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Milestones Autism Resources
4853 Galaxy Parkway, Suite A
Warrensville Heights, OH 44128
Phone: (216) 464-7600
Belinda Saldaña, Ohio Family Network Coordinator, is supporting the Ohio Family Network grant which provides training, resources and connection to their communities for individuals with disabilities and their families in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga and Lake Counties. Being bilingual, she is excited to grow our diversity initiative by connecting to more Spanish speaking families through translation. Belinda comes to Milestones after many years in the field of Communications, including time with the City of Cleveland Mayor’s Office of Communications, Cleveland Department of Public Health and Cleveland Department of Public Works. A graduate of Baldwin Wallace University, she has also worked in education, relocation and non-profit organizations. Belinda will additionally provide support to the front office as an Administrative Assistant.
Belinda Saldaña, Coordinadora de la Red Familiar de Ohio, apoya la subvención de la Red Familiar de Ohio que brinda capacitación, recursos y conexión a sus comunidades para personas con discapacidades y sus familias en los condados de Ashtabula, Cuyahoga y Lake. Al ser bilingüe, está entusiasmada de hacer crecer nuestra iniciativa de diversidad al conectarse con más familias de habla hispana a través de la traducción. Belinda llega a Milestones después de muchos años en el campo de las Comunicaciones, incluido el tiempo con la Oficina de Comunicaciones del Alcalde de la Ciudad de Cleveland, el Departamento de Salud Pública de Cleveland y el Departamento de Obras Públicas de Cleveland. Graduada de la Universidad Baldwin Wallace, también ha trabajado en educación, reubicación y organizaciones sin fines de lucro. Belinda también brindará apoyo a la oficina principal como asistente administrativa.
Ivette has been working in the Northeast Ohio area assisting Spanish speaking families that have children, teens or adults with disabilities to understand their rights and locate resources. As the Ohio Family Network Educator she develops relationships with professionals, community leaders and healthcare providers to assist Spanish speaking families in the Ashtabula, Cuyahoga and Lake counties. She also works for the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities as a Multicultural Information Specialist and Trainer assisting parents/guardians with school aged children with disabilities. Ivette has a BA in Psychology and a Minor in Spanish from The Ohio State University. Ivette’s mother is from Mexico City and she learned Spanish by visiting family every summer.
Ivette ha trabajado en el area del noreste de Ohio asistiendo familias Hispanas con hijos pequeños, adolescentes o adultos con discapacidades ayudándolos a qué sepan sus derechos y a localizar fuentes de ayuda. En su trabajo con Milestones su primordial objetivo es relacionarse con lideres profesionales de la comunidad y proveedores médicos qué puedan ayudar o asistir a familias hispanas en los condados de Ashtabula, Cuyahoga y Lake. Ivette también trabaja en la Coalición de Ohio para la Educación de Niños con Discapacidades como entrenadora asisistiendo a padres de niños de edad escolar con discapacidades. Ivette tiene una licenciatura en Psicología y un menor en Español de la Universidad de Ohio State en Columbus Ohio. Viajó a México todos los años en el verano porque su mamá era de México fué ahí donde aprendió el Español.
OFN Parent Mentor, Ashtabula County
Lisa Ebersole is the Parent Mentor for Ashtabula County since 2016. Lisa, along with her husband, is the Parent of a 24 year old young man with autism. Living in a large rural county has required her to search out the supports and services for her own family, oftentimes even creating them. This search led Lisa to Milestones in 2012 looking for information and support for herself and other families in Ashtabula County. She formed a county wide parent group in 2013. This led to collaboration with schools and other county agencies to find help for families. Lisa has created and presented autism/disability trainings for first responders, schools and families. In 2015 she was a Family Impact award winner at Ocalicon. Lisa is passionate about helping families and individuals in Ashtabula County find the tools they need to live their best life.
OFN Parent Mentor, Cuyahoga County
Beverly Malone is the parent of two twice-exceptional school-age children, one on the autism spectrum. She is the parent facilitator for the Shaker Heights, Ohio Autism Support Group and the 2018-2020 Special Education Chair for her local elementary school.
She is a former teacher and now owns Go Strategies, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in strategic implementation with frameworks for large scale inclusive change. She is also on the Leadership team of New One Shaker, advocating for a ‘universal design’ lens on local community initiatives.
For Milestones, she serves as the Cuyahoga County Ohio Family Network Mentor.
OFN Parent Mentor, Lake County
Dr. Katie Krammer, and her husband Edd, are proud parents to two little boys on the spectrum. She has been an Associate Professor of Special Education and the Coordinator of the Special Education License Program at Lake Erie College since 2009. Additionally she is an online instructor for Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. Dr. Krammer holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education, a Master’s of Science in Education with an emphasis in Deaf Education, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education with an emphasis in Teacher Education all from the University of Kansas. Her research interests include Universal Design for Learning, Cognitive Strategy instruction, working with students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and supporting families who have children with Autism.
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