33 Fun Things To Do
1.) 8/1 – 8/9 Camp Milestones, Milestones Autism Organization, Beachwood
2.) 8/1 Community Explorers Club |
An Artful Evening,
REACH Program of UDS, Akron
3.) 8/1 ASPIES Adults Pot Luck, Akron
4.) 8/2 Family Fun Fridays, Family Connections, Shaker Heights
5.) 8/2 CHOSEN Respite Night, Hope Community Church, Hudson
6.) 8/4 2nd Annual Summer Picnic, Autism Society of
Greater Cleveland, Independence
7.) 8/4 ASPIES Annual Picnic, Green
8.) 8/4 Late Summer Pool Party, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Solon
9.) 8/5 Autreat, Autism Network International, Pennsylvania
10.) 8/5 Blue Chip Blue Tee Golf Outing, Achievement Centers for Children, Willoughby
11.) 8/5 High Aspirations Social Group, REM Opportunities, Canton
12.) 8/6 Movie Showing | The Story of Luke, ASPIES, Canton
13.) 8/7 High Aspirations Social Group, REM Opportunities, Akron
14.) 8/7 Skate for Autism, United Skates of America, Wickliffe
15.) 8/7 Fitness & Fun Club, REACH Program of UDS, Akron
16.) 8/10 Soccer Clinic, Solon Blue Ribbon Program
17.) 8/10 The Smurfs 2 | Sensory Friendly Film, Brooklyn
18.) 8/10 Chef's Gala Benefit, Autism Speaks, Cleveland
19.) 8/10 Indians Game Outing, Keene Promotions, Progressive Field
20.) 8/12 Friendship Circle Summer Camp, Pepper Pike
21.) 8/15 Documentary Screening | The United States of Autism, Tower City Cinemas, Cleveland
22.) 8/18 Subway Fundraiser for Milestones, Unite This City, Rocky River
23.) 8/18 Brunch in the Park with Foster Brown, Solon Blue Ribbon Program
24.) 8/19 The Arc of Medina County's 1st Annual Golf Outing, Medina
25.) 8/22 Crafty Artist Club | Decorative Birdhouse,
REACH Program of UDS, Akron
26.) 8/23 Cosmic Bowling, Solon Blue Ribbon Program
27.) 8/23 Shine Respite, First Christian Church, Canton
28.) 8/24 Sensory Story Time, Stark County Library, Canton
29.) 8/26 Pizza & Play, Family Connections, Cleveland Heights
30.) 8/28 Social Connections, Autism Society of Ohio, Youngstown
31.) 8/29 Fun at the Rec, Solon Blue Ribbon Program
32.) 8/29 The Great Geauga County Fair, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Burton
33.) 8/31 Planes | Sensory Friendly Film, Brooklyn
Other Great August
8/1 Nutrition and Autism Webinar, Johnson Center for Child Health and Development
8/3 YMCA West Side Autism Support Group, Avon
8/5 - 8/9 Milestones School Team Training: Behavioral
Interventions for the Classroom, Beachwood
8/7 Free Support Services for People Who Have a Disability
and are Ready to Work | Webinar
8/13 Let's Take a Walk through the Intake Department, Zane’s
8/15 - 8/16 Basic Foundations in Applied Behavior Analysis
(ABA), Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism
8/19 People First Meeting, the ARC of Cuyahoga County & CCBDD, Independence
8/20 Sexuality and Autism Webinar, Johnson Center for Child Health and Development
8/20 Crisis Management 101, ASPIES, Akron
Saturday, November 16
Milestones Annual Benefit honoring Allan Krulak and The Mt. Sinai Healthcare Foundation.
Location | Marriott Cleveland East
Time | 7 pm
For tickets and sponsorships, please contact Maya Holtz Groys, 216-464-7600 ext.107 or firstname.lastname@example.org
More information to
is pleased to be a supporter of Autism Speaks 2013 Chef Gala! The
event will be taking place on Saturday, August 10 at Cuyahoga
Community College's Hospitality Management Center from
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm. To learn more or to purchase tickets, click here.
miss out on a fun evening featuring tasty food, Chef Michael Symon
& Friends and the opportunity to support an amazing cause!
Starting the New School Year
5 steps to help with the transition for students with ASD
1.) Do a "Trial Run" BEFORE the start of the year
-Meet the teachers.
-Do a "dry run" of the school schedule.
2.) Be open about how you support your child
-Let the teachers know how you help your child with homework, organization, etc.
-Be honest about independent levels.
3.) Be an advocate for your child
-Don't overwhelm the school or
-Advocacy is about relationships - collaboration is key.
4.) Anticipate "bumps in the road"
-Children often struggle when they begin something new.
5.) Have a vision about the future, but be flexible about the vision changing
-Plan ahead, but be ready for changes in the plan down the road - there will be changes.
Join the Milestones RUN FOR AUTISM and RUN FOR SCHOLARSHIPS-- Satellite 5K!
No fundraising required!!
This run is meant to be FUN! In August, runners and walkers alike will
participate by hitting their neighborhood sidewalks, local running
trails, or even the treadmill for a 5K. The goal of this 5K is to help
the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) fund ten scholarships for
individuals with an autism diagnosis pursuing post-secondary,
tax-deductible $30 entry fee gets you a special, customizable RUN FOR
AUTISM race bib to wear during your 5K and a finisher’s coin to
commemorate your efforts. All proceeds will go towards OAR's autism
Ready to rally? Gather a group of your friends and family and register for the RUN FOR SCHOLARSHIPS today by clicking HERE!
NEW | Visual Supports Tool Kit
Visual Supports Tool Kit walks families through great ways to create
schedules and increase communication. Visual schedules and reminders can
teach life skills and independence in all ages! Visual aids are also
great tools used to stay on-task in the coming school year.
Click here to access this info-filled kit!
Milestones Parent Empowerment Network (MPEN)
A New Workshop Series Designed by Parents for Parents
of special needs children have a great resource - one another!
Meet an amazing group of parents who want to share their out-of-the-box
thinking and time-saving tips with you.
Register for all 4 skill-building workshops or join us for a few of your favorite topics.
-Building Your Child's Dream Team
-Navigating the Maze of Special Needs Services
-Knowing the Laws and How to Use Them
-The Do's and Don'ts of Self-Advocacy
The same workshops will be presented on both the East and West side.
Cleveland East Side Series
September 11, October 2, November 6, December 4
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cleveland West Side Series
September 19, October 10, November 14, December 12
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
To register or get more information, contact Elizabeth Mason at email@example.com or 216.464.7600.
To learn more, click here!
Supported by The Reuter Foundation, Saint Luke's Foundation and the William J. & Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation.
Unite This City & Subway Fundraiser for Milestones
Help raise awareness and funds to support families affected by autism!
Date | Sunday, August 18
Time | 12 pm - 4 pm
Location | Subway, 19595 Detriot Avenue, Rocky River
merchants join together to benefit Milestones' local autism
programming. Enjoy Boardwalk style games, prizes and fun for the
For more information about attending this event, please call us at 216.464.4600. We hope to see you there!
Resources & News
Pediatrician Training May Speed Autism Diagnosis
Learn more here.
Researchers Identify Possible Cause of
1 In 4 Autism Cases
Motor Skills Linked to Autism Severity
Source for articles: disabilityscoop