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Self-Advocate Social Group

Join the Milestones Self-Advocate Social Group!

Created by self-advocates for self-advocates, the Milestones Self-Advocate Social Group is a community designed to build friendships, share common interests and explore topics important to individuals with disabilities.

Hosted on Discord, a popular online social platform, this group provides fun monthly activities such as:

  • Virtual video and board game nights, book clubs, craft tutorials, presentations and more
  • Structured conversations about areas of interest (e.g. music, video games, arts, sports) in dedicated chat channels 24/7
  • Special guest speaker events
  • Options for voice and text-based communication

As COVID-19 allows, this group is working to offer more in-person events to our members. Please note that those attending in-person events must provide proof of vaccination or wear a mask to ensure the safety of our group members.  

Who can join?
Self-advocates with a formal or self-diagnosis of autism or other disabilities. Ages 16+

How to join:

  • Contact Nathan Morgan at nmorgan@milestones.org to complete a brief admission form and receive your personalized link to the group.
  • REQUIRED: Watch the community overview video above and our online safety tips video here.

Upcoming Events

Find these events on our calendar


Magic the Gathering (in-person event!)
Thursday, November 18th 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Location: Parma Public Library Meeting Room D, 6996 Powers Boulevard, Parma, OH 44129

Join us in-person at the Parma branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library for a night of fun, snacks, and conversation. We’ll be playing the Magic the Gathering card game. New and experienced players welcome. Don’t play? You’re still welcome to join us for conversation. 
RSVP and proof of vaccination status or mask strongly recommended. The Cuyahoga County Public Library system requires all visitors wear a mask. Questions or to RSVP, email Nathan Morgan at nmorgan@milestones.org


Monthly Minecraft (virtual event)
Sunday, November 21st, 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Come build with us for our Monthly Minecraft Day! Each month we will be meeting to play Minecraft together as a group and to chat in Discord.

For this activity you should have:

*Individuals without a copy of the game can still participate in this social activity via Discord Voice Chat, but may miss out on certain aspects of the social experience.

Join us for a night of socialization and roleplaying as we work together to tackle challenges big and small. Create a character and join in on the adventure. New and experienced players are welcome.
For this activity, we will be utilizing text and voice messaging features on Discord and will be using the D&D Beyond companion app (available on mobile and via web browser https://www.dndbeyond.com/) Our Moderator Team will be leading the campaign and are happy to answer questions. For more information or to RSVP, email Nathan Morgan at nmorgan@milestones.org   


Social Roleplaying -- Dungeon & Dragons (virtual event)
Sunday, November 28th, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Join us for a night of socialization and roleplaying as we work together to tackle challenges big and small. Create a character and join in on the adventure. New and experienced players are welcome. For this activity, we will be utilizing text and voice messaging features on Discord and will be using the D&D Beyond companion app (available on mobile or at https://www.dndbeyond.com/) Our Moderator Team will be leading the campaign and are happy to answer questions. For more information or to RSVP, email Nathan Morgan at nmorgan@milestones.org   


Creative Corner -- Crafting Social Circle (virtual event)
Saturday, December 4th, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Our community moderator team will be leading a social activity group where we work on Arts & Crafts activities while socializing. Participants are welcome to knit, draw, make bracelets, or work on any other craft of their choosing. During the activity we will engage in conversation, discuss crafting techniques, and showcase our work.
This meeting will be held via Google Meets with the link to join sent out to participants prior to the activity. More more information or to RSVP, email Nathan Morgan at nmorgan@milestones.org  


Social Roleplaying -- Dungeon & Dragons (virtual event)
Sunday, December 12th, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Join us for a night of socialization and roleplaying as we work together to tackle challenges big and small. Create a character and join in on the adventure. New and experienced players are welcome. For this activity, we will be utilizing text and voice messaging features on Discord and will be using the D&D Beyond companion app (available on mobile or at https://www.dndbeyond.com/) Our Moderator Team will be leading the campaign and are happy to answer questions. For more information or to RSVP, email Nathan Morgan at nmorgan@milestones.org   


Magic the Gathering (in-person event!)
Thursday, December 16th 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Location: Parma-Snow Public Library Conference Room B, 2121 Snow Rd., Parma, OH 44134

Join us in-person at the Parma-Snow branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library for a night of fun, snacks, and conversation. We’ll be playing the Magic the Gathering card game. New and experienced players welcome. Don’t play? You’re still welcome to join us for conversation. 
RSVP and proof of vaccination status or mask strongly recommended. The Cuyahoga County Public Library system requires all visitors wear a mask. Questions or to RSVP, email Nathan Morgan at nmorgan@milestones.org


Monthly Minecraft (virtual event)
Sunday, December 19th, 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Come build with us for our Monthly Minecraft Day! Each month we will be meeting to play Minecraft together as a group and to chat in Discord.

For this activity you should have:

*Individuals without a copy of the game can still participate in this social activity via Discord Voice Chat, but may miss out on certain aspects of the social experience.

Join us for a night of socialization and roleplaying as we work together to tackle challenges big and small. Create a character and join in on the adventure. New and experienced players are welcome.
For this activity, we will be utilizing text and voice messaging features on Discord and will be using the D&D Beyond companion app (available on mobile and via web browser https://www.dndbeyond.com/) Our Moderator Team will be leading the campaign and are happy to answer questions. For more information or to RSVP, email Nathan Morgan at nmorgan@milestones.org   


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