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3/1 Music Therapy & More with MTEC, Connecting for Kids, Westlake

3/1 Family Fun Fridays, Family Connections, Shaker Heights

3/1 ASPIES Adults Meet & Greet, Akron

3/1 Night Out at the Movies, LEAP, Beachwood

3/2 Making Pizza in the Village at Pizza Roma, Mayfield Adaptive Rec

3/2 Nature's Seasonal Sensations, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Bentleyville

3/2 The Fontbonne Home Sock Hop, Bay Village

3/2 10th Annual Blue Ribbon Fun Fest, Solon

3/4 Preschool Regional Conference for Preschool Teachers and
Parents, Cleveland

3/4 Ice Skating, Mayfield Village Adaptive Rec, Cleveland
Heights Ice Rink

3/5 Preparing to Include Students with ASD in the General
Education Setting, Achieve Consulting

3/5 Positive Behavioral Support (PBS) and Strategies,
Achieve Consulting

3/5 Parent Coffee Hour, SST9, Alliance

3/5 Journal Club for Research on Autism Spectrum Disorders, CWRU,

3/5 Importance of Play with Development & Tour of
Facilities, Early Childhood Resource Center, Canton

3/5 Parent Support Group, Monarch Center for Autism, Shaker

3/5 Parent Only Coffee and Chat, Westlake Porter Library

3/6 Preschool Regional Conference for Preschool Teachers and
Parents, Massillon

3/6 Self Advocacy Skills Training & Financial and
Community Supports for Families, ESC, Valley View

 3/6 UH Quick Start

Series | Coping with the Diagnosis of Autism, Warrensville Heights

3/7 The World of Books, Solon Blue Ribbon Program

3/7 IEP Basics for Families, Educational Service Center,
Valley View

3/7 Music, Drum and Movement, Mayfield Village Adaptive Rec

3/7 Indoor Water Exercise, Mayfield Village Adaptive Rec

3/7 Sibshops, Monarch Center for Autism, Shaker Heights

3/7 Understanding Your Child's Assessment, Julie Billiart
School, Lyndhurst

3/8 Future Horizon's Conference, Columbus

3/8 Family Fun Fridays, Family Connections, Shaker Heights

3/8 Game Night, Mayfield Village Adaptive Rec

3/9 Temple Grandin | Cleveland Public Library Writers &
Readers Series

3/9 3rd Annual Ohio Association for Behavioral Analysis
Conference, Columbus

3/9 Camp Paradise Mini Respite Camp, SHC/the Arc of Medina
County, Seville

3/9 Sensory Storytime, Bay Village Public Library

3/9 Making Pizza in the Village at Pizza Roma, Mayfield
Village Adaptive Rec

3/9 Parenting Anxious Children, Connecting for Kids,

3/9 Indoor Games with SOAR! Fairview Park

3/10 Cinema Cruisers, Solon Blue Ribbon Program, Solon

3/10 Tolerance Fair of Northeast Ohio, Honor Good Deeds,

3/11 Positive Behavior Supports, Achievement Centers for
Children, Highland Hills

3/11 Disability & Education: Exploring Attitudes,
Labels, & Access, the Diversity Center, University Hts.

3/12 Parent and Community Training: Addressing and Solving
Feeding Issues, BIIO, Westlake

3/12 The Individualized Education Program, SST9, Massillon

3/12 Fitness Plus Fun, Solon Blue Ribbon Program

3/12 ASGC Parent/Professional Meeting & Social Night,

3/12 Community Resources, Networking & Sharing Night, Zane’s
Foundation, Cuyahoga Falls

3/13 ASD Support Group for Dads, Independence

3/13 Trans-Disciplinary Evaluation Teams, OCALI, Columbus

/13 Overview of the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission
(RSC), Cuyahoga Falls

3/13 Parent Access Collaborative (PAC) Meeting, SST8,
Cuyahoga Falls

3/13 Bocce Instruction, Solon Blue Ribbon Program

3/13 MCAP: Dealing with Challenging Behaviors in the
Community, Milestones, Warrensville Hts.

3/13 Picky Eating: What are Some Ways I Can Get My Child to
Eat More Foods? OSU Nisonger Center

3/13 Ready 2 Work - Ready 2 Network | Job Seeking Skills
Training, REM Opportunities, Akron

3/13 Prepare Your Child with Autism for Common Life
Experiences, Monarch Center, Shaker Heights

3/13 UH Quick Start Series | The Home & School
Communication, Warrensville Heights

3/14 Effects of Vision Impairments on Early Development |
Webinar, FIN of Ohio

3/14 Open House P.A.L.E. Phoenix Alternative Learning
Environment, Akron

3/14 Behavioral Interventions and Strategies, SST9,

3/14 Sibshops, Monarch Center for Autism, Shaker Heights

3/15 Fun with Math, Family Connections, Shaker Heights

3/15 Teach Me to Play, Connecting for Kids, Westlake

3/15 Family Fun Fridays, Family Connections, Shaker Heights

3/15 Everybody Dance Now, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Shaker

3/15 Pizza Bowl, Mayfield Adaptive Rec, Oakwood

3/16 2nd Annual Cuyahoga County Transition Expo, CCBDD,

3/16 Sensory Storytime, Independence Public Library

3/16 Prom, Greater Akron Young Life Capernaum

3/16 Sprout Film Festival, SHC/the Arc of Medina County

3/17 Visit with Caring Easter Bunny, ASGC, Summit Mall

3/18 Medicaid School Program (MSP) 101, Ashland University, Massillon

3/19 ASPIES Meet & Greet, Akron

3/20 Basketball Clinic, Mayfield Adaptive Rec

3/20 UH Quick Start Series | How to Prepare for an IEP
Meeting, Warrensville Heights

3/21 Parent Coffee Hour, SST9, Millersburg

3/21 CFK: Meet and Greet with Therapists, Programs and
Camps, Rocky River

3/21 iPad & Apps for Individuals with Autism | Webinar

3/21 Sibshops, Monarch Center for Autism, Shaker Heights

3/22 The 19th Annual Eden Autism Services Princeton Lecture
Series, New Jersey

3/22 Communication Temptations: How to Get Your Kid to Talk,
Connecting for Kids, Westlake

3/22 Family Fun Fridays, Family Connections, Shaker Heights

3/23 Spotlight Series Educational Seminar, Michael Carter
Group, Akron

3/23 Sensory Storytime, Mayfield Library

3/24 Asperger's Adult Group, Beachwood Public Library

3/26 Get Acquainted Breakfast, Achievement Centers for
Children, Highland Hills

3/26 Parent and Community Training: Keeping Your Child Safe,
BIIO, Westlake

3/27 Ready 2 Work - Ready 2 Network | Job Seeking Skills
Training, REM Opportunities, Akron

3/29 Family Fun Fridays, Family Connections, Shaker Heights

3/29 Cosmic Bowling, Solon Blue Ribbon Program

3/30 The Croods 2-D | AMC Sensory Friendly Films, Brooklyn

3/30 Sensory Storytime, Parma-South Public Library

3/30 Experience the Children's Museum of Cleveland, Solon
Blue Ribbon Program



Milestones is a proud supporting agency of the
2nd Annual Cuyahoga County Transition Expo
Preparing for Life After High School

Saturday, March 16, 2013
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Cleveland State University Student Center
2121 Euclid Avenue Cleveland


For more information, please visit here or contact Ed Flegel at 216.446.3819 or


 Carroll's Got Talent |

Milestones would like to extend
a big THANK YOU to
Beta Theta Pi at John Carroll University. The 5th Annual Carroll's Got Talent event raised over $1,000, all proceeds benefiting Milestones local educational programming.

The event featured Samir Hammound (above) and Sean Gianetti, both friends of Milestones. Thank you again for helping make a difference in our community! 



There's Not a Moment
to Spare |

Sunday, April 14, 2013
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Calling all KINGPINS! We want you, your friends, family members and/or co-workers to form a team for STRIKE IT BIG for Milestones on Sunday, April 14 at the Solon and Parma Freeway Lanes. Enjoy an autism-friendly event for the entire community including bowling, snacks & sweets, face painting, balloon animals, Chinese raffle, great prizes and much more! All proceeds support Milestones local educational programing.

Click here to register today!

Can't join us? Consider donating on behalf of an existing team here or donate an item to our Chinese raffle here. Thank you for your continued support.
Let's knock 'em down!

Annual Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference |

Wednesday, June 19 &
Thursday, June 20, 2013

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

Conference Highlights |
70+ Evidence-Based Workshops
Practical Strategies for Every Day
Content for All Ages, Stages and Abilities
Autism Tech Classroom of the Future
Professional Development Credits

Early Bird Rates Register by April 30th |

Group Discounts
Visit to register

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities -
Get your kits today!

Special Thanks to our Lead Sponsor OAR

MCAP  Workshop |

Addressing Challenging Behaviors at School, Home and In the Community
Intermediate Level Presentation

A panel of experts will discuss effective treatment and intervention strategies for behaviors that significantly impact daily living. Through case studies, the presenters will demonstrate how to troubleshoot challenging behaviors and think out
of the box.

When: Wednesday, March 13 |
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: South Pointe Hospital, 20000 Harvard Avenue, Warrensville Heights
West Wing Auditorium - 1st Floor - Bldg. B

Cost: $30 for Professionals | Includes light dinner & CEUs
$15 for Family Members includes light dinner
*Separate professional & parenting networking immediately following presentations.

CEUs: 2.5 contact hours for Education (pending). Milestones is a BACB Approved Continuing Education (ACE) provider. Earn 3.0 Type 2 CE for this event.

Suzann Fleming, Behavior Consultant

Jaclyn Crissinger, ABA Consultant, KidsLink Neurobehavioral Center

Michelle DePolo, Child/Pediatric Psychologist, KidsLink Neurobehavioral Center

Aletta Sinoff, Speech/Language
Pathologist and Behavior Analyst, Private Practice

REGISTER TODAY be emailing or calling 216.464.7600. Online registration is available here. Walk-ins available for
an additional $5.

Registration Deadline | March 8

Milestones School
Team Training |

Effective Behavioral Interventions for the Classroom
A Capacity Building Training for Your Entire Team

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

Participate in a week-long, hands-on professional development opportunity focused on evidence-based classroom techniques to teach students with autism in preschool through high school. The training will include lecture and practical application with students with ASD and typical peers.

Request an application at or by calling 216.464.7600. For more information,
click here.

Rates |

1 participant  $1000
2-3 participants  $900 each
4+ participants  $800 each
(35 contact hours included in fee)
(Graduate credit for additional fee)

Register by April 30 and receive a FREE registration  to the Milestones Annual Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference on June 19-20! 

Getting to Know Our Website |

Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has been proven to be successful therapy for people with autism. Despite it's success rate, the process can appear intimidating to a parent who is trying to determine the best therapy for their newly diagnosed child. You can learn about local ABA connections through a new frequently asked questions section on our website. It offers information on how to get started - links to Milestones podcast, local workshops, online training opportunities and local ABA therapy contacts. Click here to get started today!

Resources & Notable News |

Ohio Education Board Adopts
Rules On Seclusion, Restraint

The  Ohio Board of Education has
adopted a new policy that permits school staff to  use seclusion rooms and restraints only if students pose a physical threat to  themselves or others.
Read full article...

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

Federal Autism Panel To Increase Focus On Services
With an “overwhelming” volume of autism research being produced, a federal
advisory panel says that significant strides are being made in understanding the
disorder, but serious gaps persist.
Source: disabilityscoop

Autism May Be Detectable As
Early As Six Months
Signs of autism may be apparent in children as young as six months, new
research suggests.
Full article...
Source: disabilityscoop

Resources |

Summer & Beyond
Essential Summer Camp Directory -
Click here to access today!

OAR Scholarship Program
In 2008, the Organization for Autism Research  (OAR) introduced the Schwallie Family Scholarship Program to support the  post-secondary, undergraduate education of qualified individuals with an autism  spectrum diagnosis. Learn more today!

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