Monthly Milestones | JULY 2020
Remember, the entire 2020 program is available through Aug. 31!
Access sessions and earn CEUs over the summer.
Join the hundreds of autism professionals, family members and individuals with ASD who have gained evidence-based, practical strategies by registering to access Milestones' 2020 conference today.
-90+ sessions from professionals, family members and self-advocates
-CEUs offered in 12 disciplines
-Virtual Expo Hall with 40+ exhibitors and sponsors
-Spanish transcripts available for select sessions

Attention conference attendees: discussion forums are still open!
Topic #1 - The KidsFirst Registry: How Parents Can Help Inform Autism Research
Topic #2 - Foro de discusi ó n en espa ñ ol (Spanish Language Discussion Forum)

Sponsored by the International Center for Autism Research and Education (ICARE)
Find the perfect sessions for you.
View a full list of this year's session's lineup  here , complete with objectives, speaker bios and CEU information.

See the conference platform before you register!
Milestones has provided instructional videos on how to navigate the conference, attend sessions, receive continuing education credit and more.
Milestones Autism Resources Awarded DODD Grant to Collaborate on Ohio Family Network
Milestones Autism Resources is very excited to have been chosen as a grantee by The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities for the Ohio Family Network (OFN). Milestones is partnering with the Autism Society of Akron, Center for Disability Empowerment (CDE), Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio (DSACO), and The Family Leadership Network to develop the OFN as a pilot project in multiple Ohio counties. Milestones will focus its work in Cuyahoga, Lake and Ashtabula Counties. 

The goal of the OFN is to connect people with developmental disabilities and their families to local information and resources within their communities. Access to the OFN will provide tools and local support resources to help enhance leadership and social skills in caregivers and self-advocates. OFN will also offer opportunities for families to connect with other local families and with local non-disability resources. 
Updated COVID-19 Support at
Our team continues to add new information to our online COVID-19 resource page each week and encourages you to check in with us for support.

As always, please remember the Milestones free autism Helpdesk is open and ready for your call. Contact 216.464.7600 ext. 200 or fill out an intake form here.
Conference Content for Individuals with ASD
Milestones is proud to offer a number of conference sessions this year specifically for self-advocates, with many of them being presented by individuals on the spectrum.

We went through the full 2020 schedule and handpicked some of the best sessions for self-advocates. Take a look!
Resources to Help You Talk to Your Child About Racism
With protests over the violent deaths of black Americans dominating the news, it’s understandable that many kids are feeling scared, confused or angry about the situation. How can parents, many of whom are struggling themselves, help children process what they’re seeing and manage their feelings? Here are some resources to help you start the conversation.
Milestones Autism Resources is working daily to address the evolving needs of local families.

Ohio may slowly be opening up again, but families and individuals with ASD continue to experience new challenges with school supports and providers offering limited services during the summer months.

Milestones is the trusted guide for these families when they are unsure where to turn. Your support enables our team to make sure our local autism community gets the resources they need.

Thank you to our donors who make this work possible. We appreciate your support so we can continue to serve our incredible clients and community.
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