Conference

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Thursday-Friday, June 16-17, 2016
Landerhaven, Cleveland, Ohio 44124

 

Conference Sponsor and Exhibitor Discount Rates,

and Award Nominations are available until 2/29!

 

Workshop Proposal submission is now closed.

Poster Proposals can still be submitted

 
Contact us at
info@milestones.org or (216)464-7600 for further information.
For sponsorship and exhibitor information, contact Lauren Daughtrey at lauren@milestones.org or (216)464-7600.
 
 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

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Dr. James Ball, Ed.D., BCBA-D Jennifer McIlwee Myers, Aspie at Large

Learn more about our keynotes here.

 
 
 

What Do Past Attendees Have to Say About Our Conference?

“The Conference is a chance to connect, like an academic reunion,
where I learn fresh ideas to collaborate with others in
Northeast Ohio and beyond.”

-Tracy Masterson, PhD, Conference Co-Chair

 
 

“Listening to a person on the spectrum is the best way
to become a better professional.”

-Rochelle Nyer, CCC-SLP, Conference Co-Chair

 
 

“Just when I think the conference can’t get better, it does. One special thing this year was that our son attended and participated in the self-advocate track. It was a life-changing experience for him.”

-Joe Kraft, parent, board member

 

ABOUT THE MILESTONES CONFERENCE

 

Each June, Milestones Autism Resources presents their Annual Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Conference. The Conference is a huge success with approximately 1,000 attendees from at least 10 states, more than 120 speakers, 90 workshops, and at least 40 exhibitors at the Cleveland I-X Center for two days. This inspirational event brings together family members, educators, therapists, medical professionals, and individuals with autism to share evidence-based practical strategies and best practices to help members of the autism community reach their potential and the greatest level of independence.

Participants enjoy educational workshops and facilitated lunch discussions, including a panel discussion and lunch session for individuals with autism, a sponsor/professional networking lunch, and facilitated family member networking lunches.

Recent keynote speakers include Barry Prizant, PhD, CCC-SLP, renowned speech therapist and autism consultant, and Sondra Williams, author, poet, speaker, and individual with autism. Local and national experts present leading-edge research and field-tested strategies.

We thank all of our attendees, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors and look forward to serving your autism needs throughout the year.

 

FOR PARENTS, PROFESSIONALS & SELF-ADVOCATES

 

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PROFESSIONAL BENEFITS:

  • Continuing education credits available in 8 disciplines
  • Expand knowledge to be a better practitioner
  • Network with leaders and colleagues in the field

 

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PARENT BENEFITS:

  • Discover strategies to make life easier
  • Meet local autism experts and therapists
  • Connect with other families

 
 

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INDIVIDUAL WITH ASD BENEFITS:

  • Attend or share your personal experience
  • Learn helpful, practical strategies for daily life
  • Meet and connect with peers