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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Staff Spotlight: Getting to know Shelby Olvera.

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We are so fortunate, here at Creating Brighter Futures, to have an extraordinarily gifted staff. They come to work and put in 100% everyday! Constructing creative ideas, reading tricky situations and following strict guidelines and protocols are just some of the traits needed moment to moment at the center. Among our treasures is Miss Shelby […]

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Five Boredom Busters for Kids on the Spectrum

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Well, it’s official…CABIN FEVER! These long winter months are wearing on everyone. As parents, our bag of tricks is running low. Let us give you five cheap and easy ways to help keep the kiddos busy during the last stretch of winter. Hang in there Mom and Dad, outside time is right around the corner! […]

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Thinking about the future

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We are very excited to have Peter Clark coming back to speak to parents about some essential future planning goals. Peter is an attorney and Principal Shareholder for Ferguson, Widmayer and Clark and has done some great parent Q&A’s for our parents in the past. We are very excited he has agreed to come speak […]

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Five Games Every Home Should Have!

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We are game experts around here! Games are a great way interact one on one, with friends or with the whole family. Techs use games daily at Creating Brighter Futures. We change the rules to fit our goals and we use the materials from games to facilitate communication. Here is a small list of five […]

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