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 35 + Workshops & Other Events

1. 2/1 Family to Family Education Program, NAMI, North Canton

2. 2/1 West Side Autism Support Group, French Creek Family YMCA, Avon

3. 2/4 Adolescents with Autism, SST9, Massillon

4. 2/4 ASPIES Parents Open Forum, Canton

5. 2/5 Youth College & Education Fair, Next Step, Akron

6. 2/5 Medusa Salon Sensory Night, Canton

7. 2/5 Funding for Services Parent Night, Milestones, Shaker Heights

8. 2/6 Parent's Coffee Hour, SST9, Canton

9. 2/6 Reducing Stress & Anxiety in the Classroom, SST8, Cuyahoga Falls

10. 2/6 Behavior Management Basics Webinar, Council for Exceptional Children

11. 2/7 Teach Me to Play, Connecting for Kids, Westlake

12. 2/8 Family to Family Education Program, NAMI, North Canton

13. 2/9 Jewish Disability Awareness Movie, JECC, Beachwood

14. 2/10 Developing Effective Sensory Diets, Summit Professional Education, Mayfield Village

15. 2/11 Transitioning & Providing Housing, ASGC, Independence

16. 2/11 What Your Child Can Gain in Different Therapy Settings, Zane's Foundation, Hudson

17. 2/12 Parent Access Collaborative, SST8, Cuyahoga Falls

18. 2/12 Medication/Behavioral Strategies, Kent/Woodridge Parent Mentor Program

19. 2/12 Positive Behavior Supports, ESC of Cuyahoga County, Independence

20. 2/13 Funding for Services Parent Night, Milestones, Middleburg Hts.

21. 2/13 College Planning and Transition, Aurora High School

22. 2/15 Family to Family Education Program, NAMI, North Canton

23. 2/18 Medical Visits, Haircuts, Restaurants, & Community Outings, BIIO, Westlake

24. 2/19 IEP Basics for Parents, ESC, Independence

25. 2/19 Coffee, Tea & Cupcakes Autism Group, SWAN, Kent

26. 2/19 UH Seminar Series: Sleep and Preschool Issues in ASD, Westlake

26. 2/21 Advanced Methods in ABA, Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism, Cleveland

27. 2/21 Staying in Control When Your Child is Out of Control, Connecting for Kids, Westlake

28. 2/22 Family to Family Education Program, NAMI, North Canton

29. 2/22 16th Annual Summer and Beyond Fair, ESC, Independence

30. 2/23 Bowling for Autism, Milestones,  North Olmsted

31. 2/23 Bowling for Autism, Milestones, Solon

32. 2/25 Coffee Hour, SST9, Panera Bread, Canton

33. 2/25 Handling Challenging Behaviors, Kent/Woodridge Parent Mentor Program

34. 2/25 Parent Coffee & Chat, Connecting for Kids, Westlake

35. 2/28 Teach Me to Play, Connecting for Kids, Westlake

36. 3/ 1 Family to Family Education Program, NAMI, North Canton

37. 3/1 West Side Autism Support Group, French Creek Family YMCA, Avon




High Aspirations Social Group, REM Opportunities, Canton


Social Club & Art Therapy Class, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village   

Mondays & Thursdays

Social Butterflies Group, ABA Outreach Services, Independence


Tuesday & Saturday

Yoga class, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village



High Aspirations Social Group, REM Opportunities, Akron


Commanders of Communication Group, ABA Outreach Services, Independence


Every Other Friday & Sunday 

Buddy Building Group, ABA Outreach Services, Independence



Family Fun Fridays, Family Connections, Shaker Heights


Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

Little Language Learners Group, ABA Outreach Services, Independence


35 + Fun Things 

To Do


1. 2/1 Teaching Social Skills with Legos, Monarch Center for Autism, Shaker Heights

2. 2/1 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Cleveland

3. 2/2 Basketball Clinics, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, University Heights

4. 2/2 Super Bowl Party, Think Foundation, Beachwood

5. 2/5  Pump it Up! SWAN, Hartville

6. 2/5 Dance Unlimited, Akron

7. 2/6 Music, Drum & Movement, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Mayfield Village

7. 2/6 Indoor Water Exercise, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Mayfield Village

8. 2/6 Sports Camp, Christ United Methodist Church, Akron

9. 2/7 Breathe Respite, Church of the Savior, Cleveland Hts.

10. 2/7 Karaoke and Dance Night, Solon Blue Ribbon Program

11. 2/7 Carroll's Got Talent, JCU, University Heights

12. 2/8 Sensory Storytime, Bay Village Public Library

13. 2/8 Sensory Storytime, Brunswick Public Library

14. 2/8 Sensory Storytime, Parma Public Library

15. 2/8 Valentine's Day Dance, Mayfield Adaptive Rec

16. 2/9 Cleveland Junior Wheelchair Cavaliers, Achievement Centers, Brook Park

17. 2/14 Music Therapy and More with MTEC, Connecting for Kids, Westlake

18. 2/14 Pizza Bowl, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Oakwood Village

19. 2/15 The LEGO Movie, a Sensory Friendly Film, AMC Cinema, Brooklyn

20. 2/15 Sensory Storytime, Independence Public Library

21. 2/15 Cinema Cruisers, Solon Blue Ribbon Program

22. 2/17 The World of Books, Solon Blue Ribbon Program

23. 2/17 Fitness to Wellness to FUN!  Mayfield Adaptive Rec

24. 2/18 Yoga Reach, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Mayfield Village

25. 2/20 Zumba Dance Class, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Mayfield Village

26. 2/21 - 2/23 Respite Camp for Children & Adults, Achievement Centers, Strongsville

27. 2/21 Everybody Dance Now, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Shaker Heights

28. 2/21 Game Night, Mayfield Adaptive Rec

29. 2/22 Danie's Day, John Carroll University, University Heights

30. 2/22 The Cleveland Natural History Museum Visit, Solon Blue Ribbon Program

31. 2/23 Bowling for Autism, Milestones,  North Olmsted

32. 2/23 Bowling for Autism, Milestones, Solon

33. 2/23 Asperger's Adult Group, Autism Personal Coach, Beachwood

34. 2/25 Ice Skating Classes, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Chagrin Falls

35. 2/26 Social Connections, Autism Society of Ohio, Youngstown

36. 2/28 Cosmic Bowling, Solon Blue Ribbon Program

37. 2/28 BREATHE Respite Care, Church of the Holy Angels, Chagrin Falls

38. 3/1 Making Pizza at Pizza Roma, Mayfield Adaptive Rec



In our letter last month, we suggested that you think of one thing you want your child to accomplish this year and create a step-by-step plan. 


Snow Days are the perfect opportunity to provide targeted practice on a specific goal such as washing hands or making a purchase.


On a day off, there's time to practice 3, 5 or even 10 times without being rushed. For example, in an uncrowded store your child could practice checking out multiple times. Repeated practice is what leads to mastery. 


If you need guidance, we're here to help. Please call us at 216.464.7600.


Good luck and stay warm!



Ilana & Mia

Milestones Autism Organization

Co-Founders and Parents

February 2014 Newsletter 
Bowling for Autism: 
Sunday, February 23
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Two Convenient Locations!
Freeway Lanes of Solon
Buckeye Lanes in North Olmsted
An autism and family-friendly event for all!


Please join us in one of 2 ways:
Teams of 6 bowlers are asked to raise $200 to participate. This includes one game of bowling, 
shoe rental, pizza, soda and dessert. 
Or donate to a friend's team! Check out the leaders:
1. $1,219 - Jack's Pack lead by Carrie Rosenfelt
2. $1,005 - Bowling for Bulldogs lead by Bill Carson
3. $408Lipman Lane Busters lead by Jill Lipman
4. $376Adam's Army 2014 lead by Adam Berebitsky   
5. $293Team Talia lead by Lisa Zimmerman
Questions? Please contact Maya Holtz Groys
at 216.464.7600 ext.107 or bowling@milestones.org.
Milestones Parent 
Empowerment Network (MPEN) 
Find Funding for Services!

Occupational, Physical & Behavioral Therapies
Independent Living Skills
Alternative Placements to Public School
County Board Services

 Click here to register today!

$10 for an individual session, $5 additional for walk-ins. Scholarships available!


Two Convenient Locations!


Wednesday, February 5

6:30 -8:30 p.m.

Shaker Family Center (the old Sussex School)

19824 Sussex Road, Shaker Heights, OH



Thursday, February 13

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Grace Church

7393 Pearl Road, Middleburg Heights, OH



Bring the kids! 

Social/Rec program run by trained autism staff. 

Children ages 3 and up and typical peers welcome, $10 per child (advanced registration required).



For more information, please contact Elizabeth Mason at emason@milestones.org or by phone at  216-464-7600 x112.

6th Annual Talent Show
 Carroll's Got Talent



 February 7

7:00 p.m.

Kulas Auditorium

John Caroll University



You're Invited! 
The JCU student body and greater University community is welcome to attend. Expect to see John Carroll students and friends of Milestones perform.
10 ActsMusical NumbersDancesPiano Solos




Tickets are $5.00 at the door. 

Donations will be welcomed all night

To donate before the event, click here.

*Insert Milestones in the note section.



Proceeds will benefit Milestones
thanks to Beta Theta Pi.



Contact Beth Thompson for more information at bthompson@milestones.org or 216.464.7600 ext. 108.  
Camp Milestones
A Fun ABA Camp Experience 
for Children with Autism



Dates: July 31 - August 1 & August 4 - 8, 2014
Time: Half day - mornings 
Location: Cleveland 

Cost: $200.00


Click here to learn more & register today!


Summer camp is an important activity for children with autism. Not only does it give your child a productive and structured environment during the summer, it can help strengthen his or her social skills and can help cultivate and develop peer relationships. 
Milestones School Team Training
Effective Behavioral Interventions 
for the Classroom


A Capacity Building Training 

for Your Entire Team


August 4-8, 2014

Cleveland, OH


Participate in a week-long, hands-on 

professional development opportunity focused on evidence-based classroom techniques to teach 

students with autism in preschool through high school. 

The training will include lecture and practical application 

with students with ASD and typical peers.


Learn how to:

Work as a collaborative team to improve 

student outcomes and performance

Plan and deliver instruction so children 

with disabilities can increase access 

to academic standards

Reduce problem behaviors utilizing the strategies

of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Manage and structure your classroom 

to promote independence

Improve your IEP writing skills 

and data collection procedures




Contact Leslie Rotsky at lrotsky@milestones.org 

or 216.464.7600. For more information, click here. Register by April 30 and receive a FREE registration to the Milestones Annual Autism Conference on June 18-19.


New List of Ashtabula Resources

Are you one of the many parents in Ashtabula 
feeling as though you 
have a lack of resources? 

Your needs have been recognized

The Ashtabula County Autism Group is working with us to connect you with resources and workshops in your area.