Getting ready to transition to summer break? 

Use our Camp, Social & Recreational Tool Kit to learn about the options for your child. And if you have a vacation planned, prepare with our Travel Tips Tool Kit.

You will also have the opportunity to learn practical strategies to use all year at the Milestones Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference. Don't forget to register by June 10.

We hope to see you in June. In the meantime, enjoy the weather!


Ilana & Mia
Register today! Deadline June 10

It's crunch time for the Milestones staff! With the Conference only 20 days away, we have been working hard to make this year's Milestones Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference the best yet!

Here are some exciting updates:
We have over 100 speakers presenting ground-breaking 
research, practical strategies for at-home, at-school and in the workplace and more!
More than 40 exhibitors will be showcasing local autism 
products and services. Don't forget to stop by the AAPC Publishing table to find a hand-selected collection of books for sale. A special Exhibitor Walk from 9:30 to 10 a.m. on both days will give you plenty of time.
Attendees are coming in from all over the country, and 
we're on our way to record-breaking numbers. Make sure to reserve your spot today! 
New features are attracting a broader audience, which means 
you're sure to leave with new ideas and a fresh perspective.

See which sessions are best for you on our 

Questions? Call us at 216.464.7600 or email
Call for Volunteers!                           


Volunteer at the 2014 Milestones Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference on June 18-19 at the Cleveland I-X Center. 


Volunteers will help:

Staff Registration Tables 
Direct Attendees 
Monitor Workshops
Prep at the Milestones' Office
Prep at the Cleveland I-X Center 



Download the volunteer application here and let us know what you would be interested in helping with. Thank you in advance for your consideration!


Please contact us at 216.464.7600 or email for more information. 

Autism All Stars
A Family Event with the Lake County Captains
We are excited to announce the Autism All Star baseball event on Sunday, August 3 beginning at 12 p.m. at Classic Park. Price of $10 admission includes a reserved section, pre-game parade on the field, autograph sessions with players and post-game base run.  
A Social Story is available on the Milestones website and Score Cards will be provided at the game.

The first 75 children that sign up will have the opportunity to participate in Dream Days after the game where they will learn baseball skills on the field!

Order tickets by calling Andrew Grover at the Lake County Captions: 440-975-8085 ext. 136.

This event is presented by Milestones Autism Resources, Northeast Ohio Autism Group and Autism Speaks.
A Special Gift for Your Special Teacher   
Has your child's teacher exceeded your expectations? Looking for the perfect gift to show your appreciation? 
Honor that special teacher with a donation to Milestones. Your teacher will receive a special certificate acknowledging your donation with a personal message from you. 
Milestones School Team Training
Effective Behavioral Interventions for the Classroom

August 4-8, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cleveland, OH

Participate in a hands-on professional development opportunity focused on evidence-based classroom techniques for students with autism in preschool through high school. Lecture and practical application with students. Click here to learn more.

Learn how to:
Work collaboratively to improve student outcomes and
Reduce problem behaviors using the principles of Applied 
Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
Manage and structure the classroom to promote independence
Improve IEP writing skills and data collection procedures
Motivate students for success using proven reinforcement 

Your entire school team is welcome including intervention specialists, paraprofessionals, school administrators, speech language pathologists, occupational and physical therapists.
35 contact hours included in the fee. 2 hours of graduate credit for additional fee.
Click here to apply or contact Leslie Rotsky at 216.464.7600 ext.103 or
Camp Milestones
An awesome summer camp for children with autism

July 31, August 1, 4-8
8:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Cleveland, OH


Individualized program for student's IEP
1:1 discrete style teaching
Music, art and large motor activities
Fun activities with peer mentors
Behavior intervention specialists 

This camp is an integral part of Milestones School Team Training for educators. Camp staff is experienced in ABA and best practices for students with autism.

How to apply:
Submit an application by July 1, 2014. If your child is selected to participate, you will be notified. Payment is due by July 30. Milestones offers a limited number of scholarships based on financial need. Check to see if the camp fee is covered by your County Board or ESY or contact your support administrator or school district.
If you have questions, contact Leslie Rotsky at or 216.464.7600 ext. 103.

Please Note: There are a limited number of spaces available. Due to the training aspect of this camp, it is not appropriate for children with severe behavioral challenges.

OCALI Survey - Employment

If you are an Ohioan with ASD who has completed or exited high school or a family member of an individual with ASD who has completed or exited high school, Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) asks you to please take this survey: 

Responses will provide OCALI with data essential to planning for the development of resources targeted to meet the needs of people on the autism spectrum and improve their chances of obtaining community-based employment options that match their skills, interests and strengths.
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JUNE 2014
In this Issue:
Autism Conference
Call for Volunteers
Autism All Stars
Honor Your Teacher
School Team Training
Camp Milestones
Survey on Employment
News of Note

June Events - Full Listing Here




1. 6/1 Blue Ribbon/Solon Police Department Bowling Tournament

2. 6/1 Day Respite, Akron Rotary Camp

3. 6/2 9th Annual Kickball League, Mayfield Adaptive Recreation, Willoughby

4. 6/2 YogaReach, Solon Blue Ribbon Program

5. 6/3 Special Needs Jump, Skymax Arena, North Canton

6. 6/3 Chuck E. Cheese Family Night Out, ASPIES

7. 6/3 Walking Club with LEAP, Mayfield Adaptive Recreation, South Euclid

8. 6/4 Karaoke at Toth's Place, Upside of Downs, Mentor

9. 6/4 9th Annual Beach Volleyball, Mayfield Adaptive Recreation

10. 6/5 ASPIES Adults Meet & Greet, Akron

11. 6/7 Art Therapy | Mosaic Fish, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village

12. 6/7 Take a Hike into History, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Euclid

13. 6/7 Take a Break Respite, Through the Roof Ministries, Middleburg Hts.

14. 6/8 Softball League, Solon Blue Ribbon Program

15. 6/8 Teen Scene, ABA Outreach Services, Independence

16. 6/10 Asperger's Boot Camp (ABC) for Adults, Autism Society of Greater Akron, Cuyahoga Falls

17. 6/11 Asperger's Boot Camp (ABC) for Teens, Autism Society of Greater Akron

18. 6/12 The Music & Nature Connection, Mayfield Adaptive Recreation, Willoughby

19. 6/14 Sensory Storytime, Bay Village Public Library

20. 6/14 Art Therapy | Sand Art, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village 

21. 6/17 ASPIES Game Night Meet & Greet, Akron

22. 6/18 Autism Speaks Night at Progressive Field

23. 6/19 Aquacize, Mayfield Adaptive Recreation

24. 6/19 Autism Speaks Night at Indians Game, Progressive Field. Call Jackie Plys for tickets at 216.420.4162.

24. 6/20 BREATHE Respite Care, Chagrin Falls

25. 6/20 Picnic in Solon, Solon Blue Ribbon Program

26. 6/21 How to Train Your Dragon 2 | Sensory Friendly Film, AMC Ridge Park Cinemas, Brooklyn

27. 6/21 Sensory Story Time, Autism Society of Greater Akron

28. 6/21 Sensory Storytime, Independence Public Library

29. 6/22 Asperger's Adult Group, Beachwood Public Library, Beachwood

30. 6/22 Dance, Dance, Dance for Families and Adults, Mandel JCC, Beachwood

31. 6/22 Teen Scene, ABA Outreach Services, Independence

32. 6/23 Pizza & Play, Family Connections, Cleveland Heights

33. 6/23 Meet Up Monday Social Time, Westlake Porter Library

34. 6/25 Asperger's Boot Camp (ABC) for Teens, Autism Society of Greater Akron

35. 6/26 Asperger's Boot Camp (ABC) for Adults, Autism Society of Greater Akron, Cuyahoga Falls

36. 6/27 My Fair Lady Outing, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Cuyahoga Falls

37. 6/27 Outdoor Pool Party, Mayfield Adaptive Recreation

38. 6/28 Sensory Storytime, Parma Public Library

39. 6/29 Soap Box Derby Autism Awareness Day, Autism Society of Greater Cleveland


High Aspirations Social Group, REM Opportunities, Canton 


Mondays, Saturdays & Sundays

Little Language Learners Group, ABA Outreach Services, Independence


Mondays & Fridays

Social Club, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Yoga class, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village



High Aspirations Social Group, REM Opportunities, Akron


Commanders of Communication Group, ABA Outreach Services, Independence   


Mom's Morning Chat, AutismNE, Online



Art Therapy Class, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village


Thursdays & Saturdays

Creative Movement & Socialization, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village


Social Butterflies Group, ABA Outreach Services, Independence


Every Other Friday & Sunday 

Buddy Building Group, ABA Outreach Services, Independence



Family Fun Fridays, Family Connections, Shaker Hts.








1. 6/1 Your Home-Your Way | Technology, Asperger's Personal Coach, Pepper Pike

2. 6/3 Housing and Programs for Adults with ASD | Webinar, The Johnson Center

3. 6/4 ASD Support Group for Dads, Independence

4. 6/4 Medusa Salon Sensory Night, Canton

5. 6/5 Early Literacy Instruction using Visual Supports| Webinar, VizZle

6. 6/6 Teach Me to Play, Connecting for Kids, Westlake

7. 6/7 Legal Advice Clinic, Legal Aid Society, East Cleveland

8. 6/7 YMCA West Side Autism Support Group, Avon

9. 6/7 4H Social Skills Meeting, Out of the Box Behavioral Solutions, Akron

10. 6/9 Parent Exchange, Autism Society of Greater Akron

11. 6/11 Evidence-Based Behavior Interventions that Work | Webinar, American Institute for Research

12. 6/14 Autism 5K and Walk, Autism Society of Greater Akron

13. 6/16 My I'Mpossible Dream, Progressive Field, Cleveland

14. 6/16 People First of Cuyahoga County, The Arc of Greater Cleveland, Independence

15. 6/18-19 Annual Milestones Autism Conference, Cleveland I-X Center

16. 6/18 SWAN Autism Support Group, Kent

17. 6/19 The Arc Golf Open, Valley City

18. 6/21 Autismo: Una visi�n general en espa�ol | Webinar, AutismNOW

19. 6/21 4H Social Skills Meeting, Out of the Box Behavioral Solutions, Akron

20. 6/22 A Most Excellent Race, Achievement Centers for Children, Cleveland Heights

21. 6/23 Monarch Summer Social Language LEADERSHIP Program, Shaker Heights