Category Archives: Blog

And the spotlight goes to…

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Our staff spotlight goes to our very own Hillary Watson! Hillary grew up in Brooklyn Michigan and attended Western Michigan University gaining her degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice. She has been with Creating Brighter Futures for four and a half years; three of those years as a Case Manager. Hillary enjoys long hikes in […]

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FUN!

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An important value we love to promote at Creating Brighter Futures is family unity. One of the best things to do to foster unity within families is to find fun things to do as a together. We are excited to offer a FREE family and child Yoga time here at the Center and taught by […]

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Extra, Extra!

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My desk is FILLED in beautiful pink and white tissue paper! Mothers day gifts are going home today and tomorrow at Creating Brighter Futures. The kiddos made a very sweet treasure for their mommies to keep their rings in at the end of a hard day. Inside their card we have a favorite quote by […]

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Let’s get movin’!

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C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital had a recent poll of top concerns among parents. The breakdown was interesting. 60% of participants slotted not enough exercise as the number two concern. The number one concern being bullying/cyberbullying and beating out teen suicide, drug use and teen pregnancy. Our sedentary lifestyle is trickling down! With summer fast approaching, […]

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ASD, Driving and my Teen? Your questions CAN be answered.

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Many parents think having a teen on the ASD spectrum rules out the milestone of driving. We have a wonderful resource to pass on that may help answer some questions many parents have about Michigan driving laws, expectations of young drivers and options for teens. Ann Arbor Driving School has special classes designed especially for […]

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Special Guests!

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We are so excited to host Dr. Amy Drayton and Rachel Knight for our monthly parent training. They will be discussing and taking questions on the whole problematic feeding spectrum. It is a two hour session to make sure all questions can be addressed. Childcare is available but we will need to know in advance […]

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Risky Business

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Does this sound familiar? “Down please”, “No, No!”, “Please be careful!”, “That’s to high!”. Being a parent of any age child means managing risk. What that risk looks like changes with different stages in life. Our current culture puts an arguably excessive emphasis on safety. It is difficult to parent a child who loves to […]

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Jacki Mayowski, new Co-Owner of Creating Brighter Futures

Exciting News! Creating Brighter Futures has a new Co-Owner! To Families & Friends of Creating Brighter Futures, We are excited to announce that Jacki Mayowski is now a Co-Owner of Creating Brighter Futures! Jacki has made an enormous impact on the clients, the employees, and the company as a whole in the short time that […]

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Lines

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For many years we have documented the sweet little treasures lined up in perfect rows around the center. We have found them to be interesting, funny and sometimes dumbfounding as the intricacies are amazing! We’d like to encourage you to see the thought-provoking things your kids create. Try and view things from their perspective. Ask […]

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HELP! My Child Doesn’t Sleep.

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If you are like 80% of families that have a child with autism, you are experiencing sleep problems at home. While we can’t speak to the possible medical side of these issues, we can help with the behavioral side. Below is a template of common sleep protocol we would have a family begin when sleep […]

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