A Letter From Our CEO

To my dearest Gateway colleagues and families, The holiday season is upon us, and 2021 is roughly two weeks away. As difficult as 2020 was, it’s a relief to know that the holidays are here, and in just a few short weeks we can turn the calendar and start a new year. The holidays typically … Continued

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

October’s issue of Metro Parent highlighted an interview with Jake Boehm, Assistant Clinical Director at Gateway’s Sterling Heights clinic. Jake explains how acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) can be utilized in ABA to help clients cope with the range of emotions experienced daily, especially ones that are difficult to process. Jake explains that clinicians implementing … Continued

Reminder: Insurance Changes in 2021

OPEN ENROLLMENT Open enrollment is approaching and there are a number of questions you may have about insurance coverage along with the process to access treatment. Insurance plans are not universal. Some plans follow state laws while others do not, which can make the decision for your family more difficult. We understand the confusion and … Continued

Living With Autism Workshop 2020

Now more than ever, families living with autism need support, inspiration, and connection. Metro Parent recognizes this need and is hosting their first-ever virtual Living With Autism Workshop. Gateway is proud to serve as a sponsor for this year’s workshop and we are excited for the opportunity to raise autism awareness and education! The workshop … Continued

Adapting to New Normal Rules and Routines

Adapting to New Normal Rules and Routines The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us all to adopt new routines as a means of keeping ourselves and our families safe. Ensuring that our young ones adopt these same habits can be a challenge, though, particularly for parents of children with special needs. Danielle Lambert, a BCBA at … Continued

Arts and Craft Activity Ideas

Arts and Craft Activity Ideas Arts and Crafts can be a great way to get little minds at work as well as work on fine motor skills. Below are some of our favorite arts and craft ideas as well as a video on how to make a handprint dinosaur! Have extra toilet paper or paper … Continued

Gross Motor Activity Ideas

Gross Motor Activity Ideas Spring weather has us looking forward to stretching our legs! Check out the activities below for suggestions on safe ways to entertain your family through some indoor and outdoor activities to get our bodies moving. Go for a nature walk outside. Simply enjoy the pretty weather and flowers blossoming and naming … Continued

At Home Speech & Language Learning

With schools closed and families spending more time at home, it can be difficult to find new ways of keeping young ones engaged and learning. Luckily there are many ways for parents to promote language learning in the course of everyday routines. Our Speech Language Pathologist, Marika Gaul, shares more techniques that are easy to … Continued

Turning Negatives into Positives

In this month’s issue of Metro Parent Lansing’s Clinical Director, Lisa Bingham M.Ed., BCBA, LBA, provides families with helpful tips to turn negatives into positives when interacting with their child on the spectrum. Lisa provides three different strategies that are easy to incorporate into the daily routine: 1) Limiting the use of negative terms when … Continued

OT Activities at Home

OT Activities at Home During this time of social distancing, it can be difficult to find ways to keep kids having fun while also helping them learn and develop new abilities. Luckily, there are plenty of activities that allow you to do both! Check out the list below, assembled by Gateway’s occupational therapist Andrew Beveridge, … Continued