November is almost here and we are thankful for so much, including all of you who voted for Milestones in the Good News Giving Campaign. Thanks to you, we will be receiving free advertising, publicity, and additional donations in 2016!
We also appreciate that we are able to help guide families to teach self-determination and self-advocacy skills to children and young adults with autism. Our website features a
checklist of self-help skills that is sorted by age. Use these tasks to help set goals at school and home.
Thank you for your support - we are grateful to be here to help you.
Ilana & Mia
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Save the Date
We are proud to introduce our
2016 Conference Keynote speakers.
Early Bird Sponsor and Exhibitor specials and our Call for Proposals will be available on our website on November 5.
Practical Tips for Self-Advocates
Coaching, Consultations & Trainings
Family & Individual Consultations Available
Milestones provides in-depth consultations to families and individuals with autism. Consultations help plan, prepare, and prioritize strategies at an ongoing level of support.
Monica Chukayne provides assistance as a Coaching and Referral Support Specialist. Her specialty is working with children from infancy through age 13. She has a strong background in early childhood and special education.
Kate Barr ran her own business for the last 15 years called Autism Services for Kids. Kate brings her extensive experience in the field to her new position as Teen/Adult Services Coordinator and is happy to work with teens and adults with autism and their families.
Both Monica and Kate are available to work with families on a variety of topics. To schedule a family or individual consultation, please contact us at 216.464.7600 or
Milestones' Beth Thompson, MSSA, LSW will be presenting
Self-Advocacy Skills Training: Deciding on Haircuts, Snack Choices and Work Places
OCALICON 2015, November 18-20 in Columbus, Ohio.
If you attend, be sure to visit Milestones at Booth 110!
13th Annual Autism Seminar
Practical Intervention Strategies
Sleep & Preschool Issues in ASD
Presented by Max Wiznitzer, MD,
Milestones Board Member
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
UH Westlake Medical Center
Lisa Audet, PhD, CCC-SLP
Christine T. Barry, PhD
Cara Cuddy, PhD
Beth Thompson, MSSA, LSW
Reduced rates available.
RSVP or questions:
Presented by University Hospitals.
Co-sponsored by Milestones Autism Resources.
Congratulations to Our 2015 Honorees
For Their Extraordinary Leadership and Service to Milestones
Joyce Goldberg Fromson * Andrea Kanter Grodin * Donna Yanowitz
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Cleveland Marriott East
7:00 p.m. Cocktails ~ 8:00 p.m. Dinner
Dessert Reception Following
Allison & Tom Frazier * Cathy & Larry Goldberg * Diane & Steve Rosen Kyla & Mitchell Schneider * Barbara & Jon Shane
Margaret & Larry Singerman * Judy & Steve Willensky
Dara & Alan Yanowitz
Proceeds will directly support local families impacted by autism.
Patron Ticket: $500.00
($410 tax deductible for each ticket)
Regular Ticket: $200.00
($110 tax deductible for each ticket)
Limited sponsorship or advertising opportunities still available. If interested, contact Lauren Daughtrey at 216.464.7600 ext. 110 or
to Milestones with payment or
by November 3 to be included in the Tribute Book.
Thank You to Our Major Sponsors:
Reach for the Stars Sponsor
Lois, Jeff & Marti Davis
The Goldberg & Fromson Families
The Yanowitz Family
The Goldberg, Frankel, Ponsky Families
The Albert B. & Audrey G. Ratner Family Foundation
Gold Table Sponsors
Cleveland Clinic Children's
Forest City Enterprises
Cheryl & Stuart Garson
Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Julie Billiart School
Carol & Marvin Lader
The Soble Family
Silver Table Sponsors
HW Financial Advisors & HW&Co.
Ilana & Charles Horowitz Ratner
Susan & James Ratner
Nancy & Mark Ratner
Deborah & Ronald Ratner
Ruby Table Sponsors
First Interstate Properties, Ltd.
Mike the Ganley Man of Ganley VW and Subaru
Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park
International Center for Autism Research and Education
Enid & David Rosenberg
Margaret & Larry Singerman
UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital
Penni & Stephen Weinberg
Judy & Steve Willensky
Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc.
JoAnn & Larry Hirsh
Reminger Co., LPA
Heather & Tim Ryan
Shelley Roth & Bruce Schwartz
Elaine & Leon Wyant
The Milestones ABA Professional Group Presents:
Highlights from Vincent Carbone Presentation
Rachel Torrance will share highlights from Carbone's presentation,
The Role of Joint Control in Teaching Listener Responding to Children with Autism, from the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis Conference on 10/2/2015. Also,
Sarah Glass will share information on the Global Autism Project
Thursday, November 19,
Location: Milestones Autism Resources
Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) or BCaBA
those studying toward this credential.
ABA group meetings provide 2 hours of type 3 CEU credits for BCBA and are free to attend.
Contact the group chairs for more information.
Rachel Avner Torrance, MEd, BCBA:
Aletta Sinoff, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCBA-D:
Sponsored by Milestones Autism Resources
We Are Searching for a Marketing Intern!
Gain valuable experience and make a difference!
The Marketing & Social Media Intern will w
ork with seasoned staff to help Milestones research new audiences and implement state-of-the-art communication and social media strategies.
10-15 hours per week.
Dr. Tracy Masterson from the Department of Psychological Science at John Carroll University and the Research Lab at STEPS Academy in Parma are recruiting participants for a collaborative study on predicting the factors affecting the quality of life of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
They are looking for children between the ages of 12-17. Children and parents will be included in the study to fill out brief questionnaires.
A Story Worth Sharing:
Sesame Workshop has created
Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children
, a nationwide initiative. Developed with input from parents, people who serve the autism community, and people with autism,
See Amazing in All Children
offers families ways to overcome common challenges and simplify everyday activities. At the same time, the project fosters an affirming narrative around autism for all families and kids.
Check out the amazing interactive website here!
Sensory-Friendly "A Christmas Carol"
Great Lakes Theater is proud to present a sensory-friendly performance of its production of "A Christmas Carol," making live theater accessible to children and adults on the autism spectrum and their families. For this special performance, accommodations will be made, including a supportive audience environment, designated quiet areas, adjustments to light and sound, and
online resource materials
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
The Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square
Co-sponsored by Milestones Autism Resources
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.
Download the volunteer application here.
Please contact us at (216) 464-7600 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
OVER 60 SOCIAL/REC OPPORTUNITIES!
11/1 Benihana Restaurant Outing, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Beachwood
11/1 Basketball Clinics, Mayfield Adaptive Recreation, South Euclid
11/1 Meet-Up! Westlake Porter Library, Westlake
11/2 YogaReach, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Solon
11/3 Special Needs Jump, Skymax Arena, North Canton
11/3 YogaReach, Mayfield Adaptive Recreation, Mayfield Village
11/3 Adapted Floor Hockey, Lake Metroparks, Mentor
11/3 Dazzle Dancers, Medina Centre for Dance Art, Medina
11/3 Rhythmic Arts Project, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Solon
11/4 Medusa Salon Sensory Night, Canton
11/4 Everyone Wins Basketball League, Empower Sports, Copley
11/6-8 Rotary Camp Respite Weekend, Akron YMCA, Akron
11/6 Cosmic Bowling, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Solon
11/6 Pizza Bowl, Mayfield Adaptive Recreation, Solon
11/7 Adaptive Horse Fun, Lake Metroparks, Kirtland
11/7 Sensory School Age Program, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Pepper Pike
11/7 Making Pizza at Pizza Roma, Mayfield Adaptive Recreation, Mayfield Village
11/7 Sensory Saturday, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma Heights
11/7 Young Life Capernaum of the Western Reserve Club, Hudson
11/7 Autism Family Night & Sensory Story Time, Brunswick Library, Brunswick
11/7 Kitchen Connections, The KIDnections Group, North Olmsted
11/9 Sensory Storytime, Westlake Porter Library, Westlake
11/9 Everyone Wins Competitive Basketball League, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Solon
11/10 Sensory Friendly Film: Spectre, AMC Ridge Park Square Cinema 8, Brooklyn
11/11 4H Social Group, Out of the Box Behavioral Solutions, Akron
11/11 Special Olympics 2015-2016 Basketball Team, Mayfield Recreation, Gates Mills
11/11 Musical Revue Music Therapy, The Music Settlement, Cleveland
11/12 Sensory Friendly Movie Night: "The Peanuts Movie", Out of the Box Behavioral Solutions, Barberton
11/13-15 Camp Cheerful Weekend Respite, Achievement Centers for Children, Strongsville
11/13 Game Night, Mayfield Adaptive Recreation, Mayfield Hts.
11/13 Chair Yoga, Lake Metroparks, Painesville
11/13 Monthly Dance, Catholic Charities Disability Services, Cleveland
11/14 Sensory Friendly Time at the Children's Museum, Cleveland
11/14 Sensory Friendly Film: "The Peanuts Movie", AMC Ridge Park Square Cinema 8, Brooklyn
11/14 Sensory Storytime, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Mayfield Hts.
11/14 Sensory Storytime, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Bay Village
11/14 Sensory Storytime, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma
11/14 Bowling League, All-Star Training Club, Akron
11/14 Pizza and Movie Night, High Five Club, Pepper Pike
11/15 Terminal Tower Observation Deck Outing, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Cleveland
11/15 Browns Fans Party, Lake Metroparks, Concord
11/16 Sensation Stations, Westlake Porter Library, Westlake
11/17 Pump it Up Sensory Jump, Avon
11/17 Everyone Wins Basketball League, Empower Sports, Independence
11/19 Sensory Friendly Time at the Children's Museum, Cleveland
11/20-22 Rotary Camp Respite Weekend, Akron YMCA, Akron
11/20 Basketball Clinic, Empower Sports, Geneva
11/20 VIP Night Out Respite, Grace Church, Akron
11/20 Karaoke, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Solon
11/20 ReCharge Respite Ministry, Strongsville United Methodist Church, Strongsville
11/21 Sensory Story Time, Autism Society of Greater Akron, Akron
11/21 Sensory Storytime, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Fairview Park
11/21 Young Life Capernaum Football Party, Wadsworth
11/24 Sensory Friendly Film: "The Hunger Games", AMC Ridge Park Square Cinema 8, Brooklyn
11/25 "A Christmas Carol" Sensory Friendly Performance, Great Lakes Theatre, Cleveland
11/27 School's Out Program, Akron YMCA, Akron
11/28 Sensory Friendly Film: "The Good Dinosaur", AMC Ridge Park Square Cinema 8, Brooklyn
11/28 Sensory Storytime, Westlake Porter Library, Westlake
11/28 Sensory Storytime, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Solon
11/28 Lunch at TWO & Movie, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Chagrin Falls
12/1 Special Needs Jump, Skymax Arena, North Canton
12/2 Medusa Salon Sensory Night, Canton
12/3 Sensory Friendly Movie Night: "The Good Dinosaur", Out of the Box Behavioral Solutions, Barberton
12/3 Indoor Water Exercise, Mayfield Adaptive Recreation, Mayfield Village
Weekly Event -
Mondays- Special Needs Jump, Sky Zone, Westlake and Highland Heights
11/2 Special Needs Parent Support Group, Bay Village Presbyterian Church, Bay Village
11/2 People with Epilepsy Support Group with Yoga, Empowering Epilepsy, Beachwood
11/3 Moms' Meet, Friendship Circle, Pepper Pike
11/3 A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, ASPIES Parents, Canton
11/6 ASPIES Adults Meet & Greet, Akron
11/8 Asperger's Adult Group, Autism Personal Coach, Rocky River
11/9 Parent Exchange, Autism Society of Greater Akron, Akron
11/9 Parents of Children with Epilepsy Support Group, Empowering Epilepsy, Beachwood
11/10 EPIC Support Group for Parents, SST9, Canton
11/11 Parent Support Group: Genesight Testing, Out of the Box Behavioral Solutions, Akron
11/11 Empowering Epilepsy Support Group with Yoga, Empowering Epilepsy, Fairlawn
11/17 Moms' Meet, Friendship Circle, Pepper Pike
11/17 Becoming Cody: Reflection of One's Own Journey, ASPIES Parents, Akron
11/18 SWAN Autism Support Group, Kent
11/19 Serenity Support Group, Euclid Public Library, Cleveland
11/22 Asperger's Adult Group, Autism Personal Coach, Beachwood
12/1 Moms' Meet, Friendship Circle, Pepper Pike
12/1 Parent Coffee and Chat: Spiritual Connection, Connecting for Kids, Westlake
Weekly Event -
Sundays- Parent's Morning Chat, AutismNE, Online
11/2 Bullying Prevention: Bully Proofing Your Kids, A+ Solutions, Beachwood
11/2 Making the Holidays Happy, Silver Lining Group, Westlake
11/4 Childhood Disruptive Behaviors, Connecting for Kids, Westlake
11/5 School-Based Strategies to Improve Attention, Summit Professional Education, Akron
11/5-6 PECS Level 1 Training, Cleveland
11/5 Parents as Partners ETR Training, SST8, Cuyahoga Falls
11/6 School-Based Strategies to Improve Attention, Summit Professional Education, Cleveland
11/7 Red Cross Special Needs Babysitting Class, SHC/The Arc of Medina County, Seville
11/9 Legislative Advocacy Training, Voices for Ohio's Children, Cleveland
11/9 Raising Resilient, Responsible, Independent Children, A+ Solutions, Beachwood
11/10 Working With Individuals Who Experience Special Needs from Mild to Severe, OCECD, Columbus
11/10 Ways to Treat Anxiety and OCD in Autism, Autism Society of Greater Cleveland, Independence
11/10 Strategies for Bonding with Your Baby, Connecting for Kids, Westlake
11/11 Project AWARE- Youth Mental Health First Aid Training, ESC of Cuyahoga County, Independence
11/11 Parent Access Collaborative (PAC) Meeting, SST8, Cuyahoga Falls
11/11 Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Young Children, Division for Early Childhood, Webinar
11/11 "My Son Has Autism and Now Works at Google", STEPS Academy, Parma
11/12-13 NASW Ohio Social Work Conference, Columbus
11/12 A PBIS Approach: Working with Challenging & Disruptive Students, OCECD, Painesville
11/12 Parents as Partners IEP Training, SST8, Cuyahoga Falls
11/12 Dr. Temple Grandin Lecture, Autism Society of Greater Akron, Akron
11/13 The State of Autism in Northeast Ohio, Autism Society of Greater Akron, Rootstown
11/13 Homeschool Hub, Westlake Porter Library, Westlake
11/14 2015 Trustee School, Hickman & Lowder Co. L.P.A., Cleveland
11/14 How to Help Your Elementary Child Make Friends, Connecting for Kids, Westlake
11/15 Autism Speaks Town Hall on Adult Services, Lyndhurst
11/16 People First of Cuyahoga County Meeting, CCBDD, Independence
11/17 9th Annual Special Education Law Seminar, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Cleveland
11/18-20 OCALICON 2015, Columbus
11/18 Immunological Issues in ASD, Autism Research Institute, Webinar
11/18 UH Seminar Series: Sleep and Preschool Issues in ASD, Westlake
11/19 ABA Professional Group: Joint Control in Teaching Listener Responding, Milestones Autism Resources, Beachwood
11/19 Teach Me to Play, Connecting for Kids, Westlake
11/20 Teach Me to Play, Connecting for Kids, Westlake
11/20 How to Help Your Child with Tricky Math Homework, Understood Community, Webinar
11/20 A Special Needs Planning Educational Seminar, Zane's Foundation, Hudson
12/1 Managing Behaviors in Children and Adolescents, Summit Professional Education, Cleveland
12/2 Sensory Processing and Autism, Autism Research Institute, Webinar
12/2 Successfully Facilitating Development through Daily Routines, Webinar
12/3-4 A Neurodevelopmental Approach with Temple Grandin, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. For Autism, Wickliffe
Weekly Event -
Saturdays- Continuing Adult Education Program, Catholic Charities Disability Services, Cleveland
11/6 Buddy Building Group, ABA Outreach Services, Independence
11/10 Asperger's Boot Camp (ABC) for Adults, Autism Society of Greater Akron, Cuyahoga Falls
11/11 Asperger's Boot Camp (ABC) for Teens, Autism Society of Greater Akron, Akron
11/13 Music Therapy and More with MTEC, Connecting for Kids, Westlake
11/14 Music Therapy and More with MTEC, Connecting for Kids, Westlake
11/17 Friends in Harmony Music Therapy, The Music Settlement, Cleveland
11/20 Buddy Building Group, ABA Outreach Services, Independence
11/23 Social Skills Group "Superheroes!" Meghan Barlow & Associates, Rocky River
11/24 Social Skills Group "Busy Bees!" Meghan Barlow & Associates, Rocky River
11/25 Social Skills Group "Energetic Steam Engines!" Meghan Barlow & Associates, Rocky River
11/25 Social Skills Group "Terrific Tugboats!" Meghan Barlow & Associates, Rocky River
11/25 Asperger's Boot Camp (ABC) for Teens, Autism Society of Greater Akron, Akron
11/26 Asperger's Boot Camp (ABC) for Adults, Autism Society of Greater Akron, Cuyahoga Falls
11/30 The Learning Groove Parent & Child Class, Beyond Words Music & Dance, North Royalton
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
11/14 Sparkle, Shimmer & Shine Gala, Achievement Centers for Children, Cleveland
11/18 Rock the Puzzle Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser, NEOAG, Cleveland
12/5 Raise Your Hands for Milestones! Milestones Autism Resources, Warrensville Heights