Weekly Update - January 14, 2022

Strive Center for Autism

Playing Outside

With the chilly weather, all of the kids need their warm coats, mittens or gloves, and boots if you have them, daily. We wear those to go back and forth to our motor room in both locations.


When the temperature feels above 20 degrees, we will make the effort to play outside as much as possible. If you're able to send snow pants, please do so. If not, we'll do our best to keep your child's pants dry or we'll change when we get inside. We only play outside for 15 minutes at the most, and of course, if your child is extremely wet or cold, we'll cut that short and warm him up.


We want to provide kids the opportunity to learn how to put on and take off their snow clothes independently, and we want to enjoy the outdoors whenever we can! If you have any concerns about your child playing outside, please reach out to your BCBA.


We will always send snow clothes home daily, unless you tell us otherwise.

Meet Keirsten, Lead Therapist in Brighton

Keirsten started working at the Strive Center for Autism in May 2018. Keirsten and her husband moved to Germany in 2020 where she worked as an RBT in Kornwestheim, Germany. In 2021 she moved back to Michigan and came back to Strive!


Keirsten holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Science from Saginaw Valley State University.


Keirsten loves to travel and see new places whenever she can. In her spare time she likes to keep busy playing sports, camping, hiking and loves to be outside. He also enjoys going to craft shows, especially in the Fall.

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Inclement Weather Closing

It hasn't happened yet this winter....but it's certain to come up soon! Remember that we will close if driving conditions in or around Brighton or Burton are particularly hazardous. We will not simply follow the local school district, so please wait for the message in Remind from Strive regarding closure.


If it is too dangerous for your family to drive into therapy, please call the attendance line. We understand that families drive from different distances and may have different conditions, so please make the judgement that's safest for your family.

Caregiver Appreciation - January 21st

We're planning our next Caregiver Appreciation Party on January 21st. We'll have this one closer to the end of the day, so you can stop in and have a coffee or treat and then pick up your little one and start the weekend! Look for more details as the date gets closer.

Professional Development Day - NO THERAPY

Friday, Jan. 28th, 8am

Brighton and Burton

Professional Development Day for staff; no therapy for children. Therapy will resume on Monday, January 31.