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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…
Thinking about the future
Thinking about the future

January 29, 2019

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 again and would love to see you all there!

Five Games Every Home Should Have
Five Games Every Home Should Have

January 18, 2019

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 …
Ann Arbor Family Press Feature
Ann Arbor Family Press Feature

January 14, 2019
CBF in the News

Our very own Speech and Language Pathologist, Rachel Bechard has been featured in the Ann Arbor Family Press Magazine! We are so proud to partner with Rachel to bring a comprehensive therapy experience to our families. Read the article on AnnArborFamily.com!…
New Day, New Year!
New Day, New Year!

January 1, 2019

Happy 2019 from CBF! WOW, it sure seems strange writing that date. Time sure keeps marching along. Busy schedules, therapies, kiddos, families, homes, jobs…they all need time. Autism parents are especially stretched. Our kiddos need a different kind of time from us than a typical kiddo. Don’t …