2021 Milestones National Autism Conference
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Milestones Autism Resources

4853 Galaxy Parkway, Suite A
Warrensville Heights, OH 44128

Phone: (216) 464-7600

Home Events Milestones Annual Benefit

Saturday, October 26 2019 @ 6:30pm

This year, more than 250 guests joined us in honoring Stephen Rudolph, Lynn Singer, and Leslie Rotsky, three leaders in the Milestones family. The generosity of our community leading up to and during the event was overwhelming and we are grateful for all the funds raised to support the free autism Helpdesk.

Thank you to all attendees, sponsors, donors and advertisers for your generous support.

Because of you, more than $215,000 was raised, and the Milestones Helpdesk can continue to provide individualized guidance and connect local families with vetted, life-changing resources.

View this year's tribute book here


Stephen L. Rudolph

Stephen L. Rudolph

HW Financial Advisors
Board Champion

Lynn T. Singer

Lynn T. Singer

Case Western Reserve University
Community Leader

Leslie Rotsky

Leslie Rotsky

Milestones Autism Resources
Exceptional Service

Featuring FOX8 Weekend Anchor Autumn Ziemba
Autumn Ziemba is an Emmy and Associated Press award-winning journalist who joined the Fox 8 team in 2009. You can now watch her anchor the weekend edition of Fox 8 News in the Morning. Autumn and her husband, Mark, are the proud parents of two children: Maren and Simon, a small but mighty cancer survivor on the autism spectrum. It was their son’s diagnoses that spawned their advocacy for children with special needs and those fighting pediatric cancers. Autumn is currently active with multiple local agencies that work to support families affected by both autism and pediatric cancer.

2019 Honorees:

Board Champion: Stephen Rudolph, HW Financial Advisors
As an uncle to two nephews with autism, Stephen Rudolph is committed to improving autism services for families like his own, and has assisted Milestones in growing their Annual Fund by 300% over the last four years. He is President and Founder of HW Financial with over 25 years of experience in comprehensive wealth management, investment management and helping clients prepare for and live in retirement. Steve believes in a personalized approach for each client and has used that approach at Milestones to improve donor cultivation and stewardship.

Community Leader: Lynn Singer, Case Western Reserve University
With extensive experience in higher education and advocacy, Lynn Singer is a true pillar of the impressive academic community here in Cleveland and a champion of multiple under-served populations, including the autism and LGBTQ community. She currently serves as a distinguished professor of population and quantitative health sciences, pediatrics, psychiatry and psychology at the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, and as Chair of the Steering Committee for the International Center for Autism Research and Education (ICARE). As Chair, Lynn has worked alongside local autism providers, including Milestones, to translate the center’s work into clinical practice and better support local families affected by autism.

Exceptional Service: Leslie Rotsky, Milestones Autism Resources
As Milestones Conference Director, Leslie Rotsky has grown the Milestones Autism Conference into a leading national autism event that delivers evidence-based education and professional development to hundreds of attendees across the country every year. Leslie is inspired by her family every day, a family whose personal experience with her son Jacob's autism has shaped her career and passion into what it is today. Leslie's past ten years of commitment to Milestones are synonymous with her dedication to families like her own. Through the conference, Leslie strives to empower other parents as they navigate the joys and challenges of autism.

Special thank-you to DigiBooths for being a highlight of our cocktail hour and providing attendees fun-filled pics to take home.

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