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44 Fun Things To Do
1)   6/1 Epic 2-D | Sensory Friendly Film, Brooklyn

2)  6/1 Cheerful Family Field Day & Open House,

Achievement Centers for Children, Strongsville

3)  6/1 Nature's Seasonal Sensations, Solon Blue

Ribbon Program, Bentleyville
4)  6/1 Golf Instruction, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Solon

5) 6/1 Autism Family Night, Brunswick Library
6) 6/2 Softball League, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Solon
7) 6/3 Walking Club with LEAP, Cleveland Metroparks
8) 6/3 Dancercize with SOAR, Fairview Park

9) 6/3 High Aspirations Social Group, REM

Opportunities, Canton

10)  6/4 Get Fit, United Disability Services, Akron

11)  6/4 Walking for Fun & Fitness, Solon Blue

Ribbon Program, Solon

12)  6/4 Get Fit, United Disability Services, Akron

13)  6/4 8th Annual Kickball League, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Willoughby

14)  6/4 Walking with SOAR, Rocky River

15)  6/5 High Aspirations Social Group, REM

Opportunities, Akron

16)  6/5 8th Annual Beach Volleyball, Mayfield

Adaptive Rec, Mayfield Village

17)  6/5 Aerobics with SOAR, Parma

18)  6/6 Adapted Dance Class, Akron Children’s

Hospital, Akron

19)  6/6 Crafty Artist Club, United Disability

Services, Akron

20)  6/6 Walking with SOAR, Cleveland

21)  6/6 Friendship Circle End of Year Event, Cleveland

22)  6/7 Family Fun Fridays, Family Connections, Shaker Heights

23)  6/7 Bocce with SOAR, Rocky River

24)  6/8 EPIC for Children with Autism, Kent Plaza Theaters

25)  6/8 Get Fit, United Disability Services, Akron

26) 6/9 COSI's Autism Awareness and Activities

Events, Columbus

27)  6/9 Swing into Summer at Swings N' Things, ASPIES (Adults), Olmsted Falls

28)  6/10 Toddler Play Group, Total Education

Solutions, Fairlawn

29) 6/13 Aquacize, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Mayfield Village

30)  6/13 Water Aerobics, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Solon

31) 6/14 Karaoke and Dance Night, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Solon

32) 6/15 Akron Autism 5K and Walk, Autism Society of Ohio, Akron

33) 6/17 i Can Shine Bike Camp, Down Syndrome Assn of the Valley, Canfield

34) 6/19 The Arc Golf Outing, Valley City 

35)  6/21 Dream Night at the Zoo, Cleveland

36) 6/22 Sensory Story Time, Canton Library

37)  6/23 A Most Excellent Race, Achievement Centers

for Children, Cleveland Heights

38)  6/24 Pizza & Play, Family Connections,

Cleveland Heights

39)  6/26 Social Connections, Autism Society of Ohio,


40)  6/27 Crafty Artist Club, United Disability

Services, Akron  

41)  6/28 Outdoor Pool Party, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Mayfield Village

42)  6/29 Motor Connections, The KIDnections Group,

North Olmsted

43)  6/29 Monsters University | Sensory Friendly Film, Brooklyn

44)  6/29 Guys and Dolls at Playhouse Square, Think Computer Foundation, Cleveland
 Other Great June Events
6/1 Language Learning Associates Open House, Fairlawn

6/3 Northeast Ohio Regional Job Fair, Northeast Ohio Medical

University, Rootstown

6/4 Get Acquainted Breakfast, Achievement Centers for
Children, Highland Hills

6/4 Learn How You Can Use the Early Childhood Resource
Center, Canton

6/4 Journal Club for ASD, CWRU, Cleveland

6/4 Stark County Board of DD: Why is it for my Family?
ASPIES, Canton

6/4 Parent Support Group, Monarch Center for Autism, Shaker


6/5 ASD Support Group for Dads, Independence

6/5 Autism in General Education, Achievement Centers for
Children, Webinar

6/5 PBS & Strategies, Achievement Centers for Children,

6/6 Employment - There is Hope and Help, ASPIES (Adults),

6/11 ADHD Support Group

6/11 Ask the Doctor, Zane’s Foundation, Hudson

6/12 Job Seeking Skills Training, REM Opportunities,

6/15 Educational Seminar, Skylight Financial Group, Chagrin


6/16 Little Language Learners Group, ABA Outreach Services,

Pepper Pike

6/16 Commanders of Communication Group, ABA Outreach

Services, Pepper Pike

6/16 Social Butterflies Group, ABA Outreach Services, Pepper


6/17 5 Day Intensive ASD Classroom Training (TEACCH), ESC of

Cuyahoga County, Valley View

6/17 Summer School Builders Program, Accelerated Learning

Clinic, North Royalton

6/19 - 6/20 Annual Milestones Autism Conference, Cleveland

6/21 BREATHE Respite Care, Chagrin Falls

6/23 Young Adult Peer Support Specialist Training, The Ohio

Empowerment Coalition, Columbus

6/25 Autism across the Lifespan Conference, Nisonger Autism

Institute, Columbus

6/26 Job Seeking Skills Training, REM Opportunities, Akron



Check out the 44 social/recreational events this month! Now's the time to register for our unbeatable 2-day Conference featuring timely topics below. School Team Training spots are going fast.
Ilana & Mia

June 2013 Newsletter


Annual Conference - Registration Deadline is June 11
Effective Interventions for the Classroom Training
Resources & News - Innovative Video to Teach
Shoe Tying

June Events - Full Listing Here
Check out 44 Fun Things To Do


Milestones Annual Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference

Wednesday, June 19 - Thursday, June 20, 2013
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cleveland I-X Center

Take a minute to view our NEW video about the Conference! Please share with other families & colleagues.


All Kids Can Succeed: Effective Interventions for Social and Behavioral Challenges
Jed Baker, PhD

Practical Solutions for Eradicating Bullying
Stephen Shore, EdD

Restrain and Seclusion: A Panel Discussion
Patricia Wright, PhD; Jennifer Martinez Atzberger, JD; Jaclyn Crissinger, MS, BCBA; Michelle DePolo, PsyD, BCBA-D; Susan Tobin, JD
See Latest ODE Policy Here

Focus on Feelings: Teaching Emotion Understanding and Regulation
Shana Nichols, PhD

Effective Use of Reinforcement to Reduce Challenging Behaviors
Helen Bloomer, MS, BCBA

What You Need to Know About the New DSM-5
Max Wiznitzer, MD; Thomas Frazier, PhD
Read Slate article You Do Not Have Asperger's



DEADLINE IS JUNE 11 for pre-registration.
Walk-ins welcome for an additional $25.00.

Full Conference Brochure

Lunch & Networking Opportunities
You're invited to meet & greet keynote speakers, hear an inspirational success story by Debra Chwast and have a little fun too at the Wednesday evening social! Additional rates apply. Click here for more details! 

Volunteers Needed
Sign-up today to volunteer at the conference - opportunities available for both days. For more information, please contact Nicole at 216.464.7600,
ext. 106.

Scholarships Still Available for
Parents & Professionals

Scholarships are available based on financial need. Contact us at or call 216-464-7600 for scholarship form.
Deadline is fast approaching!

FREE Parking


Milestones is pleased to be honoring the following 2013 Award Recipients:

Jim Wotowiec
, North Royalton School District, Professional Excellence Award
Lori Wotowiec, Orange School District,
Professional Excellence Award
Joy Spencer, Parent Recognition Award
Molly Dann, Teen Trailblazer Award
Josh Erye, Volunteer Appreciation Award
Debbie Avner, In-Memoriam

Congratulations and thank you for your dedicated work in the field of autism!

Milestones Annual Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference has been made possible by the generous support of:

Reach for the Stars Sponsor
OAR - Organization for Autism Research

Lead Sponsor
Forest City Enterprises

Keynote Sponsors
Children's Hospital Cleveland Clinic
Ernst & Young
University Hospitals - Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospitals

Workshop Sponsors
Monarch School for Autism

Scholarship Sponsors
Behavioral Intervention Institute of Ohio
Achievement Centers for Children
The International Center for Autism Research and Education
Cleveland State University
Hickman & Lowder Co., LPA
Positive Education Program
Notre Dame College

Conference Partners
Ohio Center for Broadcasting
Rock the House Entertainment
Your Teen Magazine

Milestones School Team Training
Effective Behavioral Interventions for the Classroom
Earn Professional Development Credit

August 5-9, 2013
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cleveland, Ohio

35 contact hours included in training

2 hours of graduate credit for additional fee

For intervention specialists, paraprofessionals, school administrators, speech-language pathologists, school psychologists, occupational & physical therapists.


Request an application at or by calling 216.464.7600. For more information,
click here. Scholarships are pending. If you are interested in attending, please submit an application TODAY!

Resources & News

Simple Way to Teach Your Child How to Tie Shoes
Watch video here
Source: efficient Life Skills

Does My Toddler Have Autism?
Read article. 
Source: Slate

FREE Social Skills Downloads
Download today.
Source: Autism Teaching Strategies

Vaccine-autism connection debunked again
Full article. Click here.
Source: CNN Health
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