One of the cornerstone programs of Milestones Autism Resources is our annual conference.  It's your annual opportunity to learn, grow, and network. Come get fresh ideas for your child, your student and yourself.

 

Check out details about registration, keynote speakers and scholarship opportunities. Please visit our website and Facebook page regularly for the latest conference updates.

 

We hope to see you there!  

 

Ilana & Mia

Why Should Professionals Attend Our Conference?

"I have attended the Milestones conference for several years, and every year I come away with great ideas and updates on the most current research. The conference is a vital part of my continuing education!"
-Rochelle Nyer, MA, CCC-SLP

* Earn CEUs (included in conference fee)

* Gain Professional Development

* 8 Different CEU Disciplines: BACB; Continuing Medical Education; Developmental Disabilities; Occupational Therapy; Psychology; Social Work & Counseling; Speech - Language Pathology

Group Discounts are also available.


Did You Know...

Conference Scholarships are still available?

Free transportation for Families and Individuals with Autism is available from two suburban Cleveland locations? (reservations required)

Guidance is available during the conference by staff members for Families and Self-Advocates to suggest appropriate sessions?

We are proud to announce the
2015 Milestones Conference Honorees!


Professional Excellence Award:
Lisa R, Audet, Kent State University

Community Innovator Award:
Doug Blecher, Autism Personal Coach 
 

Outstanding Educator Award: 
 
Terry Kobetitsch, Revere High School 
 

Personal Achievement Award:

Timothy Ray Smith


 

Teen Trailblazer Award:

Michael Whary


 

Parent Tribute Award:
Sandee Winkelman, Parent Advocate


 

Recognize these honorees by purchasing an ad in our conference program! Contact Lauren Daughtrey by June 1 at
(216) 464-7600 x110 or email 
l daughtrey@milestones.org
 





 







 
 
 


Contact Lauren Daughtrey at 216-464-7600 ext. 110
or ldaughtrey@milestones.org for more information
Call for Volunteers!

 

We're looking for volunteers to join our mission of improving the quality of life for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. 

 

In particular, we need volunteers to represent Milestones at outreach events and help at our annual Milestones Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference.

  

Download the volunteer application here.

 

Please contact us at (216) 464-7600 or email agpeterson@milestones.org for more information. 

Pediatric Innovation Summit

 

When: June 11-13, 2015

Where: Global Center for Health Innovation (Cleveland Convention Center)

 

The Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Innovation Summit is an evidence-based review of topics in pediatric care including new data, screening tools, and treatments.  

 

This conference is primarily targeted to health care professionals but families and caregivers will find the Saturday afternoon symposium on autism and ADHD informative and provide them an opportunity to clarify management and treatments for patient care. 

 

For more information, visit the Cleveland Clinic's website.


Job Opportunity!

We are looking for a Development Assistant to join our Development team. This proactive position needs an energetic, organized team player! 


Transitioning with Autism: From Diagnosis to Adulthood

 

The Cleveland Clinic's Thomas Frazier, II, PhD and Milestones' Beth Thompson, MSSA, LSW co-hosted an online health chat last month that answered questions on such topics as finding employment, funding, housing options, and education. You can read the entire chat here.

 

Visit our website for further transition resources and information. 

Save The Date!  

Raise Your Hands for Milestones
2015 Annual Benefit

Saturday, December 5, 2015
at the Marriott in Beachwood

Looking for Something Good

to  Read  this Summer?


 

These authors are leading sessions at our Conference - come meet them and then read their book!

 

Chasing the Rabbit: A Dad's Life Raising A Son on the Spectrum by Derek Volk and Dylan Volk

 

Comprehensive Autism Planning System (CAPS) for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome, Autism, and Related Disabilities: Integrating Best Practices Throughout the Student's Day by Shawn Henry and Brenda Smith Myles

 

Expect A Miracle: A Mother/Son Asperger Journey of Determination and Triumph by Sandy Petrovic and David Petrovic


 

Helping Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Express Their Thoughts and Knowledge In Writing by Elisa Geither and Lisa Meeks

 

Enhansing Communication for Individuals with Autism by Howard C. Shane, Jennifer S. Abramson, Kara Corley, Holly Fadie, Suzanne Flynn, Emily Laubscher, Ralf Schlosser, James Sorce

 

An Unexpected Life: A Mother and Son's Story of Love, Determination Autism and Art by Debra Chwast

 

The SCERTS Model: A Comprehensive Educational Approach Volumes 1 & 2 by B. Prizant, A Wetherby, E. Rubin, A. Laurent, and P. Rydell

 

Preventing Problem Behaviors - Laminated Guides (2 Guides - Presymbolic Stage and Symbolic Stage) by B. Prizant and A. Laurent

 

Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism by B. Prizant and T. Fields-Meyer

New Intervention Report Released

A report  detailing the National Autism Center's new review and analysis of interventions for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) based on research conducted in the field from 2007 to 2012 was released this past April.

It reviews the effectiveness of a broad range of interventions for ASD and is an update to literature released in 2009. This report offers parents and professionals information for making informed decisions on what interventions will work best for individuals with autism.

This new report also includes studies evaluating interventions for adults (22+), which have never been systematically evaluated before now.

You can download this full report from the
National Autism Center here.
News of Note


Source: Huffington Post

Source: Disability Scoop

Source: NPR

Source: New York Times

Source: Disability Scoop

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Source: Time

Source: Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI)


June 2015

June Events - Full Listing Here 

 

60+ SOCIAL/REC OPPORTUNITIES!



 

6/1 All Star Golf League, UDS, Akron

6/1 10th Annual Kickball League, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Willoughby

6/2 Special Needs Jump, Skymax Arena, North Canton

6/2 Walking Club with LEAP, Euclid

6/2 Sensory Storytime, Independence Public Library

6/2 The Rhythmic Arts Project, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Solon

6/3 Medusa Salon Sensory Night, Canton

6/3 10th Annual Beach Volleyball, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Mayfield Village

6/4 An Evening for Us: Hiking and Camping, Cleveland Metroparks, Willoughby Hills

6/4 ASPIES Adults Meet & Greet, Akron

6/5 Teach Me to Play, Connecting for Kids, Westlake

6/5 Family Night for Special Needs, City of Cleveland

6/6-10 Football Clinic, Empower Sports, Canton

6/7 Softball League, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Solon

6/7 Chuck E. Cheese's Outing, ASPIES Parents, Canton

6/7 Girl's Crew - Social Skills Group, KidsLink Neurobehavioral Center, Twinsburg

6/8 Bocce Ball, Lake Metroparks Adapted Programming, Wickliffe

6/8 YogaReach, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Solon

6/10 4H Social Group, Out of the Box Behavioral Solutions, Akron

6/10 Basketball Clinic, Empower Sports, Beachwood

6/12 Captains Baseball Game Outing, Lake Metroparks Adapted Programming, Eastlake

6/12 ReCharge Respite Ministry, Strongsville United Methodist Church, Strongsville

6/12 Monthly Dance, Catholic Charities Disability Services, Cleveland

6/13 Sensory Friendly Time, The Children's Museum of Cleveland, Cleveland

6/13 Adapted Archery Experience, Lake Metroparks Adapted Programming, Painesville

6/13 Sensory Storytime, Westlake Porter Library

6/13 Sensory Storytime, Bay Village Public Library

6/13 Midwest Railroad Preservation Society, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Solon

6/14 Meet Up! Westlake Porter Library, Westlake

6/15-19 iCan Bike, Achievement Centers for Children, South Euclid

6/15 Sensory Storytime, Westlake Porter Library

6/16 Sensory Jump, Pump it Up, Avon

6/17 Fishing Adventure, Lake Metroparks Adapted Programming, Kirtland

6/18 Sensory Friendly Time, The Children's Museum of Cleveland, Cleveland

6/18 Aquacize, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Mayfield Village

6/19 The Holiday Boating & Fishing Adventure, Quantum LEAP, Cleveland

6/19 Everyone Wins Softball League, Empower Sports, Bainbridge

6/19 VIP Night Out Respite, Grace Church, Akron

6/19 Indians Game Outing, The Band of Brothers and Gal Pals, Cleveland

6/20 Kitchen Connections, The KIDnections Group, North Olmsted

6/20 Sensory Story Time, Autism Society of Greater Akron, Akron

6/20 The West Woods Exploration, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Solon

6/20 Drive In Movie Night with LEAP, Chardon

6/22-26 iCan Bike, City of Parma

6/23 Exercise for Girls with Special Needs, Empower Sports, Chagrin Falls

6/24 4H Social Group, Out of the Box Behavioral Solutions, Akron

6/25 Sensory Friendly Movie Night - "Inside Out", Out of the Box Behavioral Solutions, Barberton

6/25 Kickball Barbecue, Lake Metroparks Adapted Programming, Kirtland

6/26 Sensory Storytime, Westlake Porter Library

6/26 Solon Blue Ribbon Picnic, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Solon

6/26 Monthly Dance, Catholic Charities Disability, Euclid

6/27 Sensory Friendly Film - "Inside Out", AMC Ridge Park Square Cinema 8, Brooklyn

6/27 Sensory Storytime, Fairview Park Public Library

6/27 Sensory Storytime, Parma Public Library

6/28 25th Annual A Most Excellent Race, Achievement Centers for Children, Cleveland Hts.

6/28 Dancing Through the Decade, Lake Metroparks Adapted Programming, Painesville

6/30 Bubbles at the Beach! Lake Metroparks Adapted Programming, Fairport Harbor

6/30 Handycycling Clinic, Cleveland Metroparks, Willoughby Hills

7/1 Medusa Salon Sensory Night, Canton

7/2 An Evening for Us: Hiking and Camping, Cleveland Metroparks, Willoughby Hills

7/3 Cosmic Bowling, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Solon

 

Weekly Events -

 

Mondays- Special Needs Jump, Sky Zone, Westlake and Highland Heights

 

Saturdays- Continuing Adult Education Program, Catholic Charities, Cleveland

 


  

SUPPORT GROUPS

 

 

6/1 Special Needs Parent Support Group, Bay Village Presbyterian Church, Bay Village

6/1 People with Epilepsy Support Group, Beachwood

6/8 Parent Exchange, Autism Society of Greater Akron, Akron

6/8 Parents of Children with Epilepsy Support Group, Beachwood

6/9 EPIC Support Group for Parents, SST9, Canton

6/10 Parent Support Group, Out of the Box Behavioral Solutions, Akron

6/12 Moms' Meet, Friendship Circle, Pepper Pike

6/16 ASPIES Parent Support Group, Akron

6/17 SWAN Autism Support Group, Kent

6/18 Serenity Support Group, Cleveland

6/24 Parent Support Group, Out of the Box Behavioral Solutions, Akron

6/28 Asperger's Adult Group, Autism Personal Coach, Beachwood

 

 

Weekly Event -

 

Wednesdays- Parent's Morning Chat, AutismNE, Online

 

 


WORKSHOPS 

 

 

6/3 Addressing Anxiety and Behavioral Issues in for Children, Autism Research Institute, Webinar

6/8 Effective Supervision Strategies- Parent Support Providers, FREDLA, Webinar

6/10 Important Tips and Tools for Choosing A Provider, CCBDD, Parma

6/11-13 Pediatric Innovation Summit, Cleveland Clinic Children's, Cleveland

6/12-14 Oral Motor Feeding/Swallowing and Respiratory Coordination Function, Achievement Centers for Children, Westlake

6/15-16 Aggression in the Classroom: Effective Interventions, Positive Education Program, Cleveland

6/15-19 Life Space Crisis Intervention Training, Positive Education Program, Cleveland

6/16 Town Hall Meeting, CCBDD, East Cleveland

6/17 Outdoor Behavior of Young Children, Division of Early Childhood, Webinar

6/17 Town Hall Meeting, CCBDD, Parma

6/18-19 Milestones 13th Annual Autism Conference, Cleveland

6/22 Reinforcement Works, Medina County ESC, Medina

6/25 Project AWARE - Youth Mental Health First Aid Training, ESC of Cuyahoga County, Independence

6/29 Belonging as Contributing, Valued Members of Faith Communities, AAIDD, Webinar


 

THERAPY GROUPS

 


 

6/5 Buddy Building Group, ABA Outreach Services, Independence

6/9 Asperger's Boot Camp (ABC) for Adults, Autism Society of Greater Akron, Cuyahoga Falls

6/10 Asperger's Boot Camp (ABC) for Teens, Autism Society of Greater Akron, Akron

6/16 Arts N Play Music Therapy, The Music Settlement, Cleveland

6/16 SUCCESS Club - Social Skills Group, KidsLink Neurobehavioral Center, Twinsburg

6/19 Buddy Building Group, ABA Outreach Services, Independence

6/20 Pre-Teen Social Skills Group, KidsLink Neurobehavioral Center, Twinsburg

6/20 Summer Group Music Therapy Sessions, Solon Center for the Arts, Solon

6/22 Musical Revue, The Music Settlement, Cleveland

6/22 Summer Group Music Therapy Sessions, The Music Settlement, Cleveland

6/24 Asperger's Boot Camp (ABC) for Teens, Autism Society of Greater Akron, Akron

6/25 Teen Social Skills Group, KidsLink Neurobehavioral Center, Twinsburg

6/25 Asperger's Boot Camp (ABC) for Adults, Autism Society of Greater Akron, Cuyahoga Falls

 

 

Weekly events-

 

Tuesdays, Saturdays & Sundays- Little Language Learners Group, ABA Outreach Services, Independence


 

Wednesdays- Commanders of Communication Group, ABA Outreach Services, Independence

 

Saturdays- Social Butterflies Group, ABA Outreach Services, Independence

 

 

 

BENEFITS


 

6/24 9th Annual Golf Open for the Arc, The Arc of Greater Cleveland, Valley City