to stay healthy.

We are still planning to reopen the Burton center on November 17th. The additional positive case will not affect the re-opening date, as we had taken it into consideration when we made the decision to close.

We ask that all of our Burton staff and families continue to monitor their health and their children's health closely, and please contact either Jessica Milobar or Amy Hund if you or your child begin to show any coronavirus symptoms. Even when we are closed, the health department asks that we continue to report this information, and we are concerned about all of you.

Our Brighton center continues to operate normally, and as we reported to our Brighton families earlier this week, we have halted ANY travel between buildings for the time being, regardless of the individual's health status. We had only two staff members who traveled between buildings regularly prior to this closure, but both will refrain from travel to Brighton at this time.

Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns regarding these cases or our response. We don't anticipate that a full closure of this length would be necessary for every possible case of coronavirus, however in this situation, with the recent Halloween party and other considerations, it was clear that many staff and children were potentially in close contact with the infected individual. We would like to remind families that our policy does require at least a short term (2 day minimum) closure for cleaning when we have a confirmed positive case. Of course, we will work to keep therapy disruptions to a minimum, while doing everything we can to protect the health of all involved.

Thank you so much for your understanding.

Feedback Surveys

We received just a few responses to the new shorter survey with the last newsletter, and so we'd like to invite everyone to complete the survey again.

We conduct formal feedback surveys with parents and staff twice per year, but we'd like to conduct shorter, more frequent surveys to keep more up to date with the experiences of our families. We'll be asking families to complete a very quick survey 1-2 times per month, and we'll link that survey right here in the newsletter. It should not take more than a few minutes to complete. We welcome feedback from any caregivers who regularly interact with our team - so if you drop off a child, pick up a child, or participate in caregiver meetings, we'd love to hear from you. You don't have to be a parent. We will ask that you share your name on the survey, to allow us to reach out to you if you have any questions or concerns. Please take a minute and complete our first Feedback Survey using this link or copy and paste into your browser: https://forms.gle/94aJQZt34f5f5Lpw9. Thank you for your time!

November has two themes: Transportation and Thanksgiving

In November, we'll tackle two themes - transportation and Thanksgiving. Our focus is more on transportation toward the beginning of the month, and Thanksgiving toward the end, but we've got fun crafts, songs, and activities related to both throughout the month.

In dramatic play, we're tying the two themes together by pretending to take a road trip for Thanksgiving!

In circle time, we'll be listening to our favorite Jack Hartmann sing about November.

Here's one of our wiggle and dance videos with a Turkey theme!

And of course, how could you talk about transportation without everybody's favorite The Wheels on the Bus?

Our November letters are H, R, M, and D.


Wednesday, Nov. 25th, 8am to Friday, Nov. 27th, 5pm

Brighton and Burton

Both locations will be CLOSED Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for Thanksgiving. We will reopen for therapy sessions on Monday morning, November 30th. Please enjoy this extended time with your families.