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CBF Special Guest Speaker!

November 6, 2019
Events

We are excited to welcome Taylor Nezich MS, TLLP to our November parent training! Taylor is a licensed Psychologist who works with special needs families. She will be speaking on life balance, self care and caring for your special needs child. 

Sleep! How Do We Get More?
Sleep! How Do We Get More?

September 5, 2019

It’s that time! July parent training is already here. This month we are speaking on sleep training. Nothing is worse than everyone in the house having a sleepless night or even worse several sleepless nights! Let us give you some tips, insight and answer questions about how to make your evenings and night times run a little smoother.

Let's Talk Play!
Let's Talk Play!

September 4, 2019

September parent training scheduled for 9/18.…
What is Mindfulness and what can it mean for you?
What is Mindfulness and what can it mean for you?

July 29, 2019

Have you ever tried, I mean REALLY tried to meditate? Everyone seems to be talking about it. If you find yourself unable to meditate, don’t judge yourself. Most people cannot clear their minds. Harvard research tells us our minds wander 47% of the time! How do we deal with this if we want to practic…
Not to pat ourselves on the back or anything...
Not to pat ourselves on the back or anything...

July 1, 2019
CBF in the News

YEA US! We are pretty excited around here. Ann Arbor Family Magazine has named Creating Brighter Futures first place in two categories of their Family Favorites for 2019! We are ranked number one in the Special Services and Speech and Language categories. We’d like to humbly thank each…
Our Dads Rule!
Our Dads Rule!

June 13, 2019

Coach Jim Valvano famously said “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” Most parents understand just how important that is to kids. Believing in your kids is more than just encouraging them when it’s easy, it means encouraging them when things are H…
Hear ye, hear ye!
Hear ye, hear ye!

June 6, 2019

It’s Fairy Tale month here at the center and the kiddos are loving the pretend play area. Pretend play is a very important aspect of learning and is, many times, dismissed or overlooked. Fred Rogers says “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from learning, but for children, play is seri…
Vroom vroom!
Vroom vroom!

May 29, 2019

We received some exciting information from the Ann Arbor Driving School and couldn’t wait to share! You may remember them from a previous article we wrote on Autism and your teenage driver. Drivers Ed will be offered at the Ann Arbor Academy from June 11-27th. The class will be paid for by Ford Moto…
And the spotlight goes to... Hillary!
And the spotlight goes to... Hillary!

May 16, 2019
Staff Spotlight

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 Man…
Fun!
Fun!

May 15, 2019

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 together. We are excited to offer a FREE family and child Yoga time here at the Center and taught by our very own BCBA, Deanna Cooker, who is also a Certified Yoga Instructor.

Extra, Extra!
Extra, Extra!

May 9, 2019

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 Agatha …
Let's Get Movin'!
Let's Get Movin'!

May 1, 2019

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 …