Monthly Milestones | NOVEMBER 2020
Stay connected, gain strategies and help your loved one succeed
with virtual 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 all future live and on-demand workshops.

Socially Distanced Not Socially Isolated:
Strategies for Maintaining Connections with Family and Friends
November 11, 2020 at 6pm
Workshop Presenters: Melissa Baker M.S., CCC-SLP, and Jennifer Blankenship, LISW, BCBA from Bright Futures Therapeutic Services

This timely workshop will provide ideas and strategies to support your child as they learn to manage the feelings associated with this time of social distancing, and offer suggestions for ways to help them continue to develop social skills and relationships with family members, friends, and those in the community. Participants will take away valuable strategies that can be implemented immediately. There will be time at the end of the workshop to ask questions. 
Join us in 2021 as a Milestones Conference Speaker
Call for Proposals Opening Nov. 15
Milestones is proud to soon open the Call for Proposals for our 19th annual conference, being held virtually June 16-17, 2021!

Want to join an incredible lineup of national experts, experienced family members and inspiring

Milestones is seeking the best practical, evidence-based proposals from people like you who want to share their knowledge and perspective with the autism community.

38 states and 5 countries were represented at the 2020 Conference. This is your chance to reach hundreds and join Milestones' mission of improving outcomes for individuals with autism.

All speakers receive a free conference registration including CEUs!
5 Ways to Stay Socially Connected This Winter
With temps dropping and socially distanced gatherings becoming harder to host, seeing those we love and staying socially connected may become a bit of a challenge this winter.

Stay in the loop with your loved ones and keep developing those social skills with these ideas from Milestones.
Recruiting for Talent on the Autism Spectrum
Many adults with autism have a hard time finding a job, but more companies are discovering the unique skills and potential people with autism offer. This 60 Minutes piece highlights how influential companies are celebrating the incredible strengths of individuals with ASD by recruiting them for roles that allow them to utilize their unique talents and thrive in the workplace.
Free and Low-Income Resources for the Holiday Season
The holidays can be a financially and emotionally challenging time for many families. With a hard year like 2020, it is expected that many local families will be in need of additional support to provide for their loved ones. Click "Read More" for a list of resources and organizations that exist to assist those in need this holiday season and year-round.
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, we have exciting plans for structured weekly and monthly events. More information about this group can be found on the Milestones website here.

To register you can contact Nathan Morgan (a moderator in the Discord group) at
Remember Milestones when shopping on Amazon for the holidays!

Visit 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!