Monthly Milestones | FEB 2019
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Join the national autism community for practical strategies and cutting-edge information 
June 11-12, 2020, in Cleveland, OH.

Learn among autism professionals, family members, and individuals with ASD as you attend interactive sessions developed with your interests in mind. 
CALL FOR PROPOSALS HAS CLOSED
Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal for this year's conference. Proposals are currently being reviewed and we are excited to announce the official 2020 session lineup in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
2020 KEYNOTE ANNOUNCEMENT
Introducing Dr. Lauren Moskowitz
Dr. Lauren Moskowitz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at St. John's University in Queens, New York. Her research focuses on behavioral assessment and intervention for problem behaviors and anxiety in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities (DD). She has co-authored several papers and book chapters, and has presented at numerous international, national, and regional conferences. Dr. Moskowitz   has been teaching several undergraduate and graduate courses covering ASD and DD, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Positive Behavior Support, and has been on the Editorial Board for the   Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions   since 2013.
Dr. Moskowitz earned her B.S. from Cornell University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Stony Brook University under the mentorship of the late Dr. Ted Carr, one of the co-founders of Positive Behavior Support and Functional Communication Training.

Strike It Big for Milestones!
Sunday, March 15, 11am-4pm
Join us at Strike It Big for Milestones to support the local autism community. This family-friendly event includes bowling, lunch, face
painting and more!

Your generous efforts enable Milestones to continue offering our free autism Helpdesk, a service that allows families to connect with professional staff for personal guidance, local resources and individualized information at each stage of their child’s development.
JANUARY'S TOP FUNDRAISERS:
1.Pines Team
2.Taylor Strikers
3.Team Talia
4.Team Davalla
5.Team Rudolph
Your efforts will have a lasting impact on Milestones and the autism community of Northeast Ohio.
Thank you!
Thank you for supporting the Annual Fund!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to Milestones in 2019. Because of you, we were able to empower families and enrich the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum through our vital core programs. 

If you were not able to support the Annual Fund and wish to do so, please consider donating today. When you give, you assist families right here in Northeast Ohio in getting the essential resources they need. 
Featured Events
Open Office Hours
with Milestones:
Financial Resources for Individuals with ASD
Wednesday, February 5

Meet with a staff member from Milestones to learn about financial resources that may be helpful to you as a member of the autism community. Parents, professionals, and individuals with ASD are welcome. This is a drop-in program - no appointment necessary.
22nd Annnual Summer and Beyond Fair
Saturday, February 15

Have a child with special needs? Meet Milestones and dozens of other agencies all in one place! Cost is free to all. Presented by the Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio and State Support Team 3.
2020 Series Caregiver Tools:
Build Your Resilience
Monday, February 17

Providing care for a family member or friend can be challenging. This event brought to you by Autism Society of Greater Akron will provide support and practical strategies for individuals caring for someone with a complex medical condition or disability. Registration deadline: February 10.
Speech Therapy: Where Do I Start? (and Other FAQs)
When it comes to starting speech-language therapy, parents are often unsure where to begin. Our friends at Peak Potential Therapy in Northfield, OH, are taking the guess work out of it for you by answering a few of the most common questions they get from parents interested in starting speech therapy.
Self-Advocacy at the Milestones Conference: My Experience as a Speaker on the Spectrum
A few years ago, Grace Blatt was nervous to speak in front of a large crowd at the Milestones Conference. Now, she is eager to share her perspective as a self-advocate and enthusiastically presents some of our most popular topics to a national crowd each summer.

Read how Grace has used the conference to not only develop her public speaking skills, but educate others and inspire a community as a Milestones speaker and panelist.
Remember Milestones as you shop on Amazon!

Visit   smile.amazon.com  and select Milestones Autism Resources as your charitable organization. The Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to Milestones. It costs you nothing extra to give!