Monthly Milestones | July 2019
Be Empowered: Highlights from #MNAC2019
Be Empowered Art Exhibit
The visual works of more than 25 artists on the autism spectrum were displayed both days of the conference, with the opportunity for attendees to leave notes for each artist. The exhibit included impressive paintings, photography, pencil drawings, paper weaving and more.
H.O.M.E. (Housing Options Mixer & Exhibit)
Housing vendors and families came together on Tuesday, June 11, to discuss common challenges and possible solutions for transitioning individuals and adults on the spectrum seeking housing options. Providers included Sweet Home Healthcare, Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Lifeworks Adult Autism Services and Medina Creative Housing.
Milestones Mix & Mingle
Thank you to our Premier Sponsors Sweet Home Healthcare for supporting the Mix & Mingle and to Baird for sponsoring the VIP area on Tuesday, June 11. Those in attendance enjo yed drinks, hors d'oeuvres and dessert while networking after a great day of sessions.
Thank you to this year's photographers!
Jonathan Koslen and Paula Gillett, New Image Photography
Joe Pollack, Pollack Studio
Save the Date
October 26 | Landerhaven
Cleveland, Ohio
HONORING:

Milestones Board Leader
Stephen Rudolph
HW Financial Advisors

Community Leader
Lynn Singer
Case Western Reserve University

Staff Recognition
Leslie Rotsky
Milestones Autism Resources
Ticket and sponsorship information to be announced soon at milestones.org
OPEN OFFICE HOURS TODAY!
JULY 2
16500 Van Aken Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44120

Stop in to Shaker Heights Public Library for free open office hours with Milestones!

Meet a member of the team between 4-6pm to get your questions answered or to get connected with helpful resources in your area.

You do not have to be a resident of Shaker Heights to attend. All are welcome.
ADA DAY AT WADE OVAL WEDNESDAY
JULY 17
10820 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106

July 17 is the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Day at Wade Oval Wednesday! Join the fun from 4:00-7:30 to visit the Milestones table and meet other organizations across Cleveland here to support you and your family.

Stick around for a concert from  The RockNRoll Chorus  at 6pm and a public showing of Ralph Breaks the Internet at 9pm!
Top 5 Things to Do After the Milestones Conference
We hope you had an amazing time at the conference and left with new, practical strategies to support you in your everyday life. Now that you have all this information and an arsenal of great ideas, you may now be struggling with how to even begin implementing it all. This is normal, don't worry. The key is to take a short breather (very important, you deserve it), then dive in with these five suggestions from the Milestones team.
What the Milestones Team Learned at This Year's Conference
Even after 17 years, the Milestones team still walks away from each conference impressed by the caliber of speakers and new strategies presented at every conference. Given our different interests and areas of expertise, we thought it would be fun to round up some of the staff to ask them for their favorite takeaways from this conference.
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