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 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
Foundation, Hudson

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

More information to
follow soon!

Milestones 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.

Don't miss out on a fun evening featuring tasty food, Chef Michael Symon & Friends and the opportunity to support an amazing cause!

School is almost here & we have a great way for parents to learn and grow in the coming year – our new MPEN – Milestones Parent Empowerment Network. Creative MPEN parents will share their success stories, out-of-the-box thinking, and time-saving tips. Sign up to meet other parents, to learn,
& to feel more in control. 
Ilana & Mia

August 2013 Newsletter

Starting the New School Year
NEW | Visual Supports Tool Kit
Milestones Parent Empowerment Network
Unite This City & Subway Fundraiser

Resources & News

SAVE THE DATE | Annual Benefit
Autism Speaks Chef Gala

August Events - Full Listing Here
Check out 33 Fun Things To Do

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
make demands.

-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, undergraduate education.

Your 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 scholarship program.

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

Our NEW 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

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
Location: TBD

Cleveland West Side Series
September 19, October 10, November 14, December 12
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: TBD

To register or get more information, contact Elizabeth Mason at 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

Local merchants join together to benefit Milestones' local autism programming. Enjoy Boardwalk style games, prizes and fun for the whole family!  
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
Read article.

Motor Skills Linked to Autism Severity
Complete story.

Source for articles
: disabilityscoop

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