Volunteering helps individuals of all ages improve social skills and is a great resume builder for those ready for employment.

Teens and adults may want to consider getting involved with local organizations important to them or visit BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence for ideas.

Milestones can use your help today, too. Your vote for Milestones as a favorite Northeast Ohio charity can help us meet the needs of families impacted by autism. 

Help us make a difference today. More information is below.

Thank you!

Ilana & Mia
Please vote for Milestones as your favorite Northeast Ohio charity!

Help us receive $10,000 in donationsfree advertising and publicity through the Northeast Ohio Media Group Good News Giving Campaign.

This initiative will donate over $1 million in free advertising to 50 vital health and human service nonprofit organizations who provide essential services in our LOCAL community.

For PD Subscribers, click here to vote  for Milestones.

For non-subscribers, email marketing@plaind.com with the subject "Good News Giving Contest ballot". Then fill it out and mail it in by next Friday, October 10. 

Please hurry! Voting ends October 10th. All voters will be entered into a drawing for 1 of 10 $100 gift cards!

Last year, your votes helped land us in the top 20 favorite Northeast Ohio charities. Because of this, we were able to:

Spread the word about Milestones, 
doubling requests for help
Offer free parent coaching to over 
300 families 
Provide parent scholarships to attend
our conference


Please help us improve the lives of more individuals with autism by voting for Milestones Autism Resources again this year!

Saturday, November 1DoubleTree Suites Hotel, Beachwood
7:00 p.m. Cocktails & Dinner
Menu by local celebrity chef Chris Hodgson!

Honoring Mary & David Betsill, Lois Joan Davis, Ric Eickhoff and Leonard Senkfor

Learn more about why so many families and professionals are raising their hands to celebrate Milestones!

"Without the support of Milestones, my family would not have been equipped to address the challenges that we face with our child's education." - J.M., parent

"They are a hands-on organization that supports the local autism community." - Enid Rosenberg, honorary chair
 
Individual tickets and sponsorship opportunities now available. RSVP here or call Maya Holtz Groys at 216-464-7600 ext. 107.
Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter View our profile on LinkedIn Raise Your Hands for #Milestones 
in 3 EASY Steps:

1. Connect with us on social media!
2. Post a video or photo of yourself raising your hand for Milestones.
  • MAKE A VIDEO of yourself saying, "I raise my hand for Milestones!" and why then upload it to your social media accounts.
  • TAKE A PHOTO and write "I raise my hand for #Milestones because (insert personal reason)." Or "Milestones is (what we are to you). I raise my hand for #Milestones."
3. TAG & TWEET YOUR FRIENDS when you post and make sure to use the #Milestones hashtag. This is the most important part because it will help us spread the word about Milestones' services and upcoming benefit!
Make It Today, Use It Tomorrow
Visual Supports for Transition-Aged Students with 
Special Needs

Beth Thompson
Milestones Teen/Adult Services Manager
Due to popular demand, the Make It Today, Use It Tomorrow workshop has SOLD OUT weeks before the registration deadline! 

Participants with receive personal attention to ensure they make the best visual supports to enable greater student success and will leave with supports and new ideas they can actually use immediately in their classrooms.


Interested in scheduling a training similar to this one? Call us at 216.464.7600. Other topics include:
Transition to Adulthood with ASD
Supporting Students with Moderate ASD in the General
Education Classroom
Managing Challenging Behaviors in Individuals with ASD
12th Annual Autism Seminar Series
Practical Intervention Strategies 

Wednesday evenings
October 22, 2014 - April 29, 2015
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
UH Westlake Medical Center

Featured Presenters:
Lisa Audet, PhD, CCC-SLP
Christine T. Barry ,PhD
Christian Karter, MA
Kathy Maxwell, MSN, CNS
Beth Thompson, MSSA, LSW
Max Wiznitzer, MD


Reduced rates available.

RSVP or questions: kathleen.maxwell@uhhospitals.org

Presented by University Hospitals. 
Co-sponsored by Milestones Autism Resources.
Highlights from September's             
ABA Professional Group Meeting

Message from ABA Co-Chairs:
It was super to see many familiar faces and to welcome new participants at our September Milestones ABA Professional Group. The topic Programming for Generalization sparked lively discussion with interesting clinical examples and quandaries. Much information was shared, including take aways from ABAI earlier this year, the importance of conducting a preference assessment for mand training and online training resources for various aspects of ABA implementation. 

Save the Date!
Our next presenter will be Christine Jurik on the Early Start Denver Model for Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI).

Next meeting: November 137:00-8:45 p.m.
Milestones Autism Resources in Beachwood

If you are a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or BCaBA, or studying toward this, please join our group at the next meeting on
 November 13!
ABA group meetings will fulfill 2 hours of type 3 CEU credits for BCBA and are free to attend.

RSVP to: register@milestones.org
*Deadline November 10

Contact us for more information. Hope to see you soon!
Rachel Avner Torrance, MEd:
torrance.rachel@cuyahogabdd.org
Aletta Sinoff, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCBA-D:
sinoffam@yahoo.com

Disability Rights Ohio is representing students with disabilities in a class action against the state of Ohio challenging the adequacy of special education funding. As part of this work, 
DRO needs general and non-identifying data that the state keeps about all students. The data that DRO will be receiving does NOT include the names, Social Security numbers, addresses or phone numbers of individual students. Once the state of Ohio shares the data, this information is protected by an order of the court and cannot be used for any purpose other than this case. No information will be shared beyond the participants in this case. The Court has ordered that before the state of Ohio gives this data to DRO, the state must provide publication notice to students and parents that the data will be released. Click here to read the notice. If you have questions about this notice, you may contact DRO's intake line at 1-800-282-9181, option 2.
News of Note

Source: Disability Scoop

Source: NBC News

Source: Huffington Post


Source: NPR

Source: The Plain Dealer

Source: Disability Scoop

1 in 68 children are 
diagnosed with autism.
Milestones is here to help.
 
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October 2014
In this Issue:
Vote for Milestones
Why Raise Your Hands?
Join Us on Social Media
Customized Trainings
UH Autism Seminar Series
ABA Group Meeting
Notice to Parents & Guardians
News Of Note

October Events - Full Listing Here 

 

FUN THINGS TO DO


1. 10/1 Cooking Basics, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village
2. 10/1 Karaoke at Toth's Place, USOD, Mentor
3. 10/2 Fitness for Fun, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village
4. 10/2 Adult Social Club, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village
5. 10/2 Indoor Water Exercise, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Mayfield Village
6. 10/2 ASPIES Adults Meet & Greet, Akron
7. 10/3 Weekend Respite Camp, Camp Cheerful, Strongsville

12. 10/3 Kids Social Club, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village
13. 10/4 Fitness for Fun, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village
14. 10/5 Teen Scene for Boys, Friendship Circle, Pepper Pike
15. 10/6 Teen Social Club, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village
16. 10/6 Dancercize with SOAR! Gemini Center, Fairview Park
17. 10/7 Special Needs Jump, Skymax Arena, North Canton
18. 10/7 Yoga, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village
19. 10/7 Dance Class, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village
20. 10/7 Water Aerobics with SOAR! Fairview Park
21. 10/8 Aerobics with SOAR! Parma
22. 10/9 Walking with SOAR! Parma
23. 10/10 Respite Weekend, Akron Rotary Camp, Akron
24. 10/10 Game Night, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Mayfield Hts.
25. 10/11 Respite Day, Camp Cheerful, Strongsville
26. 10/11 Sensory Storytime, Bay Village Public Library
27. 10/11 Sensory Storytime, Independence Public Library
28. 10/12 Metroparks Hayride, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Cleveland
29. 10/12 Escape into Play at Dave & Buster's, ASPIES, Westlake
30. 10/17 Pizza Bowl, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Oakwood Village
31. 10/18 Sensory Storytime, Mayfield Public Library
32. 10/18 Sensory Story Time, Northwest Akron Library
33. 10/18 Fitness for Fun, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village
34. 10/18 Sensory Storytime, Parma Public Library
35. 10/18 Costume Party, Greater Akron Young Life Capernaum, Wadsworth
36. 10/18 Fall Hike, Fire Building & S'mores, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Willoughby
37. 10/19 Basketball Clinic, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, University Hts.
38. 10/19 Day Respite, Akron Rotary Camp, Akron
39. 10/19 Hiking with a Purpose, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Solon
40. 10/20 Fitness to Wellness to FUN! Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Mayfield Village
41. 10/22 Chai Five Youth Club, Friendship Circle, Pepper Pike
42. 10/22 Social Connections, Autism Society of Mahoning Valley, Youngstown
43. 10/23 Music, Drum & Movement, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Mayfield Village
44. 10/24 Respite Weekend, Akron Rotary Camp, Akron
45. 10/24 Girls' Night Out, ASPIES, Akron
46. 10/24 Halloween Dance, United Disability Services, Akron
47. 10/24 Halloween Party, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Solon
48. 10/25 Book of Life Sensory Friendly Film, AMC Ridge Park Square Cinema 8, Brooklyn
49. 10/25 Hayride and Bonfire, Greater Akron Young Life Capernaum, West Salem
50. 10/26 Asperger's Adult Group, Autism Personal Coach , Beachwood
51. 10/27 The World of Books, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Solon
52. 10/27 YogaReach, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Solon
53. 10/28 YogaReach, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Mayfield Village
54. 10/29 Kool Krafts, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Solon
55. 10/30 Dance Jam, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Mayfield Village


Mondays 

High Aspirations Social Group, REM Opportunities, Canton  

 

Wednesdays

High Aspirations Social Group, REM Opportunities, Akron

 

Fridays

Game Night at IDEA House

 

 

SUPPORT GROUPS

 

1. 10/4 West Side Autism Support Group, French Creek Family YMCA, Avon

2. 10/7 Parent Coffee and Chat, Connecting for Kids, Westlake
3. 10/10 Mom's Night Out, USOD, Independence
4. 10/13 Parent Exchange, Autism Society of Greater Akron, Akron
5. 10/14 Parents of Adults with Disabilities Support Group, USOD, Independence
6. 10/15 SWAN Autism Group, Kent
7. 10/16 Serenity Support Group, Cleveland
8. 10/21 Moms' Meet, Friendship Circle, Pepper Pike 


Wednesdays
 Mom's Morning Chat, AutismNE, Online


WORKSHOPS 


1. 10/1 Medusa Salon Sensory Night, Canton
2. 10/2 Problem Behaviors, BIIO, Westlake
3. 10/3 Mindfulness Group, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village
4. 10/4 Secondary Transition Conference, SST9, Massillon
5. 10/5 Your Home-Your Way | Day to Day Living, Autism Personal Coach, Solon
6. 10/7 Complementary Interventions, Summit Professional Education, Mayfield Village
7. 10/7 How to Achieve Positive Outcomes Using PBIS at Your School, OCECD, Painesville
8. 10/7 BVR Basics, ASPIES, Canton
9. 10/8 ODE Updates and Your Unanswered Questions, SST8, Cuyahoga Falls
10. 10/9 Paraprofessional Training, Achievement Centers for Children, Highland Hills
11. 10/9 LAMP Extended Course, ESC-CC, Independence
12. 10/9 Protecting Children with Disabilities from Abuse Webinar, Council for Exceptional Children
13. 10/11 CCBDD Provider Fair, Independence
14. 10/13 Paraprofessional Series, SST9, Massillon
15. 10/14 Advocacy: What it Takes to be the Best Your Child Needs, Zane's Foundation, Hudson
16. 10/14 Life Lessons by a Boy who has Autism, Autism Society of Greater Cleveland, Independence
17. 10/15 Disability Forum, The Arc of Ohio, Parma
18. 10/15 College and Career Fair, Medina County ESC, Medina
19. 10/16 Consider the Educational Environment Webinar, MITS
20. 10/17 Stark County Autism Asperger's Network (SCANN) Annual Forum, Canton
21. 10/17 Advanced Methods in ABA, Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism, Cleveland
22. 10/17 Visual Supports, Milestones Autism Resources, University Hts.
23. 10/17 Mindfulness Group, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village
24. 10/20 People First of Cuyahoga County, The Arc, Independence
25. 10/21 You Can Do Better Than Google Webinar, Family Information Network
26. 10/21 Monarch Transition Education Program (MTEP) Open House, Shaker Hts.
27. 10/21 What about the Siblings? ASPIES, Akron
28. 10/21 Helping Awkward Preteens Make Friends, Connecting for Kids, Westlake
29. 10/22 UH Seminar Series: Medical Issues and Co-Morbid Disorders in Children, Westlake
30. 10/23 Stress, Burnout, and Working with Children with EBD Webinar, Council for Exceptional Children
31. 10/24 Solving Preschool Behavior Problems, Connecting for Kids, Westlake
32. 10/24 Mindfulness Group, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village
33. 10/27 Using Visuals and Technology to Build Language Webinar, Monarch Center for Autism
34. 10/27 DisAbility Job Fair, OOD, Independence
35. 10/29 Project STIR Training for Job Seekers & Families, LEAP, Cleveland
36. 10/29 Paraprofessional Series, SST9, Massillon
37. 10/30 8th Annual Special Education Law Seminar, Cleveland Bar Association, Cleveland

 

THERAPY GROUPS

 

1. 10/1 Music Therapy, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village
2. 10/1 C.A.L.M. Kids, KidsLink Neurobehavioral Center, Twinsburg
3. 10/2 Art Therapy, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village
4. 10/3 Teach Me to Play, Connecting for Kids, Westlake
5. 10/3 Mom & Me, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village
6. 10/4 Art Therapy, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village
7. 10/6 Art Therapy, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village
8. 10/8 Asperger's Boot Camp (ABC) for Teens, Autism Society of Greater Akron, Akron
9. 10/10 Buddy Building Group, ABA Outreach Services, Independence
10. 10/10 Music Therapy and More with MTEC, Connecting for Kids, Westlake
11. 10/11 Creative Kids Group, KidsLink Neurobehavioral Center, Twinsburg
12. 10/11 Facilitating Language through Play, KidsLink Neurobehavioral Center, Twinsburg
13. 10/11 Game On! Group, KidsLink Neurobehavioral Center, Twinsburg
14. 10/11 Music Therapy and More with MTEC, Connecting for Kids, Westlake
15. 10/14 Asperger's Boot Camp (ABC) for Adults, Autism Society of Greater Akron, Cuyahoga Falls
16. 10/18 Kitchen Connections, KIDnections Group, North Olmsted
17. 10/18 Art Therapy, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village
18. 10/22 Asperger's Boot Camp (ABC) for Teens, Autism Society of Greater Akron, Akron
19. 10/23 Asperger's Boot Camp (ABC) for Adults, Autism Society of Greater Akron, Cuyahoga Falls
 

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

 

1. 10/18 22nd Annual Camp Cheerful Fall Festival, Strongsville
2. 11/1 Raise Your Hands for Milestones Autism Resources, Beachwood