2021 Milestones National Autism Conference
Milestones Autism Resources
4853 Galaxy Parkway, Suite A
Warrensville Heights, OH 44128
Phone: (216) 464-7600
Milestones Autism Resources and Ohio Family Network are pleased to announce a series of FREE trainings for professionals in community settings and every day places such as Libraries, Recreational Centers, Churches and Synagogues and Hispanic Organizations.
All Ohio Family Network Professional workshops are free to attend! If you attended our annual conference or other Ohio Family Network workshops, please log in using the password you created. Otherwise, click on Login then Create Account. You will have access to our virtual learning platform where all of our live and on-demand workshops will be available. For more information, please contact Beverly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These four trainings will be offered from February through May to help your staff gain skills to create more inclusive spaces where individuals with developmental disabilities can better access our important community assets. There is no cap to the number of staff and each staff member will receive a certificate of completion that shows they have learned evidence-based strategies in supporting the autism community.
Successfully Serving Hispanic Community Members with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
Thursday, April 29, 2021, from 11:30 - 1:00
Beverly Malone, OFN Manager, Milestones Autism Resources
Judith Lozada, CMSD FACE manager.
Why this workshop and why now?
Milestones Autism Resources aims to change this by developing targeted workshops and outreach.
If you have attended any previous Milestones OFN workshop or our 2020 conference, you are already registered on the platform. You can access this session by choosing the above Login to Virtual Workshop button and logging in with your user name and password.
Successfully Serving Members and Their Families Impacted by Disabilities at your Church - for Clergy and Staff
March 23rd from 11:30am-1pm
Debra Petermann, Transition Coordinator/Community Connector at The Center for Disability Empowerment
Salina Miller, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator at Milestones Autism Resources
1 in 54 individuals are on the autism spectrum. Churches are a critical resource in the community for children and adults on the autism spectrum. In this workshop, church staff will learn how to support patrons with autism using church services. Staff will be able to explain what patrons might have autism and how to meet their needs. Participants will be shown how to provide simple accommodations or supports to enhance services for these individuals and their families. Strategies to decrease challenging behaviors and long-term supports in the community for staff will be shared. Church staff will be able to create a more inclusive and welcoming space for individuals with autism. Increasing engagement in your community setting and integrating your congregation to build meaningful relationships and supports.
Successfully Serving Patrons with Autism at your Library - for Librarians
February 25, 2021 from 11:30AM - 1PM
Public Libraries are an important resource in the community for children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities (ID/DD) and on the autism spectrum. In this workshop, library staff will learn how to support patrons with autism using library services. Staff will be able to explain what patrons might have ID/DD and/or autism and how to meet their needs. Participants will be shown how to provide simple accommodations or supports to enhance services for these individuals and their families. Strategies to decrease challenging behaviors and long-term supports in the community for staff will be shared. Library staff will be able to create a more inclusive and welcoming space for patrons.
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