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Newsroom - Centria Autism Services  - centria_autism_services_aba_therapy_sault_ste_marie_news_michigan_up_north_superhero_day_event_kidsMay 3, 2018: Superhero Autism Activity Day (The Sault News) Sault Area High School will host games, food and even a few superheroes this weekend as part of a Superhero Autism Activity Day. The event, sponsored by Centria Autism Services, is scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free and, although activities are sensory-friendly and geared towards autistic children, all kids are welcome. Leanna Beatty, internal communications coordinator for Centria, said the day was designed so families can have fun together and to boost autism awareness in the community. Read More...

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April 17, 2018: Cherry Hill Mall, Centria Autism Services Teaming up for Superhero Saturday (The Cherry Hill Sun) In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, Cherry Hill Mall is entering a new partnership with Centria Autism Services, the nation’s leading and fastest-growing provider of Applied Behavior Analysis therapy for children with autism. The two organizations will work together throughout the year to present multiple sensory-friendly events for families of all abilities, including those with autism. Read More...

Newsroom - Centria Autism Services  - Centria_Healthcare_Centria_Autism_ABA_Applied_Behavior_Analysis_-_superhero_autism_activity_day_grand_rapids_2April 7, 2018: Get out and have fun: It's Superhero Autism Activity Day in Grand Rapids (WZZM 13) It's a total blast every year, the Superhero Autism Activity Day took over the Three Mile Project in Walker with a flurry of fun. Participants got their picture taken with their favorite superhero, challenged themselves with an obstacle course and got creative in the craft area. Read More...

Newsroom - Centria Autism Services  - Centria_Healthcare_-_Superhero_Autism_Activity_Day_-_Grand_Rapids_-_MichiganApril 5, 2018: Superhero Autism Activity Day this Saturday (Fox 17) In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Centria Healthcare Autism Services invites children with autism and their families to come out for a day of fun and meet all their favorite superheroes at the Superhero Autism Activity Day at Three Mile Project. Watch the interview to learn more about why we are hearing so much more about autism recently and why it is becoming more prevalent in children. Read More...

Newsroom - Centria Autism Services  - autism_friendly_movies_centria_healthcare_emagine_croppedApril 4, 2018: Emagine Theaters, Centria Healthcare participate in Autism Awareness Month (Oakland Press) The companies hope the setting will be a great environment for children with autism, especially if they are working on certain social and behavioral skills. They also anticipate the children will be able to apply what they have learned in their ABA therapy sessions in a real-world setting. Read More...

Newsroom - Centria Autism Services  - centriahealthcare_autism_friendly_easter_bunnyMarch 25, 2018: Easter Bunny Hosts West Michigan Kids with Autism (WWMT West Michigan) Loud noises, big crowds and flashing lights could be a nightmare situation for families with a child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. So, when the Easter Bunny visited Michigan, he came prepared. The Easter Bunny event was hosted by Centria Healthcare. The event also happened before normal operation hours at the mall to prevent other foot traffic from becoming a distraction. Read More...

Newsroom - Centria Autism Services  - centriahealthcare_mattblouin_autismfriendlymoviesMarch 10, 2018: Black Panther Viewing for Autistic Children (FOX 2 Detroit) Marvel's new hit superhero movie "Black Panther" continues to dominate the box office across the country. Kids with autism can get their own close look at the blockbuster film through a special showing today at select Emagine Theaters in Metro DetroitMatt Blouin, Director of Marketing for Centria Healthcare, visited the Fox2 Studios Saturday morning to preview the special event. Read More...

Newsroom - Centria Autism Services  - Newsroom_Centria_Autism_Autism_Friendly_Movie_Peter_Rabbit_croppedFeb. 24, 2018: Emagine Theatres Hosting Autism-Friendly Film Screening on February 24th (WXYZ Detroit) On Saturday, Feb. 24 at 10:30 a.m. at six participating Emagine Theatres, the lights in the theater will be brighter, the sound in the theater will be lower, and most of the children watching Peter Rabbit will either have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or know someone that does. Read More...

Newsroom - Centria Autism Services  - Newsroom_Centria_Autism_Autism_Friendly_Movie_Peter_Rabbit_Natasha_croppedFeb. 23, 2018: Autism Family Friendly Movies Help Everyone Watch Movies (NBC25news) Going to see the latest blockbuster is something a lot of us love. But sometimes families who have kids with Autism don't get to enjoy them. Emagine Theaters and Centria Autism Services put on a sensory screening once a month. The smell of mouthwatering popcorn, and sitting in a comfy chair in front of the silver screen. There's something special about going to the movies with family. Read More...

Newsroom - Centria Autism Services  - Newsroom_Centria_Autism_Superhero_Activity_Day_CamdenFeb. 18, 2018: Fun Day for Kids with Autism in Camden (FOX29 News Philadelphia) Letting kids be kids was the goal of Superhero Autism Activity Day in Camden, New Jersey. Centria Healthcare put on the event February 18. This is the third straight year of the event and it’s a chance to give kids with autism a day of fun. Read More...

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Dec. 21, 2017: Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder meet Santa in a sensory friendly environment (WXYZ Detroit) It's a busy time of year with long lines to see Santa, but that alone can be an overwhelming experience for kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder. That's why there was a tailor made morning just for them to enjoy that magical moment. Read More...

 

Business & Growth

Newsroom - Centria Autism Services  - sarah_baca_headshot_centria_healthcare_autism_services_new_mexico_aba_therapy_2June 26, 2018: Centria Healthcare Fills Out NM Leadership Team with Local Nonprofit Leader (Albuquerque Business First) At Centria, Sarah Baca will supervise a statewide team of client service managers who will deliver Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, which is a change of pace from constantly having to fundraise for a nonprofit. Read More...

 

Newsroom - Centria Autism Services  - aba_therapy_centria_autism_healthcare_crains_detroit_michiganMay 21, 2018: Centria Healthcare Meets Demand for Autism Services in West Michigan (Crain's Detroit Business) Because of Centria, a 300-child wait list for autism therapy in Kent County in January was fewer than 100 in April. It could be eliminated soon. Centria opened a second center in Kent County on May 7. Centria’s first center in Grand Rapids, now two years old, serves 30 to 50 families. The new center, located in Walker, can accommodate 100 families. Read More...

Newsroom - Centria Autism Services  - autism_photoMay 8, 2018: Despite Latest CDC Figures on Autism Spectrum Disorder, There is Hope (PRWeb) While last week’s report from the Federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on the increased prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) reinforces a known trend, it also highlights an equally alarming finding: that we are not identifying and treating children with ASD according to evidence and best practices. Read More...

Newsroom - Centria Autism Services  - centria_autism_services_aba_therapy_davion_detroit_news_michigan_April 29, 2018: Treatment Helps Autistic Boy Thrive (Detroit News) Arnold describes the difference in her son as “miraculous” and credits Centria senior therapist Robin Savage, who works with the family. Davion now appears to interact with his family like any other rambunctious kid. He plays loudly on the living room floor with his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Spider-Man, and with his siblings. Read More...

Newsroom - Centria Autism Services  - gI_65852_Molly_Ola_Pinney_-_Centria_Autism_-_Global_Autism_ProjectApril 10, 2018: Autism Knows No Borders: Global Autism Project Partners with Centria Healthcare to Raise Awareness Around the World (PRWeb) To kick off Autism Awareness Month, the Global Autism Project partnered with Centria Healthcare to increase awareness and education about autism in communities around the world. To achieve this, Centria Healthcare donated $20,000 in scholarships to the Global Autism Project’s SkillCorps travel program, which sends groups of behavioral experts on two-week trips around the world to promote collaboration, communication, and cultural consideration within the field of autism education. Read More...

Newsroom - Centria Autism Services  - Centria_Healthcare_Centria_Autism_ABA_Applied_Behavior_Analysis_-_Saginaw_Michigan_-_small_widescreenApril 9, 2018: Autism Therapy: It Takes a Team (Crain's Detroit Business) When Wilson first became Corban’s therapist, he had good eye contact, which many autistic children don’t have. But he was not potty-trained. Now Corban can identify pictures in books by using the steps of the Picture Exchange Communication System. He speaks in sentences. He is sharing with other children and can play with them up to 10 minutes. He sings songs during circle time and verbally expresses his wishes. Read More...

Newsroom - Centria Autism Services  - Centria_Healthcare_Centria_Autism_ABA_Therapy_Applied_Behavior_Analysis_Michigan_-_small_widescreen(1)March 19, 2018: Centria Healthcare Changes Lives of Families Touched by Autism (Crain's Detroit Business) Three years ago, he really could not communicate, except for babbling sounds. Now he speaks in full sentences and is reading at a first-grade level. A year ago, he started writing his name. "Our goal is to get him to grade level (second grade) by June,” Savage said. The plan is for Davion to attend public school next fall. The 7-year-old will be in a regular classroom, not in an autism-specific or special education room. The family calls what Centria did for Davion “amazing.” Read More...

Newsroom - Centria Autism Services  - Newsroom_Centria_Autism_New_Mexico_BusinessFeb. 14, 2018: Centria CEO Eyes Big 2018 in New Mexico (Albuquerque Business First) Scott Barry wanted a job that allowed him to help others. Centria Healthcare's founder and CEO wants to serve 20,000 kids with autism spectrum disorder by 2022, with New Mexico being a place of emphasis. Read More...

 

Newsroom - Centria Autism Services  - Centria_Autism_Logo_2-color_BlueJan. 23, 2018: Centria Healthcare to Provide Autism Services in Eight New Jersey Counties (PRWeb) “Once parents hear that their son or daughter has autism, they have lots of questions and often don't know where to turn to for answers,” said Scott Barry, CEO of Centria Healthcare. “At Centria, we do the research and help parents navigate through a very complex system, so that their child can receive services as quickly as possible.” Read More...

 
 
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