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Milestones Autism Resources

4853 Galaxy Parkway, Suite A
Warrensville Heights, OH 44128

Phone: (216) 464-7600

Home Services Ohio Family Network OFN Team

Meet the Milestones Ohio Family Network Team!

Lisa Ebersole 
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 autistic young man. 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.


Katie Davis, PhD
OFN Parent Mentor, Lake County

Dr. Katie Davis is a proud parent of two autistic boys. She has been a Professor of Special Education and the Director 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. Davis 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 autistic children.


Joy Howard
OFN Parent Mentor, Cuyahoga County

Joy Howard has been a University Heights resident for 12 years and proud mother of 5 children. Joy has 16 years’ experience in the medical field and 8 years of experience as an informatics specialist. She is a highly energetic parent advocate with valuable experience leveraging outstanding organizational, communication and leadership skills. She has worked with Exceptional Children's Advocacy Group for the Cleveland Heights/University Heights school district for several years providing support and resources to parents in need. She also has served as a Parent Mentor for the CHUH school district. Joy brings her medical knowledge, technology skills and 25 years of personal experience nurturing and supporting her exceptional children.

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