What's in your tool box for 2015?

 

Start the new year off with some practical tools to make life just a little easier. Check out our amazing Tool Kits - they offer good advice along with web links. Our current topics are: 
Afterschool Activities & Independent Leisure Skills * Camp * Social & Recreation * First Diagnosis * Legal Resources * Schools * Travel and Visual Supports.
In 2015, we will add more Tool Kits to our collection. Send us an email and let us know what Tool Kit topics you would like to see!

Happy New Year!
Ilana & Mia
Deadline Approaching: January 15, 2015

As a proud member of Northeast Ohio's autism community, Milestones understands how much we can learn from each other. In that spirit, we invite you to welcome the new year by submitting a proposal for Milestones Annual Conference.

Simply fill out the Workshop Proposal Submission form. Or take a few minutes to nominate a deserving autism hero for a special award.
Due to popular demand, we are offering a special rate for sponsors and exhibitors through February 28th!

Benefits include:
Increased marketing exposure
null Exhibitors - $50 discounted rate
Sponsors - 1 additional 1-day registration

Deadline February 28, 2015 - Don't Delay!


Questions? Contact Maya Holtz Groys at 216-464-7600 ext. 107 
Sensory-Friendly Theater Production: "Havana Hop"

Playhouse Square is proud to present a sensory-friendly performance of this 
fun children's tale of culture and originality - written and performed by Paige Hernandez. 

"Havana Hop" is typically enjoyed by audiences in the 
4-9 year-old age range, and kids at heart of all ages. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
11:00am  
The Ohio Theatre, Cleveland  

For more information, a helpful social story, and to purchase tickets visit 

A great family-friendly event co-sponsored by Milestones Autism Resources.

Blue & Gold Buddies Present: 
Board Game Night!

 

Come hang out with the brothers of John Carroll University's

Beta Theta Pi for a night of playing board games!
Pizza, drinks, and ice cream will be provided! 
This event is open to all individuals on the Autism Spectrum aged 14-22. 

 

Space is limited! This event is limited to the first 20 individuals who register.

 

Date: Thursday, January 22, 2015

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Location: John Carroll University Natatorium 

Cost: $10 per person

 

To register, please contact info@milestones.org.

 

All members of Beta Theta Pi have attended a Milestones training.  Socialization and communication skills will be targeted throughout the night.  Milestones staff will be present at the event.

12th Annual Autism Seminar Series
Practical Intervention Strategies 


Technical Tools and
Software Programs
Presented by Christian Karter, MA,
Monarch Center for Autism

 Wednesday, January 28, 2015
 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
 UH Westlake Medical Center


 Reduced rates available



RSVP or questions: kathleen.maxwell@uhhospitals.org

Presented by University Hospitals. 
Co-sponsored by Milestones Autism Resources.
What I Learned My First Semester at College
Tips from college freshman Noam Gelles

*Work with others.
*Go to office hours - professors are willing to help.
* Stay true to yourself.
*Be nice - people will remember you for it. 
Save the Date!
Join Us for an Autism-friendly bowling event!

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Freeway Lanes of Solon and Buckeye Lanes in N. Olmsted
News of Note

Source: Autism Society

Source: Disabilityscoop.org

Source: Medicalnewstoday.com

Source: Autism Speaks

Source: Disabilityscoop.org



1 in 68 children are 
diagnosed with autism.
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January 2015
In this Issue:
Conference 2015 Call for Proposals and Award Nominations
Conference 2015 Sponsors & Exhibitors
"Havana Hop"
Blue & Gold Buddies
Autism Seminar Series
My First Semester at College

January Events - Full Listing Here 

 

70 SOCIAL/REC OPPORTUNITIES

 

1/1 Social Club and Creative Crew for Adults, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village

1/3 Lake Erie Monsters Outing, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Cleveland

1/4 Day Respite, YMCA, Akron

1/5 The World of Books, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Solon

1/5 Social Club and Creative Crew for Teens, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village

1/5 B'nei Mitzvah Program, Friendship Circle, Pepper Pike

1/5 Fitness to Wellness to FUN!, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Mayfield Village

1/6 YogaReach, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Mayfield Village

1/6 Yoga, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village

1/6 Exercise for Girls with Special Needs, Empower Sports, Chagrin Falls

1/6 Dance Class, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village

1/6 Exercise for Boys with Special Needs, Empower Sports, Chagrin Falls

1/6 Sensory Storytime, Independence Public Library

1/6 Special Needs Jump, Skymax Arena, North Canton

1/7 Cooking Basics, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village

1/7 Special Olympics Night, Kent State University

1/7 Medusa Salon Sensory Night, Canton

1/8 Yoga Buddies Series, Orange Recreation, Pepper Pike

1/8 Music, Drum & Movement, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Mayfield Village

1/8 Zumba Dance Class, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Mayfield Village

1/8 Indoor Water Exercise, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Mayfield Village

1/8 ASPIES Adults Meet & Greet, Akron

1/9 Respite Weekend, YMCA, Akron

1/9 Social Club for Kids, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village

1/9 Cinema Sensation, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Solon

1/10 Sensory Storytime, Bay Village Public Library

1/10 Fitness for Fun, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village

1/10 YogaReach Training, Mayfield Village

1/11 Asperger's Adult Group, Autism Personal Coach, Rocky River

1/11 Basketball League, All-Star Training Club, Akron

1/12 Ice Skating with LEAP, Euclid

1/12 YogaReach, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Solon

1/13 "Havana Hop" Sensory- Friendly Performance, Playhouse Square, Cleveland

1/13 Walking Club with LEAP, Beachwood

1/14 Baking Up a Storm, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Solon

1/14 LEAP Bowling League, Wickliffe

1/15 Aerobics with LEAP, East Cleveland

1/16 Adult Weekend Retreat, YMCA, Akron

1/16 Sensory Storytime, Westlake Porter Library

1/16 Game Night, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Mayfield Hts.

1/17 Sensory Storytime, Fairview Park Public Library

1/17 Adapted Soccer Clinic, Achievement Centers for Children, Rocky River

1/17 Sensory Story Time, Autism Society of Greater Akron, Akron

1/17 Sensory School Age Program, Orange Public Library

1/18 Crawford Auto Museum Visit, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Cleveland

1/18 Broadway Buddies Adaptive Musical Theatre Class, Orange Recreation, Pepper Pike

1/19 School's Out Program, YMCA, Akron

1/20 Sensory Jump, Pump it Up, Avon

1/22 Blue & Gold Buddies Game Night, Milestones Autism Resources, University Heights

1/22 Movie Night, Cinemark at Valley View, Autism Personal Coach

1/23 Respite Weekend, Camp Cheerful, Strongsville

1/23 Respite Weekend, YMCA, Akron

1/23 Snowshoe Adventure, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Kirtland

1/23 Pizza Bowl, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Oakwood Village

1/24 Adapted Soccer Clinic, Achievement Centers for Children, Rocky River

1/24 Paddington Sensory Friendly Film, AMC Ridge Park Square Cinema 8, Brooklyn

1/24 Sensory Storytime, Mayfield Public Library

1/24 Sensory Storytime, Westlake Porter Library

1/24 Broadway Buddies Jr. Musical Theatre Class, Orange Recreation, Pepper Pike

1/24 Flour Power Bakers, Orange Recreation, Pepper Pike

1/24 Sensory Storytime, Parma Public Library

1/26 Accidental Art, Westlake Porter Library

1/30 Breathe Respite, Church of the Savior, Cleveland Hts.

1/30 Night at the Movies with LEAP, Beachwood

1/31 Fitness for Fun, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village

2/1 Sledding, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Solon

2/2 Social Club and Creative Crew for Teens, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village

2/2 B'nei Mitzvah Program, Friendship Circle, Pepper Pike

 

 

Weekly Events -

Mondays- High Aspirations Social Group, REM Opportunities, Canton

Wednesdays- High Aspirations Social Group, REM Opportunities, Akron

Fridays- Game Night at IDEA House, Uniontown


 


 

SUPPORT GROUPS

 

1/3 West Side Autism Support GroupYMCA, Avon

1/6 Moms' Meet, Friendship Circle, Pepper Pike

1/6 Parent Coffee and Chat, Connecting for Kids, Westlake

1/8 W.I.N. Parent Support Group, MCBDD, Medina

1/11 ASPIES Parents Night Out, Akron

1/12 Grandparent Support Group, USOD, Independence

1/12 Parent Exchange, Autism Society of Greater Akron, Akron

1/12 Out-Patient Multi-Family Group, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron

1/15 Serenity Support Group, Euclid Public Library

1/17 Oasis Parent Support Group, Grace Church, Akron

1/20 Moms' Meet, Friendship Circle, Pepper Pike

1/20 ASPIES Parent Roundtable Discussion, Akron

1/21 SWAN Autism Group, Kent

1/22 The Lake/Geauga County Autism Support Group, SST4, Painesville

 

Weekly Events -

Wednesdays- Mom's Morning Chat, AutismNE, Online


 


WORKSHOPS 


 

1/7 New Directions in Ohio DD, MCBDD, Medina

1/8 The Elijah Glen Center Open House, Worthington

1/8 Transition into the 21st Century, OCALI, Webinar

1/9 The Pieces of Autism, Cleveland Clinic, Independence

1/10 Mindfulness Group, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village

1/13 Setting up Guardianships/Trusts for Your Special Needs Client, ASGC, Independence

1/13 Understanding Sensory Processing Disorders in Young Children, A+ Solutions, Beachwood

1/14 Parent Access Collaborative: PARCC/Alternate Assessment, SST8, Cuyahoga Falls

1/15 Family Advisory Council, SST9, Massillon

1/17 What you Need to Know to Get Ready for a College Experience, Kent State University

1/17 Fighting with your Child over Screen Time? Strategies and Resources, Connecting for Kids, Westlake

1/21 Understanding Procedural Safeguards, Mediation and IEP Facilitation, SST3, Independence

1/22 Co-Occurring Conditions: Bridging Autism and Mental Health, Monarch Center for Autism, Webinar

1/22 Restorative Justice Practice in Special Education, CADRE, Webinar

1/23 Cleveland Clinic ABA Series | Reinforcement, Independence

1/23 Social Skills for Preschoolers, Connecting for Kids, Westlake

1/26 Augmentative Communication Devices as Employment Supports, Employment First, Webinar

1/26 Project STIR Training for Job Seekers and Families, Employment First, Chesterland

1/27 Strategies to Deal with Challenging Behaviors in Children, Connecting for Kids, Westlake

1/28 UH Seminar Series: Technology Tools and Software Programs for Children with ASD, Westlake

1/29 Teaching Sexuality Education to Children with Autism/Mental Health Diagnosis, BIIO, Westlake

1/30 Preparing to Include Students with ASD in the Gen Ed Setting, Achieve Consulting, Highland Hills

1/31 Red Cross Special Needs Babysitting Class, SHC/The Arc of Medina County, Seville
 


 

THERAPY GROUPS

 

1/5 Therapeutic Horsemanship Program, Camp Cheerful, Strongsville

1/6 Social Skills Groups, Peak Potential Therapy, Twinsburg

1/7 Music Therapy Class, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village

1/7 Mom & Me Therapy Class, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village

1/9 Music Therapy and More with MTEC, Connecting for Kids, Westlake

1/10 Music Therapy and More with MTEC, Connecting for Kids, Westlake

1/10 Art Therapy | New Year's Ball, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village

1/10 FIT Social Skills Program, Friendship in Teams, Rocky River

1/10 FIT Social Skills Program, Friendship in Teams, Shaker Hts.

1/13 Asperger's Boot Camp (ABC) for Adults, Autism Society of Greater Akron, Cuyahoga Falls

1/14 Asperger's Boot Camp (ABC) for Teens, Autism Society of Greater Akron, Akron

1/15 FIT Social Skills Program, Friendship in Teams, Shaker Hts.

1/22 Pre-Teen Group, KidsLink Neurobehavioral Center, Twinsburg

1/22 Teen Group, KidsLink Neurobehavioral Center, Twinsburg

1/27 Asperger's Boot Camp (ABC) for Adults, Autism Society of Greater Akron, Cuyahoga Falls

1/28 Asperger's Boot Camp (ABC) for Teens, Autism Society of Greater Akron, Akron

1/31 Art Therapy | Snowflake Project, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village


Weekly-

Tuesdays, Saturdays & Sundays-

Little Language Learners Group, ABA Outreach Services, Independence

Wednesdays-

Commanders of Communication Group, ABA Outreach Services, Independence

Fridays

Buddy Building Group, ABA Outreach Services, Independence

Saturdays-

Social Butterflies Group, ABA Outreach Services, Independence

 


 

BENEFITS

 

1/25 Walk the Walk...A Mile in Their Shoes Fundraiser, ASGC, Independence

1/25 2nd Annual Brandon's Place Rock-N-BowlOakwood Village