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10/3 Indoor Water Exercise, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Mayfield Village

10/3 ASPIES Movie Showing | The Story of Luke, Akron

10/5 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 | Sensory Friendly Film, Brooklyn

10/5 Nature's Seasonal Sensations, Solon Blue Ribbon Program

10/6 Heart 2 Heart Friendship Club, HEART, Medina

10/7 Dancercize with SOAR! Fairview Park

10/8 ASGC Social Night, Independence

10/8 Water Aerobics with SOAR!  Fairview Park

10/9 Aerobics with SOAR! Parma
10/10 Music, Drum & Movement, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Mayfield Village

10/10 After Hours Halloween Dance, SociAbilities, Akron

10/12 Everyone Wins Basketball Clinic, Basketball Assist, Medina

10/12 Football Follies Dance, Immaculate Conception Church, Willoughby

10/13 Come Play Family Feud, Autism Personal Coach, Oakwood Village

10/13, 27 Buddy Building Group, ABA Outreach Services, Independence

10/13 Solon Historical Society, Solon Blue Ribbon Program

10/13 Escape into Play at Dave & Buster's, Westlake

10/13, 27 Teen Scene, ABA Outreach Services, Independence

10/15 Blue & Gold Buddies | JCU Soccer Night, Milestones, University Heights

10/18 Everybody Dance Now, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Shaker Heights

10/18 Karaoke & Dinner, Solon Blue Ribbon Program

10/18 Pizza Bowl, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Oakwood Village

10/19 Fall Fest at Camp Paradise, The Arc of Medina County, Seville

10/19 Camp Cheerful Fall Fest, Achievement Centers for Children, Strongsville

10/20 Basketball Clinic, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, University Heights

10/21 The World of Books, Solon Blue Ribbon Program

10/21 Fitness to Wellness to FUN!  Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Mayfield Village

10/22 Yoga Reach, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Mayfield Village

10/23 Social Connections, Autism Society of Ohio, Youngstown

10/24 Medina County Fall Fest & Access Fair, Medina County Board of DD

10/24 Zumba Dance Class, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Mayfield Village

10/25 Game Night, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Mayfield Village

10/26 Weekend Respite Camp, Achievement Centers for Children, Strongsville

10/26 COSI's Autism Awareness and Activities Events, Columbus

10/26 Sensory Story Time, Stark County Main Library, Canton

10/26 Sensory Friendly Roller Skating, Zelma Watson-George Roller Rink, Cleveland

10/26 Heart 2 Heart Friendship Club, HEART, Medina

10/27 Explore Penitentiary Glen Reservation, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Kirtland

10/27 Lake Metroparks Boo Bash, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Painesville

10/27 Asperger's Adult Group, Autism Personal Coach, Beachwood

10/31 Fun at the Rec, Solon Blue Ribbon Program

10/31 Halloween Party, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Beachwood

See right column for workshops, support groups, benefits & other autism events

As parents, we get our best information from other parents. Come to MPEN to make those connections. Everyone needs help paying for the services & therapies. Come to MCAP to learn practical tips. NEW PROPOSAL DEADLINE for conference workshops, posters, & honoree suggestions by November 1.
Ilana & Mia

October 2013 Newsletter


Milestones Parent Empowerment Network (MPEN)
Workshop Series Designed By
Parents for Parents

Join us today!
Childcare available.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Advocacy

Wednesday, October 2, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Park Synagogue,
Pepper Pike

Thursday, October 10, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Grace Church, Middleburg Heights 

$10 per session. Walk-ins additional, $5.
Childcare $5 per child (advanced registration required).

To learn more, contact Elizabeth Mason at or 216.464.7600, ext. 102.

Be a part of MPEN today!


Milestones Website Resource Center 

Have you checked out our Resource Center lately? One of our largest categories is Transition to Adulthood, with over 80 listings. Here you will find resources on moving from teen years to adulthood. One of the newest listings is, a great site we recommend to help navigate this transition to adulthood. Call us at 216.464.7600 if you need help. 


Milestones Consortium for Autism Professionals (MCAP)


Funding and Insurance for Therapy, Education and Medical Care

Howard Bonem, PhD, Psychologist, Partners for Behavioral Health and Wellness

Franklin Hickman, JD, President, Hickman & Lowder

Jill Sadowsky, MSW, LISW-S, Director of Admissions, Outreach, and Early Childhood Services, Bellefaire JCB  

Wednesday, October 16 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm 

Daily Behavioral Health/Building Behaviors Autism Center
14538 Grapeland Ave., Cleveland 44111

$30 Professional rate, includes 2.5 CEUs for Education; $15 Family member rate. Dinner included for all attendees.

Click here to register today! 

Registration deadline is October 10. 
Milestones Annual
Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference 
June 18 - 19, 2014, Cleveland I-X Center
Call for Proposals - Deadline Nov. 1

We value your expertise and invite you to submit a
Conference Workshop or Research Poster Proposal.
Thank you for recognizing the importance of educating our community!

Submit names for 2014 Milestones Honorees - Deadline Nov. 1.   

Snapshot of Milestones - A Benefit

Honoring Allan Krulak & Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation

Saturday, November 16

Cleveland Marriott East

A Picture Perfect Evening

7:00 pm |
Cocktails & Photo Gallery featuring the photography of Charles Mintz, Issac Mintz & Allan Krulak

8:00 pm |
Honoree Tribute, Dinner & Entertainment

Individual Tickets $175 ($90 tax deductible)

Saturday Night Chic Attire

All proceeds directly support local autism educational program.

To learn more or to purchase tickets today, click here

Dine Out for Milestones

Invite your family, friends and co-workers to dine at Ruby Tuesday or Applebees. Bring in this flier to have them donate 20% of your purchase to Milestones.
 Ruby Tuesday, Beachwood & N. Olmsted, 10/3, 10/25, 11/21 
Applebees, Solon, 10/18

October Workshops, Support Groups, Benefits & Other Autism Events

10/1-2 Special Ed Leadership Conference, Office for Exceptional Children, Columbus

10/1 Coffee Hour, SST9, Massillon

10/1 Autism, Anxiety and Adolescence , ASPIES Canton

10/1 IEP Basics, Brandon’s Place, Oakwood Village

10/2 NAMI Basics, Akron

10/2 Milestones Parent Empowerment Network | Do's and Don’ts of Advocacy, Cleveland

10/2 Behavior Basics, Connecting for Kids, Westlake

10/3 Dine out for Milestones, Ruby Tuesday, Beachwood

10/3 Dine out for Milestones, Ruby Tuesday, North Olmsted

10/3 Paraprofessional Training Series, Achievement Centers for Children, Highland Hills

10/3 Starfish Open House, Out of the Box Behavioral Solutions, Akron

10/4 Teach Me to Play, Connecting for Kids, Westlake

10/5 Fall Run for Autism, Re-Education Services, Mentor

10/5 Autism Support Group, French Creek Family YMCA, Avon

10/8 Parent/Professional Meeting, Autism Society of Greater Cleveland, Independence

10/9 Parent Access Collaborative (PAC), SST8, Cuyahoga Falls

10/8 The United States of Autism documentary, Rocky River

10/9 iPad Training, SST9, Massillon

10/9 Planting the Seeds for a Successful Future, CCBDD, Euclid

10/10 Parent's Coffee Hour, SST9, Canton

10/10 Zane's Foundation Fundraiser at TGIFriday, Stow

10/10 Milestones Parent Empowerment Network | Do's and Don'ts of Advocacy, Middleburg Hts.

10/11 Advanced Methods in Applied Behavioral Analysis, Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism, Cleveland

10/11 Music Therapy and More with MTEC, Connecting for Kids, Westlake

10/12 Everything Employment Conference, SST9, Massillon

10/13 Sibshops, Mandel JCC, Beachwood

10/14 Classroom Behavior Management, Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism, Cleveland

10/15 The Affordable Care Act & the I/DD Community, Autism NOW, Webinar

10/15 Getting the Support You Need, ASPIES, Akron

10/15 Newly Diagnosed. Now What? Brandon’s Place, Oakwood Village

10/15 Difference Between High School and College, SST3, Valley View

10/16 Dyslexia Basics, SST9, Massillon

10/16 MCAP: Funding & Insurance for Therapy, Education & Medical Care, Milestones, Cleveland

10/17 Stark County Autism Aspergers Network (SCANN) Annual Forum, The Arc, Canton

10/18 PEP Symposium, Mayfield Hts.

10/18 Dine out for Milestones | Applebee’s, Solon

10/18 BREATHE Respite Care, Chagrin Falls

10/21 How to Use Autism Internet Models, OCALI, Massillon

10/22 Preventing Power Struggles & Crisis De-escalation, SST8, Cuyahoga Falls

10/22 Making the Holidays Happy, Behavioral Intervention Institute of Ohio, Westlake

10/23 A Comprehensive Merging of ABA, Tech & Visual Supports, Monarch, Shaker Heights

10/23 Student Expectations and Responsibilities, SST3, Valley View

10/23 UH Seminar Series: Social/Communication Issues, Westlake

10/23 Caribbean Music Fundraiser, Summit Academy, Akron

10/25 Dine out for Milestones, Ruby Tuesday, Beachwood

10/25 Dine out for Milestones, Ruby Tuesday, North Olmsted

10/25 Ways to Help Your Preschooler Share & Cooperatively Play, Connecting for Kids, Westlake

10/26 Fundraiser Wing Ding at Jocko's Bar and Grill, ASGC, Broadview Hts.

10/27 Sibshops, Mandel JCC, Beachwood

10/29 Special Education Law Seminar, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Cleveland

10/29 Legal Basics, Brandon’s Place, Oakwood Village

10/30 Effective Secondary Transition Planning, SST9, Massillon

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