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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

 All new activities or rescheduled/cancelled events will be announced in the #Announcements channel in the Discord group.

Monthly Minecraft (virtual event)

Sunday, May 22nd 5:00pm – 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:

  • Minecraft for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, XboxOne, or PC (Bedrock Edition)
  • May also be compatible with some Android and Apple mobile devices, PS5, and Xbox Series systems

For information on how to setup Minecraft cross-system play: https://www.polygon.com/guides/2020/8/7/21289215/minecraft-how-to-play-with-friends-other-platforms-cross-play-pc-xbox-switch-mobile-ios-android

*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.  



Monthly: Magic the Gathering (in-person event)
Tuesday, May 24th 6:00 – 8:00pm

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 strongly recommended. Please refer to the Cuyahoga County Public Library’s Covid-19 Policies. Questions or to RSVP, email Nathan Morgan at nmorgan@milestones.org

Social Roleplaying – Dungeon & Dragons (virtual event)

Various dates and times – Sessions are scheduled based on member availability. Options available to fit most schedules.

Join us for socialization and roleplaying as we work together to tackle challenges big and small. Create a character and join in on the adventures. 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. Questions or to RSVP, email Nathan Morgan at nmorgan@milestones.org   


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