Monthly Milestones | JANUARY 2021
Here we go again! 2021 registration is now open!

Experience the nation’s leading autism event, hear from world-class experts and earn professional development all from the comfort of home. It’s the same conference you know and love,
in a convenient virtual format.

Expect master-class content on topics relevant to your life and practice.
New discounted virtual rates for 2021!

Need-based scholarships also available - Apply here

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Sponsor and Exhibitor opportunities now available.
Check out our 2021 reduced pricing and new benefits!
Stay connected, gain strategies and help your loved one succeed
with on-demand workshops presented by Milestones and the
Ohio Family Network.

We're bringing the experts and autism tools straight to you at home.
Registration is FREE and gives you access to past workshops that are now on-demand, and all upcoming workshops!

Charting the LifeCourse
January 14, 21 and 28 from 5-6:30 PM

Summary: Gain a framework of principles and tools to use when planning, problem-solving, and building the life you want for your loved one.
Workshops Now On-Demand:
SERIES: Growing Family Resilience
Presented by: Sarah Buffie MSW, LSW from Soul Bird Consulting; Claudia Lopez, MA from Profluence

Parenting with Success: The COVID Edition
Presented by: Rachel Torrance, MEd, BCBA, COBA, Owner and Director, Accessing Abilities, LLC

Supports for Increasing Safety for Children and Adults with ASD
Presented by: Salina Miller and Beth Thompson, MSSA, LSW, from Milestones Autism Resources

SERIES: Families at the Center of a Connected Community 
Presented by: Candice Jones-Peelman, Tim Vogt, and Bridget Vogt, from Starfire

Your Vote Matters: Disability Rights and Voting
Presented by: Will Gallup, Cuyahoga County Board of DD Good Life Ambassador

Socially Distanced, Not Socially Isolated: Strategies for Maintaining Connections with Family & Friends
Presented by: Melissa Baker M.S., CCC-SLP, and Jennifer Blankenship, LISW, BCBA from Bright Futures Therapeutic Services
18th Annual Autism Seminar Series
A Better Understanding of the Spectrum of Autism and Practical Interventions

Milestones is proud to be a part of this virtual series designed to improve understanding of the medical, behavioral, social, sensory and educational issues related to ASD.

An emphasis will be placed on practical intervention techniques. Presenters are local and national experts in the field of autism.

Sleep and Preschool Issues in ASD
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 | 5 – 6 p.m.
Max Wiznitzer, MD, Pediatric Neurologist at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Fighting Cabin Fever: Fun & Affordable Indoor Activities for the Kids
As winter brings us all indoors, now is a great time to plan some entertaining and super cheap activities to do as a family. Keep the kiddos busy with these simple ideas from Milestones Helpdesk Coordinator and mother of four Estee Ezinski.
Join the Online Milestones Autism Self-Advocate Social Group
Milestones has started a social community on Discord -- created and led by self-advocates for self-advocates. Discord is the easiest way to talk over voice, video, and text. Talk, chat, hang out, and stay close with your friends and communities.

In addition to having the group open 24/7 for people to connect, talk about interests, and making friends, Milestones hosts structured weekly and monthly events. More information about this group can be found here.

To register you can contact Nathan Morgan (a moderator in the Discord group) at
The Milestones team would like to extend our sincerest thanks to those of you who contributed to the 
2020 Together We Can campaign.

As we enter 2021, our organization is dedicated to evolving with the needs of our families, self-advocates and professionals. Your support makes this possible and we could not do it without you.

You can still help by giving today.

Together We Can continue to improve outcomes for individuals with autism.
Contributions to Milestones, a 501(c)(3) organization, are 100% tax deductible.
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