November is here, and the holidays are right around the corner! We are thankful for the opportunity to support families throughout Northeast Ohio.

When considering how to thank teachers, job coaches and other members of your support team at holiday time, consider making a donation in their honor to Milestones. For each donation, we will send them a beautiful customized certificate. Call us for more information at (216) 464-7600.

Are you traveling for the holidays? Review our Travel Tips for suggestions on how to make holiday travel and transitions smoother.

Ilana & Mia

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors, donors and guests!

What a night!
Thanks to our fabulous sponsors and donors, the Milestones Annual Benefit was a huge success as we achieved a 
record-setting goal of $260,000!

Click here for a recap of the night. Thank you for your support.

You voted us one of your favorite Northeast Ohio charities!

Thank you to everyone who voted for us in the Northeast Ohio Media Group Good News Giving Campaign!

As a winner, we will receive donations
free advertising and publicity
that will continue to help us support families in Northeast Ohio. Visit our website for more information.

Looking to make a difference?

Milestones is currently searching for Communications Coordinator and a Coaching/Referral Support Person to join our team. 

If you are interested, please send your resume to
Adolescent Issues in ASD
12th Annual Autism Seminar Series

Wednesday, November 12
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
UH Westlake Medical Center

Featuring Christine T. Barry ,PhD

RSVP or questions:

Presented by University Hospitals. 
Co-sponsored by Milestones Autism Resources.
Milestones at OCALICON 2014
Come visit Milestones at Booth #413  at OCALI's annual conference in Columbus on November 19-21, 2014.

Visit OCALI's site for more information.
Milestones ABA Professional Group Presents:

The Early Start Denver Model for Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI)
Speaker: Christine Jurik, MA, BCBA, COBA
Thursday, November 137:00-8:45 p.m.
Milestones Autism Resources in Beachwood
Cost: FREE
RSVP by November 10 to:

The Early Start Denver Model is an early intensive developmental intervention approach for toddlers and preschoolers with ASD. Read more

For Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) or BCaBA, or those studying toward this credential.

ABA group meetings provide 2 hours of type 3 CEU credits for BCBA and are free to attend. 

Contact the group chairs for more information. 
Rachel Avner Torrance, MEd:
Aletta Sinoff, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCBA-D:
Sensory-Friendly "A Christmas Carol"

A great family friendly event to kick off the holiday season! 

The Great Lakes Theater is proud to present a sensory-friendly performance of its 25th anniversary production of "A Christmas Carol" on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 11:00am.

Tickets are $15.00 for general admission and are available on the Great Lakes Theater's website.

Go on our website for online resources, including an interactive book about Charles Dickens, social stories, a bingo game and a board game! 
News of Note


Source: New York Times

Source: Disability Scoop

Source: National Public Radio


Source: Disability Scoop

1 in 68 children are 
diagnosed with autism.
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November 2014
In this Issue:
Benefit Wrap-Up
Good News Giving Results
Job Opportunities
UH Autism Seminar Series
Milestones at OCALICON
ABA Group Meeting
Christmas Carol
News Of Note

November Events - Full Listing Here 



11/4 Special Needs Jump, Skymax Arena, North Canton
11/4 Yoga, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village
11/5 Cooking Basics, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village
11/5 Musical Revue,
The Music Settlement, Cleveland
11/6 Social Club Creative Crew, Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village
11/6 Family Dinner
at Akron Rotary Camp, Akron
11/6 Social Club | Adults,
Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village
11/6 Indoor Water Exercise,
Mayfield Adaptive Recreation, Mayfield Village
11/6 ASPIES Adults Meet & Greet, Akron
11/7-9 Respite Weekend,
Akron Rotary Camp, Akron

11/7 Social Club | Kids,

Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village

11/7 Pizza Bowl, Mayfield Adaptive Recreation, Oakwood Village

11/8 Sensory Storytime

, Bay Village Public Library

11/8 Sensory Storytime,

Independence Public Library

11/8 Bowling League,

All-Star Training Club, Akron

11/8 Decorate a Unique Birdfeeder, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Aurora

11/8 Young Life Capernaum Club, Hudson

11/9 Yoga DVD Release,

Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village

11/10 "Everyone Wins" Competitive Basketball League, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Solon

11/11 Early Intervention Family Fun Day, Summit DD's Dream Out Loud Studio, Akron

11/11 Sensory Jump, Pump it Up, Middleburg Heights

11/14-16 Weekend Respite

Camp for Children and Adults with Disabilities, Camp Cheerful, Strongsville

11/14 Game Night,

Mayfield Adaptive Recreation, Mayfield Hts.

11/15 Arts & Crafts Class

for School-Aged Children with Special Needs, CHUH Library, Cleveland Hts.

11/15 Sensory Storytime,

Mayfield Public Library, Mayfield Hts.

11/15 Sensory Story Time,

Autism Society of Greater Akron, Akron

11/15 Fitness for Fun,

Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village

11/15 Football Party,

Greater Akron Young Life Capernaum, Wadsworth

11/15 Day Respite,

Akron Rotary Camp, Akron

11/15 ASPIES Adults Bowling for Guys Only,


11/15 Autism Family Night,

Brunswick Library, Brunswick

11/15 Sensory Storytime,

Brunswick Library, Brunswick

11/16 Bouncing Buddy Day,

Christ Community Chapel, Hudson

11/18 Exercise for Girls with Special Needs,

Empower Sports, Chagrin Falls

11/18 Exercise for Boys with Special Needs,

Empower Sports, Chagrin Falls

11/20 Music, Drum & Movement,

Mayfield Adaptive Recreation, Mayfield Village

11/21 Respite Weekend,

Akron Rotary Camp, Akron

11/21 Eat, Talk and Watch a Funny Movie, Autism Personal Coach, Cleveland 

11/21 Karaoke, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Solon

11/22 Young Life Capernaum Club, Hudson

11/23 Asperger's Adult Group, Autism Personal Coach, Beachwood

11/24 "Everyone Wins" Competitive Basketball League, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Solon

11/26 A Christmas Carol Sensory Friendly Performance, Playhouse Square, Cleveland

11/26 Social Connections,

Autism Society of Ohio, Youngstown

11/28 Cosmic Bowling,

Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Solon

11/29 Home | Sensory Friendly Film, AMC Ridge Park Square Cinema 8, Brooklyn

12/1 Fitness to Wellness to FUN! Mayfield Village Adaptive Rec, Mayfield Village


Weekly Events -

Mondays-High Aspirations Social Group,

REM Opportunities, Canton

Wednesdays- High Aspirations Social Group, REM Opportunities, Akron

Fridays- Game Night

at IDEA House 




11/4 Moms' Meet,
Friendship Circle, Pepper Pike

11/4 Parent Coffee and Chat, Connecting for Kids, Westlake

11/6 Sibling Support Group, Friendship Circle, Pepper Pike

11/10 Grandparent Support Group, the Up Side of Downs, Independence

11/10 Parent Exchange,

Autism Society of Greater Akron, Akron

11/13 W.I.N. Parent Support Group, MCBDD, Medina

11/14 Mom's Night Out,

USOD, Independence

11/18 Moms' Meet,

Friendship Circle, Pepper Pike

11/19 SWAN Autism Group,


11/20 The Lake/Geauga County Autism Support Group, SST4, Painesville

11/20 Serenity Support Group, Cleveland

11/22 Oasis Parent Support Group, Grace Church, Akron



Weekly Events -

Wednesdays- Mom's Morning Chat,

AutismNE, Online



11/4 Critical Thinking Guidelines for Parents,


the Johnson Center, Webinar

11/4 Top Ten Tips for Parents, OCECD, Independence

11/4 Parents Rights- Whose IDEA is it? ASPIES, Canton

11/5 Medusa Salon Sensory Night, Canton

11/5 Town Hall Meeting, CCBDD, Parma OH

11/5 Teaching Students with Autism, Ursuline College, Pepper Pike

11/6 Restorative Justice Practice in Special Education, CADRE, Webinar

11/6 Making the Holidays Happy, BIIO, Westlake

11/6 Why Be a Behavior Analyst, Cleveland State University, Cleveland

11/7-8 14th Annual Ohio SIBS Conference, Columbus

11/7 Management of Suicidal & Self-Injurious Behaviors, Geauga County Board of Mental Health, Chardon

11/7 Mindfulness Group,

Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village

11/8 Evidence Based Practices in Serving Persons with Autism, Cleveland State University, Cleveland

11/8 Reducing Aggression in Persons with Autism,

Cleveland State University, Cleveland

11/11 Using an Interdisciplinary Approach to Managing Challenging Behaviors, Monarch Center for Autism, Webinar

11/11 IEP Clinic,

Zane's Foundation, Hudson

11/11 Paraprofessional Series, SST9, Massillon

11/11 College Opportunities in Northeast Ohio, ASGC, Independence

11/12 Gentlebrook Centre Visit, SST8, Hartville

11/12 UH Seminar Series: Adolescent Issues in ASD,

UH Westlake Medical Center, Westlake

11/13 Milestones ABA Professional Group | Early Start Denver Model

(Earn BACB CEUs), Beachwood

11/14 Mindfulness Group,

Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village

11/14 Ohio Division for Early Childhood's Annual Conference, Bowling Green

11/15 Parenting Anxious Elementary-Aged Children,

Connecting for Kids, Westlake

11/17 Bullying and Peer Mistreatment, ESC-CC, Webinar

11/17 People First of Cuyahoga County, The ARC, Independence

11/17 Taking the Sting Out of Behavior, OCECD, Cleveland

11/18 Everyday Experiences and the Young Child's Brain,

Family Information Network, Webinar

11/18 ASPIES Meet & Greet | Transforming Lives with Music, Akron

11/19-21 OCALICON 2014,


11/20 Family Advisory Council Community Connections, SPARCC, Massillon

11/21 Mindfulness Group,

Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village





11/4 Creative Movement,


Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village

11/5 Music Therapy Class,

Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village

11/5 Mom & Me,

Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village

11/7 Teach Me to Play,

Connecting for Kids, Westlake

11/7 Buddy Building Group,

ABA Outreach Services, Independence

11/8 Kitchen Connections,

the KIDnections Group, North Olmsted

11/11 Asperger's Boot Camp (ABC) for Adults,

Autism Society of Greater Akron, Cuyahoga Falls

11/12 Asperger's Boot Camp (ABC) for Teens,

Autism Society of Greater Akron, Akron

11/14 Music Therapy and More with MTEC, Connecting for Kids, Westlake

11/15 Music Therapy and More with MTEC, Connecting for Kids, Westlake

11/15 Art Therapy,

Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village

11/21 Buddy Building Group, ABA Outreach Services, Independence

11/26 Asperger's Boot Camp (ABC) for Teens, Autism Society of Greater Akron, Akron

11/27 Asperger's Boot Camp (ABC) for Adults, Autism Society of Greater Akron, Cuyahoga Falls

12/1 Art Therapy Class,

Brandon's Place, Oakwood Village



Tuesdays, Saturdays & Sundays-

Little Language Learners Group, ABA Outreach Services, Independence


Commanders of Communication Group, ABA Outreach Services, Independence


Social Butterflies Group, ABA Outreach Services, Independence





11/6 Thursday Night Football - Jerseys & Jewels Fundraising Event, Alex Hale's My I'Mpossible Dream, Westlake


11/8 Tailgate Party for Autism, ASGC, Valley View

11/8 Sparkle, Shimmer & Shine Gala, Achievement Centers for Children, Cleveland

11/14 Koinonia's 40th Anniversary Luncheon,


11/15 A Night in the Rainforest - Beyond Words for Autism, Cleveland

11/23 Light Up ETON -

Snowflake Giving Garden benefiting Monarch Center for Autism, Eton Collection, Woodmere