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CBF Adds Speech Therapy to the Center!

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Join us in welcoming Rachel Prokop, MS CCC-SLP to Creating Brighter Futures as our new Speech Pathologist! Rachel grew up in Livonia, Michigan.  She graduated from CMU in 2014 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in American Sign Language.  She graduated from Miami University in Ohio in 2016 with […]

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CBF Practices Airport Safety Skills!

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On Saturday, March 17th, CBF celebrated St. Patrick’s day by practicing some airport safety skills at the Ann Arbor airport!  The kids and their families were able to practice boarding a plane, buckling up, listening to the flight introduction, and taxiing around the runway. Inside the airport, we had boarding passes for the kids to […]

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CBF To Walk In The Autism Alliance Of Michigan Autism Heroes Walk

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At Creating Brighter Futures, we always are doing our best to support local causes – especially when they revolve around Autism. One of the organizations that are close to the hearts of many of the Certified Behavior Analysts and other staff members at CBF is the Autism Alliance of Michigan. AAoM works tirelessly to raise […]

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Autism And Bullying Prevention

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Bullying is a hot topic and the sad fact is that children with disabilities experience bullying at a much higher rate than the general population. Students with disabilities who are bullied and those kids who witness their treatment are at risk for poor academic performance, mental illness problems and substance abuse. These risks make the […]

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University Of Michigan Fraternities And Sororities Benefit Families Living With Autism With $40,000 Donation

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With an initial goal of raising $15,000 at their annual Winterfest broomball tournament, fraternities and sororities from the University of Michigan ended up raising $40,000 to donate to the Autism Alliance of Michigan. Fraternities Build Ice Rink For Charity Nineteen fraternities and sororities at the University of Michigan came together earlier this year to organize […]

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Autism Alliance Of Michigan Uses New Tool To Help Families Living With Autism

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Michigan families affected by autism will benefit from a new dynamic, personalized navigation service. Find out below how the community at large will also benefit from this unique navigator system. New Navigator Is Personalized And Dynamic Thanks to the Autism Alliance of Michigan (AAoM), Michigan families will be able to receive targeted resources and support […]

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Creating Brighter Futures Proud To Welcome New BCBA, Deanna Coker

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It has been a busy first quarter of 2015 and we’re extremely excited to announce that we’ve recently hired Deanna Coker, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst to continue to deliver a high level of ABA therapy to our growing list of clients. We thought it would be a good idea to feature Deanna in a […]

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Robots Help In The Fight Against Autism

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Children with autism have been interacting with a human-like robot that is delivering revolutionary autism intervention and transforming the way children with autism are being taught. Robot Helps With Social Interactions Robots are teaching kids about a wide range of social interactions and is proving to be extremely effective with kids with autism. Dr. Pamela […]

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Genetic Mutations In Over 100 Genes Possible Cause Of Autism

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It has long been suspected that genetics is related to the cause of autism, but researchers have had difficulty linking individual genes with autism since many children who develop autism have parents who did not. But two recent landmark studies report that dozens of sets of genes are very closely connected to the development of […]

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Autism And Dealing With Obesity

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According to a study last year by the CDC, almost a third of all children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are severely overweight compared to just 13% of typically developing children. Helping a child on the spectrum with their weight issues can be complex, considering the eating behaviors and developmental challenges involved. So what is a […]

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