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

April 26, 2019

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 specia…
Special Guests!
Special Guests!

April 9, 2019

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.

Jacki Mayowski, new Co-Owner of Creating Brighter Futures
Jacki Mayowski, new Co-Owner of Creating Brighter Futures

March 26, 2019
Staff Spotlight

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 she has been a part of our team.

Risky Business
Risky Business

March 26, 2019

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 par…
Lines
Lines

March 13, 2019

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 vie…
Help! My child doesn't sleep.
Help! My child doesn't sleep.

February 26, 2019

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 sle…
Staff Spotlight: Getting to know Shelby Olvera
Staff Spotlight: Getting to know Shelby Olvera

February 22, 2019
Staff Spotlight

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…
Five Boredom Busters for Kids on the Spectrum
Five Boredom Busters for Kids on the Spectrum

February 14, 2019

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…