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4/1 High Aspirations Social Group, REM Opportunities, Akron & Canton
4/1 Occupational Therapy Night at REM of Canton

4/2 Preparing for Fires and Other Emergencies, Autism NOW, Webinar

4/2 - 4/6 Pieces of Hope for Autism, Panera Bread
4/2 Autism Awareness Parent/Family Day & Light it up Blue Ceremony, Hudson
4/2 Journal Club for Research on Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute
4/2 Get Fit, United Disability Services, Akron
4/2 Parent Support Group, Monarch Center for Autism, Shaker Heights
4/3 Learn about Woodworking, Mayfield Adaptive Recreation, Pepper Pike
4/3 UH Quick Start Series | What about Potty Training: Getting through the Difficult Time, Tri-C
4/3 Fine Art Class, United Disability Services, Akron
4/4 IEP Basics for Families, Educational Service Center, Valley View
4/4 Sibshops, Monarch Center for Autism, Shaker Heights
4/5 Weekend Retreat about Transition, YMCA Camp Wilson, Bellefontaine
4/5 Including Students with ASD in the Gen Ed Setting, Achievement Ctrs for Children, Highland Hills
4/5 Music Therapy & More with MTEC, Connecting for Kids, Westlake
4/5 New Genetic Tests: Finding Answers to Causes of Developmental Disabilities, FIN of Ohio, Webinar
4/5 Family Fun Fridays, Family Connections, Shaker Heights
4/5 BREATHE Respite Care, Church of the Holy Angels, Chagrin Falls
4/5 Yee Haw Western Hoedown, SociAbilities, Akron

4/6 Sensory Story Time, Brunswick Library

4/6 Charity Bowling Event, Michael Carter Group, Solon
4/6 Connecting the Dots: How to Discuss Your Child's Diagnosis, Connecting for Kids, Westlake
4/6 Nature's Seasonal Sensations, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Bentleyville

4/7 Volunteer for Special Olympics Program, Mayfield Adaptive Recreation
4/8 Fitness to Wellness to FUN! Mayfield Adaptive Recreation
4/9 Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day for Autism Speaks, University Heights
4/9 Flexible and Assistive Technology Network, Educational Service Center, Valley View
4/10 Developing a Comprehensive Evaluation Team Report, ESC of Central Ohio, Columbus
4/10 Parent Access Collaborative Meeting, SST8, Pegasus Farm
4/10 Job Seeking Skills Training, REM Opportunities, Akron
4/10 Literacy and What to Do Beyond the Classroom, Educational Service Center, Valley View
4/10 VizZle Training, Monarch Center for Autism, Webinar
4/10 UH Seminar Series: Social/Communication Issues, UH, Westlake
4/11 Surrogate Parent Training, Educational Service Center, Valley View
4/11 Is Your Child the Target of Bullying? OCECD, Akron
4/11 8th Annual Greater Cleveland Chili Cook Off for Autism, ASGC, Independence

4/12 Family Dinner, Akron Rotary Camp

4/12 Teach Me to Play, Connecting for Kids, Westlake
4/12, 4/13 Ben-X at Cleveland International Film Festival
4/12 Everybody Dance Now, Mayfield Adaptive Recreation, Shaker Heights
4/12 Pizza Bowl, Mayfield Adaptive Recreation, Oakwood

4/13 Resource Fair for Students with Disabilities and Learning Differences, CHUH Schools
4/13 Craft Club, United Disability Services, Akron
4/13 Jurassic Park 2-D | AMC Sensory Friendly Films, Brooklyn
4/13 Sensory Storytime, Bay Village Library
4/13 Transition Planning Workshop, HEART, Medina
4/14 An Aquatic Trek at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium, Solon Blue Ribbon Program
4/14 Josiah's House 2nd Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon, Beachwood
4/14 Escape into Play at Dave & Buster's, ASPIES Adults, Westlake
4/14 Strike it Big for Milestones, Solon
4/15 Strategies for Addressing Disruptive Behavior in School and Home Settings, OCECD, Lebanon
4/15 Walking Club, LEAP, South Euclid
4/15 Dancercize, SOAR, Fairview Park
4/16 Tips for Good Homework & Study Habits, Monarch Center for Autism, Shaker Heights
4/16 Yoga Reach, Mayfield Adaptive Recreation
4/16 Unskating Party, Southeast/Field Parent Mentor Program, Akron
4/16 Families with Autism Medical Lecture Series, Autism Treatment Network, Columbus
4/17 One Special Night... Everyone Shines Benefit, NCJW, Mayfield Heights
4/17 Build an Herb Bench, Mayfield Adaptive Recreation, Pepper Pike
4/18 The World of Books, Solon Blue Ribbon Program

4/19 Advanced Methods in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism
4/19 26th Annual Reverse Raffle & Auction, the Arc of Summit/Portage Counties, Akron

4/20 Arts for Us | From Bach to Bolling and Beyond, The Music Settlement, Cleveland

4/20 Conference for Families & Educators of Children with Special Needs, SST 9, Massillon
4/20 Annual Youth Summit, Cleveland
4/20 Autism Awareness Day at Derby Downs, Autism Society of Greater Akron
4/20 Art in the Park, Mayfield Adaptive Recreation, Bentleyville
4/20 Safari Party, Greater Akron Young Life Capernaum

4/21 Thoroughly Modern Millie, Solon Blue Ribbon Program
4/21 3rd Annual IDEA House Benefit, Uniontown

4/21 Race to Empower, UCP of Greater Cleveland, Cleveland

4/22 Pizza & Play, Family Connections, Cleveland Heights
4/22 The ABCs of IEPs, Family Connections, Shaker Heights
4/23 Autism across the Lifespan, Behavioral Intervention Institute of Ohio, Westlake

4/24 Job Seeking Skills Training, REM Opportunities, Akron
4/24 Strategies for Facilitating Early Language Learning, OSU Nisonger Center, Columbus
4/24 Enhancing Communication at Home, Monarch Center for Autism, Shaker Heights
4/24 Planting the Seeds for a Successful Future, CCBDD, Cleveland

4/24 UH Quick Start Series | Autism 101: What and Why, Warrensville Heights
4/25 SUPER Learning Center Academic Fair, Lakemore
4/25 Autism in Our Community, Park Synagogue East, Cleveland
4/26 Helping Your Preschooler Manage Emotions, Connecting for Kids, Westlake
4/26 3rd Annual Casino Night Fundraiser, Zane’s Foundation, Akron
4/26 Game Night, Mayfield Adaptive Recreation
4/26 Parent's Night OUT, Kid's Night IN, KidsLink Neurobehavioral Center, Twinsburg
4/27 Craft Club, United Disability Services, Akron

4/27 Sensory Storytime, Stark County Main Library, Canton

4/27 Journey to Adulthood, OCECD, Painesville
4/27 Puzzle-a-thon FUN-raiser, ASPIES, Akron
4/27 Speed Friendships at Mavis Winkle's, Autism Personal Coach, Twinsburg
4/28 Asperger's Adult Group, Autism Personal Coach, Beachwood
4/28 Dance for Adults with Special Needs, Mandel JCC, Beachwood
4/29 Opportunities to Improve Postsecondary Transition for Youth with Disabilities, Kent
4/29 The ABCs of IEPs, Family Connections, Shaker Heights

4/30 Transportation Options and Accommodations for Individuals, Autism NOW, Webinar



Light It Up Blue
Tuesday, April 2

Each April 2, Autism Speaks celebrates Light It Up Blue along with the international autism community, in commemoration of the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day. Light It Up Blue is a unique global initiative that kicks-off Autism Awareness Month and helps raise awareness about autism. To learn more about how you can participate in Light It Up Blue, click here.


CIFF 37 - Cleveland International Film Festival
Milestones is a proud Community Partner for the film BEN X.

About the Film | 
Ben is a hero in his own mind. There he is not the student who is bullied mercilessly at his vocational school. Nor is he the person who can't feel emotions like other people or talk about the things they talk about. Ben is autistic. He moves awkwardly and barely speaks, but his senses of sight and hearing are painfully acute. Read more here... 

Screenings of BEN X |
Friday, April 12 at 4:10 pm
Saturday, April 13 at 9:25 pm
To purchase tickets, click here. Use the discount code of MILES to receive $2.00 off each ticket purchased. 





STRIKE IT BIG for Milestones |

There's not a moment to SPARE!
Milestones Autism Organization wants you to STRIKE IT BIG at our 1st Family Bowling Event!

Help support local families impacted by autism by creating a team or donating today.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Please note this event will be held at |

Freeway Lanes of Solon | 33185 Bainbridge Road, Solon, OH 44139

Enjoy bowling, snacks & sweets, a raffle, great prizes and more!

All proceeds of the STRIKE IT BIG family bowling event will directly support Milestones Autism Organization's local educational programming.

Milestones Conference - Register by April 30 for Special Rates |

Wednesday, June 19 &
Thursday, June 20, 2013

7:30 am - 5:00 pm
NEW VENUE | Cleveland I-X Center

Save $10 per registration if registered by April 30th! 
Visit to register today!


Helen Bloomer, MS, BCBA, McCarton School
Conference Sessions:
Effective Use of Reinforcement
Effective Use of Non-Contingent Reinforcement
Fluency to Increase Processing
Fluency to Increase Social Competence

Shana Nichols, PhD, ASPIRE Center for Learning and Development
Conference Sessions:
Outcomes from National Autism Studies
Communication for All

Milestones School
Team Training |

Earn Professional
Development Credits

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

A week-long, hands-on professional development opportunity focused on evidence-based classroom techniques to teach students with autism in preschool through high school. Lecture and practical application with students with ASD and typical peers.

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

Scholarships are pending. If you are interested in attending, please submit an application TODAY


Register by April 30 and receive a FREE Registration to Milestones Annual Spectrum Disorder Conference (Value of $225on 
June 19-20, 2013!
Request an application from Leslie
Rotsky at or by calling 216.464.7600


Autism Society of Greater Cleveland Presents | 

The 8th Annual Greater Cleveland Chili Cook Off For Autism

When | Thurs., April 11

Time | 6:00 pm

Location | The Holiday Inn - Rockside Road, Independence

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit here

Celebrate Autism Awareness Month at Beachwood Library |
Join the staff of Beachwood Public Library & Milestones Autism Organization for an autism-friendly event! Come check out all that the library has to offer! Kids young & old will enjoy:

Story Time
Make & take crafts
Games such as Wii
A library tour to see what's new
An amazing autism book display 

When | Saturday, April 27
Time | 2pm – 4pm
Location | Cuyahoga County Public Library, Beachwood Branch
25501 Shaker Boulevard, Beachwood, OH 44122

Milestones staff will be happy to answer questions about local autism services. All families are welcome. No registration required.
To learn more about the library, visit:

Organization for Autism Research (OAR) |

Save the Date | Sunday, May 19

Raise money for autism research - More than $.84 of every dollar you raise will directly fund research studies that help answer some of autism’s most pressing questions. Since its inception in 2003, the RUN FOR AUTISM has raised more than $3.1 million for applied autism research.

Visit here to learn more about how you can get involved in the RUN FOR AUTISM.

Resources & Notable News |

Congress Rewrites IDEA Funding Rule
A small change tucked inside a government spending bill this month may have big implications for special education.
Read full article...

Source: disabilityscoop

CDC: One in 50 U.S. School Kids Has Autism
According to the latest estimates from the CDC, as
many as 1 in 50 kids in U.S. schools have autism. That's a high number, even higher than last year's estimate of one in 88 schoolchildren.  
Source: Slate

Reporters Get New Guidance On Disability Lingo
In a first, the “journalist’s bible” will include guidance for reporters on how to write about mental illness and conditions like autism.
Full article...
Source: disabilityscoop

NEW | Camp, Social & Recreation Tool Kits

Be sure to check out Milestones latest tool kits. Click here to view both today!

IEP (Individualized Education Program) Summary, Process and Practical Tips

Guide from Autism Speaks written by Goodwin Procter LLP with checklists, a timeline and tips for navigating the IEP process.
Click here for more info...
Source: disabilityscoop

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